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    If you think about it though. I donít think there will be any additional condition on hosts. Assuming they want to maximize the chance as many hosts as possible qualify. Then itís in UEFAís interest to allow Ireland escape to Path A even if Romania or/and Hungary already are the overflow to Path A. Instead of all three probably going out, would be a good chance at least one would go in.

    Ireland as host would also prefer be allowed to escape. And hungary and Romania would prefer Ireland escape instead of a higher ranked B team like wales Slovakia turkey or Czech.

    Keeping the hosts apart doesnít really benefit UEFAs agenda and doesnít benefit the hosts individually.

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    Everything solved lads.. and a new toy to play with.. UEFA have put in a play offs simulator on their website to try to work out how the play offs will pan out

    Lets assume all groups finish exactly as they stand right now.. the play offs would be

    https://www.uefa.com/european-qualif...90-ENG--191008

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    The rugby crowd should get these genius’s to sort out their World Cup !

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    It'd be hilarious if it was wrong

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    Looks more like Iceland are going to be in the play offs now. Looks like 4 and only 4 League B teams in the playoffs too.

    I think best chance is for Kosovo to drop Czech into the playoffs, or Norway/Romania to drop Sweden into the playoffs. Then we could have more than 4 League B teams.

    What that means I think is that Ireland would at least get a chance to be drawn out of League B playoffs and end up with Iceland and a mixture of League C teams.

    To be stuck in League B/Path B could be (BOS vs NIR) vs (SVK/WAL vs IRE) ... crucially AWAY for the play off semi.

    To escape League B/PAth B could be (ICE vs ROM) vs (IRE vs HUN/ISR/BUL) ... at least at home for the play off semi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidatrb View Post
    Looks more like Iceland are going to be in the play offs now. Looks like 4 and only 4 League B teams in the playoffs too.

    I think best chance is for Kosovo to drop Czech into the playoffs, or Norway/Romania to drop Sweden into the playoffs. Then we could have more than 4 League B teams.

    What that means I think is that Ireland would at least get a chance to be drawn out of League B playoffs and end up with Iceland and a mixture of League C teams.

    To be stuck in League B/Path B could be (BOS vs NIR) vs (SVK/WAL vs IRE) ... crucially AWAY for the play off semi.

    To escape League B/PAth B could be (ICE vs ROM) vs (IRE vs HUN/ISR/BUL) ... at least at home for the play off semi.
    The Czech Republic beating England last night was a terrible result for us in my opinion

    That pretty much assures Czech Republic qualify.. and Turkey getting out of Group H hit us too

    Always said we'd be better off having been pushed up into the League A play off than staying in Group B's

    Hungary could yet pass out both Slovakia and Wales.. in fact this would be a brilliant result because it would push 2 Group B teams back into the play offs in one swoop

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    Yeah missed that one too Hungary still with a real chance of dropping bot Slovakia and Wales into the playoff.

    Good shout - but the results this week haven't helped that scenario either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidatrb View Post
    Yeah missed that one too Hungary still with a real chance of dropping bot Slovakia and Wales into the playoff.

    Good shout - but the results this week haven't helped that scenario either!
    Hungary still working their miracles.. if Romania could get past Sweden we'd be in the complete pox balls miracle territory of a home play off semi final v N Iron, with the winners playing Iceland or Isreal.. potentially in Dublin

    So far though, the most likely outcome is still

    Bosnia v Northern Ireland
    Wales v Rep of Ireland

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    Two wins for Wales - away to Azerbaijan, who have 1 point, and at home to Hungary - and they qualify. I think they'll do it, though they've been struggling so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by Insidetherock View Post
    Hungary still working their miracles
    Did you see Azerbaijan's disallowed equaliser in the 94th minute? Ref said handball, but it was clearly the player's tummy. Some goal by Hungary though.

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    I think another aspect of the whole thing is that if Spain qualify directly and Ireland by playoff then they get 3 home group games. We only get 2.

    That and we would be seeded in Pot 4 for the draw if we get in via playoff. Directly we might be lucky to get Pot 2 but probably Pot 3.

    This playoff thing is going to be an absolute nightmare and punish us at every turn. We absolute MUST put everything into direct qualification (as im sure we are).

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