These nations could debut at the 2026 World Cup

Discussion in 'FIFA and Tournaments' started by Kamtedrejt, Aug 5, 2023.

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Who will qualify for the 2026 World Cup?

Poll closed Nov 5, 2023.
  1. Uzbekistan

    66.7%
  2. Bahrain

    13.3%
  3. Vietnam

    6.7%
  4. Jordan

    3.3%
  5. Burkina Faso

    10.0%
  6. Cape Verde

    13.3%
  7. Gabon

    3.3%
  8. Gambia

    6.7%
  9. Mali

    33.3%
  10. Suriname

    6.7%
  11. Venezuela

    36.7%
  12. Finland

    23.3%
  13. Oman

    16.7%
  14. Zambia

    10.0%
  15. Equatorial Guinea

    3.3%
  16. Benin

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. Guatemala

    23.3%
  18. Curaçao

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. Georgia

    10.0%
  20. Albania

    6.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Red Card

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    It is a curious case and one of the many things that make me just shake my head and laugh. Futbol can be such a weird yet entertaining sport on and off the field.

    Back to his case though, the only things I can think of are maybe he did not file his one-time switch correctly or some sort of clerical error. But FIFA would probably come out and say that if it were the case.

    My second theory is that he just catfished FIFA and his father is not really from Equatorial Guinea and in order to save face cause he fooled them for a while is that they are just saying he is ineligible after looking at all the evidence.
    I hope someone does a documentary and gets to the bottom of this story. I think it would be very interesting to watch.
     
  2. Iran fan

    Iran fan Member

    Barcelona
    Iran
    Mar 30, 2022
    Lol so Tunisias luck continues again and again. Always the easiest groups and play-off fixtures. And now 6 point deduction for their closest rivals. What a shame, i hope it gets overruled
     
  3. Gibraldo

    Gibraldo Member+

    radnicki nis
    Serbia
    Nov 17, 2005
    Club:
    FK Crvena Zvezda Beograd
    in fact, if that stands, i do not so much see the advantage on their sides but rather on Namibia's.
     
  4. Iran fan

    Iran fan Member

    Barcelona
    Iran
    Mar 30, 2022
    What do you mean? You dont Think its an advantage for Tunisia, that their biggest competition looses 6 points?
     
  5. vancity eagle

    vancity eagle Member+

    Apr 6, 2006
    So apparently Nsue was fined back in 2015 and Equatorial Guinea forfeited afcon qualifying matches because Nsue had not provided proper documents for his switch.

    Apparently he has still not done so almost a decade later and EG have 10 days to appeal and provide the documents.

    This seems crazy that a decade has gone by and he has participated in numerous Afcons including the most recent one where he was the top scorer.
     
  6. Gibraldo

    Gibraldo Member+

    radnicki nis
    Serbia
    Nov 17, 2005
    Club:
    FK Crvena Zvezda Beograd
    how can CAF let a Nation list a player for multiple AFCONs with such doubts.

    what will happen with the results of EQG in all those tournaments if that is confirmed?
     
  7. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Red Card

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Usually FIFA and Confederations don't do anything unless someone speaks up and complains.

    We have seen in South America it took Peru to complain about Bolivia to get points deducted and most recently Chile complained about Ecuador playing a Colombian born player.
    If those Federations would not have done their research and filed official complaints then those countries probably would have gotten away with it.
     
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  8. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
    Staff Member

    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Would love to take credit, but that was Chile's doing... the ruling just so happened to favor Peru more :ROFLMAO:
     
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  9. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Red Card

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Yes, I forgot Chile brought it up initially.
    Peru did join the case though. I think they had lawyers and investigative journalists help.
     
  10. Kamtedrejt

    Kamtedrejt Member+

    Internazionale Milano
    Albania
    Mar 14, 2017
    Hamburg
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Albania
    #510 Kamtedrejt, May 29, 2024
    Last edited: May 29, 2024
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1g9VCtXZ3hOePWaLo-UQe2CRbQk_qwYxDFhTpl50rsPE/edit?usp=sharing

    My updated Top 150 Ranking has been issued

    Who are as it stands the 25 highest ranked nations to yet appear in a World Cup?

    Rank_______World Rank___Nation_________________Rating__________Confederation

    1.__________30.__________Venezuela_______________78.5___________CONMEBOL
    2.__________36.__________Mali_____________________77.5___________CAF
    3.__________49.__________Uzbekistan_______________76____________AFC
    4.__________52.__________Albania__________________75.5___________UEFA
    5.__________54.__________Equatorial Guinea_________75.5___________CAF
    6.__________58.__________Burkina Faso______________75____________CAF
    7.__________59.__________Cape Verde_______________75____________CAF
    8.__________60.__________Georgia__________________75_____________UEFA
    9.__________66.__________North Macedonia__________74____________UEFA
    10._________69.__________Guinea___________________73.5___________CAF
    11._________71.__________Kosovo___________________73.5___________UEFA
    12._________72.__________Finland___________________73_____________UEFA
    13._________73.__________Armenia__________________73_____________UEFA
    14._________76.__________Jordan___________________72.5____________AFC
    15._________78.__________Gabon____________________72_____________CAF
    16._________79.__________Comoros__________________71.5___________CAF
    17._________82.__________Luxembourg_______________71_____________UEFA
    18._________83.__________Kenya_____________________71_____________CAF
    19._________86.__________Mauritania_________________70.5___________CAF
    20._________87.__________Syria______________________70_____________AFC
    21._________88.__________Oman_____________________69.5____________AFC
    22._________91.__________Kazakhstan________________69.5____________UEFA
    23._________93.__________Zambia____________________69.5____________CAF
    24._________94.__________Namibia____________________69.5____________CAF
    25._________95.__________Gambia____________________69.5____________CAF

    12x CAF
    8x UEFA
    4x AFC
    1x CONMEBOL
     
  11. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Houston Dynamo, Penang FC, Al Duhail
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Tunisia now basically get a free ride to the World Cup if this stands...
     
