Monday, March 5, 2007

Maltese Falcons?

If "The Falcons" isn't the nickname for the Maltese national team, it should be.

Malta seems especially cool to me because many people there are descendants from ancient Carthiginians. When I was small, Carthage fascinated me - founded by a queen, Hannibal going to war with his elephants, the city defying the power of Rome - neat stuff.

Unfortunately, Malta's soccer is not the stuff of legends. The team has won only four competitive matches in its history, apparently.

In any case, welcome to our visitor from Malta.


Hops said...

Who's next? San Marino?

A.C. said...

Who knows? It'll be interesting to see. That's one reason I love the global game.