Who will the Egyptians be supporting in World Cup 2010?

This is a comment left by an Egyptian in the FIFA website, after the draw results were made public:

Best wishes for brothers in England , Slovenia and USA. Also good luck for Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and South Africa

Something isn’t quite right in this comment. I wonder what? I mean, I understand that as an Egyptian, he would naturally support Arab and African teams. But what on Earth do England, Slovenia and the USA have to do with Egypt? For information, here are the results of the draw with the teams supported by this Egyptian commentator in bold:

Group A: South Africa, Mexico, Uruguay, France

Group B: Argentina, Nigeria, Korea Republic, Greece

Group C: England, USA, Algeria, Slovenia

Group D: Germany, Australia, Serbia, Ghana,

Group E: Netherlands, Denmark, Japan, Cameroon

Group F: Italy, Paraguay, New Zealand, Slovakia

Group G: Brazil, Korea DPR, Côte d’Ivoire, Portugal

Group H: Spain, Switzerland, Honduras, Chile

Interesting selection of teams that Egyptian will be supporting. I wonder if there is some underlying reason for this particular choice? Difficult to say! Contrast that comment with the following one, from an Irish supporter:

The draw looks very interesting, group G should be fun, Ivory Coast are my dark horses there. Good luck in Group A France, hope you can “handle” the pressure!!

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2 thoughts on “Who will the Egyptians be supporting in World Cup 2010?

  1. Well done showing the two comments. I must say I prefer the latter, witty and funny. The former is nothing but an expression resentment, even if he tried (and failed) to make it indirect.
    Did he not feel that “brother” doesn’t fit well when followed by England, Slovenia and USA?

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