2018 World Cup Qualifying

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  1. Jack Lambert

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    He and Pulisic are the future stars of the U.S. National Team. Bruce Arena has plenty of white talent to work with. The question is: will he use it to full advantage? How many of the black retreads from the Klinnsman Era will he keep on the squad?
     
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    Heretic -

    I've posted my reply in the more appropriate Off-Season Transfers - 2017 thread:

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    France 0 Luxembourg 0.:D

    Coming off a victory against the Dutch France had 76% possession but failed against a team from a country with only 500k people. Although Luxembourg now have a vibrant or two of their own this was a victory of sorts for the European minnows against the Africanised French "superstar" team.
     
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    They will probably blame it on Griezmann and Giroud for the lack of goals, assuming they played.
     
  5. Jack Lambert

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    My favorite result of the year with France v. Luxembourg. :) France had four pale-faces starting for them. A good number, considering their U21 team had no white starters other than the goal keeper. Yes, you saw that right. Even South Africa has more white outfield players than that!!

    Some potential good news for fans of Germany. In their important away qualifier against Czech Republic, the Germans actually looked, well, German!! They had 10 white starters in the game, finishing with 8. Not too bad, considering what their team could look like! They appear to have found some great options up front in young speedster Timo Werner (who had a good goal in the game) and striker Lars Stindl, who after playing great in the Confederations Cup, now seems to be the primary striking option. Germany remains perfect in qualifying thus far, and if certain things (i.e. injuries for once) fall right, the Germans may be a palatable option in 2018 to support.

    The Czechs had their usual 1 black who seems like he's been on the team forever in Gebre Selassie.

    In Group A, it looks like France and Sweden will be the two teams topping the group. It's a shame, as the Netherlands (8 and 7 white starters) have actually whitened up a fair bit after their disastrous Euro campaign. It looks like the Dutch (3rd place) will miss out again.

    In Group B, it's the two multi-culti teams in Switzerland and Portugal topping the group. Switzerland only had four non-Albanian white players (3 Swiss starting for them). That's the one thing that makes Switzerland better than teams like France or England. At least Albanians are genetically white, which looks a lot better than what England or Belgium puts out. Portugal had just 6 white starters in their last match, finishing with 5. Geez, they have gotten bad, and have no reason to be that bad.

    In Group C, it's Germany and Northern Ireland at the top. Germany have all but won the group, and Northern Ireland is comfortably in 2nd over Sweden. Northern Ireland of course has one black starter (the only minority on the team, go figure). Sweden is actually pretty good, with 10-11 white starters in their recent matches, but it looks like they'll miss out.

    Group D has all-white Serbia currently in position to claim the automatic berth to the World Cup, with mostly-white Ireland behind them for the playoff. Ireland only had 8(!) white starters in their last match, a tie with Georgia. I hope Wales, a white side (9 Welshmen got the start in their last match) catches and passes Ireland. I'd love to see Bale at the World Cup.

    Group E has all-white Poland leading the race to get the automatic berth. Despite a 4-0 whipping at the hands of Denmark (10 white starters), the Polish side is still in the lead, with all-white Montenegro tied with Denmark for the playoff spot.

    Group G has quite possibly the 2nd worst team in Europe in England leading the race, unfortunately. Against Malta, they only had 5 white starters, finishing with 6 on the pitch. On the bright side, all-white Slovakia will likely be 2nd in the group, with only Scotland (1 minority starter) and Slovenia (all-white) a threat to them.

    Group F was all but won by Spain, who with an all-white side demolished Italy 3-0. The all-white Italians will have to go the playoff route it seems, unless Spain trips up somewhere.

    Multi-culti Belgium stormed through Group H, easily winning it and qualifying for the World Cup. In a rare event, Belgium started 8 white players, and finished with 9(!) on the pitch in their last match! Not too bad.

    In terms of 2nd place, all-white (but mostly Muslim) Bosnia and all-white Greece will be vying for the playoff spot, with just a point separating the two.

