2018 World Cup Qualifying

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  1. Jack Lambert

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    I was actually thinking about posting on this. For how much blacks are supposedly superior athletes, they can't even get the majority of qualifying slots for their own continent!! They'll have to rely on France to carry the torch for the continent.
     
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    I forgot to post on the nations that qualified from South America. The two teams to root for are mostly-white Argentina and mostly white Uruguay. Brazil doesn't have a white starter this year, and they only have 3-4 whites total. Their team is comprised entirely of blacks, mestizos, Amerindians and everything in between. The only majority black team that made it was Colombia, who will like likely feature around 6 blacks, with the remaining five divided into 3 whites (attacking midfield James Rodriguez, keeper David Ospina, and FB Santiago Arias) and 2 mestizos. Peru is the 5th placed team, with an easy playoff against New Zealand to reach Russia. They've got one white starter, and the rest of the team is a mix of blacks, mestizos, and Amerindians. Needless to say, I hope New Zealand wins, but I'm not counting on it.
     
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    Playoffs set:

    Northern Ireland v Switzerland
    The somewhat Swiss team will be favourites but they were really lame in their last match. It's possible that because they just needed a draw in that match against Portugal that Switzerland were caught in two minds between defending and getting a goal and just couldn't adjust. Maybe they're better than they looked but if NI get a good result at Windsor Park they could "park the bus" in the 2nd leg and scrape out an ugly win.

    Croatia v Greece
    Croatia should win this one.

    Denmark v Rep. of Ireland
    I don't recall seeing any Danish matches but they're probably not as bad as Ireland who have had a weak side this entire decade.

    Sweden v Italy
    This is the most interesting match. OK, it is the only interesting match from a neutral perspective. The Italians are favourites but Sweden were the non-seeded team Italy would've preferred not to get - the others being the two Irelands and Greece. Playing at home in the first leg is probably good for Sweden.
     
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    Pretty good playoff seeds! I'm probably going to cheer for Northern Ireland, Croatia, Denmark, and Italy.

    In terms of the quality, I can see the Switzerland/Northern Ireland tie being really boring. Something like a 1-0 or a 2-1 result over two matches. Denmark and Ireland I could see having some goals, especially with Christian Ericksen in the Danish midfield. Like you said Matra, Croatia should beat Greece, but they've been constant underachievers. Either way, the Greeks will be bunkering down, so don't expect many goals. I'm hoping Italy beats Sweden, but the Italians have looked very unimpressive lately. Their manager, who's been under fire for questionable choice of tactics, will have to do something right against Sweden. If the side that barely beat Macedonia comes to play, the Swedes will be in the World Cup.

    From a caste perspective, all-white Italy is the team to cheer for, but if Sweden starts an all-white XI again, it wouldn't be too bad should the Italians' bad run continue. I'll be cheering for Italy, as Buffon is one of my favorite players. Northern Ireland (1 black out of 23) is a much better choice than the not-so Swiss team. Denmark and Ireland are a horse apiece with 2 non-whites per side. I'm going for Denmark because of Christian Ericksen, who will be nice to have as another high-profile white player in the World Cup. In the Crotia/Greece clash of all-white teams, I'm going with Croatia; even though their national side is known for underachieving, I'm hoping their star power will eventually make a winning side. Plus, the Greek brand of football is pretty bland and boring.
     
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    Croatia usually wait to the actual tournament (Euro, World Cup) itself before they underachieve! Greece have a history of, as you say, bunkering down, and it's certainly worked for them a few times but I still expect Croatia to go through.

    I'm also hoping Denmark beat Ireland. (As an aside, I thought Christian Ericksen was poor today against Real Madrid despite his team playing quite well).

    I neglected to mention the USA's stunning failure. This has to be the biggest disappointment for US Soccer in my life time. The Gold Cup is a joke and even a Copa America invitation - I don't know how that works - will get little publicity in the US, so it means at least 8 years between high profile tournaments. That has to hurt the popularity and/or recruiting of youngsters into the sport. Maybe it'll be just a bump in the road like USMNT's poor performance in 2006 after doing so well in 2002 but to me - an outside observer - this looks more serious. Anyway, let's say :wave: to the oft-repeated theory that the Hispanicization of America would lead to a World Cup winning soccer team.
     
