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World Cup 2022 is already a thing of beauty. You may as well learn the nicknames of each and every participation nation, so that you can properly cheer for your favourites. THE ORACLE : James the Jellyfish predicts today’s scores World Cup 2022 nation nicknames World Cup 2022 Group A Qatar’s Al-Annabi means “the ones…

World Cup 2022 is already a thing of beauty. You may as well learn the nicknames of each and every participation nation, so that you can properly cheer for your favourites.

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World Cup 2022 nation nicknames

World Cup 2022 Group A

Qatar’s Al-Annabi means “the ones in burgundy”, a reference to the colour of the national team jersey.

Oranje is pretty self explanatory, and they have had some distinctly iconic orange jerseys down the years.

Ecuador’s La Tri play in the tri-colour vibe of yellow, blue and red.

Senegal are known as The Lions of Teranga – Teranga means hospitality in Wolof, a local Senegalese language.

A young Senegal fan taking in the scenes at World 2022. Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP)

Group B

England’s Three Lions are so called because of their crest.

Iran is known as Team Melli as it’s the direct translation of “National Team” in Persian/Farsi.

Wales are known as the The Dragons, the dragon is a heraldic symbol famous in Wales.

USA’s Stars and Stripes is also self-explanatory.

Group C

Argentina are known as La Albiceleste, a nod to their iconic blue & white strip.

Saudi Arabia’s Green Falcons proudly wear green, as they did against Argentina, and have a falcon on their crest.

Mexico’s nickname El Tri is also a nod to an iconic trio of colours on their flag.

Poland are known as The Eagles with one of them on their crest.

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Group D

Defending champions France are known as Les Bleus across numerous sporting codes.

Denmark is known as The Danish Dynamite, a term used during the spell under coach Sepp Piontek in the 1980s.

Tunisia’s Carthage Eagles will hope to fly high in green, red and white in Qatar.

Australia’s Socceroos will need to draw some inspiration from their national animal, the Kangaroo, in 2022.

Group E

Spain’s La Roja were red-hot against Costa Rica when they thumped them 7-0.

Germany’s Die Mannschaft were stunned by a blue Japanese attack on matchday 1. Translated to “The National Team”.

Japan’s Samurai Blue were as stealthy as the traditional Japanese warriors after which they’re named.

Costa Rica’s team is known as Los Ticos, slang for natives of the South American nation.

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Japan’s Samurai Blue produced a spirited fightback against Germany. Photo by Jewel SAMAD / AFP)

Group F

Belgium’s Red Devils aren’t to be confused with Manchester United. They’re a lot better.

Croatia’s Vaterny meaning “the fiery ones” is an accurate nickname after their 2018 heroics.

Morocco’s Atlas Lions are so named because of the mountain range in the south of Morocco.

Canada’s inhabitants are known colloquially as Canucks and so are their team.

Group G

Brazil’s Seleção is iconic and it means “National Team”.

Serbia’s team is known as Orlivi which is translated as The Eagles.

Switzerland is known as Nati which is an abbreviation of national team. Simple and slick, like their flag.

Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions were formerly known as The Lions, the word indomitable was added in 1972.

World Cup 2022 Group H

Portugal is also known as Seleção which is the Portuguese translation of “National Team”, much like Brazil.

Uruguay are known as La Celeste, a nod to their sky blue strip.

Ghana’s Black Stars sport a distinctive black star at the centre of their flag.

South Korea’s Tauguk Warriors pay homage to a symbol on their national flag.

Meanwhile, now that you know everyone’s nicknames, all you need to do now is enjoy the tournament. And what a tournament it’s been so far.

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