    In Group I, it'll be two of all-white Croatia, Ukraine, or Euro 2016 darlings Iceland at the top of the Group. Iceland were dealt a massive blow in losing to Finland on their last match day. They can still qualify, but just made it VERY hard on themselves. Turkey are all but eliminated.
     
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    He's not doing them much good at present as they are losing 2-0 to Northern Ireland.

    I know you mean Norway as you mentioned Sweden likely qualifying with France in Group A. I don't know what happened to Norwegian football but they have stunk up this group. They already lost to Azerbaijan, now they are trailing Germany 5-0:eek: in the 2nd half and it could've easily been worse. Indeed they just brought on an extra defender because the way things are going they could end up conceding several more goals. Even the Czechs are trailing Azerbaijan in the standings. Northern Ireland got very lucky in the draw as these Norwegian and Czech teams appear to be among the worst those countries have produced in years.
     
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    Australia has thus far made a right hash of things in the piss-weak AFC qualifiers, finishing third in Group B behind Japan and Saudi Arabia. This means the Socceroos advance to the fourth round, which comprises a home and away playoff against the third-placed team in Group A. And that team happens to be Syria, who for obvious reasons have been playing their “home” games in Malaysia.

    If our doughty Socceroos manage to heroically overcome the dread might of Syria, they shall confront that final, daunting hurdle along the winding path to World Cup qualification: a two-legged intercontinental playoff against the nation which finishes fourth in the fifth round of the CONCACAF qualifiers.

    Of course, the two preceding paragraphs illustrate the thoroughly ridiculous nature of a qualification system which allows non-European teams who fail to deliver the goods a series of opportunities to make amends for embarrassing failures.

    The so-called “performances” of the Australian national team have been ignominious. And that’s an understatement. If a team cannot qualify directly from the AFC it has no business whatsoever at a World Cup finals tournament. Yet the miserable Socceroos couldn’t even finish in the top two of a group containing Japan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Iraq, and Thailand. Ten games against such "powerful" opposition yielded five wins, four draws, and one loss. Australia scored a mere sixteen goals and conceded eleven, ultimately finishing behind Saudi Arabia on goal difference.

    The final match at home against feeble, winless Thailand should have ended in at least a 4-0 victory but our pitiful wimps could only eke out a narrow 2-1 win, thus allowing the Saudi sand Negroes to snatch the second automatic finals berth. The toothless Socceroos had 45 shots on goal and 74% possession but couldn’t score until the 69th minute. Thailand equalised with eight minutes left and Australia only avoided complete humiliation when Mathew Leckie got the winner in the 86th minute.

    If the Socceroos somehow miraculously reach the finals - and I seriously doubt they will - these no-skill pricks shall be nothing more than whipping boys…
     
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    Speaking of Germany, I came across a couple of photos that illustrate how far the West has fallen (apologies for the slight hijack).

    Here's the 1982 team, a bunch of alpha males, or as Rebajlo would call them "no-good cheaters who got the a$$-whooping they deserved against Italy in the final":

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    And here's a recent photo (2016) of the current team:

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    That photo isn't recent, I believe it's from 2013. Phillip Lahm (#16 above) has been retired since 2014.

    But yeah, the starting 11 of the current team varies greatly, especially during qualifying. Sometimes, there's 9-10 ethnic Germans. Other times, there's 2 blacks and 2 Turks. It's hard to predict what type of squad the manager will select for major tournaments.
     
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    Yes, my mistake, it's 2014. Lahm retired from international competition shortly after the WC in Brazil.

    Still, not a fan of this current collection of cucked metrosexuals who carry "Say No To Racism" signs before their games. No wonder their country is under an Islamic and African invasion, they're merely representative of the German nation as a whole, unfortunately.
     