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    Heretic -

    Ah, but what shapes the perceptions of the average malleable idiot? Let’s forget the direct influence of the anti-White media for a moment. How else do you believe that this Eric Palm dope arrived at his conclusion? Mind you, Palm’s vocabulary and syntax indicate that he is probably a teenager - at least, I hope he is, as such puerile “analysis” and “expression” would be downright embarrassing in an adult.

    People are far more influenced by what they repeatedly see every day than they are by occasional events - however technically significant - which diverge from that habitual norm.

    Why do you think I am always fuming about the high numbers of Negroes and other non-Whites spread across all clubs in the “big four” leagues, not just the various national champions, European Cup winners and perennial domestic and European contenders?

    International football is, by its very nature, fleeting - a handful of serious matches per year and a one-month tournament every two years - whereas each season of club football lasts approximately ten months and consequently forms the bulk of any fan’s “interaction” with the sport. It is therefore bizarrely “logical” that morons like Palm base their half-baked “theories” on the football they see on a daily basis, year in, year out.

    The Premier League is the most watched domestic competition on the planet and is without doubt the most watched domestic competition among viewers in the “Anglosphere”. So if that fuckstick Palm sees a pack of Negroes and South Americans (both non-White and White) in the starting lineups of the biggest Premier League clubs every week are you at all surprised that he makes such proclamations? His convictions are doubtlessly further reinforced when he watches Champions League giants Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and Juventus.

    Remember when I “controversially” persisted in drawing attention to the fact that not a single all-White team reached the knockout stage of the last World Cup instead of smugly announcing that such an uncomfortable truth was inconsequential because the trophy was won by a German team which was predominantly White and “only” featured a Negro, a Turk, an Arab, and an Albanian? Well, the lack of all-White teams in the latter stages of the last World Cup was glaringly apparent to the casual observer, who would quickly have drawn some inevitable conclusions. Sure, mostly White Germany beat Argentina in the final. The latter started three mestizos. The beaten semifinalists were the Netherlands (who started something like three Negroes in every game) and heavily non-White Brazil. Pricks like Palm tend to notice such things.

    How about Euro 2016? The final was contested between Portugal and France, so only ten of the twenty two starters were White. That’s even more ammunition for the Palm and his limp-dicked ilk.

    Jack -

    Both Australia and the United States have squandered the progress they made in the 1990s and early 2000s by subsequently using their domestic leagues as vehicles for “multicultural” (i.e. multiracial) social engineering.

    Since its inception in 2005, the A-League has been more concerned with signing tenth-rate South American and European “imports” in addition to filling its teams with Negroes, Arabs, and other non-White trash than producing White Australian talent. The proof (and c0ck) is in the national team pudding.

    The Socceroos peddle embarrassingly primitive football devoid of any semblance of skill or creativity. We don’t have anyone who can even pretend to badly masquerade as a playmaker. When they aren’t passing the ball backwards, the Socceroos’ woefully telegraphed “attacking play” consists of guileless attempts to bolt down the wings and swing in a basic cross in the hope that a “striker” somehow gets his empty head to it. The 37-year old half-Samoan Tim Cahill is still playing for Australia - and is the Socceroos’ most “reliable” goalscorer. That says it all. “Surprisingly” enough, both of Cahill’s soft goals in the second leg against Syria came from headers.

    The Socceroos’ defence is about as slow, flat-footed, and amateurish as it gets. The only thing worse is Andy Harper’s painfully try-hard, pseudo “intellectual” bullsh!t artistry in the commentary box. That and the half-time and post-match “analyses” provided by various studio panels of childishly biased Australian “experts” who somehow remain completely impervious to the hammer blows and nut shots of reality…
     
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    Great post as usual, Rebajlo. That Euro 2016 Final was the absolute worst possible outcome for us. The two least-white teams in the entire tournament in the Final, and Portugal's magical "athletes" manage to win even when white superstar Ronaldo was forced from the game. There was absolutely nothing good to salvage from Euro 2016 from a CF perspective.

