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leohoenig
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No fanfare for this one, although that is plausibly me not following the African game enough
The draw for the First Round of World Cup qualifying in Africa has been made with matches scheduled for the 2nd and 10th September, and seeded teams away in the first leg

One name to confuse is Eswatini - formerly known as Swaziland.

Ethiopia v Lesotho
Somalia v Zimbabwe
Eritrea v Namibia
Burundi v Tanzania
Djibouti v Eswantini
Botswana v Malawi
Gambia v Angola
Liberia v Sierra Leone
Mauritius v Mozambique
Sao Tome and Principe v Guinea-Bissau
South Sudan v Equatorial Guinea
Comoros v Togo
Chad v Sudan
Seychelles v Rwanda

As 2 September is not a standard international date, I wonder if we will read complaints about player releases?



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No fanfare for this one, although that is plausibly me not following the African game enough
The draw for the First Round of World Cup qualifying in Africa has been made with matches scheduled for the 2nd and 10th September, and seeded teams away in the first leg

One name to confuse is Eswatini -[eSwatini to be technically correct, Leo.] formerly known as Swaziland.

Ethiopia v Lesotho
Somalia v Zimbabwe
Eritrea v Namibia
Burundi v Tanzania
Djibouti v eSwatini
Botswana v Malawi
Gambia v Angola
Liberia v Sierra Leone
Mauritius v Mozambique
Sao Tome and Principe v Guinea-Bissau
South Sudan v Equatorial Guinea
Comoros v Togo
Chad v Sudan
Seychelles v Rwanda

As 2 September is not a standard international date, I wonder if we will read complaints about player releases?




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As 2 September is not a standard international date, I wonder if we will read complaints about player releases?



Which calendar do you look at ? = https://resources.fifa.com/...p3ywicffz0zxeaomaajh



July 1, 2019 to June 30,2020 = 64 / 55 / 9 / inc 2 x 0-0's. (You know my rules) @ 13 / 09 / 2019.
2019/20. Benelux = Bel = 0-0-0-(0-0-0)-(0-2-1-1)/ Lux = 0-3 / Neth = 0-0-0-(1 - 2) Others France = 0-0 / Germany =0-0-0 / Italy =0-3(Act 4- Frosinone new ground)./ Iberia = P = 0-1 & S = 0-0.

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Don't all competitive internationals have to be scheduled according to the FIFA calendar?



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Yes, as far I know. These games above are in scheduled dates if you read my link.



July 1, 2019 to June 30,2020 = 64 / 55 / 9 / inc 2 x 0-0's. (You know my rules) @ 13 / 09 / 2019.
2019/20. Benelux = Bel = 0-0-0-(0-0-0)-(0-2-1-1)/ Lux = 0-3 / Neth = 0-0-0-(1 - 2) Others France = 0-0 / Germany =0-0-0 / Italy =0-3(Act 4- Frosinone new ground)./ Iberia = P = 0-1 & S = 0-0.

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Its the first day of the International "Window". That means clubs have to release players from that day.
It is a bit much to expect players who have played for club sides in Europe on Saturday or Sunday to turn out for their National team in Africa on the Monday



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According to the release of players document (cant link at mo, out and on phone) teams can have players upto 4 days before games for preperation.



July 1, 2019 to June 30,2020 = 64 / 55 / 9 / inc 2 x 0-0's. (You know my rules) @ 13 / 09 / 2019.
2019/20. Benelux = Bel = 0-0-0-(0-0-0)-(0-2-1-1)/ Lux = 0-3 / Neth = 0-0-0-(1 - 2) Others France = 0-0 / Germany =0-0-0 / Italy =0-3(Act 4- Frosinone new ground)./ Iberia = P = 0-1 & S = 0-0.

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No matter the timing or competition, I'm supremely confident we will hear complaints about the international standard players the clubs have signed having the nerve to want to play in international games...Crazy


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No matter the timing or competition, I'm supremely confident we will hear complaints about the international standard players the clubs have signed having the nerve to want to play in international games...Crazy


I think clubs, who pay the players wages remember, have every right to be upset if any are forced to miss domestic games because of international games played outside the international calendar.


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I think clubs, who pay the players wages remember, have every right to be upset if any are forced to miss domestic games because of international games played outside the international calendar.

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Of course they would .

Would everybody reads the link in post 29 , the games listed are NOT outside the International calendar !

Also they can leave 3/4 days before games for preparation !



