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  • PAULPAUL    2,427 posts
    edited August 2017
    UAE have done Australia a big favour, beating Saudi Arabia 2-1 last night. A win against Japan tomorrow night and Australia would qualify with a game to spare (as Japan and Saudi Arabia play each other in the final game).

    STANDINGS
    1 Japan 17 (+9) - to play AUS (H), SA (A)
    2 Saudi Arabia 16 (+6) - to play JPN (H)
    3 Australia 16 (+6) - to play JPN (A), THA (H)
    4 UAE 13 (-2) - to play IRQ (A)
  • paraleticparaletic    3,052 posts
    If we lose against Japan but win against thai do we still qualify? I havent sat down and done the maths on this yet
  • TiversTivers    6,922 posts
    Yep. Assuming Japan beat or draw with SA.
  • PAULPAUL    2,427 posts
    edited August 2017
    However, if JPN do win tomorrow and qualify, there'd be little incentive for them to try too hard against SA. I wouldn't want to be relying on JPN to win or draw that game.

    If SA beats JPN, AUS would need to beat THA and also finish ahead of SA on GD. If SA and AUS finish equal on points & GD, SA would qualify ahead of AUS (based on H2H results).

    Hopefully, the Socceroos can at least get a point out of tomorrow's game and take this out of the equation.
  • PAULPAUL    2,427 posts
    edited August 2017
    PAUL said:

    If SA beats JPN, AUS would need to beat THA and also finish ahead of SA on GD. If SA and AUS finish equal on points and GD, SA would qualify ahead of AUS (based on H2H results).

    CORRECTION

    If equal on points and GD, SA would qualify ahead of AUS, due to more goals scored in this group stage (SA lead 16-14).

    If they finish with the same goals scored, the next tiebreaker is H2H results (AUS lead SA, with a 3-2 win here and a 2-2 draw there).

    TIE BREAKERS
    1 Points
    2 Goal difference
    3 Goals scored
    4 H2H record of tied teams
    5 GD in matches between tied teams
    6 Goals scored in matches between tied teams
    7 Away goals in matches between tied teams
    8 Fair play points (lose points for every yellow & red card)
    9 Drawing of lots by FIFA
  • ThunderstruckThunderstruck    2,042 posts
    Rolled 2 nil.

    :-q

    Bring back Guus!!
  • detonatordetonator    1,564 posts
    If the WCE are looking for a stats man, put your hat in the ring Paul.
    You are a stat machine !!!!
  • PAULPAUL    2,427 posts
    edited August 2017
    With Japan winning 2-0, the standings are:
    1 Japan 20 (+11)
    2 Saudi Arabia 16 (+6) 16 goals scored
    3 Australia 16 (+4) 14 goals scored

    The AUS v THA game will be played hours before the SA v JPN game.

    Scenarios for AUS to qualify on Tuesday:
    • If AUS win 1-0, 2-0, 2-1, 3-1 or 3-2, need SA to draw or lose;
    • If AUS win 3-0, need SA to win 1-0, to draw or lose;
    • If AUS win 4-0, need SA to win 1-0, 2-0, 2-1 or 3-2, to draw or lose;
    • If AUS win 4-1, need SA to win 1-0 or 2-1, to draw or lose;
    • If AUS draw, need SA to lose.

    If AUS loses, will have to playoff with the 3rd place side in Group A, with the winner to playoff with the 4th place side in the CONCACAF confederation.
  • PAULPAUL    2,427 posts
    edited August 2017
    PAUL said:

    If AUS loses, will have to playoff with the 3rd place side in Group A, with the winner to playoff with the 4th place side in the CONCACAF confederation.

    Actually if AUS loses, they could still be eliminated on Tuesday night if UAE beat Iraq by enough goals to overtake AUS on GD (currently a six goal difference). Highly unlikely, but you never know.
  • paraleticparaletic    3,052 posts
    Piss poor performance. Biggest liabilities are Smith and Kruse. Did u know that since 2014 Brad Smith has played more games for the national team than he has for his respective clubs? Its a bloody farce!

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  • PAULPAUL    2,427 posts
    Six changes to the starting eleven for tonight.

