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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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World Cup 2018: Rankings (4-1)

The tournament is done and dusted, and we have our final four. You can see my other rankings at these links – #32-17, 16-9, 8-5. 4. England (+22) Well, this was an improvement, huh? Even early on in the first … Continue reading

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World Cup 2018: Final Predictions

Final rankings will come after the 3rd/4th Place Play-Off and the Final, but for the moment, just quick predictions after I was one for two on the semis (38/62 or 61%). It’s the game no-one wants to play, but 3rd … Continue reading

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World Cup 2018: Rankings (32-17) And Second Round Predictions

The group stage is done, so lets start ranking teams. They are separated in order of points, goal difference (GD), goals scored (GS) and then disciplinary record, before noting where they came relative to their place in the last World … Continue reading

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World Cup 2018: Need, Should And Will For Matchday Three

Matchday Two for all sides is in the books. From NFB’s perspective, here’s what the teams need to do, what they should do and what they will do in Matchday Three. Group A Russia What They Need To Do: Win or … Continue reading

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