  12. vancity eagle

    vancity eagle Member+

    Apr 6, 2006
    Like they always do.
     
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  13. Iran fan

    Iran fan Member

    Barcelona
    Iran
    Mar 30, 2022
    Tunisia with a late penalty to win 1-0. They are always so lucky.
     
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  14. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Houston Dynamo, Penang FC, Al Duhail
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yep and Tunisia beats EG just as we speak to go clear at the topic while now-nearest rival Namibia also slip with a draw vs Liberia. Lol, congrats Tunisia I guess it is then....
     
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  15. Iran fan

    Iran fan Member

    Barcelona
    Iran
    Mar 30, 2022
    Lesotho keeps impressing. A 2-0 victory against Zimbabwe. Meanwhile in the group Nigeria once again drew. This times against South Africa. Luckily for Nigeria this group is still very open, and none of the other teams are expected to just win with ease. So they Can still turn this around. There is 3 points between 1st and 6th place. But Nigeria hasnt Been impressive this qualifiers.

    Me and Many others had Mali to qualify for the first time ever. But they only have 4 points After 3 games, which all have Been at home. They lost in stoppage time to Ghana. There are 3 teams ahead of Them. Its still possible, but Its going to be tough getting the first place in the group. In that case they have to hope they become one of the best 3rd place teams.
    Ghana have 2 Wins, but both of Them was in stoppage time. With a little less luck, things could have Been bad for Them.

    It seems like Egypt, Morocco, Ivory Coast and Tunisia are going to the World Cup. They all have had a very good start result wise
     
  16. Gibraldo

    Gibraldo Member+

    radnicki nis
    Serbia
    Nov 17, 2005
    Club:
    FK Crvena Zvezda Beograd
    Uganda taking the lead in group G of CAF in a crucial Match against Algeria, where after Botswana win at Somalia in the afternoon there were 5 teams Level on points (6)

    and now Uganda are currently toping the group.

    Looks like Uganda and Guinea give Algeria a tough race.
     
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  17. Gibraldo

    Gibraldo Member+

    radnicki nis
    Serbia
    Nov 17, 2005
    Club:
    FK Crvena Zvezda Beograd
     
  18. Iran fan

    Iran fan Member

    Barcelona
    Iran
    Mar 30, 2022
    I know the game aint finished yet, but Algeria have really fallen from the top of Africa. I remember before the AFCON 2022, Algeria were the biggest favourites. They were defending champions and even won the Arab cup with their B team. Since then, they have Been eliminated twice from the AFCON. And are right now in Big trouble
     
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  19. Iran fan

    Iran fan Member

    Barcelona
    Iran
    Mar 30, 2022
    Edit: elimanated twice from the group stage at AFCON
     
  20. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Red Card

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    It is crazy. Before the pandemic hit Algeria were looking really good. Could that be a factor? Tactics? Just underachieving?
     
  21. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The group winners qualify, and the top four second place teams go to a playoff. No third place teams advance.

    The top three teams in Group C have never qualified, and the second and third place teams were not among the twenty teams in this topic's poll. Benin is first, Lesotho is second, and Rwanda is third. Nigeria is fifth with three draws and one loss.
     
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  22. Iran fan

    Iran fan Member

    Barcelona
    Iran
    Mar 30, 2022
    Yea I know the Four best second teams qualify, not the third. I dont know why I wrote 3rd place teams. My brain must have thought of the Euros
     
  23. Gibraldo

    Gibraldo Member+

    radnicki nis
    Serbia
    Nov 17, 2005
    Club:
    FK Crvena Zvezda Beograd
    so after 4 out of typically 10 matchdays we have a quite suprising standings in Africa

    In bold, the potential first-timers.

    A - Egypt
    B - Sudan
    C - Rwanda

    D - Cameroon
    E - Morocco
    F - Ivory Coast
    G - Algeria
    H - Tunisia
    I - Comoros

    So quite some surprises, especially that Nigeria and Mali look very shaky.

    Still an open race in many groups, maybe except the one of Morocco.

    It will be interesting to see, what they do with the playoff qualification table.
    Witb Eritera out and Niger in doubt, CAF propably needs to declare that only the matches against the top 4 teams in each group count for deciding with 4 group runners-up advance to the CAF playoffs.
     
  24. pogoss

    pogoss Member

    Wydad Casablanca
    Morocco
    Jan 15, 2017
    Japan
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Morocco
    Algeria's weak point is the defense, I can't believe they still use Mandi
     
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  25. pogoss

    pogoss Member

    Wydad Casablanca
    Morocco
    Jan 15, 2017
    Japan
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Morocco
    the PK shouldn't have been given, there was an offside at the start
     

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