Australian Women’s National Team Thread - Our best chance at a World Cup

#815

Surreal to think we’ll actually have a home football world cup. Went to bed with low expectations happy to see they were exceeded massively. Amazing stuff

#816

Developing football in SOUTH FUCKING AMERICA is the biggest load of horse shit in the world

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#817

Yeah, that’s what we did for the Asian Cup and it was awesome. No regrets at all.

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#818

One of my favourite things about the 2015 Asian Cup, aside from just having so much high quality live football on, was the diversity and atmosphere created by having so many countries’ diasporas cheering on their team.

So, because I have a day off today with nothing particularly to do, here’s the top 50 countries by womens’ FIFA world rankings, with the number of people (to 2 sig. fig.) living in Aus+NZ born in that country:

Ranking Country Approx Total Ranking Country Approx Total
1 USA 140,000 26 Ukraine 19,000
2 Germany 130,000 27 Mexico 8,800
3 France 47,000 28 Poland 54,000
4 Netherlands 94,000 29 Czech Republic 15,000
5 Sweden 13,000 30 Finland 8,700
6 England 1,200,000 31 Republic of Ireland 98,000
7 Australia 18,000,000 32 Portugal 20,000
8 Brazil 59,000 33 Argentina 22,000
9 Canada 67,000 34 Wales 39,000
10 Korea DPR 260 35 Vietnam 270,000
11 Japan 63,000 36 Costa Rica 710
12 Norway 4,300 37 Chile 38,000
13 Spain 21,000 38 Nigeria 16,000
14 Italy 190,000 39 Thailand 92,000
15 China PR 810,000 40 Chinese Taipei 70,000
16 Denmark 11,000 41 Serbia 33,000
17 Belgium 8,800 42 Uzbekistan 2,600
18 Korea Republic 150,000 43 Hungary 21,000
19 Iceland 580 44 Romania 18,000
20 Switzerland 17,000 45 Myanmar 42,000
21 Scotland 160,000 46 Papua New Guinea 36,000
22 Austria 18,000 47 Slovakia 7,900
23 New Zealand 3,900,000 48 Paraguay 690
24 Russia 35,000 49 Slovenia 7,500
25 Colombia 37,000 50 Jamaica 1,600

EDIT: Fixed for pedantry. :stuck_out_tongue: I write about small numbers far more often than big numbers, so d.p. was pure reflex.

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#819

Just because i’m pedantic, but you’re thinking of significant figures rather than decimal points :slight_smile:

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#820

AFL apparently completely shot Melbourne in the foot so they won’t get anything later than a Quarter Final:

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#821

I had been talking myself into going to North America for the men’s WC in 2026, and I fear having a World cup here 3 years earlier will make me want to do that even more.

One taste and you’re hooked

#822

Further proof, as if it were needed, that the AFL are cunts

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#823

And still eddie Maguire tries to act like he supported the bid

#824

The Melbourne, the.

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#825

Further proof, as if it were needed, that Eddie Maguire etc etc

#826

They should build a rectangular stadium for World Cup matches in Tasmania, then an A-League/W-League team can move on in to their new home. How’s that for legacy.

#827

Dom just turned my head.

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#828

Interesting to listen to the guardian football weekly talk about the bidding process for the womens world cup
(and the fact that ANZ and not columbia have put a $70mUSD fifa contribution in their bid document)

#829

How is a Fifa contribution different to say…a bribe?

#830

Because we’re Australia and reality doesn’t apply to us!

#831

There could be a few reasons.
A bribe is handed over in an unmarked brown paper bag whereas a contribution is sent in a reply paid envelope?
Only a select few receive & benefit from a bribe whereas everyone gets a cut of a contribution?
If listed in alphabetical order, the contribution comes after the bribe?

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#832

A contribution would have to be declared for tax purposes, whereas a bribe almost certainly would not be…

#833

If you’re not claiming tax deductions on your bribes then you’re doing it wrong. Cost of doing business.

#834

Bribes paid , certainly. Bribes received, a bit more problematic