    Ryan, Wright, Sainsbury, Degenek, Gersbach, Leckie, Mooy, Milligan, Rogic, Cahill and Juric.
  • TiversTivers    6,922 posts
    When the ball hits our player in the head, 2m out from goal...... and we DONT score !
  • TiversTivers    6,922 posts
    This is pathetic.
    Pack it in now.
    Concentrate on 2022.
  • ThunderstruckThunderstruck    2,042 posts
    They are AVERAGE at best...
  • paraleticparaletic    3,052 posts
    edited September 2017
    Im a big fan of Mark Bosnich. he talks farking sense 100% of the time. Ange is a dickhead for changing formation all those months ago to the back 3. The only country that plays a back 3 is italy. They pluck the Juve back 3 and play them in the team. Its the only way it works. You need to be drilled and know exactly what the two other defenders are thinking and doing. If not you play a flat back 4 like every other country. Its cost us direct route to WC
  • PAULPAUL    2,427 posts
    OFC (Oceania)

    New Zealand beat Solomon Islands 8-3 (won 6-1 at home last Friday, drew 2-2 away tonight) and will playoff against 5th-placed South American team to qualify for World Cup, these matches scheduled between November 6-14.
  • PAULPAUL    2,427 posts
    edited September 2017
    AFC (Asia)

    Already qualified: Iran (1st, Group A) & Japan (1st, Group B)
    PAUL said:

    Scenario for AUS to qualify on Tuesday:
    • If AUS win 1-0, 2-0, 2-1, 3-1 or 3-2, need SA to draw or lose

    That didn't happen, Saudi Arabia beat Japan 1-0.

    South Korea also qualified last night, finishing 2nd in Group A, after drawing 0-0 away to Uzbekistan.

    Syria, after drawing 2-2 away to Iran, finish 3rd in Group A and will playoff against AUS (two-leg playoff to be played between October 5-10), with the winner to playoff with the 4th placed side from the CONCACAF confederation (two-leg playoff to be played between November 6-14).
  • PAULPAUL    2,427 posts
    edited September 2017
    8 teams have now qualified for the World Cup, the other 24 spots will be decided by November 14. 

    AFC (Asia)
    Qualified: Iran, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea 
    Two-leg playoff scheduled between October 5-10

    Australia and Syria to playoff with the winner to play inter-confederation playoff against 4th-placed CONCACAF team to qualify for World Cup. 

    CAF (Africa)
    Final two matches are on October 7 & November 6 

    Third-round qualifying, 4/6 matches completed
    Group A: Tunisia 10, Democratic Republic of the Congo 7, Guinea 3, Libya 3. 
    Group B: Nigeria 10, Zambia 7, Cameroon 3, Algeria 1.
    Group C: Ivory Coast 7, Morocco 6, Gabon 5, Mali 2.
    Group D: Burkina Faso 6, Cape Verde 6, Senegal 5, South Africa 4.
    Group E: Egypt 9, Uganda 7, Ghana 5, Congo 1.

    Top team from each group qualify for World Cup.

    CONCACAF (North & Central America/Caribbean)
    Qualified: Mexico 
    Next two matches are on October 6 & 10 

    5th-round qualifying, 8/10 matches completed
    Mexico 18, Costa Rica 15, Panama 10, USA 9, Honduras 9, Trinidad and Tobago 3.

    Top 3 teams qualify for World Cup.
    Fourth-placed team to play inter-confederation playoff against Australia or Syria to qualify for World Cup, scheduled between November 6-14. 

    CONMEDOL (South America) and OFC (Oceania) 
    Qualified: Brazil
    Next two matches are on October 5 & 10  

    Qualifying after 16/18 matches completed
    Brazil 37, Uruguay 27, Colombia 26, Peru 24, Argentina 24, Chile 23, Paraguay 21, Ecuador 20, Bolivia 13, Venezuela 8.

    Top 4 teams qualify for World Cup. 
    Fifth-placed team to playoff against New Zealand to qualify for World Cup, scheduled between November 6-14. 

    UEFA (Europe)
    Qualified: Russia (host nation), Belgium (Winner of Group H) 
    Next two matches are on between October 5-10 

    8/10 matches completed
    Group A: France 17, Sweden 16, Netherlands 13, Bulgaria 12, Luxembourg 5, Belarus 5. 
    Group B: Switzerland 24, Portugal 21, Hungary 10, Faroe Islands 8, Andorra 4, Latvia 3.
    Group C: Germany 24, Northern Ireland 19, Azerbaijan 10, Czech Republic 9, Norway 7, San Marino 0.
    Group D: Serbia 18, Wales 14, Ireland 13, Austria 9, Georgia 5, Moldova 2.
    Group E: Poland 19, Montenegro 16, Denmark 16, Romania 9, Armenia 6, Kazakhstan 2.
    Group F: England 20, Slovakia 15, Slovenia 14, Scotland 14, Lithuania 5, Malta 0.
    Group G: Spain 22, Italy 19, Albania 13, Israel 9, Macedonia 7, Liechtenstein 0.
    Group H: Belgium 22, Bosnia and Herzegovina 14, Greece 13, Cyprus 10, Estonia 8, Gibraltar 0. 
    Group I: Croatia 16, Iceland 16, Turkey 14, Ukraine 14, Finland 7, Kosovo 1.

