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Old 08-11-2012, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Manila
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Anyone who watches Football/Soccer seriously knows that Russia (who very recently at the time made the Euro 2008 semifinals) failed to make South Africa 2010 after failing to beat Slovenia in the home-and-away playoff in November 2009, which in itself was quite disappointing to me as I was hoping they'd show up in that tournament.

Anyway, I just wanted to go hypothetical in this thread regarding this scenario by asking a question about what may have happened to the Russian Sbornaya had they, instead of Slovenia, made it to South Africa 2010, and got drawn in the same group as England, USA, and Algeria (the group Slovenia ended up in during the said tourney). Anyone know? Please discuss. Thanks...
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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We will never know.
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:08 AM
 
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Nor care.
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:07 PM
 
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The better question is what would of happend if Ireland made it.
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Old 08-12-2012, 01:23 PM
 
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They'd get best fans in the world cause were useless!

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Old 11-12-2012, 02:32 AM
 
Location: Manila
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Nor care.
You didn't have to be that mean.... Was just curious what a hardcore football/soccer fan would think could have happened had they instead gone to South Africa instead of Slovenia (ex. How far could they potentially have gone, etc)...
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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You didn't have to be that mean.... Was just curious what a hardcore football/soccer fan would think could have happened had they instead gone to South Africa instead of Slovenia (ex. How far could they potentially have gone, etc)...
Given that England struggled in the tourny, Russia definately could have gotten out of the group. Then I think they could have won another match but that's probably it. Russia nowadays strikes me as a team that can dazzle on a good day, but struggle to win in a variety of ways. They could really use a strong striker like Ibrahimovic or Drogba who can get that one difficult game winner.

But lets look to Brazil 2014, I hope for good things from Russia (and the Russian league for that matter) because they'll be hosting their own tournament soon enough.
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