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(10-07-2017 02:37 PM)mikado Wrote:  YEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!

2 0 away victory over Capo Verde from Senegal, now 2 points clear of Capo Verde, Burkina Faso, and 3 from South Africa, with 2 games to play against South Africa (including one to be replayed because of a corrupted referee who gave an inexistent penalty to them, and got banned for life). Just one win needed against South Africa and we will be back since 2002!!!


Hoping to get France again, and beat them again in Russia Smile

Senegal really lit up the world in 2002.. especially that 1st goal from papa diop against france and the one from henry camara against sweden. It will be good to have them back if they make it.
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(10-07-2017 02:47 PM)zigZag Wrote:  
(10-07-2017 02:37 PM)mikado Wrote:  YEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!

2 0 away victory over Capo Verde from Senegal, now 2 points clear of Capo Verde, Burkina Faso, and 3 from South Africa, with 2 games to play against South Africa (including one to be replayed because of a corrupted referee who gave an inexistent penalty to them, and got banned for life). Just one win needed against South Africa and we will be back since 2002!!!


Hoping to get France again, and beat them again in Russia Smile

Senegal really lit up the world in 2002.. especially that 1st goal from papa diop against france and the one from henry camara against sweden. It will be good to have them back if they make it.

Tell me about it!!!!


Still getting tears in the eyes whenever I watch either game on Youtube.

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I'm just fucking glad the US finally figured their shit out. I hope. My main reason I want them to qualify ASAP is if they don't they'll have to have a playoff in mid-November and that's right in the middle of MLS playoffs.

I can't have that. I'm a Toronto FC fan and TFC needs Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore at their best if we're gonna win the MLS cup this year. Extra games and travel and wear and tear and switching focus at exactly the wrong time. No good.

4-0 vs Panama. Good. Now hurry up and wreck Trinidad and Tobago so Mike and Jozy can come back to Toronto and focus on the playoffs.
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Can you imagine the news stories that will come out if the US makes the world cup in Russia if Russia faced the US? That would be epic especially having both Putin and Trump as leaders of the countries respectively.
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USA - Syria in the continental playoffs was a definite possibility. Right now it looks a lot more like Australia vs Panama, after the 1-1 Oz tie with Syria on the road.

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(10-07-2017 02:54 PM)Germanicus Wrote:  I'm just fucking glad the US finally figured their shit out. I hope. My main reason I want them to qualify ASAP is if they don't they'll have to have a playoff in mid-November and that's right in the middle of MLS playoffs.

I can't have that. I'm a Toronto FC fan and TFC needs Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore at their best if we're gonna win the MLS cup this year. Extra games and travel and wear and tear and switching focus at exactly the wrong time. No good.

4-0 vs Panama. Good. Now hurry up and wreck Trinidad and Tobago so Mike and Jozy can come back to Toronto and focus on the playoffs.

Maybe now USA fans will realize that we have 1 player like Pulisic and France / Germany etc have an entire roster full of them.

Even qualifying is a huge accomplishment seeing how the roster is stacked with MLS players.
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Wow.....this WC could set a record for the amount of "traditional" powers that fail to qualify.....not to mention the likes of Robben, Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi and who knows even Pogba and Mbappe could all be home come next June watching on TV.

In Europe:

The Netherlands is mathematically eliminated.

Italy is headed to a 2 leg playoff and they haven't looked that impressive vs other teams outside of being beaten by Spain both times.

With all their world class talent if France loses to Sweden on Wednesday they will also be headed to the playoffs.

European champs Portugal must beat Switzerland to qualify directly or they'll be forced into the playoffs.

In South America:

The biggest qualyfing shocker on earth is that Argentina with all their world class talent is on the verge of a colossal failure!!!

I'd have never in a million years saw this coming, they along with Brazil have FAR more talent than the rest of the continents teams.

A draw for them in Ecuador is probably still not enough for them to even get the 5th placed playoff seed. They have to win playng in the Andes mountains...it should be noted Ecuador beat Argentina 2-0 in Buenos Aires the last time they met.
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(10-07-2017 03:30 PM)Enoch Wrote:  Maybe now USA fans will realize that we have 1 player like Pulisic and France / Germany etc have an entire roster full of them.

Even qualifying is a huge accomplishment seeing how the roster is stacked with MLS players.

Don't be an MLS hater. Is it the Premiership or La Liga? No. Is it shit football? Also no. Is the US going to come anywhere close to winning the World Cup anytime soon? Of course not. But the level of play in MLS gets better every year-- both from increasingly talented locals and pulling in decent players from Europe and South America. And for all the quality players England have... well, it's 51 years since they won a WC and they routinely crap out in the quarter-finals, just like the US team. If they even make it that far.
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(10-07-2017 05:30 PM)Banna Wrote:  Wow.....this WC could set a record for the amount of "traditional" powers that fail to qualify.....not to mention the likes of Robben, Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi and who knows even Pogba and Mbappe could all be home come next June watching on TV.

