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#41 DuffMan

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Posted 01 April 2022 - 12:03 PM

England is a middle of the road Pot 1. We could have done worse for sure. What really matters is the Pot 3 and 4 teams we get.

Iran,  I'll take that!



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Posted 01 April 2022 - 12:04 PM

Holy Shit we got Iran from Pot 3.  HUGE!!!



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Posted 01 April 2022 - 12:05 PM

Holy Shit we got Iran from Pot 3.  HUGE!!!


That could be bad. If FIFA kicks them out as has been rumored, it would be Italy, right?



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Posted 01 April 2022 - 12:10 PM


That could be bad. If FIFA kicks them out as has been rumored, it would be Italy, right?

Mike I have not heard that?



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Posted 01 April 2022 - 12:10 PM

There are so many things about this that annoy me haha.

 

Do we really need to twirl the balls all around, then wait for them to settle every single time?  Clearly they were all coached to that.  I don't blame them but FIFA is really milking this.



#46 DuffMan

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Posted 01 April 2022 - 12:10 PM

Someone tell this guy how to correctly pronounce H!



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Posted 01 April 2022 - 12:14 PM


That could be bad. If FIFA kicks them out as has been rumored, it would be Italy, right?

FIFA let Qatar host, you really think they would kick out Iran?



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Posted 01 April 2022 - 12:16 PM

Wales, Scotland or Ukraine,  I'll take that.  Not bad



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Posted 01 April 2022 - 12:16 PM

Unfortunately we got a bad Pot 4 draw in the Euro play off



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Posted 01 April 2022 - 12:23 PM

So England, Iran, and the winner between Wales and Scotland/Ukraine.  Doable. We can get a result against all of these teams.

 

Poor Mexico. I think they drew what is the Group of Death. Argentina, Mexico, and Poland are tough outs. Saudi sucks but thats three quality teams.



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Posted 01 April 2022 - 12:36 PM

This actually is a decent draw. They advance and are paired with Group A which gives them a much more winnable knockout match.

 

All in all I'll take this.



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Posted 01 April 2022 - 12:46 PM

I didn't realize this was going to be Thanksgiving Week.  For the past few years I've started taking that whole week off since most of my lab takes Christmas week off and I actually like working that week because it's so quiet.

 

So yeah - much as it annoys me that they had to move it from summer that works out pretty perfectly for me!


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Posted 01 April 2022 - 01:20 PM

All of Scotland Wales and Ukraine are capable of beating us and advancing. Love having Iran in the mix though
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Posted 01 April 2022 - 01:42 PM

My soccer loving friend said that this is actually a bad break for USA. He said that Iran is a tough P3 team, but more importantly, they eliminated the chance of getting one of the worst P4 teams, and now they might get Wales, who's actually better than them.

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Posted 01 April 2022 - 01:48 PM

My soccer loving friend said that this is actually a bad break for USA. He said that Iran is a tough P3 team, but more importantly, they eliminated the chance of getting one of the worst P4 teams, and now they might get Wales, who's actually better than them.

Well shoot let's just forefit now and avoid the disappointment.


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#56 mweb08

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Posted 01 April 2022 - 01:49 PM

Well shoot let's just forefit now and avoid the disappointment.


Lol ok

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Posted 01 April 2022 - 02:10 PM

Mike I have not heard that?

 

https://www.yahoo.co...-100156519.html

 

In the letter, a copy of which was obtained by AFP Friday, it said that Iran had pledged to FIFA that it would end its policy of "gender apartheid" by allowing women to attend matches.

"But not only has Iran broken that promise by continuing to bar women from entering a stadium but women are beaten, abused and threatened," it added.

United for Navid said Iran "continues to ignore" FIFA's requests to show "basic adherence" to human rights.

 

They have banned Russia, so there is precedent. To all of us I'm sure, it would have made sense for them to ban Iran before the draw. But this is FIFA, so we do need to check our common sense at the door.

What I had read about Italy was far more speculative (and from an Italian based site, FWIW), based simply on them being the highest ranked team not in the pool. Of course with England plus Wales/Scotland/Ukraine already in Group B, they wouldn't put Italy there too...they'd have to make bigger changes to the draw.

IF they do eventually decide to ban Iran, it would probably make more sense to replace them with either Australia or UAE, depending on what happens in the play-in with Peru.



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Posted 01 April 2022 - 04:48 PM

In non-USA groups, I love that Ghana gets another chance at Uruguay 



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Posted 02 April 2022 - 06:41 AM

CBS Sports: World Cup draw 2022: USMNT draw England, Iran; Spain get Germany in group of death; Messi to face Lewandowski

https://www.cbssport...wandowski/live/



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Posted 02 April 2022 - 08:43 AM

Oh man, love Scotland and of course the US.  That would be a tough match for me to watch and would be totally neutral.  In fact I would probably root for a tie but will be happy for either team if they win.  Brutal.






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