04 July, 2010

Is Singapore a small country ?

We keep saying Singapore is a small country, giving excuse why we can never do well in sport.

According to Wikipedia, Singapore is ranked 115 out of 223 countries in the World by population.

New Zealand (Ranked 123 with population of 4.3 Million)

Uruguay (131, 3.4 M)

Slovenia (144 of 2 M)

The three are all smaller than Singapore and were all qualified for World Cup Finals 2010.

By this time, Uruguay has even advanced into the semi finals.

Can we think of a better excuse than claiming we are just a small country ?