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World Cup 2018

by just some bloke » 15 Jul 2014 01:09

Kicks off less than a year from now, with a round-robin, single-venue Oceania preliminary tournament taking place between 8-16 June 2015. Participating teams will be American Samoa, Cook Islands, Samoa and Tonga. This happens before the preliminary draw in St Petersburg on July 15, a year from today.

In total, 208 teams are eligible to take place to join the hosts Russia. There are some embryonic plans to have 40 teams complete in 8 groups of 5, which is probably unlikely to happen.

So, a little early to say the least but, any predictions?

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World Cup 2018

by just some bloke » 15 Jul 2014 01:10

Kicks off less than a year from now, with a round-robin, single-venue Oceania preliminary tournament taking place between 8-16 June 2015. Participating teams will be American Samoa, Cook Islands, Samoa and Tonga. This happens before the preliminary draw in St Petersburg on July 15, a year from today.

In total, 208 teams are eligible to take place to join the hosts Russia. There are some embryonic plans to have 40 teams complete in 8 groups of 5, which is probably unlikely to happen.

So, a little early to say the least but, any predictions?

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Re: World Cup 2018

by Ouroboros » 15 Jul 2014 01:54

Christ, can you imagine how many dead rubbers there would be if there were 10 games to be played in every world cup group? What a terrible idea.

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Re: World Cup 2018

by LUX » 15 Jul 2014 08:56

got to be Tonga. Good at the back, fast on the break. Plus they invented the tattoo.

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Re: World Cup 2018

by Hendo » 15 Jul 2014 11:05

Surely if it was 8 groups of 5 then it would be 8 games and not 10.

Unless the teams want to play with themselves?


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Re: World Cup 2018

by Platypuss » 15 Jul 2014 12:21

Hendo wrote:Surely if it was 8 groups of 5 then it would be 8 games and not 10.

Unless the teams want to play with themselves?


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by Sutekh » 15 Jul 2014 12:34

Not before time IMO. Smaller groups and less games, give some dates back to the calendar for proper domestic football and/or less time away from clubs. Of course it won't happen as even if you do get smaller groups they're talking of filling up the remaining dates with that stupid "friendly league" idea.

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Re: World Cup 2018

by Ouroboros » 15 Jul 2014 13:15

Sutekh wrote:Not before time IMO. Smaller groups and less games, give some dates back to the calendar for proper domestic football .


Erm, I may have misunderstood but I'm pretty sure the 8 groups of 5 proposal would be for the World Cup proper as opposed to Uefa qualfication?

In which case it is larger groups and more games.

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Re: World Cup 2018

by Platypuss » 15 Jul 2014 15:33

Ouroboros wrote:
Sutekh wrote:Not before time IMO. Smaller groups and less games, give some dates back to the calendar for proper domestic football .


Erm, I may have misunderstood but I'm pretty sure the 8 groups of 5 proposal would be for the World Cup proper as opposed to Uefa qualfication?

In which case it is larger groups and more games.


But if more teams qualify for the finals wouldn't there therefore be fewer qualifying games needed?


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Re: World Cup 2018

by Hendo » 15 Jul 2014 15:55

Platypuss wrote:
Hendo wrote:Surely if it was 8 groups of 5 then it would be 8 games and not 10.

Unless the teams want to play with themselves?


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Yeah, I think I have got myself a bit confused here as well.

Was thinking of only from 1 teams perspective and that there would be "Home and Away" games ..... :oops:

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Re: World Cup 2018

by Royal Ginger » 15 Jul 2014 19:57

I'm backing American Samoa. After their 31-0 defeat to Australia in 2001 and their 15-0 defeat to Vanuatu in 2010, i really feel they have something to prove.

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Re: World Cup 2018

by peterroyal76 » 16 Jul 2014 08:38

Royal Ginger wrote:I'm backing American Samoa. After their 31-0 defeat to Australia in 2001 and their 15-0 defeat to Vanuatu in 2010, i really feel they have something to prove.


To be fair they were unlucky, against the Aussies if that throw at 19-0 had gone the other way who knows what would of happened?

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Re: World Cup 2018

by From Despair To Where? » 16 Jul 2014 08:49

American Samoa. The only national football association with the balls to select a transgender player.


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Re: World Cup 2018

by LUX » 16 Jul 2014 09:04

nope, Ronaldo was the first.

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Re: World Cup 2018

by frimmers3 » 17 Jul 2014 06:39

The Genie granted me one wish."Can I live forever"? I asked."Sorry,no can do" came the reply."Well can I die the next time England win the world cup"?

"Crafty bastard" he replied.

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Re: World Cup 2018

by Mr.Swainey » 17 Jul 2014 12:08

Kicks off less than a year from now, with a round-robin, single-venue Oceania preliminary tournament taking place between 8-16 June 2015. Participating teams will be American Samoa, Cook Islands, Samoa and Tonga. This happens before the preliminary draw in St Petersburg on July 15, a year from today.

In total, 208 teams are eligible to take place to join the hosts Russia. There are some embryonic plans to have 40 teams complete in 8 groups of 5, which is probably unlikely to happen.

So, a little early to say the least but, any predictions?

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Re: World Cup 2018

by genome » 17 Jul 2014 12:21

LUX wrote:got to be Tonga. Good at the back, fast on the break. Plus they invented the tattoo.


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Re: World Cup 2018

by just some bloke » 17 Jul 2014 13:17

From Despair To Where? wrote:American Samoa. The only national football association with the balls to select a transgender player.


Have you also read this?

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It is a football obscurantists wet dream.

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Re: World Cup 2018

by Brum Royal » 17 Jul 2014 14:07

Is that a similar book to "Up Pohnpei" with the two English guys who go out to coach the tiny Pacific island nation?

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Re: World Cup 2018

by paultheroyal » 17 Jul 2014 22:30

2018 World Cup will be held in England

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