World Football

When San Marino Score, It's a National Holiday

Finland's Veli Lampi, right, competes for the ball with San Marino's Manuel Marani during the Euro 2012 Group E soccer match between San Marino and Finland, in Serravalle, San Marino, Friday, June 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Marco Vasini)
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BR-UK StaffAnalyst IIIMarch 28, 2014

Score a goal, get the day off. No, really. 

Life as a football fan in San Marino may not be the best, as their national team is currently dead last in FIFA's rankings alongside Bhutan and Turks and Caicos Islands. 

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But it's not all bad, after all. Whenever the side scores—and they don't score often—it's a national holiday in San Marino. 

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We suppose that when a team often doesn't score for five years, it's a worthy cause for celebration. 

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