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ManiacalClown Landjager Level: 64 Posts: 876/932 EXP: 2133773 For next: 80336 Since: 2.1.02 From: Houston, TX Since last post: 1493 days Last activity: 1492 days
AIM: # 21 Posted on 15.12.05 2308.50 Reposted on: 15.12.12 2310.38 Originally posted by Zeruel Originally posted by Deputy Marshall I just wanted to note that host countries automatically qualify for the finals True for now. For those that haven't heard, FIFA is making the host qualify for the 2010 cup and on. I have not heard this and can't find the story anywhere. Link?
The Goon Banger Moderator Level: 98 Posts: 1372/2505 EXP: 9402620 For next: 251767 Since: 2.1.02 From: Calgary, Alberta, Canada Since last post: 4 days Last activity: 2 days # 22 Posted on 16.12.05 0910.17 Reposted on: 16.12.12 0911.00 No, I think the new rule is that the defending champion has to qualify. The host country still gets in. I sure hope so, anyway. I'm planning to head to South Africa in 2010, and it wouldn't be as much fun without Bafana Bafana to cheer for.
Zeruel Thirty Millionth Hit Moderator Level: 135 Posts: 2871/5283 EXP: 28797255 For next: 537826 Since: 2.1.02 From: The Silver Spring in the Land of Mary. Since last post: 9 days Last activity: 1 day # 23 Posted on 16.12.05 1152.24 Reposted on: 16.12.12 1152.41 Originally posted by The Goon No, I think the new rule is that the defending champion has to qualify. The host country still gets in. I sure hope so, anyway. I'm planning to head to South Africa in 2010, and it wouldn't be as much fun without Bafana Bafana to cheer for. Yeah, that's what I get for doing two things at once. Defending champ has to qualify.
Canard Cotechino Level: 23 Posts: 13/94 EXP: 59930 For next: 7794 Since: 25.7.05 From: England Since last post: 201 days Last activity: 3 days # 24 Posted on 16.12.05 1551.21 Reposted on: 16.12.12 1551.25 Originally posted by Zeruel Yeah, that's what I get for doing two things at once. Defending champ has to qualify. I think that's already happening. I'm pretty sure Brazil were in the South American qualifying tournament these past two years even though they were the 2002 champs.
Spank E Bockwurst Level: 52 Posts: 189/570 EXP: 1020580 For next: 63268 Since: 2.1.02 From: Plymouth, UK Since last post: 5 days Last activity: 2 days # 25 Posted on 16.12.05 1714.15 Reposted on: 16.12.12 1714.18 The defending champions must qualify rule did lead to a nice bit of irony for the next World Cup, what with the final of the last tournament being Brazil and Germany. I had a little chuckle at that. Looking at the groups, I'd say the only struggle England face in their group is Sweden. Hopefully, we'll already be through to the next round before we play them, seeing how we ALWAYS seem to struggle against Sweden in major tournaments. I'll be happy with a semi-final finish, to be honest.
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