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Post by govmentchedda » Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:57 pm

One game concluded, and 3 being played from 2:45, and all of the Euro qualifiers are at 1-0 to the visitors.
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Post by govmentchedda » Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:54 pm

Fucking Serbia tied it up (as did all of the other ongoing Euro draws). I guess they're going with golden goal, because it looks like Hungary just advanced over Iceland.
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Disregard my golden goal call. The Hungary goal was in 2H stoppage time.
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Rooney to be new Rams manager?

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Hadn't heard that before. Love it! My grandfather, the source of my Scots heritage, was named Donald.
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Superclasico on NBCSN RN, from la tierra de Brian.
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Thought about rooting for one of those two teams since Guadalajara will be a six hour bus ride away but couldn’t do it. Pumas have a badass logo and represent the best university in Mexico which has every Noble laureate Mexico has ever produced.

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Another nice thing about watching Liga MX is I never have to worry about spoilers here like I do with Euro leagues.

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Another nice thing about watching Liga MX is I never have to worry about spoilers here like I do with Euro leagues.
Its funny that getting into the PL has completely altered my massive jealousy of PST sports start times.
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So Beitar Jerusalem is likely going to be bought by a UAE Sheik. The club has a strong reputation for being anti-Arab. This will be interesting.
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Post by Baloney » Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:46 am

The draw for World Cup Qualifying Groups in Europe is today.

Games that can't happen, Armenia and Azerbaijan can't be drawn together because of their ongoing conflict. Nor can Gibraltar and Spain or Russia and Ukraine. Also, Kosovo cannot be paired with Bosnia, Serbia or Russia.
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Post by brian » Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:54 am

How about those Pumas coming back from 4-0 to win the second leg 4-0 and advance to the Liga MX final. Biggest comeback in the history of the Liga MX playoffs!

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Baloney wrote:
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The draw for World Cup Qualifying Groups in Europe is today.

Games that can't happen, Armenia and Azerbaijan can't be drawn together because of their ongoing conflict. Nor can Gibraltar and Spain or Russia and Ukraine. Also, Kosovo cannot be paired with Bosnia, Serbia or Russia.
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How MAGA is Group H?

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Post by brian » Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:07 pm

Always love a Slovenia/Slovakia matchup. Iceland has a good chance to qualify again through the second-place spot. Germany has an insanely easy path, not that they'd likely need it. Group D is no joke. The Bosnians and Finns can play spoiler in that group.

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Post by HaulCitgo » Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:14 pm

Half the groups have 5 and half 6? Why not 11 groups of 5? Strange. Lots of minnows too. Never even heard of several countries.
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Always love a Slovenia/Slovakia matchup. Iceland has a good chance to qualify again through the second-place spot. Germany has an insanely easy path, not that they'd likely need it. Group D is no joke. The Bosnians and Finns can play spoiler in that group.
I wouldn't be worried about the Finns, saw two of their games in the Nations League and they didn't show much to be scared of.

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Post by Baloney » Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:20 pm

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Half the groups have 5 and half 6? Strange. Lots of minnows too. Never even heard of several countries.
That's because the Nations League Finals are scheduled at the same time World Cup qualifiers and so teams in the Finals play fewer games to accommodate.

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Post by Steve of phpBB » Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:07 pm

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How MAGA is Group H?
At least the top four in that list. Something tells me Cyprus and Malta are probably also pretty MAGAish.
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Never even heard of several countries.
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Post by brian » Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:40 pm

The sad thirstiness of Kazakhstan insisting on being a part of European qualifying in these international tournaments never fails to make me laugh. I totally understand why Israel asked to be put in UEFA. The Kazakhs and to a lesser extent the Azerbajanis and Georgians wanting to get their asses kicked by the European powers so they can occasionally get a shot at the Russians strikes me as exceptionally sad.

(I get there are cultural reasons why they associate more closely with Europe and I'll entertain that to a degree for Georgia and Azerbajian, but not so much Kazakhstan.

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brian wrote:
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The sad thirstiness of Kazakhstan insisting on being a part of European qualifying in these international tournaments never fails to make me laugh. I totally understand why Israel asked to be put in UEFA. The Kazakhs and to a lesser extent the Azerbajanis and Georgians wanting to get their asses kicked by the European powers so they can occasionally get a shot at the Russians strikes me as exceptionally sad.

