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ManiacalClown Landjager Since: 2.1.02 From: Houston, TX Since last post: 1160 days Last activity: 1159 days
AIM: # 21 Posted on 15.12.05 2308.50 | Instant Rating: 10.00 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 Boudin blanc Moderator Since: 2.1.02 From: Calgary, Alberta, Canada Since last post: 3 days Last activity: 3 days # 22 Posted on 16.12.05 0910.17 | Instant Rating: 8.08 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 Since: 2.1.02 From: The Silver Spring in the Land of Mary. Since last post: 14 days Last activity: 2 days # 23 Posted on 16.12.05 1152.24 | Instant Rating: 4.05 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. "You want to tempt the wrath of the whatever from high atop the thing?" --Toby, West Wing
Canard Cotechino Since: 25.7.05 From: England Since last post: 83 days Last activity: 2 days # 24 Posted on 16.12.05 1551.21 | Instant Rating: 5.00 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 Since: 2.1.02 From: Plymouth, UK Since last post: 7 days Last activity: 15 min. # 25 Posted on 16.12.05 1714.15 | Instant Rating: 5.28 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. Pages: Prev 1 2
A really exciting group of 16. Especially nice is the presence of Ghana and (The) Ukraine, who make the knockout round in their first ever World Cup experience.
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