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Broski
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It's official: Pot A seeds will be Brazil and top 7 in October FIFA Rankings


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Paul Carr ?@PCarrESPN 12m
Very slim chance #USMNT is seeded. 2 wins + 5 of Colombia, Belgium, Netherlands, Croatia, Portugal, Greece to drop.



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Netherlands, Croatia, Greece to drop



Could definitely happen.


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droman225
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I BELIEVE


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joey barton
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re: It's official: Pot A seeds will be Brazil and top 7 in October FIFA Rankings
If Greece gets seeded and turns this shite into Euro 2004, I might quit watching soccer


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Sheep
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re: It's official: Pot A seeds will be Brazil and top 7 in October FIFA Rankings
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Very slim chance


Might as well get the lube.

We'll be in a group with Brazil, Ghana (sketchy penalty gets them though against Egypt), and the highest ranked non-seeded European side.

There are few certainties in international soccer, but the US getting F'd in the A during the World Cup draw is one of them.


Broski
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There are few certainties in international soccer, but the US getting F'd in the A during the World Cup draw is one of them.


Ehh, I know FIFA is shady as frick but outside of 2002 and 06, we haven't really gotten royally fricked since we started making the WC regularly back in 1990. I think it would be fair to say that it has balanced out.

What does worry me is that we got a cake draw in 2010 so we could very well get the group of death this time.


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Harry Pitts
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re: It's official: Pot A seeds will be Brazil and top 7 in October FIFA Rankings
not in 2010


Sheep
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re: It's official: Pot A seeds will be Brazil and top 7 in October FIFA Rankings
I've never understood the "weak group" rationale regarding 2010.

Our group opponents were:

- Perenially seeded England
- Slovenia, ranked 25th, who finished second place while allowing only four goals in a decent (Slovakia, Czech Republic, Northern Ireland, Poland) UEFA qualifying group, THEN beat a good Russia team home and away to qualify
- Algeria, who scored the most points in African qualifying, winning a group that included (at that time) the winner of the prior 3 African Cup of Nations, Egypt.

There's no flashy names in that group, but every team was very good, and every team could have advanced. We did very well to win that group.

People act like we were in a group with Switzerland, New Zealand and North Korea, and nothing could be further from the truth.


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re: It's official: Pot A seeds will be Brazil and top 7 in October FIFA Rankings
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Switzerland


You mean the team that beat Spain? The swiss are good bro


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re: It's official: Pot A seeds will be Brazil and top 7 in October FIFA Rankings
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Might as well get the lube.

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There are few certainties in international soccer, but the US getting F'd in the A during the World Cup draw is one of them.



this.


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Sheep
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You mean the team that beat Spain? The swiss are good bro


You mean the team that finished last in their group in Euro 2008, at home and didn't qualify for Euro 2012 and finished third in their group even after beating Spain in 2010?

No, they're an average team that got lucky.


PrimetimeDaBoss
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re: It's official: Pot A seeds will be Brazil and top 7 in October FIFA Rankings
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No, they're an average team that got lucky.


This. FORGET DE SWISS!!!
This post was edited on 10/4 at 2:11 pm


wm72
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re: It's official: Pot A seeds will be Brazil and top 7 in October FIFA Rankings
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Paul Carr ?@PCarrESPN 12m
Very slim chance #USMNT is seeded. 2 wins + 5 of Colombia, Belgium, Netherlands, Croatia, Portugal, Greece to drop.


I don't even know if there's a "very slim chance". It would seem impossible to make up 150 points in 2 matches.



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Keys Open Doors
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re: It's official: Pot A seeds will be Brazil and top 7 in October FIFA Rankings
1994 was a dream draw. 2010 was one of the easiest draws as well. 1998 was tough, but not ridiculous by any means, and 2002 was a decent draw as well.

The only bad draw for the US was the 2006 group of death.

As corrupt and shitty as FIFA is, and as awful as the seeding system for the World Cup is, I haven't seen any team get repeatedly screwed over in close stretches before.


Keys Open Doors
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re: It's official: Pot A seeds will be Brazil and top 7 in October FIFA Rankings
Name 1 group in 2010 that was more favorable than ours.

Even the South Africa group, which had the inherent advantge of having a bull shite 1 seed, was stronger.

F and H are the only two groups that come close.


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Dandy Lion
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re: It's official: Pot A seeds will be Brazil and top 7 in October FIFA Rankings
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This. FORGET DE SWISS!!!
NEVER count out ´Gottmar´Hitzfield.


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Broski
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re: It's official: Pot A seeds will be Brazil and top 7 in October FIFA Rankings
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and 2002 was a decent draw as well.



Ehhh, we got the hosts and a stacked Portugal.


Dandy Lion
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re: It's official: Pot A seeds will be Brazil and top 7 in October FIFA Rankings
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2002
put USA football on the world scene. Nobody cared about the USA until after that WC.

It was a great showing.

LULZ, pulled up a vid of the Portugal match, Landon looks like a little Mexican, Brazilian or Portuguese.


Wow.


cwil177
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re: It's official: Pot A seeds will be Brazil and top 7 in October FIFA Rankings
Seeing 20 year old Landon and Beas blazing past European defenders was the stuff wet dreams are made of.


Dandy Lion
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Seeing 20 year old Landon and Beas blazing past European defenders was the stuff wet dreams are made of.
I meant he looked like a beaner, face wise.

Yeah, the whole tournament was a coming of age.


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