    Unless something good happens, the next World Cup will be even worse. Look at the "favorites," France, Brazil, England, Germany, Belgium, maybe Argentina. Notice something about those teams? With the exception of Argentina and possibly Germany, each of the squads will start at least 4 non-whites (Belgium) with England possibly at just 5-6 whites, and France and Brazil with 0-3 whites. Germany will surely have more than three non-whites in their World Cup squad, unless injuries favor us for once. They'll also likely have a "new, skilled, athletic" black attacker playing a big role, whether as a starter over Draxler (about 50/50 right now) or as a "super-sub"in Leroy Sane. Throw in Boateng (a lock to start), and Loew's favorites Ozil and Khedira (who likely won't be benched if they are healthy) to possibly go with Turk midfielders Gundogan and Emre Can, and also ugly-looking "German" CB Antonio Rudiger (will likely be the 3rd CB). At a minimum, I see 7 non-whites in the squad, with 5-6 of them playing at one point or another. Suddenly, if this comes true, Germany really isn't an option for us to support, leaving us with very inconsistent Argentina as the whitest "major" champion threat out of six teams. Unless a team like Poland or Croatia surprise, (or the right people in Germany get injured) it could be a long World Cup.
     
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    Thanks for the compliment, Jack. You’ve done a splendid job of almost single-handedly keeping the soccer section ticking over.

    Things don’t look too good, do they. The Bundesliga is steadily becoming less White and less German and those factors are beginning to come home to roost in terms of national team squads. Khedira’s track record of physical fragility makes him a natural liability for tournament play but if he is fit in May I’m sure Low shall select him along with Ozil. Boateng is an undisputed starter and if Rudiger maintains a place in Chelsea’s eleven the German defence may start to resemble that of a Premier League club.

    Poland may currently be sixth in that absurd FIFA “ranking” but in reality they are nowhere near a top twenty side, let alone a top ten side. Manager Adam Nawalka is an amateur who can’t read a game or even react to what’s obviously happening on the field to save his life. The team is burdened by a lack of depth. Apart from Robert Lewandowski, Lukasz Piszczek, Kamil Glik, Jakub Blaszczykowski, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Piotr Zielinski, the injury-ravaged Arkadiusz Milik, and the goalkeepers, the remainder of any Polish squad is frighteningly substandard. And I mean frighteningly substandard…

    Milik has now sustained two serious injuries in the space of eleven months and I doubt he will ever return to optimum form. Social media poseur Krychowiak (whom I cannot abide) has been in a slump since he left Sevilla for Paris Saint-Germain and hasn’t exactly been starring while on loan to West Brom. Blaszczykowski will be thirty two in December and is also highly prone to injury. Piszczek ruptured knee ligaments during the 4-2 win against Montenegro at the beginning of this month and will most likely be out of action for the rest of the year.

    Any player who plies his, er, “trade” in the Polish Ekstraklasa is - and I do not jest when I say this - League One or Championship material at best. I almost piss myself whenever I see the likes of Michal Pazdan and Krzysztof Maczynski on the team sheet.

    Nawalka and Poland have benefitted from the diluted World Cup qualification format, the poor form of Denmark and Romania, and - more than anything - have been riding the coat tails of Lewandowski’s finishing. The finals, however, are an altogether different proposition…
     
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    The Croats look to be on their way to Russia.

    Northern Ireland lost 0-1 to Switzerland, thanks to a dodgy penalty, but the Swiss team were much better. I expect them to get at least a draw, probably a win, in the 2nd leg at home.

    The big story though for the playoffs thus far was today's result in Stockholm: Sweden 1 Italy 0. The Italians will probably squeak through though as they have so often done in past tournaments but it's not going to be easy. Maybe they should've selected Giovinco, currently playing in lowly MLS, as they don't seem to have much firepower or even imagination up front. It's kind of hard to imagine a World Cup without Italy.

    On Saturday it is Denmark hosting Ireland.
     
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    Swiss players with names like Admir Mehmedi, Breel Embolo, Ricardo Rodríguez, and Haris Seferovic will be at next year's World Cup. They beat NI 1-0 over two legs thanks to a disputed penalty. I don't think they'll go far in Russia.
     
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    Ireland 1 Denmark 4 with 15 minutes to go in Dublin. The fans are singing 'The Fields of Athenry" - ie. dwelling in the loserdom they seem to cherish as a part of their identity. Christian Eriksen has been fantastic scoring a hat-trick. The Danish team started with 9 whites, one black (Sisto of Celta Vigo, who's had a good match) and one mixed race player, who was substituted just before the fourth goal. Denmark has a relatively good team from a Caste perspective.
     
