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So Interesting WC draw. Always painful looking at from the outside. 

A: Russia, Uruguay, Egypt, Saudi Arabia

B: Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran

C: France, Denmark, Peru, Australia

D: Argentina, Croatia, Iceland, Nigeria

E: Brazil, Switzerland, Serbia, Costa Rica

F: Germany, Mexico, Sweden, Korea Republic

G: Belgium, England, Panama, Tunisia

H: Poland, Colombia, Senegal, Japan

Groups are a bit more diluted compared to Euros, especially seeing some big guns miss out. Most groups are very open.

Edited by Argy

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Ya it sucks having watched it and not being there hurts. There are some really open groups, how could Greece not have beaten Croatia,thinking to myself that we could have landed in Group A and done damage. What a waste.. England again get another layup drawing Panama (worst team tournament) and Tunisia. What a joke.

 

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16 hours ago, Torontoblue said:

Not bad for guy who has only lived here for 7 yrs from Greece.  

I can also speak Japanese living there 10 yrs. 

how many languages can you speak fool

actually it IS very bad. poor you.

i speak 4, but what difference would that make? is that a measurement of intelligence? the pissing contest is how many languages you speak? is that how you measure success? 

now go be a good little boy and help the canadian economy grow, I can only imagine how you will achieve that with your great mastery of the language and we'll allow you to call the others........ fools, but one day you will find out the hard way, who the fool really is. enjoy!!

#thesecrettotheend

 

 

 

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On 12/1/2017 at 2:04 PM, Ellada2004 said:

Ya it sucks having watched it and not being there hurts. There are some really open groups, how could Greece not have beaten Croatia,thinking to myself that we could have landed in Group A and done damage. What a waste.. England again get another layup drawing Panama (worst team tournament) and Tunisia. What a joke.

 

yeah world cup tries to make it more of a mix rather than simply the best teams out there. If it was the best 32 teams I'd wager 25 would be from europe 5 from south america and the last 2 spots up for grabs.

netherlands, italy, turkey, greece, wales should all be there.

 

edit: that was knee jerk post 25 from europe might be on the high end lol.

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14 hours ago, georgelaz said:

yeah world cup tries to make it more of a mix rather than simply the best teams out there. If it was the best 32 teams I'd wager 25 would be from europe 5 from south america and the last 2 spots up for grabs.

netherlands, italy, turkey, greece, wales should all be there.

 

edit: that was knee jerk post 25 from europe might be on the high end lol.

Should be more teams from Europe there...now we get to watch Saudis, iran,Tunisia, Morroco and Panama a horrible side. This is no where near the quality of watching the Euros when it was a 16 team format.

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Can't blame them for giving an opportunity to grow the game internationally. It is important on the grand scale. 

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btw 

i hope skibbe realizes how important our next friendy games will be for our ranking. we are one of the best teams that was left our of the wc so it's quite certain we will play against wc teams that are sitting above us in the rankings. if we put out some good performances while they will be trying things for the wc we have a great chance to improve our ranking. 

yes integrate new players like hatzidiakos and charisis, refresh the squad and kick the κλικα out but these games are important for our future placement in the qualifying draws. same goes for the nations league which is much more important.

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Greece remained 47th after today’s release.

Next release will be February 15th. 

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It`s so easy top drop and really tough to climb back up. Greece is easily a top-30 team.

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The further removed from Euro 2016, the better are coefficient will become (considering we keep doing well)...

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Rose two places, to 45th. Just above Czech Republic, just under Montenegro. Egypt is in 43rd, so hopefully a win in our friendly will see us progress up the ladder, bit by bit.

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Some process is better than no progress. 

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Greece remain at 45, Congo and Bulgaria ahead of us is laughable. Hopefully we can get a result vs Switzerland who are 8th.

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Very flawed ranking system. We are easily top 30. 

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Posted (edited)

It has its flaws but it does not hide truths as well. Since October 2016, we have won 2 games vs Cyprus & Gibraltar so we can’t expect that much

Edited by Alphonse

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We are better than a lot of teams ahead of us and within that period we also drew Croatia, Belgium and Bosnia 2x, but point taken. 

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At the last release (April 12th, 2018) Greece gained one spot to #44.

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Group I in the World Cup will be the group of death for sure:  Netherlands, Chile Italy & Ghana, glad the Pirates missed that one.

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We have got to start getting results when the Nations cup begins and move up to at least 20th spot.

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