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Dec 09

The Pop World Cup 2010: The Draw

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At Poptimism last night we held the draw for the 2010 Pop World Cup. If you’re playing, and would like to know who you’ll be managing, details are below! The names – where I don’t know you already – are drawn from the original thread.

Group A
SOUTH AFRICA: Isabel Ewing
MEXICO: Tom (not me)
URUGUAY: Jim D
FRANCE: Alex Macpherson

Group B
ARGENTINA: Jonathan Bogart
SOUTH KOREA: Chris
NIGERIA: Matt DC
GREECE: Birdseed

Group C
ENGLAND: Bec
USA: Pete
ALGERIA: Martin Skidmore
SLOVENIA: Kat Stevens

Group D
GERMANY: Andrew Hickey
AUSTRALIA: ChrisB
GHANA: Ben Graham
SERBIA: Ruudboy

Group E
HOLLAND: Iain Forrester
JAPAN: Dasal Abayaratne
CAMEROON: Weston Debevec
DENMARK: Rob Hakimian

Group F
ITALY: Marna
NEW ZEALAND: Steve Mannion
PARAGUAY: Talia
SLOVAKIA: Julio

Group G
BRAZIL: Chris Ambrose
NORTH KOREA: Mark Sinker
IVORY COAST: Wichita Lineman
PORTUGAL: Job De Wit

Group H
SPAIN: Alberto
HONDURAS: CarsmileSteve
CHILE: Jel
SWITZERLAND: Justfanoe

If you’re playing, I’ll email you by the end of next week with more details and an idea of when you need to get your songs in – nothing until the end of January, though. But for now I’m off on holiday!

Comments

  1. 1
    Martin Skidmore on 5 Dec 2009 #

    I was absolutely delighted with my draw – I was very keen to play Algeria. I have a strong shortlist already prepared, but have some CDs to listen to again before finalising my squad. Expect some Chebs.

  2. 2
    JimD on 5 Dec 2009 #

    Yep, after a bit of googling around I’ve decided I’m pretty happy with my draw too. Although my group could prove to be a toughie.

  3. 3
    Birdseed on 5 Dec 2009 #

    My group is one of the tougher ones I think! Greece does have an excellent and very professional music industry which trains excellent chart pop, but so does Nigeria and South Korea. The Argies, in turn, have very strong players in the indie, electronic and cumbia worlds. It’s going to be a tough one!

    Groups H and F seems to be the easiest one to my ears, while groups C and G are absolute monsters, with my group B and group A not far behind.

  4. 4

    North Korea have naturally retained as their trainer-adviser the tight-lipped and measured MULLAH RESMAT. Asked to comment, the Mullah had just this to say (for now):
    “YOUR PUNY SHENANIGANS WILL BE MY TOAST! ALL SHALL BE SCHOOLED BY ME AND DESPAIR!”

  5. 5
    jel on 5 Dec 2009 #

    My scouts report back that there is a wealth of talent! To the people of Chile: I promise to return truimphant with the PWC! Spain, Pah! Honduras, Pah! Switzerland, Pah! All we be crushed.

  6. 6
    jel on 5 Dec 2009 #

    no, I mean you will be crushed!

  7. 7
    Jonathan Bogart (but as they say logged out innit) on 6 Dec 2009 #

    Hurrah! I know nothing about Argentine music after about 1970, and before that all I really know is Astor Piazzolla and Carlos Gardel.

    On Wiki! On Slsk!
    Now dash away, dash away, dash away all!

  8. 8
    weston debevec on 6 Dec 2009 #

    cameroon, keepin it gully

  9. 9
    Ben on 7 Dec 2009 #

    Ghana? If I can find enough material, they should be quite strong, but I have no idea where to even start. Why couldn’t I have got Slovenia – my friend from Ljubljana comes to visit next week!!

  10. 10
    Nick on 7 Dec 2009 #

    Ghana’s got some great stuff. start by googling “hiplife”

  11. 11
    Adrian on 28 Jan 2010 #

    Oh noes! I wish I’d found out about this before now, but I do look forward to seeing what you all come up with.

    There is a sort-of eurovision-but-the-world fan song contest here – http://www.worldsongfestival.net/ – which may provide some inspiration.

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