September 21, 2020

32 Tongue Twister Footballer Names To Pronounce In FIFA World Cup 2018

The most awaited sporting event, the FIFA World Cup 2018 is just a week away from now. Four years of build-up have put together 32 national teams. They will be fighting for the ultimate glory of crowning themselves as the best in the world on July 15. The extravagant month-long competition is second to none when it comes to TV viewership.

12 venues around Russia will be hosting 65 matches which sure to bring plenty of excitement for fans worldwide. World Cups are where history is made. The players have their pride and national glory in every minute they are involved during the tournament.

Leaving aside the footballing aspect of the tournament, today we will look into some of the toughest names in the competition, in a literal sense. Heading over to cover the World Cup as a football commentator seems like a dream job until you encounter one of these names.

The job of a commentator is to set the scene, to let us know who’s involved in the action and to provide us with beautiful turns of phrase that we will recall alongside the most fascinating and memorable moments of a football game. That’s all well and good, but every now and then that job is a lot tougher than it sounds, as there are a few players whose names you might trip over, in particular at this World Cup.

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We have compiled some of the hardest players’ names we will be seeing in the upcoming competition. Get your tongue’s rolling and practice these names, you surely will need it. Obviously, some of the names listed below may not be that that difficult compared to others. We took a spin through all 32 World Cup rosters and picked one of the most epic, interesting or downright discombobulating names from each.

Russia – Artyom Dzyuba

Egypt – Mohamed El Shennawy

Saudi Arabia – Abdulmalek Al Khaibri

Uruguay – Giorgian De Arrascaeta

Iran – Reza Ghoochannejhad

Morocco – Ahmad Reda Tagnaouti

Portugal – Goncalo Guedes

Spain – Kepa Arrizabalaga

Australia – Milos Degenek

Denmark – Jannik Vestergaard

France – Presnel Kimpembe

Peru – Wilder Cartagena

Argentina – Nicolas Tagliafico

Croatia – Duje Caleta-Car

Iceland – Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson

Nigeria – Ikechukwu Ezenwa

Brazil – Marquinhos

Costa Rica – Randall Azofeifa

Switzerland – Jacques-Francois Moubandje

Serbia – Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

Germany – Marvin Plattenhardt

Mexico – Oribe Peralta

South Korea – Jung Seung-hyun

Sweden – Ludwig Augustinsson

Belgium – Toby Alderweireld

England – Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Panama – Valentin Pimentel

Tunisia –  Saifeddine Khaoui

Colombia – Jose Izquierdo

Japan –  Masaaki Higashiguchi

Poland – Jakub Blaszczykowski

Senegal –  Idrisa Gana Gueye

Do you have any other names that are tough to pronounce?

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