July 1, 2019 to June 30,2020 = 64 / 55 / 9 / inc 2 x 0-0's. (You know my rules) @ 13 / 09 / 2019.
2019/20. Benelux = Bel = 0-0-0-(0-0-0)-(0-2-1-1)/ Lux = 0-3 / Neth = 0-0-0-(1 - 2) Others France = 0-0 / Germany =0-0-0 / Italy =0-3(Act 4- Frosinone new ground)./ Iberia = P = 0-1 & S = 0-0.

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Yes, but the intention was that the preparation days come within the calendar, (which starts on September 2).

All the major European Leagues have matches for the weekend, with games on 31 August and 1 September



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Intention ?

The dates are for games scheduling , then player release is a separate thing. So a Sept 2 game date for a competitive fixture means in FIFA eyes players could be released earlier for preparation.

Fortunately at this early Qualifying Rd these are only the minor African countries ( 28 of them) and not too many stars.


There are to many documents relating to release of players to list but the gist is as said , 3 to 4 days before Official game date can be asked /demanded for player release.



FIFA advises it would be best if games were played Wed / Sat ' ish ! That would solve all problems , well a few. Perhaps a change of dates is a possibility.

Will have a word with Ahmad Ahmad about it this afternoon if he's not in jail.



July 1, 2019 to June 30,2020 = 64 / 55 / 9 / inc 2 x 0-0's. (You know my rules) @ 13 / 09 / 2019.
2019/20. Benelux = Bel = 0-0-0-(0-0-0)-(0-2-1-1)/ Lux = 0-3 / Neth = 0-0-0-(1 - 2) Others France = 0-0 / Germany =0-0-0 / Italy =0-3(Act 4- Frosinone new ground)./ Iberia = P = 0-1 & S = 0-0.

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They may be minor African countries, but they still have players dotted all over the European Leagues - perhaps this is less important as they are "minor" clubs.

For example, I looked at the Zambia squad for their most recent matches.
Only one player (the goalkeeper) was with an African side, the rest were with clubs in Denmark, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, Portugal, Sweden, Croatia, Azerbeijan, Norway, France, Saudi Arabia and Malaysia - plus one (Modou Barrow) with Reading in England

The whole point of international windows is to prevent club v country clashes, and if matches are played on the first day of the window this is going to be a problem.



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The whole point of international windows is to prevent club v country clashes, and if matches are played on the first day of the window this is going to be a problem.



We had to agree on summat.



July 1, 2019 to June 30,2020 = 64 / 55 / 9 / inc 2 x 0-0's. (You know my rules) @ 13 / 09 / 2019.
2019/20. Benelux = Bel = 0-0-0-(0-0-0)-(0-2-1-1)/ Lux = 0-3 / Neth = 0-0-0-(1 - 2) Others France = 0-0 / Germany =0-0-0 / Italy =0-3(Act 4- Frosinone new ground)./ Iberia = P = 0-1 & S = 0-0.

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This thread has taken a surrealist turn.

As CAF have done with the dates for subsequent World Cup 2022 qualifiers and for the CAN 2021 qualifiers they have just stated in which allocated international calendar block that each set of two qualifying matches will take place.

When federations agree on actual match dates I am 100% confident that they will follow the traditional pattern.

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FIFA have said that Iraq are allowed to play home games in Basra, meaning a return of international football to the country

Still, I may think twice before trying to get to the game against Hong Kong and more than twice before considerng the match against Iran!



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This thread has taken a surrealist turn.

As CAF have done with the dates for subsequent World Cup 2022 qualifiers and for the CAN 2021 qualifiers they have just stated in which allocated international calendar block that each set of two qualifying matches will take place.

When federations agree on actual match dates I am 100% confident that they will follow the traditional pattern.


As it transpired, the first date of the window to be used was today, with eight of the ties commencing. With the seeded teams all away from home, it has been a difficult day for the homesters.

The one exception (with one match still in play) was for Eswatini, which went down by 2-1 in Djibouti. The day's other winners were Namibia, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau with three matches drawn. At the time of writing Liberia are 1-0 up at home to Sierra Leone.

Three more first legs in Africa tomorrow, and a full set of Asian group games with a focus on South East Asia, Indonesia v Malaysia and Thailand v Vietnam should both draw big crowds, even though the expectation is that the non-playing team, UAE will win the group.