    Top team from each group qualifies for World Cup. 
    The top 8 ranked runner-ups will play-off with the winner from each play-off qualifying for the World Cup, scheduled between November 9-14. 
  • TiversTivers    6,922 posts
    Quite frankly - I'm pretty happy we didn't get straight through.
    Don't deserve a spot in Finals, and will get flogged if we do get there.
    So these additional matches, especially the ones v Honduras / Panama et al at least add a bit of interest, and hopefully some good matches to watch.

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  • paraleticparaletic    3,052 posts
    Tim Cahill. Aussie icon, champion, legend. One of a kind.

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  • PAULPAUL    2,427 posts
    23 teams have now qualified for the World Cup, the other nine spots will be decided by November 14. 

    AFC (Asia) and CONCACAF (North & Central America/Caribbean)
    Qualified: Costa Rica, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Saudi Arabia and South Korea. 

    Australia v Honduras, winner to qualify for World Cup. 

    CAF (Africa)
    Qualified: Egypt and Nigeria. 

    Third-round qualifying, 5/6 matches completed (*4/6 completed)
    Group A: Tunisia 13, Democratic Republic of the Congo 10, Guinea 3, Libya 3. 
    Group B: Nigeria 13, Zambia 7, Cameroon 6, Algeria 1.
    Group C: Morocco 9, Ivory Coast 8, Gabon 5, Mali 3.
    Group D: Senegal 8*, Burkina Faso 6, Cape Verde 6, South Africa 4*.
    Group E: Egypt 12, Uganda 8, Ghana 6, Congo 1.

    Top team for each group qualifies for World Cup.

    CONMEDOL (South America) and OFC (Oceania) 
    Qualified: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay.

    Peru v New Zealand, winner to qualify for World Cup.

    UEFA (Europe)
    Qualified: Belgium, England, France, Germany, Iceland, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia and Spain.

    The top 8 ranked runner-ups from the group stage were: Croatia, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Sweden and Switzerland.  The draw for the playoffs are scheduled for October 17.  The four winners will qualify for the World Cup. 
  • TiversTivers    6,922 posts
    One missing from CONCACAF ?
    USA ?
  • TiversTivers    6,922 posts
    Oh...................... USA is OUT !!!

    Thought we played fifth, but see now it's fourth (Honduras)
  • PAULPAUL    2,427 posts
    Tivers said:

    Oh...................... USA is OUT !!!

    There was only one scenario that could have resulted in USA getting eliminated and it happened. Needed Honduras to beat previously undefeated Mexico (Honduras won 3-2), Panama to beat 2nd-placed Costa Rica (Panama won 2-1) and USA to lose to bottom-placed Trinidad and Tobago (Trinidad and Tobago won 2-1).
  • TiversTivers    6,922 posts
    Dead rubber dangers
  • TiversTivers    6,922 posts
    Would have been massive had it been the US we went up against next.

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  • PAULPAUL    2,427 posts
    edited October 2017
    PAUL said:

    UEFA (Europe)
    Qualified: Belgium, England, France, Germany, Iceland, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia and Spain.

    The top 8 ranked runner-ups from the group stage were: Croatia, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Sweden and Switzerland.  The draw for the playoffs are scheduled for October 17.  The four winners will qualify for the World Cup. 
    The playoffs have been drawn.

    Northern Ireland v Switzerland
    Croatia v Greece
    Denmark v Republic of Ireland
    Sweden v Italy
  • paraleticparaletic    3,052 posts
    If you had asked me before to take a 0-0 draw into the sydney game i would have bitten your hand off. But it must be said, we should have been going in with a 2 goal lead. Opportunity missed in a big way
  • SLIPPERGOLDENSLIPPERGOLDEN    5,644 posts
    Go Sweden! Probably the worst Italian team in my lifetime but knowing their luck they will still qualify. Northern Ireland were ripped off with that penalty but Switzerland appear the better team.
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