Unity Is Strength: Spain Wins the World Cup

Joe Kowalski, Special to AR News, July 13, 2010

The World Cup is easily the most popular sporting event on the planet and for the second time in a row a team comprised entirely of indigenous Europeans has come out on top. On Sunday, Spain proved itself the best team in the world by beating the Netherlands 1-0. The World Cup is held every four years. In 2006, Italy took home its fourth cup.

Not only were the championship teams from Spain and Italy all-white, they were, respectively, all-Spanish and all-Italian. Those not familiar with soccer might wonder why this is noteworthy. In fact, it is a huge blow to the anti-white forces that are changing the face of Europe.

Last month, I wrote an article for Alternative Right (available here) focusing on the racial makeup of the 32 teams from around the globe who qualified for this year’s tournament. (There are regional quotas, otherwise the World Cup would be mainly a competition between European and South American teams.) Despite all the happy talk about multiculturalism and diversity, most of the planet is represented by teams that represent the demographics of their individual nations. African, Asian, and Eastern European squads were all racially uniform. The teams from Latin America tended to match their populations as a whole so that Uruguay and Argentina were mostly white, Mexico was mostly mestizo and Brazil mostly black and racially mixed with a few whites.

Western European teams, however, have been darkening for the last few decades. This is most obvious in the case of France. The French won their only World Cup in 1998 with a squad starting seven whites and four blacks. Now the team regularly starts seven or eight blacks. The under-21 team consists of 15 blacks and 5 whites. England, unfortunately, has been sliding down the same path as France. They started five or six blacks for most matches in the World Cup and their under-21 side is less than half white.

The French national soccer team no longer represents the French people and England seems to be on the same track. Even second-tier teams such as Switzerland started two blacks. Of course, only white nations are faced with this situation, as they are the only countries that let in masses of people of different races. Asians and Africans will probably never come close to winning a World Cup, but they will always be able to cheer for teams that look like them.

Just because a national team goes black, however, doesn’t mean it can’t go back. In the 1990s, the Dutch national squad was easily the “blackest” of the European teams and seemed to be getting worse by the year. But this year the Dutch usually started nine whites and two mulattoes. In their semifinal game they actually started no blacks at all. Few would have predicted this a few years ago but the Netherlands team actually looked more or less Dutch–and they were rewarded with a second-place finish.

So how did the French squad fare? The team bombed out with a 0-2-1 record and couldn’t even make the second round of the tournament. The squad was beset with squabbling that seemed to have racial undertones. After a black starter, Nicolas Anelka, was suspended by the white coach, Raymond Domenech, the players decided to protest by refusing to practice. The team took a vote that reportedly broke down along racial lines–with most of the whites voting to continue practice.

Yoann Gourcuff is a true Frenchman and one of the most promising young French players but he inexplicably didn’t start this year. The French soccer website ChezlesGirondins.com reported that the black players derisively referred to him as “la Nouvelle Star,” and that Gourcuff almost came to blows with black player Patrice Evra after harassment at the hands of Evra. Though born in Senegal, Evra is–quite fittingly–the captain of the French team.

In contrast to the French, Spain started a team of 11 Spaniards and took home the World Cup–just as Italy did with 11 Italians in 2006. Perhaps the obvious lessons will not be lost on those who select the national teams of other European nations.

Joe Kowalski writes on race and sports for www.castefootball.us

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France’s World Cup team.

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Spain’s World Cup team.

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