Let’s have our own Love Island World Cup.
Two huge competitions are now unfolding with the 2018 World Cup and series four of Love Island in full swing.
Your TV remote may play victim to some aggressive tug of war contests over the next few weeks, although we’re here to point out that the World Cup and Love Island have more in common than you’d think.
Which team are you rooting for? Who’s your favourite Islander?
This is every Love Island contestant – if they were a World Cup team!
What I’ve learnt today
1) Football is coming home
— Calfreezy (@Calfreezy) June 17, 2018
Kendall Rae-Knight – Panama
Just like Panama in their first ever World Cup, Kendall Rae-Knight never really stood a chance.
Will we ever see on her on the big stage again?
We’d like to, but probably not.
Niall Aslam – Peru
Despite being earmarked as an early surprise favourite and darkhorse of the competition, the curtain closed a lot earlier than expected for Niall – and likely Peru, too.
They’re both still pretty damn cool, though.
Hayley Hughes – Morocco
For those who decided not to tune in for Iran’s last-ditch 1-0 victory over Morocco, you missed out on the opportunity to develop a hammering migraine.
The Morocco fans pumped on their vuvuzelas for 90-minutes straight, proving the most annoying thing on TV since Hayley Hughes’s voice.
#WorldCup what’s all that noise Morocco Iran game so annoying
— 🇨🇦 Ralph 🇨🇦 (@ralphlehmann1) June 15, 2018
Georgia Steel – Argentina
Both Argentina and Georgia Steel are unpredictable, bursting with energy and a little bit bonkers.
Following a 1-1 draw with Iceland, what will Argentina do next?
Hell, what on earth will Georgia do next?!
Eyal Booker – Uruguay
With Luis Suarez leading the line, Uruguay will always be remembered for that handball and act of cheating during the 2010 World Cup.
Both Eyal and Uruguay are pretty despised, although unfortunately, that won’t stop either of them making a good run towards the final.
I don’t think Eyal realises 95% of the uk population now hate him. And the other 5% don’t watch love island. #loveisland
— Burleigh Shutler (@BurleighShutler) June 15, 2018
Charlie Frederick – Egypt
Alike Egypt and team Mohamed Salah, Charlie was a bit of a fan favourite.
However, with Egypt in a group consisting of Uruguay and hosts Russia, they’ve essentially had their feet tied to a Hayley Hughes and will be sinking quicker than the Titanic.
Feel sorry for Charlie he didn’t deserve to go after matching up with Hayley hope #LoveIsland gives him a second chance retweet this bring Charlie back .
— Alan Finn (@AlanFinn16) June 15, 2018
Zara McDermott – Nigeria
Little point being there and not the most attractive football club in the competition.
The sooner we get rid of Zara and Nigeria, the better.
Watching other teams this world cup has made me realise how terrible a job Nigeria did yesterday
— Mr Jiggy (@Timoolz_) June 17, 2018
Wes Nelson – Spain
Do we have any idea about what is going on with Spain?
They sacked manager Julen Lopetegui two days before the tournament, before following up with a rollercoaster 3-3 draw with Portugal in their opening game.
Both Spain and Wes are tipped for the finals, but literally, anything can happen at this stage – and we’re talking about them both.
Wes was falling for Laura 2 days ago, talking about meeting parents. He’s now seen girls his age and is screaming that he’s open minded. Men are trash 💀😂 #LoveIsland
— Kojo (@KojoRichmond_) June 17, 2018
Samira Mighty – Senegal
The team that no-one wanted in the office sweepstake – no-one wants to wifey Samira either.
I want the villa to give the same energy they’re giving Alex to Samira, cos my girl hasn’t even so much as had a Hi5 off a dude and nobody cares. #loveisland
— London Hughes (@TheLondonHughes) June 18, 2018
Got Senegal in the work sweepstake. £10 I’ll never see again. 😑
— G U Y S L E Y (@Guysley) June 11, 2018
Megan Barton Hanson – Mexico
Just like Mexico, Megan came swooping in and f*cked things up.
A 1-0 win against Germany, where did that come from?
Both Mexico and Megan are surprise favourites to enjoy solid runs in the two contrasting competitions. They’re both certainly keeping the Love Island World Cup interesting…
— BLACK ADAM SCHEFTER (@B1ackSchefter) June 18, 2018
Josh Denzel – Croatia
Croatia enjoyed a decent start to the 2018 World Cup following a 2-0 victory over Nigeria.
With Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic pulling the strings, perhaps they can be considered a bit of a darkhorse to push on in the competition.
Can Josh do the same?
Croatia to reach atleast the semi final of the World Cup. You heard it here first.
— Marty ⚽️🏈 (@Keanoo_) June 16, 2018
Jack Fincham – France
Jack is a strong favourite to go all the way in Love Island, and both him and France have made solid starts to their campaigns.
A great all-around team, very likeable and quietly going about their business – that’s a perfect description for France and Jack. A Love Island World Cup dream team!
The way Jack speaks, looks and talks about Dani when she’s not there is what all us girls dream about having😍😍😍 NOT MANY LIKE HIM😭😭😭👏🏼👏🏼 #LoveIsland
— Tammie Mulhall (@TammieMulhall_x) June 17, 2018
Rosie Williams – Australia
Rosie has been mugged off by her villa boyfriend Adam Collard, drawing comparisons to how many Australian’s felt following their 2-1 defeat to France and run of luck with the VAR.
Neither Rosie or Australia are going to reach the final though, so chin up – mate.
Feel sorry for everyone back in Australia having to watch a 'playback error' instead of the #WorldCup — simply unacceptable
— Ned Zelic (@NedZelic) June 17, 2018
Laura Anderson – Costa Rica
The team with the highest average age is only the team we can draw comparisons to Laura Anderson.
Costa Rica have an average age of 29.6 years old, isn’t that convenient…
Ellie Brown – Sweden
Blonde. Semi-decent. Blonde.
Definitely better than Costa Rica, too…
Wes just thinks Ellie is Laura’s granddaughter. #LoveIsland
— Alex SHAQ Shafiq 🐝🖤 (@InkedUpSHAQ) June 17, 2018
Dr Alex George – England
If there is one team with a knack for freezing on the big occasion, you have to admit that it is England.
They fumbled over the line needing a 91st-minute finish from Harry Kane just to overcome a team like Tunisia.
We’re all hoping that both England and Dr Alex can heroically win their tournaments, although we’re not sure which one is going to make us the biggest emotional wreck in the process.
— Lucy Stirling (@LucyStirling) June 17, 2018
Adam Collard – Brazil
On paper, Adam Collard was matched with almost every girl in the villa.
And, just like Brazil, he’s the one that everyone wanted to claim in their sweepstake.
Both Brazil and Adam have plenty of questions to answer at this stage. However, with teams like Switzerland and people like Zara throwing spanners in the works, it may be tricky.
— Love Island (@LoveIsland) June 18, 2018
Dani Dyer – Russia
When your dad is Danny Dyer, you’ve basically given yourself a bit of an intimidating advantage when it comes to nailing down a respectable boyfriend.
Although Dani is a much stronger favourite to win the Love Island than Russia are to win the World Cup, you can’t help but feel that Dani is will be purposely kept in the competition so that her dad can make an appearance in the final stages.
Not saying the Love Island World Cup is fixed, but you know…
Anyone else think this World Cup is fixed Russia beating the Saudis 5 nil first game then that refereeing display last night🤔 not that Putin is dodgy or anything like that🧐#englandworldcup
— craig barrow (@beakervill) June 19, 2018
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