For many people, major sports tournaments are the only occasion that national anthems are heard. These peculiar tunes have become a genre of their own, transcending the mere hymns that many of them were in first place, and they range from the gloriously uplifting to mournful dirges. The selection of words has, in many countries, brought about national debate that has been all-encompassing. In the case of Spain, it was decided that it would probably be for the best just to not bother having any for the sake of national unity. Read More The World Cup Of National Anthems: Part Four
Published January 7, 2010 by Ian
The relationship between football and the box in the corner of your living room is a somewhat complex one. There is some great stuff out there. You just have to wade through a lot of crap to get to it.