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Discussion in 'Pro Sports Discussion' started by Yankee151, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. Yankee151

    Yankee151 Tankee Stadium

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    Itching closer and closer, it seems.

    Fernandinho got called up to Scolari's squad for the March friendly. He deserves it with the form he's been in all season, I'm rooting for him.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/fo...azil-squad-race-World-Cup-places-hots-up.html

    Also, Falcao looks to have a better chance than originally thought. It'd be cray for him to come back from an ACL Tear and play for Colombia, but it'd be awesome to see.

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/radamel-falcao-world-cup-hopes-3138231
     
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  2. Snorky's Shame

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    Groups for 2014 World Cup

    Group A: Brazil, Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon
    Group B: Spain, Netherlands, Chile, Australia
    Group C: Colombia, Greece, Ivory Coast, Japan
    Group D: Uruguay, Costa Rica, England, Italy
    Group E: Switzerland, Ecuador, France, Honduras
    Group F: Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iran, Nigeria,
    Group G: Germany, Portugal, Ghana, United States
    Group H: Belgium, Algeria, Russia, South Korea

    Tournament Schedule
     
  3. Chase

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    The 2016 Euro draw is set for Sunday in France.

    Pot 1: Spain (holders), Germany, Netherlands, Italy, England, Portugal, Greece, Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Pot 2: Ukraine, Croatia, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Republic of Ireland
    Pot 3: Serbia, Turkey, Slovenia, Israel, Norway, Slovakia, Romania, Austria, Poland
    Pot 4: Montenegro, Armenia, Scotland, Finland, Latvia, Wales, Bulgaria, Estonia, Belarus
    Pot 5: Iceland, Northern Ireland, Albania, Lithuania, Moldova, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Cyprus
    Pot 6: Luxembourg, Kazakhstan, Liechtenstein, Faroe Islands, Malta, Andorra, San Marino, Gibraltar

    Pot 2 has a crazy amount of talent difference, will make it much more interesting. Spain/Belgium/Turkey group.
     
  4. Yankee151

    Yankee151 Tankee Stadium

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    Any word on the format?
     
  5. BIG EVIL

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    Group winners and runner ups will qualify directly as well as the top 3rd place team. Remaining 8 3rd place teams will have two-legged playoff for the last four spots.
     
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    :laughing: At a potential, Greece, Hungary, and Austria group.
     
  7. Snorky's Shame

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    Euro 2016 is the first tournament with 24 teams. Going to be a few new countries/countries who have been at a Euro for awhile in the tournament.
     
  8. Chase

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    Definitely will be watered down, but Gareth Bale needs to get in a big international tournament sooner or later.
     
  9. Yankee151

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    I like Iceland and Armenia's chances of making it if they don't get a group of death. They both fared well in 2014 qualifiers.
     
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  10. Snorky's Shame

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    I think the Group Stage will be a little bit more open seeing that 3rd in the group will more often than not advance to the knockout stage.
     
  11. Yankee151

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    Also downplays the significance of groups of death like 2012's Germany-Portugal-Netherlands-Denmark, to an extent. Though I guess the battle for 3rd would be a bit more heated.
     
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    I am going to take the time to enjoy the last World Cup before fox completely fucks up the tv coverage in 2018.
     
  13. goblue96

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    Always knew he was a fag.
     
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    The Stoke boards were saying that if Ryan Shawcross doesn't get an England call-up for the World Cup that he may accept a call-up for Wales for the Euros. Although he was on the England roster for two WC qualifiers, he didn't enter the match, so his only appearance was in a friendly that didn't cap tie him to England.
     
  16. Chase

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    Gibraltar draws Germany. Lawd.
     
  17. Chase

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    Greece with another easy draw in qualification.
     
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  18. Snorky's Shame

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    Group A: Netherlands, Czech Republic, Turkey, Latvia, Iceland, Kazakhstan

    Group B: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Belgium, Israel, Wales, Andorra, Cyprus

    Group C: Spain, Ukraine, Slovakia, Belarus, Macedonia, Luxembourg,

    Group D: Germany, Ireland, Poland, Scotland, Georgia, Gibraltar

    Group E: England, Switzerland, Slovenia, Estonia, Lithuania, San Marino

    Group F: Greece, Hungary, Romania, Finland, Northern Ireland, Faroe Islands

    Group G: Russia, Sweden, Austria, Montenegro, Moldova, Lichtenstein

    Group H: Italy, Croatia, Norway, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan, Malta

    Group I: Portugal, Denmark, Serbia Armenia, Albania, (France*)

    *France qualify automatically as hosts
     
  19. BIG EVIL

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    Most groups are pretty straightforward. Bart Scott for one of Scotland/Ireland missing out.
     
  20. Yankee151

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    Group I will probably cause Portugal trouble per usual
     

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