The World Cup in Brazil starts tomorrow, so here's another soccer/rock-and-roll mashup for you. If each team in this World Cup were a band instead of an international soccer team, here's the band they would be...
Not the most talented, but capable of moments of sublime brilliance. Play harder than anyone.
They make it seem so effortless.
Messi could be considered the greatest player of all time if he wins this World Cup. He's got a great supporting cast around him.
A bunch of sissies with a self-important frontman.
Technically astute reigning champions of the world. The sum is much greater than its parts.
Bubbling up from the experimental underground. They can kick some serious ass, but they'll never be considered the absolute greatest.
Organized and creative. With their powers combined, they can be a force of nature.
Wild and ecstatic. Can beat anyone or lose to anyone on any given day.
A young brash group that could quickly turn heads when they cut loose of their cultural baggage.
Started out as fun and sloppy rock and roll. Matured into pop complexity. Never quite crossed over and became as big as their peers.
Always around. Strong foundation, not going anywhere fast.
Stuff that Europeans love with a few classic gems in the mix.
Proficient, organized, and technical. Never quite accessible enough for the world's biggest stages.
Passionate, bordering on insane.
Quirky, chaotic, with flashes of brilliance.
Not as big as their peers, but still dope.
Simple and strong, but still not going to change the world that much.
Anything can happen.
Sophisticated, influential, but never consistently on top.
Pleasant, but not that important in the grand scheme of things.
Children of a war torn region capable of making an impact.
Big time, but always slightly below the all-time greats.
Like a fashion mullet and a beer.
On the surface things are simple, but there's more lurking below.
All bases covered. As many takes as needed to get it right. No unnecessary risks.
Hopelessly out of touch.
Somewhat of an unknown quantity.
Something about them scares me.
Good rhythm. Great style. Psychedelic overtones.
Puppets. Just a pawn in the game.
Computer world. Computer world.
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