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Old 12-18-2009, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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I'll go with: Russia, Croatia and Egypt

Next: Ireland, Tunisia and Turkey

Significant nations not to qualify: China and India (I know they fancy other sports more, but why these hugely populated nations fail to see the opportunity soccer provides, and how easy qualifying can be in Asia is beyond me).
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Old 12-18-2009, 02:58 PM
 
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Croatia and Russia by far the best two not to qualify.
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Old 12-18-2009, 04:08 PM
 
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Russia and Ireland.
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Old 12-18-2009, 04:46 PM
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I definitely thought Russia would make it.
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Old 12-18-2009, 07:16 PM
 
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Russia and Ireland.
Ireland got screwed no doubt, but I dont think they are a better team than the croats.
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Old 12-19-2009, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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I'd have to say Ireland, Russia, Turkey, Iran and Croatia. I also would have loved to see Egypt qualify.
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Old 12-26-2009, 05:56 PM
 
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France ~ out

Ireland ~ IN
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Old 01-07-2010, 11:15 AM
 
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Are we talking about best teams or teams you would have liked to see in the WC? If it's best eliminated teams I really don't know what Egypt, Tunisia and Iran have to do with that category.
Croatia and Russia for me. Then Ireland and Sweden.
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Old 01-08-2010, 07:14 AM
 
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Are we talking about best teams or teams you would have liked to see in the WC? If it's best eliminated teams I really don't know what Egypt, Tunisia and Iran have to do with that category.
Croatia and Russia for me. Then Ireland and Sweden.
I'm talking the best perceived teams not to qualify, and I didn't mention Iran. Catch up if you don't know how good Egypt is and has been, they've won a ton of African Nations Cups.

Otherwise it looks like you more or less agreed with me.
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:37 PM
 
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I was hugely surprised that Turkey bottled it and didn't make it. I'm sure Turkey would have done a mildly better job against Spain than Bosnia did.
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