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    World Cup qualifying draw

    From the BBC.

    Group 1 Portugal, Sweden, Denmark, Hungary, Albania, Malta

    Group 2 Greece, Israel, Switzerland, Moldova, Latvia, Luxembourg

    Group 3 Czech Republic, Poland, NORTHERN IRELAND, Slovakia, Slovenia, San Marino

    Group 4 Germany, Russia, Finland, WALES, Azerbaijan, Liechtenstein

    Group 5 Spain, Turkey, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Armenia, Estonia

    Group 6 Croatia, ENGLAND, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Andorra

    Group 7 France, Romania, Serbia, Lithuania, Austria, Faroe Islands

    Group 8 Italy, Bulgaria, Republic of Ireland, Cyprus, Georgia, Montenegro

    Group 9 Holland, SCOTLAND, Norway, FYR Macedonia, Iceland


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    World Cup 2010

    So, the qualifying draw has been made for the next International football tournament that anyone actually cares about...

    European Groups
    Portugal, Sweden, Denmark, Hungary, Albania, Malta
    Greece, Israel, Switzerland, Moldova, Latvia, Luxembourg
    Czech Republic, Poland, NORTHERN IRELAND, Slovakia, Slovenia, San Marino
    Germany, Russia, Finland, WALES, Azerbaijan, Liechtenstein
    Spain, Turkey, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Armenia, Estonia
    Croatia, ENGLAND, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Andorra
    France, ROMANIA, Serbia, Lithuania, Austria, Faroe Islands
    Italy, Bulgaria, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND, Cyprus, Georgia, Montenegro
    Holland, SCOTLAND, NORWAY, FYR Macedonia, Iceland


    Not a good draw for England, with our record of going anywhere east of the Berlin Wall. If we don't get the right man, another DNQ could quite happily be heading our way...

    Asian Groups
    AUSTRALIA, Iraq, Qatar, China
    Oman, Thailand, Bahrain, Japan
    North Korea, Jordan, Turkmenistan, South Korea
    Lebanon, Singapore, Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia
    Syria, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Iran


    I can't decide whether I'm looking forward to the resumption of hosilities between the two Koreas, or Australia crashing out without a stream of excuses about referees and anti-Oceanian bias. The only thing that would make it better would be New Zealand winning the OFC/AFC playoff, but that's probably pushing it.

    Someone can post CONCACAF/CONMEBOL/CAF here if there's anyone who cares.
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    Not too bad a group for us either. Obviously we have the World Chaps but there very beatable imo. Cyprus again too!
    Wouldn't mind being in Group 2 or 7 mind you.
    Hopeful our new management will bring in the young guy and make an attempt at qualifying for this. Last too campaigns were cat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup View Post

    European Groups
    Portugal, Sweden, Denmark, Hungary, Albania, Malta
    Greece, Israel, Switzerland, Moldova, Latvia, Luxembourg
    Czech Republic, Poland, NORTHERN IRELAND, Slovakia, Slovenia, San Marino
    Germany, Russia, Finland, WALES, Azerbaijan, Liechtenstein
    Spain, Turkey, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Armenia, Estonia
    Croatia, ENGLAND, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Andorra
    France, ROMANIA, Serbia, Lithuania, Austria, Faroe Islands
    Italy, Bulgaria, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND, Cyprus, Georgia, Montenegro
    Holland, SCOTLAND, NORWAY, FYR Macedonia, Iceland

    That's better.
    As I said in the English Soccer thread not the worst of group's for us


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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post

    Group 9 Holland, SCOTLAND, Norway, FYR Macedonia, Iceland
    Fair chance of top two here.

    Group two is just ridiculous. Latvia have a fair chance of making it through to the play-offs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter View Post
    That's better.
    As I said in the English Soccer thread not the worst of group's for us
    I think it's an utterly foul draw for you, to be honest. Every last one of those away trips is going to be immensely difficult - Italy and Bulgaria for obvious reasons, you don't need any more news about Cyprus, Georgia were good enough to account for Scotland, and Montenegro are by far and away the best of the Pot 6 teams, having only become a FIFA member this year.

