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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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1994 was a dream draw


Yes, being put in a group with (arguably) the best team in the world prior to the tournament (Colombia) and a European team with a mercurial (albeit aging) talent in Georghe Hagi, Romania. It was disappointing to not sweep that group.

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1998 was tough, but not ridiculous by any means


You mean Germany, pre-dissolved Yugoslavia and a country that hates us (Iran) playing for the pride of their entire country? Yeah, another cake walk.


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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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European team with a mercurial (albeit aging) talent in Georghe Hagi, Romania.

That goal from Hagi in The Two Escobars is one of the most wicked finishes I have ever seen.

It is the third goal in this video: LINK


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


Yea even though they're a point away from winning their group and qualifying directly for Brazil


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re: It's official: Pot A seeds will be Brazil and top 7 in October FIFA Rankings
Yugoslavia was basically just Serbia and Montenegro. Croatia (which was the great team), Bosnia, Slovenia, and Macedonia were all independent by then. It was a decently tough group, but nothing crazy.

As for 1994, we there were 6 teams in each pot. We got the number 3 team in Group 2, the number 3 team in Group 3, and the number 3 team in Group 4. Sure it wasn't the 2002 Belgium, Russia, Tunisia group that Japan got, but it was a very reasonable draw.


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