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    CrazyFinn -

    Thanks for that highly informative contribution to the discussion. Your keen observation of the obvious difference in ethnic composition of the German national team of 1982 to that of 2016 was truly ground-breaking. I don’t think anyone else on the planet possesses the perception and brains to notice such things. It’s just too bad that you undid all of that laborious, intellectually taxing “research” by posting the wrong photo of a team you supposedly follow. That was the starting lineup in a 1-1 friendly draw with Italy in 2013. The kit instantly announces that the photo is pre-2016. One would imagine that a genuine fan of the German national team wouldn’t make such an error. Oh well, looks like you are one of those bandwagon poseurs after all…

    This is the 2018 World Cup qualification tournament thread, correct? Yet the moment you stick your pimply nose in here you’re “wittily” referencing unrelated comments I made all the way back in 2012 and 2014.

    If you don’t have anything useful to say about the current qualifiers, do yourself - and everyone else - a favour and don’t say anything at all. Besides, I’m sure you have some colouring in to do or some Duplo to assemble…

    Anyway, let’s return to the subject of the qualifiers (while handily staying on the topic of idiots…).

    In the wake of the Socceroos’ meagre 2-1 home win over Thailand (which ensured that Australia missed out on an automatic finals berth - vituperatively commented upon by your humble correspondent four posts heretofore…) the following appeared in the letters section of the Daily Telegraph on Thursday, 7th of September:

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    Gympie’s Eric Palm is an aptly named wanker who epitomises much of what has gone wrong with the White race. Given the chance, I’m sure he’d be able to demonstrate that he epitomises everything which has gone wrong with the White race.
     
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    Considering this was a World Cup Qualifying match, what (or more accurately, (((whom)))) could possibly make Eric think that way? I mean, an African country has never won a World Cup and the last time a South American team won was Brazil in 2002. Since then, it's been either completely White or White-dominated teams that have won, namely, Italy, Spain, and Germany, in that order.

    By "Magic", I'm guessing he meant some form of voodoo?...otherwise, why not just forget "Magic" and use logic to bring in a bunch of Italians, Spanish or Germans instead? After all, it was those ethnicities that won the last three World Cups, not "Africans" or "South Americans". Of course, the (((DailyTelegraph))) out of probably hundreds of viewpoints to publish, chose his. "Funny", that.
     
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    I consider Greeks as white so that is why I see Turks and Albanians as white also.
     
  14. Jack Lambert

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    The final round of qualifiers starts at the end of this week!! Without frederic here anymore, I've missed a couple of our South American teams: Argentina and Uruguay. Uruguay is 2nd in the standings at 27 points, and Argentina is currently 5th at 24 points. If they stay in 5th, they'll just have an easy play-off against New Zealand.

    Uruguay started 10 whites and the mostly white Luis Suarez in their last matchup against Peru, finishing with 9 on the pitch.

    Argentina started 9 whites and 2 mestizos in their last match against Venezuela. Looking at the team's current squad, the keeper Romero is the only non-white on the team!

    So all and all, (hopefully!) two more great choices to cheer for next summer!

    In terms of other South American qualifying standings, Brazil has unfortunately been fare and away the best side in the qualifiers, having easily qualified for the finals. The other two teams in the top 5 are: Colombia (3 white starters - GK Ospina, RB Arias, and Midfielder James Rodriguez). As far as I could tell, they were the only three on the team. The 4th place team is Peru. They are of course made up of mostly blacks and mestizos, with the two backup Keepers and their starting RB comprising the team's white contingent. Chile is the 6th place team, and they are mostly mestizo.

    Rebajlo, in regards to your post on the Socceroos - ouch!! It kind of reminds of the pitiful United States performances in their last two matches against Honduras and Costa Rica. But at least Costa Rica are competent at football, and Honduras, to a point. But the United States should still kill anybody in our pathetic region aside from Mexico and Costa Rica. The USA shouldn't be challenged against the rest of those countries. They do have a young star in the making in Dortmund's Christian Pulisic.

