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  1. CanadianSoccerFan

    Nike?

    Bit of a turnaround from the time Adidas dropped us like 3rd period French
  2. CanadianSoccerFan

    Cyle Larin

    Looks like a mass clearout this summer. They just bought out Pepe's contract and told Babel he won't be renewed in the summer. Quaresma's getting on as well
  3. CanadianSoccerFan

    CPL TV Contract

    On the topic of DAZN, I watched most of the Canelo fight card last weekend and they did show the occasional commercial. I suspect in the long term they'll try to get a big audience and then turn on the taps with ads and higher subscription fees.
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    2022 World Cup Qualifier Campaign

    Reports say FIFA will make a final decision on the size of the tournament in March so I doubt we'll see a format announced until that's finalized.
  5. We could. FIFA fixed the ranking calculation flaw that previously punished teams for playing (and winning) friendlies. The 2022 qualifying draw is scheduled on the FIFA calendar for "July 2019" with no specific date given. Gold Cup runs June 15th to July 7th and FIFA usually releases the rankings near the end of each month. We can only speculate on where the ranking cutoff will be for WCQ seeding. I still remember the days when Jack Warner reached back 8 months to get the most recent ranking in which Trinidad got into pot B.
  6. Here's the official FIFA ranking. If the leaked WCQ format is indeed true then making top 6 is vital for seeding. This is where the French Guiana match really f###s us. I'm actually predicting Curacao will be 6th in CONCACAF after the March FIFA window. We won't get points against French Guiana, El Salvador will likely lose to Jamaica, and Panama has been rubbish since the World Cup.
  7. CanadianSoccerFan

    Suggested 2022 WCQ Formats

    The Intercontinental playoff is scheduled for March 2022 with the final draw in April 2022. That means there's only 8 windows (16 dates) that can be used with Nov 2021 the last one available. That shambolic first group stage will eat up 5 windows (10 dates) meaning the final round will only have 3 windows (6 dates) from Sep to Nov 2021. If they are indeed copying the U20 format then it will be two groups of 3. That would eat all 6 remaining dates with no time left for a crossover between teams finishing 2nd. Best 2nd place team goes to the Intercontinental playoff. This is awful on so many levels. I was hoping for a new format that would reduce luck of the draw and instead this turns it into a fuck!ing lottery. If you ignore the 8 dead rubbers in the group stage it's basically a straight knockout competition with so much riding on the draw.
  8. CanadianSoccerFan

    General - CONCACAF Nations League

    Some good stories in the press on Montserrat. They're pursuing a guy on the books of Manchester United who has two brothers on the books with Arsenal. The latter two are England youth internationals.
  9. CanadianSoccerFan

    Suggested 2022 WCQ Formats

    This is precisely what I was worried about. Now the luck of the draw is an even bigger deal. Get grouped with Mexico and it's lights out before it even starts
  10. CanadianSoccerFan

    General - CONCACAF Nations League

    Barbados goalscorer is named Holligan but of course the graphic on screen spells it as "Hooligan" and the commentator is even referring to him as "Hooligan"
  11. CanadianSoccerFan

    General - CONCACAF Nations League

    In one of those "only in CONCACAF" moments, the pitch in Cuba was invaded by two dogs and the referee did not even stop play. In fact, the ref ran past both of the dogs and just ignored them.......
  12. CanadianSoccerFan

    Gold Cup 2019

    Costa Rica won away against a full strength Chile last night. They had a 3-0 lead at one point.
  13. CanadianSoccerFan

    General - CONCACAF Nations League

    Montserrat deservedly leading Aruba 1-0 at half. Third straight game they've taken the lead. Nearly all their team are from England and it's clear from watching them this is no pub team and these results are not flukes.
  14. CanadianSoccerFan

    2022 World Cup Qualifier Campaign

    I just hope it's not something completely silly like this current CONCACAF U20 championship format. They need to strike a balance.
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