    Don't give you any more than a 10% chance of getting through that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes View Post
    Group two is just ridiculous. Latvia have a fair chance of making it through to the play-offs.
    That was always going to happen with Greece as one of the top seeds really.

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    Group 1: Cameroon, Cape Verde Islands, Tanzania, Mauritius.
    Group 2: Guinea, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Kenya.
    Group 3: Angola, Benin, Uganda, Niger.
    Group 4: Nigeria, South Africa, Equatorial Guinea, Sierra Leone.
    Group 5: Ghana, Libya, Gabon, Lesotho.
    Group 6: Liberia, Algeria, Senegal, Gambia.
    Group 7: Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Botswana, Madagascar.
    Group 8: Morocco, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Mauritania.
    Group 9: Burkina Faso, Tunisia, Seychelles.
    Group 10: Mali, Congo, Sudan, Chad.
    Group 11: Togo, Eritrea, Zambia, Swaziland.
    Group 12: Egypt, Congo DR, Malawi, Djibouti.

    African groups. Presuming there's some sort of play-offs after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Baconator View Post
    That was always going to happen with Greece as one of the top seeds really.
    The issue is how bad the other sides are:

    Israel and Switzerland are ranked 9 and 8 respectively in their pots - net result is a complete lack of strong sides!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Baconator View Post
    Group 1: Cameroon, Cape Verde Islands, Tanzania, Mauritius.
    Group 2: Guinea, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Kenya.
    Group 3: Angola, Benin, Uganda, Niger.
    Group 4: Nigeria, South Africa, Equatorial Guinea, Sierra Leone.
    Group 5: Ghana, Libya, Gabon, Lesotho.
    Group 6: Liberia, Algeria, Senegal, Gambia.
    Group 7: Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Botswana, Madagascar.
    Group 8: Morocco, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Mauritania.
    Group 9: Burkina Faso, Tunisia, Seychelles.
    Group 10: Mali, Congo, Sudan, Chad.
    Group 11: Togo, Eritrea, Zambia, Swaziland.
    Group 12: Egypt, Congo DR, Malawi, Djibouti.

    African groups. Presuming there's some sort of play-offs after that.
    12 winners through, plus 8 best runners up.

    Then five groups of four with the winners qualifying for 2010 (unless South Africa reach that stage in which case their matches don't count for WC Qualifying, but only towards qualifying for the African Cup of Nations...)

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    Decent group for Romania, acceptable group for Scotland.
    Or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamee999 View Post
    Decent group for Romania
    Dunno so much, myself. Serbia are possibly the strongest team from pot 3 & obviously the French are no mugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamee999 View Post
    Decent group for Romania, acceptable group for Scotland.
    Romania will never get past the Foroyar...

    Good group for the Faroes, can see an upset against Austria or Lithuania at home- visiting sides never come to terms with the fog, the wind and the driving rain. Problem is away from home they tend to degenerate into 6-0 punchbags.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    From the BBC.

    Group 1 Portugal, Sweden, Denmark, Hungary, Albania, Malta

    Group 2 Greece, Israel, Switzerland, Moldova, Latvia, Luxembourg

    Group 3 Czech Republic, Poland, NORTHERN IRELAND, Slovakia, Slovenia, San Marino

    Group 4 Germany, Russia, Finland, WALES, Azerbaijan, Liechtenstein

    Group 5 Spain, Turkey, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Armenia, Estonia

    Group 6 Croatia, ENGLAND, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Andorra

    Group 7 France, Romania, Serbia, Lithuania, Austria, Faroe Islands

    Group 8 Italy, Bulgaria, Republic of Ireland, Cyprus, Georgia, Montenegro

    Group 9 Holland, SCOTLAND, Norway, FYR Macedonia, Iceland


    Bloody Croatia again! Could've been worse, I suppose, but could've been lot better too.
    Does one team qualify from each group?
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    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter View Post
    That's better.
    As I said in the English Soccer thread not the worst of group's for us
    Indeed.

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