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World Cup 2006 Drinking Game

Pushing the Sky does not condone the excessive or otherwise illegal consumption of alcohol (beyond your body’s ability to cope with it) and prefaces the following, uh, “game” with the warning that World Cup match that fulfils many of the conditions of this game could leave your body quite broken, and your head dearly regretting in the morning. You may wish to keep a path to the toilet well clear.

Feel free to replace alcohol with a non-liver-damaging drink of your choice, although if you pick tea you may wish to keep the way to the toilet clear anyway.

The Rules

  • A “drink” is at least a mouthful of liquid
  • A “sip” must involve liquid passing your lips, not just making a sipping sound. Cheater.
  • A “skol” or “scull” or “skull” (you try spelling it) means the whole glass, or however much remains of a glass if you’re less than half way through, in one go.
  • Get some mates. Drinking alone is a deep, dark well you do not want to jump in to.
  • Rules are enforced by mates. Majority wins.
  • Must be watching in a timezone which forces you to be awake at hours of the night no sane person would (i.e. in Australia)

The Details

  • At the start of every match, line up the glasses/cups/mugs/schooners/bowls/liquid container of choice. Ensure you have sufficient supply. How much is “sufficient” is left as an exercise for the reader.
  • For every goal, scull. If Saudi Arabia (or other lucky-to-be-there team) are playing, you may wish to sip instead. To pace yourself.
  • If Saudi Arabia scores a goal, scull twice.
  • For every corner, drink.
  • For every penalty kick, drink.
  • If the penalty kick was awarded because of a theatrical fall worthy of a Tony, drink.
  • For every hand ball, drink.
  • For every offside, sip.
  • For every goal denied because of an offside, drink.
  • For every free kick, sip.
  • If the free kick was awarded for a fall that wouldn’t have looked out of place in Ben Hur, drink.
  • For every yellow card, drink.
  • For every red card, scull.
  • If the yellow or red card follows a fall that could be considered a strong contender for the Best Actor Oscar, scull twice.
  • For every time the ball goes out, sip.
  • If it looked like it was truly intentional, drink.
  • For every time the ball is passed back to the goalie, sip.
  • If a goal is scored because of a bad pass back to the goalie, scull.
  • If a goal is scored in injury time, scull.
  • If the game goes to penalty shoot outs, drink for every miss. If the shootouts are level at 4-4, scull.
  • Every time a commentator mentions a previous World Cup, drink.
  • If Australia beats one of the teams ranked higher than them (42), drink.
  • If Australia beats one of the teams considered one of the “traditional powers”, scull. A few, maybe.

Any more to add? Suggestions welcome =)

11 replies on “World Cup 2006 Drinking Game”

LMAO… too bad I’m not into soccer, or drinking… otherwise I would have a really fun time playing this game. Go crazy, good luck to your country at the world cup.

P.S. Does the US even have a team? I feel sorry for them since their active fanbase is so miniscule (or maybe unenthusiastic) compared to the rest of the world…

lol yes the US has a team, and they’re even in the world cup (group E), and they even had a not-bad chance of getting further than Australia =)

I like anything that makes soccer palatable :P

And I’ve been known to have a drink or two.

Can I take a drink anytime I see a hot soccer player? (I might need one)

What about a drink for hilarious eyebrows/moustachery?

Shorts that are all too revealing?

By the way in Danish ‘skol’ (with the ‘o’ being a short version of sound in ‘all’) is the phrase equivalent to ‘cheers’ or ‘down the hatch’. Just a little bit of eductaion while you drink :)

If you don’t want to get so drunk, you can play it like bingo – everyone choses certain things they’ll look out for and the first to find all of their things either gets to drink a lot or gets to make someone else do it.

unfortunate? or TRULY TREASURED? I wonder, sometimes.

n.b., yes, if you had followed this game during the Australia-Japan game, you would have been in the hospital with alcohol poisoning. And it was a quiet game at that.

and guess what non-believers!!. australia BEAT japan. so skull. and although Australia didn’t BEAT crotia…we did knock them the hell out of the world cup. and very nearly took out italy; sketchy decisions!!! take that people that made this game and decided to under-rate australia.

fuck me mate, talk about 4 years late on that match report.

and I think you miss the point of a drinking game. it’s to drink.

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