World Cup 2018 - the qualification group draw

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    World Cup 2018 - the qualification group draw

    Post  daib0 on Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:01 am



    These pots could lead to some very interesting groups...
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    Re: World Cup 2018 - the qualification group draw

    Post  Admin on Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:44 am

    Thats us fucked then
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    Re: World Cup 2018 - the qualification group draw

    Post  SemiOldIron on Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:20 am

    Presumably the pots are what you put the bungs in....
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    Re: World Cup 2018 - the qualification group draw

    Post  daib0 on Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:50 am


    For comparison - if this was a European Championship draw (which uses UEFA's ranking system [not FIFA's]), the groups would be:

    Pot 1: Germany, France, Spain, Netherlands, England, Portugal, Belgium, Italy, Croatia

    Pot 2: Switzerland, Bosnia, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Slovakia, Romania

    Pot 3: Hungary, Greece, Poland, Iceland, Ireland, Turkey, Norway, Slovenia, Israel

    Pot 4: Wales, Scotland, Serbia, Montenegro, Northern Ireland, Bulgaria, Armenia, Albania, Estonia

    Pot 5: Finland, Lithuania, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Latvia, Belarus, Cyprus, Georgia, Macedonia

    Pot 6: Liechtenstein, Faroe Islands, Luxembourg, Kazakhstan, Malta, Andorra, San Marino, (Gibraltar)


    The question is - how can the two systems produce such different pots (19 [that’s 37% of] teams are in different pots under the UEFA calculation compared to the FIFA one)?
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    Re: World Cup 2018 - the qualification group draw

    Post  Tony P on Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:04 am

    How on earth can England be seeded higher than Italy?
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    Re: World Cup 2018 - the qualification group draw

    Post  daib0 on Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:14 am

    Tony P wrote:How on earth can England be seeded higher than Italy?

    And look how many teams are beneath the Faroe Islands!!
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    Re: World Cup 2018 - the qualification group draw

    Post  Campo on Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:41 pm

    daib0 wrote:
    For comparison - if this was a European Championship draw (which uses UEFA's ranking system [not FIFA's]), the groups would be:

    Pot 1: Germany, France, Spain, Netherlands, England, Portugal, Belgium, Italy, Croatia

    Pot 2: Switzerland, Bosnia, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Slovakia, Romania

    Pot 3: Hungary, Greece, Poland, Iceland, Ireland, Turkey, Norway, Slovenia, Israel

    Pot 4: Wales, Scotland, Serbia, Montenegro, Northern Ireland, Bulgaria, Armenia, Albania, Estonia

    Pot 5: Finland, Lithuania, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Latvia, Belarus, Cyprus, Georgia, Macedonia

    Pot 6: Liechtenstein, Faroe Islands, Luxembourg, Kazakhstan, Malta, Andorra, San Marino, (Gibraltar)


    The question is - how can the two systems produce such different pots (19 [that’s 37% of] teams are in different pots under the UEFA calculation compared to the FIFA one)?


    So the Taffy lot go from pot 1 (FIFA)
    to pot 4 (UEFA)
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    Re: World Cup 2018 - the qualification group draw

    Post  westhamonkey on Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:21 am



    How about we drop all the Wimbledon-esque seeding bollix and just put all the teams in a hat and pull 'em out one at a time?

    Cos the system is designed to weed out the 'smaller' countries and leaves the top teams in the quarter and semi finals with one of a small group of expected teams winning the whole thing.

    Put it all down to chance and have a final between the Faroes and Andorra...
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    Re: World Cup 2018 - the qualification group draw

    Post  alfiehammer on Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:03 am

    SemiOldIron wrote:PPresumably the pots are what you put the bungs in....


    Absolutely amazing muttley

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