    In regards to Germany, Thrashen is right. It's nearly impossible to tell who Loew will call up and play. The German roster is in flux, but its mostly white Confederations Cup winning team continues to get selected for the most part, which is a good thing. In their current 23-man roster, they've got only four minorities on the team, including Boateng, Rudiger, Emre Can, and Leroy Sane. I don't think any of them besides Boateng are going to be starters without injury, but with Loew, you never know. I'd prefer not to see Sane at all, as he's the only black attacker with a chance to make the WC roster at this point. In addition, there is no Sami Khedira or Mesut Ozil on the roster. As much as I'd like to think their time in the team is coming to an end, I know Loew will select them for the final WC roster as long as they can walk. In addition they've also got the white Albanian in Mustafi and Amin Younes on the roster, who's of Lebanese decent. I'd count him as white from the pictures I've seen of him. While I would prefer an actual German player, Younes is definitely better than Gundogan or one of those magical upside players who seem to be becoming more and more common in Germany's youth teams...

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    For their next two matches, I'd expect Germany to start 8-9 whites at the very least, given the players they have. I'm sure the time will come rather quickly when we won't be able to cheer for Germany any more, but it's nice to cheer them on for a while yet.

    A couple more rosters from those in qualifying position or playoff position...

    Sweden has two minorities on the team in fullback Martin Olsson, and foward Thelin.

    Northern Ireland has one black in Josh Magennis.

    From what I can tell, Wales has three minorities.

    "England" meanwhile, have only Eric Dier, Jordan Henderson, and Harry Kane as midfielders or fowards in terms of non-defensive or keeper white players.

    Spain are all-white besides Tiago.

    Great question indeed. Clearly this moron doesn't pay attention to the World Cup or the teams that win it whatsoever. Jerome Boateng is the only black player who's even contributed to a World Cup winning side since 2002! Yet this loser (and probably many like him) would like Australia's side filled up with refugees. Simply ridiculous.
     
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    Germany secured their World Cup spot today with a 3-1 win over Northern Ireland! The Germans started 10(!) whites and finished with 8 on the pitch. That's a team I could support if they stay that way for the World Cup. I'm hoping Khedira and Ozil have finally lost their spots as "anointed starters" by Loew. Midfielder Sebastian Rudy had an amazing goal less than two minutes into the game for the Germans - an incredible strike! German DWFs on message boards now want magical upside player Leroy Sane to start over Draxler. So far, Draxler has played well enough to keep his spot, and still has Loew's trust.

    Here's that Rudy goal I mentioned. https://streamable.com/jvk5l

    Northern Ireland's one goal was scored by black Josh Magennis of course...

    Elsewhere, England qualified for the World Cup with a late winner by Harry Kane. They started 6 whites in their match, finishing with 7 against all-white Slovenia.

    Scotland beat Slovakia with a late goal to get into pole position for the Playoff spot in Group F. They started 10 whites, and finished with 9, while Slovakia was all-white. Even Scotland has more than one black player now.

    Poland belted Armenia 6-1 and are now on the cusp of qualifying for the World Cup!! Unfortunately, Denmark (3 black starters) beat all-white Montenegro, and now look to have the playoff spot, as Montenegro play likely group winners Poland in their final match.

    Who'd have thought a few years ago that Germany would be the team with 10 whites in its starting lineup and a nation like Denmark with just 8?
     
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    All-white Iceland crushes the Muslim mystery meats of Turkey, 3-0. If they beat Kosovo in their next match, they officially qualify for the World Cup. They are, without question, the most inspiring international soccer team I've ever followed. They made Odin and Thor proud today!

     
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    Sweden expected to start 11 Nordic Whites today, making it the Whitest starting line-up in Western Europe I assume, apart from Iceland. Three blacks are in the squad though, but not good enough to start. It is funny that maybe the worst country has one of the Whitest teams. Journalists have been upset by the "lack of diversity" in the team.
     
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    I saw the German players celebrating after their first match of the U17 World Cup. Their star was a mustachioed Asian and their goalie seemed to be praying to Mecca. Of course, just because they are in the U17, or even U19, side doesn't mean they'll end up being stars but still it's not encouraging.

    Matuidi scored early for France against Bulgaria. I immediately switched over to the Dutch match. Speaking of the Dutch they are done no matter what happens in Belarus tonight. The Italians, who couldn't even beat Macedonia, will be in a playoff. It's hard to imagine a World Cup without Italy.
     
