Could a Catalan Team Win A World Cup?

Could a Catalan Team Win A World Cup?

The recent Catalan referendum has seen incredible amounts of political intrigue for months now, which has only been intensified after the result, with the vast majority of those who voted wanting to secede from Spain and form their own independent nation. It’s an incredibly complex situation spanning politics, economics and the whole of society.

But on this blog, we’re going to examine an aspect that doesn’t really matter at all. Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has said that he would retire from the Spanish team if his teammates and fans did not want him there, which brings up a mildly interesting point on the possibility of him playing for Catalonia, along with various other Spanish players and internationals. But how good would a Catalonia side really be? Would they be capable of winning an international tournament? Let’s examine the potential players and find out!

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Canabalt

Canabalt

Canabalt is an infinite runner game which I first came across years ago on one of those flash game websites that used to take up all my time (Miniclip? NotDoppler? Kongregate?) and was adapted for release on Steam in 2015, currently available for £1.99.

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Failure to Qualify a Blow To US Soccer

Failure to Qualify a Blow To US Soccer

With a 2-1 loss to group whipping boys Trinidad & Tobago, the USA are officially not going to next year’s World Cup in Russia. Finishing a disastrous fifth in their group, below Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, and Honduras, it’s the first time they’ve failed to qualify since 1986, ending a pretty good run for a nation in which football is arguably the fourth biggest sport. But this defeat spells an extremely low point, especially considering the USA only needed to avoid defeat to at least seal a playoff place. Instead, there will be no United States presence next summer, with Honduras instead going on to a playoff against Australia.

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Lara Croft Go

Lara Croft Go

Lara Croft Go is a 2015 game developed by Square Enix Montreal, and not an attempt to cash in on the success of last year’s Pokémon Go as I thought it was to start with. Instead of running around with your phone battling snakes and raiding tombs (ok, somebody make that), it’s a pretty simple app that’s also available on your PC through Steam.

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