Love Football Hate Poverty

Today I got my regular email from the World Development Movement, with the title “Love Football Hate Poverty”. Since none of the UK countries qualified, they’ve got this great idea of encouraging people to cheer for countries based on those that are the most just: giving the most in aid, spending the most on childcare, and so on.

who should i cheer for euro 2008 button WDM ranks all the teams playing in Euro 2008 to find the most supportable – based on a whole load of facts and figures – the results might surprise you!…
Of course our supportability ranking isn’t an overall ranking of how ‘good’ or ‘bad’ we think any country is but it does throw up some suprises.

Despite trying to avoid football like the plague – rugby is clearly a superior sport!- I think this is a fantastic idea, and I’m gonna be cheering for teams like Switzerland who rank high up the list of just countries.

Wanna join me? Who are you supporting?


5 Responses to “Love Football Hate Poverty”

  1. 1 neal June 2, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    switzerland, eh? me too!

  2. 2 Kate June 3, 2008 at 8:33 am

    It’s going to have be Sweden. Controversial, I know, because they got Northern Ireland’s place. But I like Ikea and it’ll give me and my norwegian friend something to banter about.

  3. 3 Fran June 3, 2008 at 7:42 pm


  4. 4 emmsy June 4, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    @ neal / fran : woop to switzerland. they are 4th according to

    @ Kate: banter is always good, so go for it!

  5. 5 rick hill June 5, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    its always holland for me no matter what!!

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