(I get there are cultural reasons why they associate more closely with Europe and I'll entertain that to a degree for Georgia and Azerbajian, but not so much Kazakhstan.
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brian wrote:
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The sad thirstiness of Kazakhstan insisting on being a part of European qualifying in these international tournaments never fails to make me laugh. I totally understand why Israel asked to be put in UEFA. The Kazakhs and to a lesser extent the Azerbajanis and Georgians wanting to get their asses kicked by the European powers so they can occasionally get a shot at the Russians strikes me as exceptionally sad.

(I get there are cultural reasons why they associate more closely with Europe and I'll entertain that to a degree for Georgia and Azerbajian, but not so much Kazakhstan.
Did Israel ask to be in UEFA?

Always thought they were put in UEFA because half the Asian countries wouldn;t play them.
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Pruitt wrote:
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brian wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:40 pm
The sad thirstiness of Kazakhstan insisting on being a part of European qualifying in these international tournaments never fails to make me laugh. I totally understand why Israel asked to be put in UEFA. The Kazakhs and to a lesser extent the Azerbajanis and Georgians wanting to get their asses kicked by the European powers so they can occasionally get a shot at the Russians strikes me as exceptionally sad.

(I get there are cultural reasons why they associate more closely with Europe and I'll entertain that to a degree for Georgia and Azerbajian, but not so much Kazakhstan.
Did Israel ask to be in UEFA?

Always thought they were put in UEFA because half the Asian countries wouldn;t play them.
From my understanding tomato, tomatoe, but yeah. They couldn't play about 25 percent of the teams in AFC for political reasons. That might even be low.

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Post by HaulCitgo » Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:36 pm

Isn't the olympic ideal that sport overcomes politics. Maybe if they played more they wouldn't fight as much.

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Isn't the olympic ideal that sport overcomes politics. Maybe if they played more they wouldn't fight as much.
That may be the case for the olympics but FIFa is about money.
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:55 am

It also wasn't realistic from pretty much the beginning of the existence of Israel. They'd been at actual war with most of their neighbors, either directly or as proxies, from the late 40s until present day.
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Post by degenerasian » Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:19 am

Nonlinear FC wrote:
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It also wasn't realistic from pretty much the beginning of the existence of Israel. They'd been at actual war with most of their neighbors, either directly or as proxies, from the late 40s until present day.
Israel would often be put in groups with East Asia and Oceania teams. In fact, one of South Vietnam's most famous victories is when they knocked out Israel in 1964 Olympic qualifying. Israel won the first leg 1-0 in Saigon but were shocked 2-0 in the return leg in Ramat Gan.

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many Muslim States flat out refused to play against Israel. This often led to farcical situations.

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Incidentally Wales won the the tie 4-0 on aggregate to progress to the World Cup.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:12 am

Australia had to go to Asia for a better chance at getting to the World Cup (avoid play-in against Concacaf or Combol). Did not realize they had to form their own confederation because Asia denied them in the 60s and 70s
Isolated from international football, Australia repeatedly applied to join the Asian Football Confederation in 1960,[7] and in 1974[8] but were denied in all requests. Australia with New Zealand eventually formed the Oceania Football Federation (now Oceania Football Confederation) in 1966.[9] Australia resigned as an OFC member in 1972 to pursue membership with the AFC, but they rejoined in 1978.[10][11]

On 1 January 2006, Football Federation Australia moved from the OFC to the AFC.[4] The move was unanimously endorsed by the AFC Executive Committee on 23 March 2005, and assented by the OFC on 17 April. The FIFA Executive Committee approved the move on 29 June, noting that "as all of the parties involved ... had agreed to the move, the case did not need to be discussed by the FIFA Congress", and was unanimously ratified by the AFC on 10 September.[14][15][16] FFA hoped that the move would give Australia a fairer chance of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup and allow A-League clubs to compete in the AFC Champions League, thereby improving the standard of Australian football at both international and club levels with improved competition in the region.[17]

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Post by degenerasian » Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:17 am

That's funny because Australia qualified for 1974 while sort of in limbo. Australia's move to AFC has certainly paid off, they have made every World Cup since.
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