Ryanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3222 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1509 times:
About bloody time too. Australia were good enough to be in the World Cup 4 years ago, instead of having to go through the farcically difficult qualification process that did its best to bar a place to Oceania. The Socceroos have some decent players, and are certainly a better team than some countries who go though (e.g. Saudi Arabia, Paraguay, Poland etc).
I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
Pacificjourney From New Zealand, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 2734 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1493 times:
I am from Oceania myself and I don't agree with this decision, an easier qualifying route perhaps but not an automatic place. The place taken has come from Europe (which I do agree with as they have too many).
I feel obliged to remind our Australian friends not to start their German lessons just yet. The last OFC team to qualify for the World Cup was New Zealand and the current OFC champion is also New Zealand. This is no gift for Australia (well known chokers on the big day) !