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    Thanks for the post on Iceland, Thrashen! I was going to post on them, but I couldn't get around to it. What an amazing win for Iceland. I have to agree with you, easily the most inspirational football team I've seen. All they have to do to directly qualify is beat Kosovo at home on Monday.

    Poland also punched their ticket to the World Cup today with a 4-2 thriller over Montenegro! An all-white team through! Denmark, starting 9 whites, gets the playoff spot for the group.

    Slovakia overtake Scotland and make the WC playoff!! Good news, as Slovakia is all-white, whereas Scotland finished with 2 blacks on the pitch.

    In a blast from the past, England started and finished with 8(!) English players on the pitch. That's where they should be every match, but it was nice to see. Harry Kane makes England dangerous, as he can score the big goals, which their previous black forwards like Sturridge and Sterling really couldn't do.

    Some good news: Russia beat South Korea 4-2 in a friendly. Russia has been bad recently, so it was nice to see them beat one of the best Asian teams.

    In a stunning upset, Switzerland started 9* whites (counting 2 Albanians) this includes 6 actual Swiss players!! Those 6 Swiss players got 4 of Switzerland's goals (the other coming from Granit Xhaka) in their 5-2 win over Hungary. That's a Swiss team I could cheer for.

    Germany is starting 9 whites today, another great showing for Die Mannschaft. Honestly, with the 4-5 minorities in the lineup right after the 2014 World Cup, I didn't expect to see such white German teams from the Confederations Cup through these last two international team cycles. Hopefully, the WC squad is similarly white. I think it can be; there are still a LOT of good German players coming up through the system, including young guys like Timo Werner, Julian Weigl, Julian Brandt, Niklas Sule, etc.

    Matra, I looked at the U17 scoresheet, and unfortunately, the Germans winner was scored by some high upside player. Although I don't think their GK, Luca Plogmann, is Muslim. I couldn't find any stories about it online; he seems like a white German player to me. The Germans started 9 whites, and finished with 8 in the match. The U19 side started 10 whites in their last match, a 7-1 drubbing of Northern Ireland. The U21s are easily the worst side, with all four minority players in the squad starting in their last match against Azerbaijan (again how's that in Europe?) The Germans did finish with 9 whites on the pitch. So overall, the German youth teams still have surprisingly white teams. I'd have thought they'd be closer to resembling Belgium or England's youth teams at this point.

    In South America, Argentina are in danger of not qualifying. Portugal must go through the playoff. It'd be crazy if there were a WC without Argentina (Messi), Ronaldo, and Italy.

    Uruguay started 9 whites in their last match, and remain in 2nd place and in great position to qualify for the World Cup.
     
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    I missed a young German player with some great potential, 22-year old midfielder Leon Goretzka. This guy's good. Watch this incredible goal he had today against Azerbaijan:

     
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    Some horrid misses by Sane in this vid that shows all the goals:
     
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    It's official: Iceland have qualified for the World Cup today with their 2-0 win against Kosovo!! It was great watching them qualify in front of their home fans. What an achievement for a country of less than 350,000 people. I hate to repeat Thrashen's post, but Iceland are the most inspiration football team I've seen and one of the most inspirational sports stories ever. A true accomplishment! They'll definitely be one of my favorite sides at the World Cup next summer!

    Elsewhere, Croatia beat Ukraine to make the playoff. I'm hoping Croatia may finally be able to put their star power together.

    All-white Serbia beats Georgia to punch their automatic World Cup spot in Group D!! In Group D, Ireland also beat Wales to get a playoff spot. They'll likely have two black starters, their GK and their RB.

    There is a big match tomorrow in Group B between Switzerland and Portugal. I don't care about Ronaldo, I hope "Portugal" is nowhere near the World Cup. I'll be cheering for the Swiss (or whomever is representing them tomorrow) against Portugal, and at least make them go the playoff route, where they can be beaten by a whiter team. I saw some highlights of "Portugal" and it's not Bruno Alves players, it's actual African players littering the pitch for "Portugal."

