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Old 30.11.2009, 13:45
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Ireland ask to be 33rd team

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The Fifa president, Sepp Blatter, has claimed that the Football Association of Ireland asked to be included in the World Cup as an extra team following the Republic of Ireland's controversial play-off defeat to France.
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Old 30.11.2009, 13:49
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Re: Ireland asked to be 33rd team

...but says they will not be granted their request, even though the matter will be raised. No story, sadly.
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Old 30.11.2009, 13:51
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Re: Ireland ask to be 33rd team

they are swift becoming the embarrasment/laughing stock of football.

they do realise they werent even winning?
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Re: Ireland ask to be 33rd team

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they are swift becoming the embarrasment/laughing stock of football.

they do realise they werent even winning?

We werent losing either Nutty Monkey.... But I agree that it shouldnt come to begging for a place. It will be interesting to see what, if anything, FIFA will come up with on the 2nd..
Anyway Im back to supporting real sport, rugby was in Dublin this weekend, had great fun with the Bok and Irish fans
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Re: Ireland ask to be 33rd team

Can wales also have a place seeing as they were denied by an unfair handball in 1977?
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Old 30.11.2009, 21:16
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Re: Ireland ask to be 33rd team

Apparently, Costa Rica want to be the 34th team as they disputed an offside decision.
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Re: Ireland ask to be 33rd team

As a Scotland fan I would strenuously ask FIFA not to even think of admitting us as the 35th team, we'd only embarrass ourselves.
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Re: Ireland ask to be 33rd team

The FAI are a joke. Always have been.
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Old 30.11.2009, 21:57
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Re: Ireland ask to be 33rd team

I suppose it never occurs to people to actually boycott the whole watching football thing....
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Re: Ireland ask to be 33rd team

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As a Scotland fan I would strenuously ask FIFA not to even think of admitting us as the 35th team, we'd only embarrass ourselves.
Thinking of Scotland in the World Cup always makes me think of that episode in Red Dwarf ... even with a genetically-modified keeper who completely filled the goal, they didn't make it through the group stage
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I suppose it never occurs to people to actually boycott the whole watching football thing....
Are you nuts ??
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