In Europe:

The Netherlands is mathematically eliminated.

Italy is headed to a 2 leg playoff and they haven't looked that impressive vs other teams outside of being beaten by Spain both times.

With all their world class talent if France loses to Sweden on Wednesday they will also be headed to the playoffs.

European champs Portugal must beat Switzerland to qualify directly or they'll be forced into the playoffs.

In South America:

The biggest qualyfing shocker on earth is that Argentina with all their world class talent is on the verge of a colossal failure!!!

I'd have never in a million years saw this coming, they along with Brazil have FAR more talent than the rest of the continents teams.

A draw for them in Ecuador is probably still not enough for them to even get the 5th placed playoff seed. They have to win playng in the Andes mountains...it should be noted Ecuador beat Argentina 2-0 in Buenos Aires the last time they met.

You are right, last games will be interesting. But France will play Belarus tho, so that's an almost guarantee qualification. I think the play offs are also seeded. So probably Italy, Portugal/Switzerland, Croatia/Ukraine, Wales/Ireland will face North Ireland, Greece, Denmark or Scotland/Slovenia/Slovakia. A surprise is def possible, but still better than an open draw which could be Italy-Croatia for instance.

In South America its a very good possibility that Paraguay or Peru will take a spot from Chile, Colombia and/or Argentina.

In Africa Ivory Coast will also have a tough last game against Morocco.
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(10-07-2017 05:30 PM)Banna Wrote:  Wow.....this WC could set a record for the amount of "traditional" powers that fail to qualify.....not to mention the likes of Robben, Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi and who knows even Pogba and Mbappe could all be home come next June watching on TV.

In Europe:

The Netherlands is mathematically eliminated.

Italy is headed to a 2 leg playoff and they haven't looked that impressive vs other teams outside of being beaten by Spain both times.

With all their world class talent if France loses to Sweden on Wednesday they will also be headed to the playoffs.

European champs Portugal must beat Switzerland to qualify directly or they'll be forced into the playoffs.

In South America:

The biggest qualyfing shocker on earth is that Argentina with all their world class talent is on the verge of a colossal failure!!!

I'd have never in a million years saw this coming, they along with Brazil have FAR more talent than the rest of the continents teams.

A draw for them in Ecuador is probably still not enough for them to even get the 5th placed playoff seed. They have to win playng in the Andes mountains...it should be noted Ecuador beat Argentina 2-0 in Buenos Aires the last time they met.

If you're bad enough to lose to Ecuador at home, better stay home and avoid embarrassment against the big boys in Europe...

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Seems like no African side wants to qualify which is sad since England would have no bragging rights or reference points.
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(10-07-2017 10:17 PM)911 Wrote:  
(10-07-2017 05:30 PM)Banna Wrote:  Wow.....this WC could set a record for the amount of "traditional" powers that fail to qualify.....not to mention the likes of Robben, Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi and who knows even Pogba and Mbappe could all be home come next June watching on TV.

In Europe:

The Netherlands is mathematically eliminated.

Italy is headed to a 2 leg playoff and they haven't looked that impressive vs other teams outside of being beaten by Spain both times.

With all their world class talent if France loses to Sweden on Wednesday they will also be headed to the playoffs.

European champs Portugal must beat Switzerland to qualify directly or they'll be forced into the playoffs.

In South America:

The biggest qualyfing shocker on earth is that Argentina with all their world class talent is on the verge of a colossal failure!!!

I'd have never in a million years saw this coming, they along with Brazil have FAR more talent than the rest of the continents teams.

A draw for them in Ecuador is probably still not enough for them to even get the 5th placed playoff seed. They have to win playng in the Andes mountains...it should be noted Ecuador beat Argentina 2-0 in Buenos Aires the last time they met.

If you're bad enough to lose to Ecuador at home, better stay home and avoid embarrassment against the big boys in Europe...


A shame FC Barcelona is not a national team

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Qualified to World Cup so far:

Russia
Brazil
Iran
Japan
Mexico
Belgium
Korea
S.Arabia
Germany
England
Spain
Nigeria
CostaRica
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(10-07-2017 07:41 PM)Germanicus Wrote:  
(10-07-2017 03:30 PM)Enoch Wrote:  Maybe now USA fans will realize that we have 1 player like Pulisic and France / Germany etc have an entire roster full of them.

Even qualifying is a huge accomplishment seeing how the roster is stacked with MLS players.

Don't be an MLS hater. Is it the Premiership or La Liga? No. Is it shit football? Also no. Is the US going to come anywhere close to winning the World Cup anytime soon? Of course not. But the level of play in MLS gets better every year-- both from increasingly talented locals and pulling in decent players from Europe and South America. And for all the quality players England have... well, it's 51 years since they won a WC and they routinely crap out in the quarter-finals, just like the US team. If they even make it that far.