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    Good to hear about Eriksen and Denmark qualifying. I could use some good news after Italy failed to qualify for the first time since 1958. I always root hardest for Italy during the World Cup. A World Cup without them is heartbreaking. Hopefully some white stars emerge and Eriksen looks like one of the candidates. As most of you soccer guys know he is with Tottenham along with Harry Kane.
     
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    I agree. I am a big fan of Buffon, and it's heartbreaking for me to see his glorious international career end like it did. I was hoping he'd be able to ride off into the sunset with one last World Cup. It's a damn shame Italy didn't qualify, but their manager wasn't exactly very good. That still doesn't excuse it though. I root for Italy as well; they'll be missed next summer.
     
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    Yes, the goal Buffon conceded against Sweden in the 1st leg was a deflection he could do absolutely nothing about. He's always struck me as a good guy who is quick to shake the hands of opponents even after tough losses.

    I can't quite say the same about Daniele De Rossi, who also announced his international retirement. I still remember his ridiculous cheap shot on Brian McBride at the 2006 World Cup for which he was straight red-carded. In his last international on Friday he seemed to do something similar to a Swedish player. I didn't see the replay but he seemed to punch him but this time got away with it.

    So no Italy or the Netherlands. It's not quite as unusual to be without the Dutch as I remember them missing both World Cups in the 1980s - with Belgium kind of stepping into their place as is kind of happening today. At least back then the Belgian side, IIRC, was all not only Belgian but ethnically Flemish and Walloon with the exception of Enzo Sciffo, who was of Italian parentage, and I think there might've been a Polish guy.

    Getting back to the Italians it just occurred to me that they didn't make it out of their group at the last World Cup, though it was a tough one. They also didn't make it out of the group stage in South Africa either and now they haven't qualified at all. Perhaps there is some issue at the developmental level for Italy as this is starting to look like the new normal for them.
     
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    LOL

    They should wait until the end of the first round of the real World Cup that way England could join them just like the teams losing in Champions League playing for the Europa Cup.
     
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    The 32 teams are set for the "2018 World Cup Finals"...

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    Of the 32, how many are all-white?

    I believe it is only Poland, Iceland, Croatia, Russia, and Serbia.

    Teams like Sweden, Spain, Australia, and Denmark start 1-2 non-whites depending on the match.

    Germany could start between 2-4 non-whites.

    Teams like Belgium, England, and Switzerland generally start between 3-5 non-whites (I'm including all Muslims as non-white).

    The "betting favorites" are France, Brazil, and Germany.

    I'll be rooting hard for any of the all-white teams to hoist the trophy, preferably Iceland, the smallest nation (by population) to ever qualify for a WC Final. Rest assured that they'll be placed in the most difficult group...

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    Of the 32, how many are all-white?

    I believe it is only Poland, Iceland, Croatia, Russia, and Serbia.




    It's possible, though unlikely, that four of those five teams could all be in one group therefore eliminating two of them right away thus making the tournament even less white.

    The last qualifier was Peru who beat the New Zealand 'All-Whites'.

    Rebajlo's beloved Socceroos will also finally get their chance to shine on the world stage!
     
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    Checking out the time zones for World Cup matches from Russia. Not a good deal for the bars. Forget the West Coast where everything is early morning. Ugly stuff. At least on the East Coast the last match of the day will be around 1:00. So I expect the bars to be packed to the gills. Before that there are a lot of 10:00 AM matches but isn't that too early to start drinking for most folks? Or is that just a stupid question ha. Then again a lot of bars aren't open that early either. I wonder if the Irish pubs in New Haven and the bars in NYC will open that early? Cripes most of the first matches of the day start at 7:00 EST. So all in all these are not great times and will hurt the bars. Tape delay? This day and age that is tougher to pull off but these match times do pose some difficult questions for bar owners and public alike. See below for times.

    https://www.mlssoccer.com/2018-world-cup/schedule
     
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    It's possible, though unlikely, that four of those five teams could all be in one group therefore eliminating two of them right away thus making the tournament even less white.

    Not sure what I was thinking. You can't have four European countries in the same group.:drink9:
     
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    Fox picked the worst possible time to outbid ESPN for the World Cup rights. As you say the time zone isn't good for US TV. Then disaster of disasters the USMNT didn't qualify. But at least, they probably thought, they'd get good ratings in NY, Boston, Philly, California, and a couple of other places with big Italian and Irish populations. Oops, so much for that.
     

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