Internationals November (World Cup Qualifiers)

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Do you agree with the idea that France shouldn't go back to the Stade de France?
I wish they would do it a bit more when we have games at home, for me I feel way more like it's a proper football stadium and with the crowd than the Stade de France.

I would also like to submit the idea of playing Kazakhstan 2-3 times a year, so Mbappe can pad his international stats a la CR7.
 
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Great performance from Wales, the only real disappointment being that Neco Williams was fecking immense, like the dippers need another wonderkid full back.
Was very good. I read that based on the latest predictions, Wales have moved past Scotland in terms of 'ranking' for the qualifiers and currently looking at a home tie. Scotland have Denmark next.

Can't find a list of predicted and ranked qualifiers anywhere though.
 

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Was very good. I read that based on the latest predictions, Wales have moved past Scotland in terms of 'ranking' for the qualifiers and currently looking at a home tie. Scotland have Denmark next.

Can't find a list of predicted and ranked qualifiers anywhere though.
As it currently stands:

Seeded

Serbia - 17 (GD+8) Away to Portugal in final match
Switzerland - 15 (GD+9) Home to Bulgaria in final match
Sweden - 15 (GD+7) Away to Spain in final match
Croatia - 14 (GD+12) Home to Russia in final match
Poland - 14 (GD+9) Home to Hungary in final match
Wales - 14 (GD+5) Home to Belgium in final match

Unseeded

Scotland - 14 (GD+5) Home to Denmark in final match
Turkey - 12 (GD+1) Away to Montenegro in final match
Finland - 11 (GD+2) Home to France in final match
North Macedonia - 9 (GD+1) Home to Iceland in final match
Austria - NL
Czech Republic - NL
 
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As it currently stands:

Seeded

Serbia - 17 (GD+8) Away to Portugal in final match
Switzerland - 15 (GD+9) Home to Bulgaria in final match
Sweden - 15 (GD+7) Away to Spain in final match
Croatia - 14 (GD+12) Home to Russia in final match
Poland - 14 (GD+9) Home to Hungary in final match
Wales - 14 (GD+5) Home to Belgium in final match

Unseeded

Scotland - 14 (GD+5) Home to Denmark in final match
Turkey - 12 (GD+1) Away to Montenegro in final match
Finland - 11 (GD+2) Home to France in final match
North Macedonia - 9 (GD+1) Home to Iceland in final match
Austria - NL
Czech Republic - NL
Cheers... and shit.

Looks like we'll need a draw against Belgium (hmmmm) or a very narrow loss and hope Scotland lose, Turkey don't won by a few. I can see Scotland having a good shot based on their recent form.

If we're outside the top 5, we better get Scotland/Turkey or we're fecked.
 

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Second behind Mbappe, obviously in my opinion though as this is one of the big debates in football today. I just think at the end of his career, Haaland will be remembered next to the likes of G. Muller or RvN (absolutely not a detractor from his ability btw), while Mbappe might genuinely match greatest of all time standard, which is a big shout. However, while Haaland is a better goalscorer with his ridiculous >1 goal per game ratio, Mbappe has the finishing and goal stats as well, along with pace greater than that of any player I’ve ever seen in 13 years of watching football to date and general all-round ability.
 

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Cheers... and shit.

Looks like we'll need a draw against Belgium (hmmmm) or a very narrow loss and hope Scotland lose, Turkey don't won by a few. I can see Scotland having a good shot based on their recent form.

If we're outside the top 5, we better get Scotland/Turkey or we're fecked.
I can’t see us beating Denmark. A draw at best but even that’s looking tough. Think it’s between ourselves, you guys and Turkey for that final seeded play-off spot.
 

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Norway will have no Haaland, Netherlands should win comfortably at home, no excuse for Netherlands.

Italy should also win away against Northern Ireland,they have no excuse for not beating an eliminated Northern Ireland.
I think they are lacking a quality goal scorer, Immobile has been very wasteful and Belotti has been lackluster lately, if they had Del Piero they would have massacred Switzerland in the away game that ended 0-0, they create tons of chances.

I hope Netherlands and Italy qualify directly, World Cups feel different without those two.
 
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I can’t see us beating Denmark. A draw at best but even that’s looking tough. Think it’s between ourselves, you guys and Turkey for that final seeded play-off spot.
A draw does you probably though and a good chance at home. We’ve got about a 5% chance of not losing.

I’d take a game against you now though… Better than the other options and a chance to right a wrong :mad: (not that I’m holding a grudge :) )
 

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Norway will have no Haaland, Netherlands should win comfortably at home, no excuse for Netherlands.

Italy should also win away against Northern Ireland,they have no excuse for not beating an eliminated Northern Ireland.
I think they are lacking a quality goal scorer, Immobile has been very wasteful and Belotti has been lackluster lately, if they had Del Piero they would have massacred Switzerland in the away game that ended 0-0, they create tons of chances.

