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    #26
    FIFA announced how the 2023 WC will select its teams:

    Directly:
    6 (-Australia) for Asia
    4 Africa
    4 CONCACAF
    3 CONMEBOL
    1 (a/k/a NZ) for Oceania
    11 UEFA, for a total of 29 direct slots

    The remaining 3 will come from a 10 team playoff tournament, of which 2 slots go to Asia, Africa, CONCACAF and CONMEBOL, and one to Oceania and UEFA.
    That tournament will serve as a test event for the hosts. 2 groups of 3, one of 4, with a seeded team in the 3 groups and 2 seeds in the 4. In the groups of 3, the unseeded team will play each other, winner plays the seed, winner of that goes to the WC. In the 4 team group, the seeds play an unseeded team, winners play each other, winner goes to the WC. Initial losers of the groups then get a friendly v AUS or NZ, so everyone gets at least 2 games

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      #27
      Interesting way of doing it. I’ve always liked the idea of a worldwide repecharge in qualifying, so that more of the better teams are at the Finals rather than geographical spread determining the lower end teams that play. Though I would have had more through that route than 3/32 - more like ~12 of the sides getting in that way.

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        #28
        Just enjoying video Xmas greets from Norn Iron's all conquering women. Bring on da Euro playoffs

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          #29
          Abby Dahlkemper signs a 2.5 year deal with Manchester City.

          The SheBelieves Cup is 2/18-2/24, all in Orlando, USA, CAN, JPN, and BRA.

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            #30
            Vicky Jepson mutual consented at Liverpool with them still off the pace in the Championship.

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              #31
              Japan are going to introduce a more professionalised women's league. The Women Empowerment League, known as the WE League, will begin for the 2021/22 season, with the current top-flight Nadeshiko League becoming the second tier. Each WE League club must have at least five players signed to fully professional contracts that are not subject to a salary cap.

              For 2012/22 there will be eleven clubs in the WE League, seven with affiliations to existing J-League clubs. Those seven are:

              Urawa Reds
              Omiya Ardija Ventus
              JEF United Chiba
              NTV Tokyo Verdy Beleza
              Albirex Niigata
              Sanfrecce Hiroshima
              AC Nagano Parceiro

              The four clubs without such affiliations are:

              Mynavi Sendai
              Elfen Saitama
              Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara
              INAC Kobe Leonessa

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                #32
                Phil Neville has stepped down as head coach of England Women.

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                  #33
                  Jayne Ludlow's quit as Wales manager too. Not 100% clear where she's going (the vacant Olympics job perhaps?)

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                    #34
                    Shouldn't that gig go to a more recently successful international coach ?

                    It prob shouldnt, but the idea of a father and son as assistant coaching team in women"s football amuses me

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                      #35
                      Or indeed the only home nation coach still in her* position.

                      As for Ludlow, maybe she has been approached for the Scotland job? And Shelley Kerr for GB? I could ge behind Kerr for that gig, actually.

                      * - I must admit I don't know who the current NI coach is. So I don't know their gender, either. The female pronoun is there as the default.

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                        #36
                        BBC Radio 5 seemed to imply Jayne Ludlow is taking over the England job.

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                          #37
                          Although Twitter says she's got a job at FIFA.

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                            #38
                            Originally posted by Patrick Thistle View Post
                            BBC Radio 5 seemed to imply Jayne Ludlow is taking over the England job.
                            England already have a new head coach signed up to start in September (Wiegman). So if this was the case, Ludlow would be quitting as permanent manager of her own nation to take over another as a temporary appointment. That doesn't sound likely...

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                              #39
                              Yeah. I may have misheard that.

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                                #40
                                Unless, of course, they actually mean the GB Olympic team. And and conflating that and England. But they wouldn't make that mist... Oh.

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                                  #41
                                  Originally posted by Duncan Gardner View Post
                                  It prob shouldnt, but the idea of a father and son as assistant coaching team in women"s football amuses me
                                  Originally posted by Janik
                                  I must admit I don't know who the current NI coach is. So I don't know their gender, either. The female pronoun is there as the default
                                  Last edited by Duncan Gardner; 18-01-2021, 21:35.

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