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    Russia 2018 World Cup - AFC Qualifiers

    article in the SMH this morning saying there will be qualifiers in Newy, Perth, Adelaide and Canberra this time around. can't find it online.

    SWEET!

    our part kicks off in june.

    First round: The lowest ranked teams will play home-and-away over two legs to reduce the total number of teams to 40.
    Second round: The 40 teams will be divided into eight groups of five to play home-and-away round robin matches, where the eight group winners and the four best group runners-up will advance to the third round of FIFA World Cup qualification as well as qualify for the AFC Asian Cup finals.
    Third round: The 12 teams (an increase from 10 for 2014) will be divided into two groups of six to play home-and-away round-robin matches. Dependent on the number of qualifiers from the AFC, the top two teams of each group will qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and the two third placed teams will advance to the fourth round.
    Fourth round (play-off for 5th place): Dependent on the number of qualifiers from the AFC, the two third-placed teams in each group from the third round will play against each other home-and-away over two legs to determine which team will advance to the inter-confederation play-offs.
    The next best 24 teams eliminated from World Cup qualification in the second round will be divided into six groups of four and compete for the remaining slots of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup (the third round of 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification will be separate from the third round of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification).

    First round
    First leg 12 March 2015
    Second leg 17 March 2015

    Second round
    Matchday 1 11 June 2015
    Matchday 2 16 June 2015
    Matchday 3 3 September 2015
    Matchday 4 8 September 2015
    Matchday 5 8 October 2015
    Matchday 6 13 October 2015
    Matchday 7 12 November 2015
    Matchday 8 17 November 2015
    Matchday 9 24 March 2016
    Matchday 10 29 March 2016

    Third round
    Matchday 1 1 September 2016
    Matchday 2 6 September 2016
    Matchday 3 6 October 2016
    Matchday 4 11 October 2016
    Matchday 5 15 November 2016
    Matchday 6 23 March 2017
    Matchday 7 28 March 2017
    Matchday 8 13 June 2017
    Matchday 9 31 August 2017
    Matchday 10 5 September 2017

    Fourth round
    First leg 5 October 2017
    Second leg 10 October 2017

    Seedings/pots for the first round (matches drawn 10 February 2015)
    Pot 1
    India (171)
    Sri Lanka (172)
    Yemen (176)
    Cambodia (179)
    Chinese Taipei (182)
    Timor-Leste (185)

    Pot 2
    Nepal (186)
    Macau (186)
    Pakistan (188)
    Mongolia (194)
    Brunei (198)
    Bhutan (209)

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    Order the temp seating NOW - ffs....though pretty sure we'll get second round games rather than the more appealing third round matches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetmaster View Post
    Order the temp seating NOW - ffs....though pretty sure we'll get second round games rather than the more appealing third round matches.
    **** the temp seating.

    Finish the ****ing ground FFS
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    Double-eff-aye should introduce a 3rd division and dump these ice addict welfare living scumbags straight there. dont even let them get their stink anywhere near 2nd division.

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    Expected announcement today of Socceroos to play a game in Perth. Still waiting for those in WA to get out of bed to announce it
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    Double-eff-aye should introduce a 3rd division and dump these ice addict welfare living scumbags straight there. dont even let them get their stink anywhere near 2nd division.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFKS View Post
    Expected announcement today of Socceroos to play a game in Perth. Still waiting for those in WA to get out of bed to announce it
    Please be Zlatan..
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    Quote Originally Posted by pv4 View Post
    Please be Zlatan..
    I believe it is 2018 WCQ so unless Sweden have joined the AFC or Socceroos are joining UEFA you may be shit out of luck
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    Double-eff-aye should introduce a 3rd division and dump these ice addict welfare living scumbags straight there. dont even let them get their stink anywhere near 2nd division.

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    The Socceroos will start their campaign for qualification to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Perth after Football Federation Australia (FFA) and the West Australian Government today announced Australia's first home qualifier will be played at nib Stadium.

    The date and opponent will be confirmed in early April when the draw for the First Round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying is conducted by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

    It is expected the first home qualifier will take place in either June or September 2015.

    The First Round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers comprises eight groups of five AFC nations, which will see all teams play home and away in a round robin format, meaning the Socceroos will play four matches in Australia.

    The winners of all eight groups and the four best runners up will then progress to the final stage of qualifying, which will see the 12 nations drawn into two groups of six with another round of home and away matches signifying a further five World Cup Qualifiers on Australian soil.

