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).Avoid CONEMBOL and I think we're in
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.Join AFC to avoid 5th placed South American team...
Ok we did for a few WC's but you get the drift. If only Arnold could coach.
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.Wow so one of Portugal and Italy will miss and the European Champions will likely have to win away at Portugal to Qualify.