People who claim the US will take a while to make significant inroads into football are not seeing the picture.

USA is massive, has a large number of people who want to do sports and the increasing number of football players starting at a young age is crucial to future development.

Add in the massive sporting assets the USA has and you're looking at a giant in the making. They have money, infrastructure, a large number of youngsters, professional coaching centres, sports stadia up the ass and this injury scandal with traditional Football is going to impact big time on parents who don't want their kid to be mentally crippled before he is 30 or younger.

Its rich when European leagues bash the US for it when they rely on foreign talent themselves and allow multiple teams to spend in excess of £200,000,000 in one spending window with financial fair play rules in place and claim "nothing to see here".

Chinese, Arab, Russian and Asian consortiums are pushing their ill gotten gains into European clubs and through the banks in what I believe to be the biggest money laundering operation in history.

How are these "fans" claiming the US is shit is puzzling. I hope the US creates a league which will dominate the old empires.
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We're in!

I can't wait for our bi-annual fuck up at a major tournament

I hope Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland can all join the finals
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Scotland in hot pink and black - goodness gracious...

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(10-08-2017 08:22 AM)Foolsgo1d Wrote:  
(10-07-2017 07:41 PM)Germanicus Wrote:  
(10-07-2017 03:30 PM)Enoch Wrote:  Maybe now USA fans will realize that we have 1 player like Pulisic and France / Germany etc have an entire roster full of them.

Even qualifying is a huge accomplishment seeing how the roster is stacked with MLS players.

Don't be an MLS hater. Is it the Premiership or La Liga? No. Is it shit football? Also no. Is the US going to come anywhere close to winning the World Cup anytime soon? Of course not. But the level of play in MLS gets better every year-- both from increasingly talented locals and pulling in decent players from Europe and South America. And for all the quality players England have... well, it's 51 years since they won a WC and they routinely crap out in the quarter-finals, just like the US team. If they even make it that far.

People who claim the US will take a while to make significant inroads into football are not seeing the picture.

USA is massive, has a large number of people who want to do sports and the increasing number of football players starting at a young age is crucial to future development.

Add in the massive sporting assets the USA has and you're looking at a giant in the making. They have money, infrastructure, a large number of youngsters, professional coaching centres, sports stadia up the ass and this injury scandal with traditional Football is going to impact big time on parents who don't want their kid to be mentally crippled before he is 30 or younger.

Its rich when European leagues bash the US for it when they rely on foreign talent themselves and allow multiple teams to spend in excess of £200,000,000 in one spending window with financial fair play rules in place and claim "nothing to see here".

Chinese, Arab, Russian and Asian consortiums are pushing their ill gotten gains into European clubs and through the banks in what I believe to be the biggest money laundering operation in history.

How are these "fans" claiming the US is shit is puzzling. I hope the US creates a league which will dominate the old empires.

By this token, China will dominate world football. The US won't become a soccer superpower until their soccer culture becomes like their basketball culture, with kids playing all day in neighborhood yards, as opposed to spending their time getting driven in a van to suburbs across town. Parents like Pulisic's who understand what it takes are the exception.

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Looks like, Denmark and Scotland will finish 2nd in their group.


I hope, we catch one of them in playoff.
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(10-08-2017 11:49 AM)Rossi Wrote:  Looks like, Denmark and Scotland will finish 2nd in their group.


I hope, we catch one of them in playoff.

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Dream deid.....

Early results killed us.

Good luck Budslavic & the rest of the Slavic crew.
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(10-08-2017 12:30 PM)Renton1875 Wrote:  
(10-08-2017 11:49 AM)Rossi Wrote:  Looks like, Denmark and Scotland will finish 2nd in their group.


I hope, we catch one of them in playoff.

Fuckin Jonah!!

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Dream deid.....

Early results killed us.

Good luck Budslavic & the rest of the Slavic crew.

Started the group poorly, left ourselves with too much to do and ran out of steam in the end.

Still, signs of progress at least. Roll on the Euro qualifiers and hopefully a kind draw.
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I wish Scotland could have finished 2nd rather than Slovakia.
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The Slovakian player who scored the 2nd goal should have had a straight red on a charge that wasn't even called.

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Crazy scenes in Egypt after Salah scores winner on 95th winner. They're going to World Cup after 28 years.

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(10-08-2017 02:18 PM)Rossi Wrote:  I wish Scotland could have finished 2nd rather than Slovakia.

Scottish football is so overrated. Their team hadn't qualified for any major competition since 1998. Celtic is doing OK in Europe but they mostly rely on foreign players.
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(10-08-2017 06:42 PM)Gambler Wrote:  Scottish football is so overrated. Their team hadn't qualified for any major competition since 1998. Celtic is doing OK in Europe but they mostly rely on foreign players.

Do you know any Slovakian team doing ok in Europe? Because I don't mrgreen
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