    Announcements on the location of the remaining matches will be made at a later
    So with 9 WCQ for Russia Newy have to be a show of getting one if the Socceroos being shared around the country is true??
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    Double-eff-aye should introduce a 3rd division and dump these ice addict welfare living scumbags straight there. dont even let them get their stink anywhere near 2nd division.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFKS View Post
    I believe it is 2018 WCQ so unless Sweden have joined the AFC or Socceroos are joining UEFA you may be shit out of luck
    Now we've conquered Oceania and Asia, Europe is the next logistical step.
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    Having a think about shit with 9 home WCQ am seriously thinking about doing the lot. Considering they are spread out over 2 years should not be the biggest short term drain on finances. Anyone else interested in getting out there and travelling to see us qualify for Russia ???
    Quote Originally Posted by plague View Post

    Double-eff-aye should introduce a 3rd division and dump these ice addict welfare living scumbags straight there. dont even let them get their stink anywhere near 2nd division.

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    Would love to go to Iran for a game. Their fans were so happy, cheery and just in general nice during the Asian Cup. But it looks like there are huge warnings about not travelling there.
    OK

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    Quote Originally Posted by pv4 View Post
    Would love to go to Iran for a game. Their fans were so happy, cheery and just in general nice during the Asian Cup. But it looks like there are huge warnings about not travelling there.
    Was thinking more Socceroos games in Australia not travelling overseas although when the draw comes out might organise a holiday if it pans out
    Quote Originally Posted by plague View Post

    Double-eff-aye should introduce a 3rd division and dump these ice addict welfare living scumbags straight there. dont even let them get their stink anywhere near 2nd division.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pv4 View Post
    Would love to go to Iran for a game. Their fans were so happy, cheery and just in general nice during the Asian Cup. But it looks like there are huge warnings about not travelling there.
    hahaah they would f*cking kill you

    they are happy because they have escaped iran

    RIP pv4

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    Quote Originally Posted by q-money View Post
    hahaah they would f*cking kill you

    they are happy because they have escaped iran

    RIP pv4
    Nah m8 I'll head over and just watch the match from inside the local SJ's - all will be sweet.
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    First Round

    India v Nepal
    Yemen v Pakistan
    Timor-Leste v Mongolia
    Cambodia v Macau
    Chinese Taipei v Brunei
    Sri Lanka v Bhutan

    all matches played on 12 and 17 March.

    Pity India v Pakistan didn't happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pv4 View Post
    Would love to go to Iran for a game. Their fans were so happy, cheery and just in general nice during the Asian Cup. But it looks like there are huge warnings about not travelling there.
    the atmosphere would be different.
    Only males are allowed to go and they are under strict surveillance by the government

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    Quote Originally Posted by belchardo View Post
    First Round

    India v Nepal
    Yemen v Pakistan
    Timor-Leste v Mongolia
    Cambodia v Macau
    Chinese Taipei v Brunei
    Sri Lanka v Bhutan

    all matches played on 12 and 17 March.

    Pity India v Pakistan didn't happen.
    So we should get at least one of these sides in our initial group I take it??

    Archies goal scoring record may be in jeopardy
    Quote Originally Posted by plague View Post

    Double-eff-aye should introduce a 3rd division and dump these ice addict welfare living scumbags straight there. dont even let them get their stink anywhere near 2nd division.

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    And Bresh Retires.
    SOCCEROOS legend Mark Bresciano has called time on his international career.

    The 35-year-old Bresciano made 84 appearances in A internationals for the Socceroos over 15 years, scoring 13 goals. He played in three World Cups (2006, 2010 and 2014), two Asian Cups (2007 and 2015) two FIFA Confederation Cups (2001 and 2005) and the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

    “It is with an element of sadness but a lot of pride that I have decided to retire from the Socceroos,” Bresciano said. “Playing for my country in the sport I love has been an amazing experience and something I have cherished but never taken for granted.

    “I have been fortunate enough to wear the Socceroo shirt at every major football tournament, meet some tremendous people, shared the highs and lows with some great players, and capped it all off by helping us win the 2015 Asian Cup.
    “It has been an unforgettable journey with a lot of positive memories but I feel it is time to let this fantastic group of young players continue to take the Socceroos forward.”
    http://www.foxsports.com.au/football...75aab78b1d2534

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    Tomorrow's match Between Pakistan & Yemen for FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier's has been postponed. Details to follow. Due to Terrorist Attack in Lahore

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    Quote Originally Posted by joel31 View Post
    the atmosphere would be different.
    Only males are allowed to go and they are under strict surveillance by the government
    if feminists cared about sport this would be world outrage. lol on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawk View Post
    if feminists cared about sport this would be world outrage. lol on.
    Its normal practice in countries like Iran in all walks of life. Women are seen as inferior to men

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