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Jimi Hendrix

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Looks like there have been very serious incidents involving extreme right radicals in the Austria Wien-Ath. Bilbao match. Quite sad to see football used once again by radicals as a platform to demonstrate their stupidity.
 

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The qualifying draw for Euro 2012 is today. The pots:

Pot One: Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, England, Croatia, Portugal, France, Russia

Pot Two: Greece, Czech Republic, Sweden, Switzerland, Serbia, Turkey, Denmark, Slovakia, Romania

Pot Three: Israel, Bulgaria, Finland, Norway, Republic of Ireland, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Pot Four: Slovenia, Latvia, Hungary, Lithuania, Belarus, Belgium, Wales, FYR Macedonia, Cyprus

Pot Five: Montenegro, Albania, Estonia, Georgia, Moldova, Iceland, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Liechtenstein

Pot Six: Azerbaijan, Luxembourg, Malta, Faroe Islands, Andorra, San Marino
 

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Sweden!

And Netherlands, I have to see that game.
 
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Group H: Portugal, Denmark, Norway, Cyprus & Iceland.

Given Norway's amount of good games after getting the new coach (Egil Olsen), I'm actually confident we'll advance.
 
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The full results of today's draw.

UEFA 2012 Qualifiers Website

Euro 2012 Qualifying Draw:

GROUP A: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Austria, Turkey, Germany

GROUP B: Andorra, Armenia, Macedonia, Republic of Ireland, Slovakia, Russia

GROUP C: Faroe Islands, Estonia, Slovenia, Northern Ireland, Serbia, Italy

GROUP D: Luxembourg, Albania, Belarus, Bosnia, Romania, France

GROUP E: San Marino, Moldova, Hungary, Finland, Sweden, Netherlands

GROUP F: Malta, Georgia, Latvia, Israel, Greece, Croatia

GROUP G: Montenegro, Wales, Bulgaria, Switzerland, England

GROUP H: Iceland, Cyprus, Norway, Denmark, Portugal

GROUP I: Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Scotland, Czech Republic, Spain

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The road to the finals kicks off in September 2010 and runs through to October 2011.

There are 14 places available alongside the co-hosts Poland and Ukraine for the tournament which runs from 8 June to 1 July, 2012.

? BBC Sport

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Well, Im confident that Northern Ireland should come through Group C ok, besides Italy there is no one else that really stands out as big name
 

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FIFA World Rankings Teams Feb 2010

1 Spain
2 Brazil
3 Netherlands
4 Italy
5 Portugal
6 Germany
7 France
8 Argentina
9 England
10 Egypt
11 Croatia
12 Greece
13 Russia
14 USA
15 Nigeria
16 Chile
17 Mexico
18 Switzerland
19 Serbia
20 Cameroon

European Teams' World Rankings Top 21 to 100
24 Ukraine
25 Czech Republic
26 Denmark
27 Israel
30 Bulgaria
32 Norway
33 Slovenia
36 Slovakia
37 Republic of Ireland
38 Romania
40 Northern Ireland
42 Turkey
43 Sweden
46 Scotland
48 Bosnia-Herzegovina
49 Latvia
52 Hungary
54 Finland
57 Poland
61 Austria
62 Lithuania
66 Belgium
68 Cyprus
72 Montenegro
75 Uzbekistan
76 Wales
80 Belarus
94 Iceland
96 Moldova
97 Albania

* * *

FIFA World Rankings ? Feb 2010

Well the rankings are what they are, believe them or not they are only indicative anyway. :rolleyes:

I think that within a confederation, in this case UEFA, Europe, the rankings are probably about right. Across confederations, is more problematic for me.

If you don?t like the ranking system & algorithm that FIFA uses, complain to them! :p
 

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And that's different order from UEFA coefficients:

Rank - Previous rank - Team - Total points

1 1 Spain 26506
2 3 Netherlands 24693
3 2 Germany 24617
4 9 Russia 23751
5 6 Croatia 23702
6 5 England 23269
7 4 Italy 22996
8 10 Greece 21914
9 7 Portugal 21904
10 12 Sweden 21674
11 8 France 21661
12 11 Czech Republic 21381
13 14 Serbia 21047
14 13 Switzerland 20963
15 15 Turkey 20761
16 21 Finland 20672
17 16 Denmark 20602
18 19 Israel 20501
19 17 Slovakia 20259
20 20 Bulgaria 19939
21 23 Ireland 19642
22 25 Northern Ireland 19439
23 18 Romania 19288
24 27 Bosnia-Herzegovina 19018
25 22 Norway 19018
26 24 Scotland 18951
27 28 Slovenia 18896
28 29 Latvia 18844
29 26 Austria 18465
30 30 Hungary 18349
31 31 Lithuania 17431
32 32 Belarus 17418
33 34 Wales 17232
34 33 Belgium 16418
35 36 Cyprus 15836
36 35 Macedonia 15684
37 38 Albania 14444
38 37 Montenegro 14375
39 39 Estonia 13934
40 42 Iceland 13542
41 44 Kazakhstan 13398
42 41 Moldova 12902
43 43 Armenia 12705
44 40 Georgia 12602
45 46 Azerbaijan 12450
46 47 Luxembourg 11905
47 45 Liechtenstein 11355
48 49 Faroe Islands 10975
49 48 Malta 10539
50 50 Andorra 8947
51 51 San Marino 8622

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That explains why, for example Hungary is ahead of Finland in UEFA rank, but Finland was pot 3 country and Hungary was pot 4.
 
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^ That?s interesting and I suspect it is due to the cross confederation matches? points in the FIFA list. (England higher than Italy is a puzzle? :?)

Your UEFA list is the better indicator of current form for European squads. :cool:
 

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^ :lol:

Well, could you hate him over in the EPL Thread as well, this is the general Football thread. :p
 

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Wednesday, 3 March 2010 (UK Times)

International Matches

Albania v Northern Ireland, 19:45
Algeria v Serbia, 18:15
Angola v Latvia, 20:00
Armenia v Belarus, 15:00
Austria v Denmark, 19:30
Belgium v Croatia, 19:45
Chile v Costa Rica, 22:15
Cyprus v Iceland, 14:00
England v Egypt, 20:00
France v Spain, 20:00
FYR Macedonia v Montenegro, 13:30
Georgia v Estonia, 15:00
Germany v Argentina, 19:45
Greece v Senegal, 15:00
Hungary v Russia, 18:30
Italy v Cameroon, 19:45
Ivory Coast v South Korea, 14:30
Luxembourg v Azerbaijan, 19:00
Malta v Finland, 18:00
Moldova v Kazakhstan, 17:00
Netherlands v USA, 19:45
Paraguay OFF Nigeria, 23:00
Poland v Bulgaria, 19:30
Portugal v China PR, 20:45
Romania v Israel, 18:45
Saudi Arabia v Bosnia-Herzegovina, 19:00
Scotland v Czech Republic, 20:00
Slovakia v Norway, 16:00
Slovenia v Qatar, 19:45
South Africa v Namibia, 18:30
Switzerland v Uruguay, 19:15
Turkey v Honduras, 19:00
Venezuela v Panama
Wales v Sweden, 19:45

BBC Sport
 

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A big FUCK YOU to a certain Kevin K. ("Kevin" - it's not a name, it's a diagnosis :D) from some unimportant suburb in the northern Ruhr Area.
 

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Watching the US v. Nederland match....and I thought the Italians were divers. A couple of these Dutch players have no honor.
 
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