    Regarding the playoff, it isn't quite set yet, but it's looking like "preferred" teams to root for are: Italy, Croatia, Northern Ireland, Greece, Sweden, and Ireland. Portugal and Denmark will likely be the darkest teams in the playoffs. Just as long as Portugal doesn't go though, I'll be happy.

    I'm sure Rebajlo won't be too happy with Australia, who managed to draw mighty Syria in the 1st leg of their playoff... they had 10 white starters in the match. It's even worse because Syria played the game in Malaysia due to the civil war. Even though they suck, Australia still have an easy path the finals; they'll likely be playing Panama in the playoff.

    Also, @Heretic, nice "highlights" from Sane. Even the DWFs couldn't really say much, other than he "provides energy."
     
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    Unfortunately, Portugal go through to the World Cup with their 2-0 win today. They started 7 whites, finishing with 8; easily the whitest side they've put out in a while. That leaves the "Swiss" team in the playoffs.

    The 8 playoff teams are set, with Slovakia missing out due to the lowest point total of the 9 second placed teams. Out of these 8 teams, three of them are all-white, and hopefully they don't get matched up against each other. These three are: Italy, Croatia, and Greece. Sweden has put out an all-white starting XI its last two matches, finishing with 10 whites both times, and should be cheered for next if their lineup holds. Next, Northern Ireland will have 22 out of 23 white players on their roster for the playoff, but the lone black will be starting at striker for them.

    Finally, we get into the more muti-kulti teams in the playoff. Denmark started 9 whites* their last two matches, with two black wingers during each match. They also have a black CB sitting on the bench. Switzerland is easily the most multi-kulti team in the playoff. Ireland also started 9 whites, with one of the blacks being a keeper. While they technically have started between 8-9 whites, having 4-5 of those being being culturally alien Albanians makes the team a mess. On top of the blacks and the mestizo in the side, that doesn't leave a lot of room for actual Swiss players. Therefore, the Swiss are the team that should be rooted against in the playoff at all costs.

    * one of those whites is an Albanian, Riza Durmisi, who was filling in for an injured player. Just to clarify my stance, obviously, I would rather not have Albanians be on these Western national teams (especially in large numbers like with Switzerland), but, I'd rather have them be in the side over "higher upside" players like France, England and Belgium seem to have in large numbers. I definitely wouldn't cheer for a team like Switzerland over teams that have mostly home-grown players on them. But, in today's world, even a multi-kulti team like Switzerland would be much more preferable to a team like France (who started 3 whites today).

    So, for ranks of teams to cheer for in the European playoffs in terms of white players, for those who didn't want to read the analysis:

    A. Should cheer for: Italy, Croatia, Greece
    B. Cheer for if not playing a team from Group A: Sweden, Northern Ireland
    C. Teams that shouldn't be cheered for, especially if playing one of the two above tiers, but should be if they are playing Switzerland: Ireland, Denmark
    D. Switzerland (multi-kulti mess)
     
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    Bit harsh on Slovakia, especially as they conceded a late goal against Scotland that ended up costing them big time. They'd be a better team to have in Russia than Australians who struggle with Syria. Way too many non-European teams get in.

    Maybe the two Irelands will end up playing each other. I remember the extremely bitter atmosphere the night they played at Windsor Park in a crucial WC qualifier in 1993. I don't want to see that again.

    I'd heard the Swiss team was quite good but today against Portugal they were pretty lifeless. Maybe they don't care enough about their Swiss nationality?

    I see Messi has come through for Argentina.
     
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    to add salt into the DWF wound of “our” team missing out on the World Cup , it looks like there’s a chance 3of the 5 AFC slots could go to Islamic Arab counties (Morocco, Egypt, and Tunisia) and not even the true dark sub Saharan teams that suburban moms and homosexuals love to cheer on with all their hearts

    But who knows! It is 2017! Maybe Arab Muslims are the in teams to root for

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_FIFA_World_Cup_qualification_–_AFC_Third_Round
     

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