Originally Posted by sufc.loyal
Just a quick lesson for the Yanks.
When you yanks say "we are playing the Brits" or "the British are going to win the world cup" etc.. you are technically wrong.
Britian, is made up of four countries, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
When you say we are playing the Brits, you are actually reffering to all four countrys playing on the same pitch at the same time.
We are English, and we are an English team, we are our own country, the other three countrys that make up britain, did not qualify for the world cup, only England. which is a bit of a shame really, as if there is one country we would rather beat other than the USA it is Scotland, oh yer.
But, But, But. Since England is the only team to qualify out of the four British teams, it means that Britain is represented, so in saying we are playing the Brits is not totally wrong. We aren't playing the British Isles, but we are playing the team that represents Britain or is from Britain.