Jul 15, 2014, 10:54 AM EDT
With the 2014 World Cup over and just a month until the 2014-15 Premier League season begins, we got a bit creative.
If you loved watching the tournament down in Brazil this summer and want to adopt a PL team for the upcoming season, here’s a quick guide on which teams to follow.
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PST’s Nick Mendola had a go midway through the World Cup and now it’s all done and dusted, below is a list of which nations can be compared to the 20 PL teams.
Remember, you can watch every single PL game live on NBC Sports and NBC this season as well as online or on the app via NBC Sports Live Extra.
August 15th can’t come soon enough!
COMPARING THE 20 PREMIER LEAGUE TEAMS TO WORLD CUP SIDES
USA: Dependable. Commited and they already have an American in Geoff Cameron. = Stoke City
Germany: Stacked with talent and both have won the biggest titles available to them. = Chelsea
Argentina: Both wear Sky Blue, plus the Citizens have three Argentines on the books. = Manchester City
Netherlands: They play sexy soccer and are always there or there abouts. Talented. = Arsenal
Brazil: The heavyweights historically but both are going through transition. = Manchester United
Spain: Love to play attractive soccer but both teams came up short when it mattered. = Liverpool
Chile: High-pressing, fun to watch and always pushing the top teams all the way. = Everton
Colombia: Teams who possess plenty of young talent, neutrals love to watch both. = Southampton
Belgium: Star-studded talent who are robust, good going forward and have plenty of options. = Tottenham
France: ‘Le Toon’ have a huge number of French stars, both are on the cusp of a breakout. = Newcastle
Costa Rica: The surprise package, Palace shocked everyone last season, Los Ticos this summer. = Palace
Mexico: The type of team you hate playing against. Tough tackling. Grinders. = Sunderland
Ecuador: Regimented and on their day, can be lethal. Topsy-turvy teams who are unpredictable. = Hull City
Uruguay: Attractive style of play, don’t let up too many goals but never score that many either. = Swansea
Australia: The hardest-working team out here. Low on quality, high on effort. Proud. = Leicester City
Bosnia: Upstarts who are just getting established. Nobody really knows what to expect. = Burnley
Switzerland: Some would argue watching paint dry is more riveting, but capable of shocks. = Aston Villa
Ivory Coast: A real mix of experience and youth, both tend to underwhelm after promising plenty. = QPR
England: Solid. Rigid. Lack of creativity. What you see is what you get from these two. = West Brom
Croatia: You will have the bruises to prove it when you play these guys. Tough. = West Ham
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