World Cup 2022 FIFA World Cup (Qualifiers) - On Optus, Kayo, 10 and YouTube

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banzai

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Avoid CONEMBOL and I think we're in
FIFA are now saying the playoff matches are likely to be 1 leg held at a neutral venue. Makes it much more of a lottery and we would have to win the Asian playoff first ( The Asian playoff is definitely a 1 off game at a neutral venue).

edit: Its now confirmed the playoffs are 1 leg games at neutral venues.
 
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Oh dear. One of Italy or Portugal will miss the WC after being drawn on the same path (new Nations League format that no one understands)

Scotland and Wales on the same path (Scotland v Ukraine, Wales v Austria). Sweden and Russia in path B
 

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Wow so one of Portugal and Italy will miss and the European Champions will likely have to win away at Portugal to Qualify.
 

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Ok we did for a few WC's but you get the drift. If only Arnold could coach.
I don't rate Arnold at all but, also, we just don't have the players and, ultimately, aren't good enough to qualify. It really is sad that after the golden generation and with the rapid increase in popularity of the sport in this country, you'd think the national team would go forwards but we're going backwards at the rate of knots. There's not exactly much elite talent coming through the ranks either.
 

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Wow so one of Portugal and Italy will miss and the European Champions will likely have to win away at Portugal to Qualify.
Italy have drawn in quite a few of their recent games. Spain then England in the Euros. Bulgaria, Switzerland twice, Northern Ireland in the WC qualifying.

I assume the format in these playoffs will be 90 minutes plus 30 minutes extra time if required then penalties.
 

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