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211 To 1: Reflections On The Road To Qatar 2022 (XII) – Face-Off

To view more entries in this series, please click here to go to the index. With all six confederations barrelling towards the conclusion of their qualification formats, March of 2022 came with added tension. In Asia the last play-off spot became … Continue reading

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211 To 1: Reflections On The Road To Qatar 2022 Index

An index page for the 211 To 1 series, by its various parts, with a list of chapters. Part One: The Beginning Prologue: Triumph, Despair And A Whole Lot In-Between 1. Cheng Hoe-Ball: Malaysia 2. The Siege: Qatar 3. 10’000 … Continue reading

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211 To 1: Reflections On The Road To Qatar 2022 (XI) – All Together Now

To view more entries in this series, please click here to go to the index. 2022 dawned with a third of the World Cup Finalists determined. The remaining places were hotly contested, with continental giants and minnows still duking it … Continue reading

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211 To 1: Reflections On The Road To Qatar 2022 – (X) Deep Breaths

To view more entries in this series, please click here to go to the index. The last set of matchdays before the end of 2021 were replete with meaning for nearly every team involved. A few dead rubbers remained to … Continue reading

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211 To One: Reflections On The Road To Qatar 2022 (IX) – The First Qualifiers

To view more entries in this series, please click here to go to the index. Qatar were down as being the first participants in the 2022 World Cup the moment that they were announced as hosts, but it took until … Continue reading

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211 To 1: Reflections On The Road To Qatar 2022 (VIII) – Switching Focus

To view more entries in this series, please click here to go to the index. The Summer of 2021 was a time when many nations of the world forgot about the World Cup for a while so they could instead … Continue reading

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211 To 1: Reflections On The Road To Qatar 2022 – (VII) The Marathon

To view more entries in this series, please click here to go to the index. At the end of May 2021 three confederations played games for over two football-packed weeks, with 101 games played between Asia, South American and North … Continue reading

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211 To 1: Reflections On The Road To Qatar 2022 – (VI) March Madness

To view more entries in this series, please click here to go to the index. Four months after the last game of World Cup qualifying the whole process burst back into life in March, with three confederations holding matches simultaneously: … Continue reading

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211 To 1: Reflections On The Road To Qatar 2022 – (V) Getting On With It

To view more entries in this series, please click here to go to the index. With the world learning to keep going despite the threat of the virus, World Cup qualification soldiered on. In the last few weeks of 2020 … Continue reading

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211 To 1: Reflections On The Road To Qatar 2022 – (IV) Football In The Time Of COVID

To view more entries in this series, please click here to go to the index. Few would ever have thought that it would be over a year after Chinese Taipei bowed out that another ball would be kicked in the … Continue reading

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