I hope Netherlands and Italy qualify directly, World Cups feel different without those two.
No crowd, no Berghuis, no De Vrij, no Gakpo after crumbling against the might Montenegro 3 days earlier. It's going to be a tough match.
 

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Uefa really need to do something about the mis matches.

The likes of San Marino and Gibraltar are only there for shits and giggles.
 

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Uefa really need to do something about the mis matches.

The likes of San Marino and Gibraltar are only there for shits and giggles.
Don't the smaller nations in the Americas have pre qualifers? UEFA should implement that. Let Gibraltar and San Marino duke it out for one spot in the qualifiers.
 

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Don't the smaller nations in the Americas have pre qualifers? UEFA should implement that. Let Gibraltar and San Marino duke it out for one spot in the qualifiers.
They are pointless teams when put in with the elite.

France winning 8-0 against fecking Kazakhstan is a joke. European ??
 

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They are pointless teams when put in with the elite.

France winning 8-0 against fecking Kazakhstan is a joke. European ??
That scoreline isn't the norm for Kazakhstan though?
 

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tbf, Kazakhstan managed to get 2 draws vs. Ukraine home and away (which will probably cost them a play-off spot), drew away to Bosnia and only lost very narrowly to Finland in Helsinki.

Croatia-Russia , basically a cup-final for the top spot in that group about to begin.
 

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Russia with 0 shots on or off target after 70 minutes. :lol:

I assume this is proper parking the bus strategy but 20 minutes from qualfying directly for World cup which would be very good achievement given they're in Croatia's group.
 

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Russia with 0 shots on or off target after 70 minutes. :lol:

I assume this is proper parking the bus strategy but 20 minutes from qualfying directly for World cup which would be very good achievement given they're in Croatia's group.
Got one on target now, in their own goal though.
 

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They are pointless teams when put in with the elite.

France winning 8-0 against fecking Kazakhstan is a joke. European ??
Kazakhstan is bad, but yesterday scoreline was kinda an anomaly for them.
France scored very early, and was 100% clinical, probably the score would have been different had France not scored so early.

I still think that teams like San Marino, Gibraltar,Andorra,Malta, Feroe Islands,etc shouldn't be all in the qualifiers.

I hope UEFA changes the format for the next qualifiers as they will get more spots.
Just put all these rubbish teams in a pre-qualifiers stage like in CONCACAF.
 
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No idea. But results like that don't do anything for the sport
Which applies to every single results in isolation. A 0-0 or 1-0 also do nothing for the game on their own. Now if you pay attention to the game and Kazakhstan previous results, the obvious conclusion is that France played particularly well, didn't lose focus and were particularly clinical, it's comparable to what happened last year to Ukraine who lost 7-1 against France, yet the following games led to two draws.
 

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Which applies to every single results in isolation. A 0-0 or 1-0 also do nothing for the game on their own. Now if you pay attention to the game and Kazakhstan previous results, the obvious conclusion is that France played particularly well, didn't lose focus and were particularly clinical, it's comparable to what happened last year to Ukraine who lost 7-1 against France, yet the following games led to two draws.
You're taking my point out context. There are too many times shite teams that are Canon fodder. fecking sure the world champions should play well against a nothing team full of nobodies. Are you saying this was a freak and the Kazakhstan team will get a draw in the next game against France! :lol:

Kazakhstan will never qualify for a world Cup and may lose the majority of the games they play against mediocre opposition and will lose probably every game they ever play against France.

Them and other smaller nations shouldn't be in with bigger nations. Its pointless.
 

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You're taking my point out context. There are too many times shite teams that are Canon fodder. fecking sure the world champions should play well against a nothing team full of nobodies. Are you saying this was a freak and the Kazakhstan team will get a draw in the next game against France! :lol:

Kazakhstan will never qualify for a world Cup and may lose the majority of the games they play against mediocre opposition and will lose probably every game they ever play against France.

Them and other smaller nations shouldn't be in with bigger nations. Its pointless.
I'm not taking your point out of context, you used a poor example to further a point that could have merit without it. And yes it was most likely a freak result since it's not in line with Kazakhstan previous results and I have seen France draw a game against Luxembourg, so I'm not betting on them to beat any nation 100% of the time, especially not the likes of Kazakhstan, though I could be tempted with Andorra or San Marino.
 

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You're taking my point out context. There are too many times shite teams that are Canon fodder. fecking sure the world champions should play well against a nothing team full of nobodies. Are you saying this was a freak and the Kazakhstan team will get a draw in the next game against France! :lol:

Kazakhstan will never qualify for a world Cup and may lose the majority of the games they play against mediocre opposition and will lose probably every game they ever play against France.

Them and other smaller nations shouldn't be in with bigger nations. Its pointless.
Define smaller and bigger nations.
 

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Serbia the better team so far. They could do that.