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    Quote Originally Posted by Pantani View Post
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    Basically, Poland and Switzerland have gamed their rankings by barely playing any friendlies.
    I thought (presumably incorrectly) that when you made over 3 subs in a friendly, that game then didn't count towards the rankings anyway?
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      I would say our approach is better, playing against the big teams, better preparation. Poland smashing Luxembourg 4-0 has prepared them for nothing and they’ve been crap.
      Are Poland's performances have been down to their choice of friendlies, or is their squad ageing or something else? Their qualifying games weren't meaningless, and they did well their.
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      I thought (presumably incorrectly) that when you made over 3 subs in a friendly, that game then didn't count towards the rankings anyway?
      Never heard of that before.

      The system's changing next month anyway: http://www.espn.co.uk/football/fifa-...-draw-seedings
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      I think that's a little harsh on Sweden, who were excellent in that first half. Sure they faced a barrage in the second half but I've seen a lot worse than them. In fact, I reckon they'll beat Mexico and qualify - the gushing over Mexico has started to annoy me, so I really hope this happens.
      Ten men Germany bossed Sweden, even in second half possession. Bizarre second half.

      Perhaps one dimensional Sweden couldn't cope with a far superior football team?
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      I think the USA managed to get to top 4 in the rankings for a while....crazy.
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      Quote Originally Posted by seagulls4ever View Post
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      Never heard of that before.

      The system's changing next month anyway: http://www.espn.co.uk/football/fifa-...-draw-seedings
      There is also the UEFA nations league starting which will make it a lot harder to manipulate.
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      Are Poland's performances have been down to their choice of friendlies, or is their squad ageing or something else? Their qualifying games weren't meaningless, and they did well their.
      Well you can’t 100% put it down to their friendlies, but they’re seeding does mean they get put in groups as the top seed in qualification, I’d say it probably has an effect. They finished top of a group of Denmark, Montenegro, Romania, Armenia and Kazakhstan, it’s hardly giving them good preparation for teams like Colombia and Senegal. Lots of talk about Lewandowski being the countries all time leading scorer but he has scored 5 of those against Armenia and 6 against Gibraltar.
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      Ten men Germany bossed Sweden, even in second half possession. Bizarre second half.

      Perhaps one dimensional Sweden couldn't cope with a far superior football team?
      Germany had 10 men for about 10 minutes, and by that time Sweden had concentrated on getting the draw. I'd scarcely say that Germany bossed them - Sweden nearly had a winner just seconds before that German free kick.
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