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    Re: FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 - RUSSIA

    Quote Originally Posted by Grinch View Post
    Because they're all ex-Yu? What's so bad about it?
    Playing with teams that know you the best/have similar style + the risk of hooliganism which might be a problem, similar to one we have now with Italy (which has nothing to do with Italy but the federation) but on a larger scale. ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteshoes View Post
    On 25th July the draw of the groups of European qualification for the WC 2018 will be held.

    The pot allocation is based on the FIFA World ranking

    Pot 1


    Pot 2


    Pot 3


    Pot 4


    Pot 5


    Pot 6


    As we know the FIFA World Ranking is far away from being perfect, so there are some strange outcomes
    Romania & Wales (!) in Pot 1, two big teams & in Pot 2 (just like )
    I am also pretty surprised that Faroe Islands reached Pot 4, actually that is a damn huge success, however I have no idea how they made it They can say thank you to Greece I guess

    Maybe I will do my own just-for-fun draw in the next days
    And this is what the pots would look like if Elo ranking was used

    Pot 1


    Pot 2


    Pot 3


    Pot 4


    Pot 5


    Pot 6
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    Looks like the Elo Ranking is a much much better system. The FIFA ranking is too heavily influenced by the results of the last year or so.




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    Elo ranking was designed for chess rankings and serves to give the probability of one opponent beating another. The FIFA rankings appear to be made on random.org
     

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    We're in the same pot with Faroe Islands

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinchey View Post
    Playing with teams that know you the best/have similar style + the risk of hooliganism which might be a problem, similar to one we have now with Italy (which has nothing to do with Italy but the federation) but on a larger scale. ^^
    You're right but look at the bright side, you won't pay too much on flights and accomodation

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    This is what the groups can look like. Made a draw with random.org

    Group A
    Group B
    Group C
    Group D
    Group E
    Group F
    Group G
    Group H
    Group I


    This might be horrible for Serbia and Ireland, while Sweden, and also Italy(although they should be in Pot 1), could be lucky with that draw

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    Re: FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 - RUSSIA

    Quote Originally Posted by JamieBrown View Post
    This is what the groups can look like. Made a draw with random.org

    Group A


    This might be horrible for Serbia and Ireland, while Sweden, and also Italy(although they should be in Pot 1), could be lucky with that draw
    Participating in Eurovision wasn't enough for Australia, now they have plans to become big in European football I guess you meant

    I'd love Group G.. good perspectives for
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinchey View Post
    Worst possible scenario: ()
    Would be a fun group! I would just put San Marino, so at least all of us start with 6 points (even though that's never too sure with Macedonia)!

    My ideal group would be this:

    Wales
    Iceland
    Northern Ireland (or Albania)
    Faroe Islands
    Macedonia
    San Marino

    I wouldn't say no to something like this:
    England
    Bosnia Herzegovina
    Scotland
    Turkey (or Ireland)
    Macedonia
    Malta


    Worst scenario would be this:
    Spain
    France
    Poland
    Israel
    Macedonia
    Kazakhstan (or nobody from the pot)
    Isabella, LadyKiller and PashonFruit are Charlie's angels... and I'm Charlie!

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    My ideal group:



    Yea I want just for some enthusiasm, N.Ireland instead of could be nice too.

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    Why Albania is higher than Ireland and Turkey ?

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