Soccer World Cup on TV


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mightybuckz   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 26-06-06 09:13:48

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Originally posted by dimple2001

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Originally posted by Pink Panther

The United Kingdom of Great Britain includes, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Shetland Islands, Hebrides, Isle of Man, Orkney Islands and the Isle of Wight.

Great Britain is a shortening of the above name.

England is the lower part of the island.



I was watching Ecuador vs England yesterday June 25, 2006. On the top of the TV screen, the flag of England was a white background with red vertical and horizontal stripe like a cross.

1. Where did this flag come from?
2. Why is England represented as a separate unit as opposed to UK? Why that separatism?



Yes that flag is of England. Many people think Union Jack is the flag of england but that is of UK. In professional sports like soccer, rugby, cricket etc England is always represented as a seperate country because it is a seperate country from wales, scotland, ireland. However in Commonwealth Games and Olympics it is represented as Great Britain not England. That is why england doesnt participate in soccer in Olympics and Commonwealth Games.



Pink Panther   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 26-06-06 09:34:02

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Originally posted by dimple2001

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Originally posted by Pink Panther

The United Kingdom of Great Britain includes, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Shetland Islands, Hebrides, Isle of Man, Orkney Islands and the Isle of Wight.

Great Britain is a shortening of the above name.

England is the lower part of the island.



I was watching Ecuador vs England yesterday June 25, 2006. On the top of the TV screen, the flag of England was a white background with red vertical and horizontal stripe like a cross.

1. Where did this flag come from?
2. Why is England represented as a separate unit as opposed to UK? Why that separatism?



Hey Dimple2001,

It's true a lot of people see the Union Jack and think it is the flag that represents England. Not true. The UJ represents all of the UK, as one. For England specifically, we use the white flag with the red cross, this is the St. Georges flag, as Saint George was (is) the patron Saint of England.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_George


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meghal   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 26-06-06 11:51:52

Two of the best teams in WC (Strictly IMHO) meet in Quarter Final:( - so only one team makes it to semis and/or final. That sucks

I would be disappointed if Italy or England makes it to finals. None of the team has done anything remarkable

Meghal



Pink Panther   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 26-06-06 13:25:27

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I would be disappointed if Italy or England makes it to finals. None of the team has done anything remarkable

Meghal



Wouldn't that fact they are in the finals be remarkable in itself?

I would think so...


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