The road to World Cup Qatar 2022

With memories of the golden years (80's) of the albanian football still fresh on her mind, Albania is now attempting to recreate its strong football legacy. As young players start making their names abroad, the future is looking bright for Albanian football!

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Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:15 pm

Klejdi1023 wrote: Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:10 am Looking at the draw, it’s actually possible we may well get one of the playoff spots thru nations league.

The ranking order for a World Cup playoff, as required, for Nations League group winners is: France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Wales, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Montenegro, Albania, Armenia, Gibraltar, Faroe Islands

All league A teams have to finish in the first 2 spots. Wales and Czech Republic are in the same group with Belgium, so one of those two will get that first playoff spot. Austria should also finish second in their group, potentially even first as they have Denmark top seed. That leaves Hungary, Slovenia, and Montenegro ahead of us. If we don’t finish second, let’s hope Hungary does. Slovenia has been doing very well and I think they can finish second in their group ahead of Russia and Slovakia. That leaves just Montenegro, and while it’s a long shot they just might leapfrog Turkey and Norway to that second spot.

So there ya’ll go, we’re getting a playoff spot 😆
If we were ranked right behind Hungary, I'd say we'd have a chance as both teams would go hard against Poland. As things stand we have ZERO chance.
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Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:41 pm

We have no chance through nations league , both Slovenia and Montenegro will fail for that 2* place.
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Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:03 pm

Remember when we qualified for EUROs we thought that group was stupidly hard? Then Serbia was terrible that season, Denmark was more or less our level, and with Portugal Ronaldo missed that first game. Yeah we had the 3 pts from the flag incident, but our performances dropped drastically after that result (1 pt in 3 games) because we couldn't handle pressure of being favorites. Even without flag, getting 1 win and 1 draw from 2 Serbia, 1 Denmark, and 1 Portugal home game was very possible.

I wouldn't lose hopes for a 2nd place, but yeah we should be realistic that this is a bad draw.
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Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:02 am

It is more likely that we directly qualify to the World Cup by winning all of our group matches, than getting a play off spot via the Nations League. If we won our matches against Lithuania? Definitely
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