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Ireland v France

Portugal v Bosnia

Greece v Ukraine

Russia v Slovenia

 

 

Think the seedings had anything to do with FIFA wanting to make sure Ronaldo makes it to the World Cup? The good news for Bosnia is that Portugal has played lousy at home during the qualifying.

 

I think the Irish got the raw end of things but as erratic as France has been they still have a shot.

 

Greece and Ukraine should be an interesting battle.

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We now know the 32 teams that will be playing in South Africa next summer:

 

Australia

Japan

North Korea

South Korea

 

Algeria

Cameroon

Ghana

Ivory Coast

Nigeria

South Africa

 

Honduras

Mexico

USA

 

Argentina

Brazil

Chile

Paraguay

Uruguay

 

New Zealand

 

Denmark

England

France

Germany

Greece

Holland

Italy

Portugal

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Switzerland

 

Last night in the playoffs, Ireland were flat out robbed by France as Thierry Henry handled the ball twice before passing to Gallas to score the crucial goal in extra time. But the likes of Platini and Blatter will love it. Also a shock that Russia were knocked out by Slovenia.

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Last night in the playoffs, Ireland were flat out robbed by France as Thierry Henry handled the ball twice before passing to Gallas to score the crucial goal in extra time. But the likes of Platini and Blatter will love it. Also a shock that Russia were knocked out by Slovenia.

 

 

i'm glad slovenia got in. now former yugoslavia has two representatives. although i think that serbia will advance much further than slovenia will

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The French are a bunch of dirty cheaters and flat out robbed the Irish. I swear the refs had to be in on that also, based on the post match comments.

 

 

Well at least Henry admitted it was a handball and that the fair thing to do would be to replay the match, even thought that won't happen. That one is on the refs, like Henry said, he knows it was a handball but it's not his job to call the game, he kept playing like anyone else would have.

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Last night in the playoffs, Ireland were flat out robbed by France as Thierry Henry handled the ball twice before passing to Gallas to score the crucial goal in extra time. But the likes of Platini and Blatter will love it. Also a shock that Russia were knocked out by Slovenia.

 

 

i'm glad slovenia got in. now former yugoslavia has two representatives. although i think that serbia will advance much further than slovenia will

 

Didn't Yugoslavia become Serbia & Montenegro which has then broken down into 2 seperate nations of Serbia and Montenegro?

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Last night in the playoffs, Ireland were flat out robbed by France as Thierry Henry handled the ball twice before passing to Gallas to score the crucial goal in extra time. But the likes of Platini and Blatter will love it. Also a shock that Russia were knocked out by Slovenia.

 

 

i'm glad slovenia got in. now former yugoslavia has two representatives. although i think that serbia will advance much further than slovenia will

 

Didn't Yugoslavia become Serbia & Montenegro which has then broken down into 2 seperate nations of Serbia and Montenegro?

You are correct sir but before that Slovania also used to be part of Yugoslavia.

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Last night in the playoffs, Ireland were flat out robbed by France as Thierry Henry handled the ball twice before passing to Gallas to score the crucial goal in extra time. But the likes of Platini and Blatter will love it. Also a shock that Russia were knocked out by Slovenia.

 

 

i'm glad slovenia got in. now former yugoslavia has two representatives. although i think that serbia will advance much further than slovenia will

 

Didn't Yugoslavia become Serbia & Montenegro which has then broken down into 2 seperate nations of Serbia and Montenegro?

 

the socialist republic of yugoslavia consisted of 6 countries. serbia, montenegro, slovenia, croatia, macedonia, and bosnia. it also consisted of 2 provinces kosovo and vojvodina. after 1992 bosnia, slovenia, croatia, and macedonia seceded and became independent states. so serbia and montenegro kept the name of yugoslavia until 2002. now serbia and montengro are separate as well, as is the province of kosovo which declared independence in 1999.

 

yugoslavia used to be one of the most prominent sports nations in the world during its existence for over 50 years. it was ranked #1 in basketball for several years, top 5 in soccer for several years, and even hosted the 1984 olympics. there is a famous quote about yugoslavia and its development of great basketball players: "The Canadians invented it, the Yugoslavs perfected it."

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World Cup Draw

 

 

I dont think a bad draw for the US. 2nd in the group would be reasonable. Brazil may have the toughest group of the top seeds.

 

 

slovenia and england are both better than the US. they won't make it out of the group stage...again. France probably has the easiest group but they've been inconsistent so it might be challenging for them.

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World Cup Draw

 

 

I dont think a bad draw for the US. 2nd in the group would be reasonable. Brazil may have the toughest group of the top seeds.

 

 

slovenia and england are both better than the US. they won't make it out of the group stage...again. France probably has the easiest group but they've been inconsistent so it might be challenging for them.

 

Slovenia better than the US ... OOOOKKKK. It will be a huge disappointment if the US don't advance out of group with the draw they got. Slovenia was arguably one of the weakest teams out of that pot and Algeria is a joke. In fact, outside of France's group it is the weakest draw IMO.

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World Cup Draw

 

 

I dont think a bad draw for the US. 2nd in the group would be reasonable. Brazil may have the toughest group of the top seeds.

 

 

slovenia and england are both better than the US. they won't make it out of the group stage...again. France probably has the easiest group but they've been inconsistent so it might be challenging for them.

 

Slovenia better than the US ... OOOOKKKK. It will be a huge disappointment if the US don't advance out of group with the draw they got. Slovenia was arguably one of the weakest teams out of that pot and Algeria is a joke. In fact, outside of France's group it is the weakest draw IMO.

 

I agree. Slovenia is lucky to be in the World Cup. Now granted it wouldnt surprise me if the US choked against one of the weaker teams but on paper you cant say Slovenia is a better team.

 

As for France...I think they must have naked pictures of Sepp Blatter with a donkey or something because they have had a path to the finals practically paved for them by FIFA. From unfair seedings to hand balls to easiest draw...this team didnt deserve to get through qualifying much less in to the WC.

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I was gutted to see that England got such an easy draw. I support whoever plays England anyway, but I have extra incentive with Maurice Edu and DaMarcus Beasley being American and Madjid Bougherra being Algerian. The sooner England go out the better.

 

Looking forward to the Brazil-Portugal-Ivory Coast matches.

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World Cup Draw

 

 

I dont think a bad draw for the US. 2nd in the group would be reasonable. Brazil may have the toughest group of the top seeds.

 

 

slovenia and england are both better than the US. they won't make it out of the group stage...again. France probably has the easiest group but they've been inconsistent so it might be challenging for them.

 

Slovenia better than the US ... OOOOKKKK. It will be a huge disappointment if the US don't advance out of group with the draw they got. Slovenia was arguably one of the weakest teams out of that pot and Algeria is a joke. In fact, outside of France's group it is the weakest draw IMO.

 

we'll see. if slovenia got to play 3rd world latin countries they'd qualify for the world cup every time just like the united states. still i hope the US and slovenia advance from that group because i just can't stand rooney and england.

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