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Australia Qualified For World Cup 2006 Already?  
User currently offlineQantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 5
Posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1103 times:

Here are the available places for Germany 2006:

North/Central America 3 or 4
South America 5
Asia 4 or 5
Oceania 1
Africa 4
Europe 13

+ Germany as hosts.

At last Oceania gets a direct route to the finals which I have no doubt will be Australia. One North/Central American team plays off against an Asian team for the final place.

The Oceanic spot was voted in unanimously by FIFA, I don't know who lost a place though.


Matt


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User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1092 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).


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User currently offlineMarcus From Mexico, joined Apr 2001, 1801 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1084 times:

Host and defending champions are allways qualified


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User currently offlineBizJets From France, joined Jun 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1081 times:

Host and defending champions are allways qualified

Not anymore. That rule was abandoned


User currently offlineBCal DC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 722 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1079 times:

yeah, only the host gets a free shot.... defending champs have to qualify like everyone else now....

User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2734 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1076 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).

BTW

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) !



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User currently offlineAirworthy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1071 times:

What's the difference between Oceania and Asia, what countries are in each?



User currently offlineJj From Algeria, joined Jun 2001, 1227 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1069 times:

Oceania: Australia, New Zealand, New Guinni, Fiji, Tahiti, Vanuatu, Tonga, etc.

Asia: Japan, Korea, India, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Malaysia, etc.


User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5482 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1063 times:

Last time I checked, hasn't New Zealand been in the World Cup more times than Australia? I know in the 1982 World Cup in Spain, New Zealand competed, of course, this is 20 years back.

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User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2734 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1061 times:

Blink

1982, that's correct but Aus. was also in it once in 1974.



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