None of the top seeds are in action tomorrow, they all start with what are supposedly easy away ties on Tuesday



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Three more African First Leg games today, with comfortable away wins for Rwanda (3-0 in the Seychelles) and Sudan (3-1 in Chad), while Somalia bucked the trend to beat Zimbabwe 1-0. The remaining first leg games are tomorrow and Saturday with the second leg games starting on Sunday

Meanwhile group games start in Asia, with the Maldives winning in Guam in the first game of the day. A sign that the brief resurgence in Guam's fortunes at the start of the last World Cup campaign is well in the past. India, one of the teams beaten by Guam then have still not got a team worthy of their population, Sunil Chhetri gave them a first half lead in Guwahati, but two late goals from Rabia Alawi Al Mandhar gave Oman the win.

Thailand's game with Vietnam was held in the Northern suburbs at the Thammasat Stadium, nearly 20,000 saw the 0-0 draw with Vietnam. I am not certain why this was held outside town. In the same group, 55,000 watched Indonesia play Malaysia in Jakarta. No doubt the home fans cheered on their local Brazilian, Beto, who had scored both goals to give the home side a 2-1 half time lead. But the game ended up as won by an African, with the Gambian born Mohamadou Sumareh scoring two of Malaysia's goals. The winning goal game in the 97th minute after the almost inevitable crowd trouble.

Malaysia also have one of the most intriguinly named players in La'Vere Corbin-Ong. Corbin-Ong is English born, but moved to Canada while still an infant. Both his parents were studying in London when they met. As his mother is Malay, and his father Bajan, he qualified to play football for England, Canada, Barbados and Malaysia. He in fact made his international debut in 2017 by coming on as a substitute in a friendly in March 2017.

Football wise, having started out with Vancouver Whitecaps, Corbin-Ong has played for Pommern Greifswald, BAK 07 and FSV Frankfurt in Germany and Go Ahead Eagles in the Netherlands before moving to Johor Darul Ta'zim. JDT have won the Malaysian Super League in both of the seasons Corbin-Ong has been in the team (and two of the previous three as well).

He made his Malaysia debut this summer in a Friendly, and then scored the first goal in their 7-1 win over East Timor in the Asian First Round of this World Cup Campaign.



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205. Lesotho
The first African country to make its exit, goes out on away goals, having drawn 0-0 in Ethiopia, before a 51st minute goal by Nkau Lerotholi gave broke the deadlock in the second leg. To make matters worse for the home team, this was an own goal and despite the scores finishing level, this was enough to see Lesotho out


204. Burundi
Kicking off at the same time at Lesotho v Ethiopia, Tanzania had the advantage of an away goal from a 1-1 draw in the first leg. They went ahead midway through the first half only for Burundi to level just before the break. No goals in the second half, nor extra-time, but a 3-0 win for the home side on penalties.

Burundi changed goalkeepers in the final minute of extra time as well, to no avail



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203. South Sudan
After a 1-1 draw in South Sudan, a single goal was enough to push Equatorial Guineau into the group stage

202. Sierra Leone
Liberia had won their home leg by 3-1, so a 1-0 win was not enough to propel Sierra Leone onwards



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201. Botswana
A penalty goal ten minutes from time gives Malawi the win, 1-0 on aggregate over two games

200. Eswantini
No goals in the second leg here, so Djibouti's 2-1 win in their home leg sees them through to the group stage

199. Somalia
Somalia held onto their 1-0 lead from the first leg until the 77th minute, and then went back ahead on aggregate when Omar Mohamed scored in the 85th, but two late goals, from Admiral Muskwe and Khama Billiat turned the tie and sent Zimbabwe into the group stage. The first Zimbabwe goal was scored by Marshall Munetsi, but I believe these are names, not ranks



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198. MauritiusA straight forward progression for Mozambique, who won 1-0 away, and then 2-0 at home to move through
197. GambiaAngola also won both legs of their tie to go through, 1-0 away and then 2-1 in Luanda



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And five more to finish the day in Africa

196. Comoros
After a 1-1 draw, an own goal set Togo on their way early in the second leg, another goal midway through the second half completed the scring

195. Seychelles
In the most one sided of the games, Rwanda cruised through 7-0 at home, and 10-0 on aggregate

194. Sao Tome e Principe
I like the fact that Sao Tome e Principe name both Iniesta and Pogba in the line up. This did not stop them losing 1-0 at home to Guinea-Bissau. It was Iniesta that gave them hope with a goal in the 11th minute to level on aggregate, but two goals in the second period from Ajaccio's Joseph Mendes turned the match in favour of Guinea-Bissau

193. Eritrea
Another comfortable one, with Namibia winning in each leg, to secure a 4-1 aggregate win

192. Chad
Sudan could not add to the 3-1 lead they had built up in the first leg, but of course 0-0 today took them through



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