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Re: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2022, 09:23:05 PM »
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Re: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2022, 09:48:28 PM »
I have Spain backed to win it since the Euros. I think their posession football in the extreme conditions will be effective in tiring teams out.

Will it be that hot in November?
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Re: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2022, 09:53:18 PM »
Southgate is one jammy cnut. The draw is a gift. They did their best to f it up in Russia and still stumbled into a SF ffs. Some shit teams there. Time for world qualifying to get the actual best 32 teams. The euros to be honest are better even with 24 teams

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Re: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2022, 09:53:58 PM »
I have Spain backed to win it since the Euros. I think their posession football in the extreme conditions will be effective in tiring teams out.

Will it be that hot in November?



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Re: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2022, 09:57:29 PM »
Southgate is one jammy cnut. The draw is a gift. They did their best to f it up in Russia and still stumbled into a SF ffs. Some shit teams there. Time for world qualifying to get the actual best 32 teams. The euros to be honest are better even with 24 teams

They’re not jammy. For the past decade they’ve significantly better at football than 95% of countries, and a bit better than half of what’s remaining.

Which means that second seeds are all clearly weaker than them. Third seeds are also rans against them. Fourth seeds might as well not show up.

As a result, just about any draw for them in a seeded competition is going to come out monstrously in their favour.

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Re: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2022, 10:58:12 PM »
No harm but I don't think Spain, Portugal or Brazil would say the draw is monstrously in their favour and they have actually won tournaments.  England have got a massive slice of luck with this draw.
I do agree though that they've improved massively in recent years under Southgate.  Thankfully they didn't go for the jugglar against the Italians in the euro final or we'd be talking about the current European champions!!

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Re: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2022, 11:14:14 PM »
Should have bate Croatia in semi and lost a Nation cup final also, they aren’t great individuals they are a decent team though…

It won’t matter, it’s who they possibly meet in the knockout stages
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Re: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2022, 11:27:29 PM »
England got the handiest second seed, the toughest fourth seed, and a middle of the road third seed.

Their draw was neither lucky nor unlucky. Maybe just looks a bit softer for having missed out on a second seed heavyweight. No idea how the US are ranked 15th, their presence amongst the second seeds seems to skew things a bit. But it's also not as if there were many standouts in pots 3 or 4 that might have replaced them. Loads of muck in this competition. Still love it, though.
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Re: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2022, 12:03:49 AM »
No harm but I don't think Spain, Portugal or Brazil would say the draw is monstrously in their favour and they have actually won tournaments.  England have got a massive slice of luck with this draw.
I do agree though that they've improved massively in recent years under Southgate.  Thankfully they didn't go for the jugglar against the Italians in the euro final or we'd be talking about the current European champions!!

England would be between 1/2 and unbackable favourites in a match against every single team in pots 2, 3 and 4, with the exception of Germany.

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Re: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2022, 12:16:37 AM »
Draw probably a bit meh due to the move from 24 to 32. Also a few places undecided
The World Cup has had 32 teams since 1998?!

Ah just ignore me lol. Gettin mixed up with the euros which increases next time round? Im away for a drink 😃
The Euros went from 16 to 24 in 2016 I think. Does it increase again?

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Re: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2022, 01:11:42 AM »
i feel like a lot of groups outside the top seeds look close

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Re: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2022, 01:20:23 AM »
I have Spain backed to win it since the Euros. I think their posession football in the extreme conditions will be effective in tiring teams out.

Will it be that hot in November?




i would love global qualifying  it be interesting see ireland  having to play a match in Bolivia imagine Ireland playing USA in a qualifier it be a great trip for some people  but it would probably too hard logistically to have teams like cook islands come to Europe.  you would would probably have to have the weaker teams stay in regions then when 80 is left have a global qualifying tournament.

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Re: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2022, 04:51:49 AM »
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Re: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
« Reply #28 on: June 26, 2022, 07:53:58 AM »
On Group B, did Wales qualify?
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Re: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
« Reply #29 on: June 26, 2022, 07:55:29 AM »
Unfortunately yes