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    • He said whichever country at the senior level "calls him up first"
    • Voici mon dernier article sur les Académies au Canada: https://culturesoccer.com/2020/06/04/d-cameron-des-academies-pour-developper-le-soccer-au-canada/
    • This is my article regarding that topic: https://culturesoccer.com/2020/06/04/d-cameron-des-academies-pour-developper-le-soccer-au-canada/
    • With the FIFA/Coca-Cola rankings having an increasing impact on World Cup formats, and UEFA Coefficients having become a vital factor in determining how Champions League competitions are structured, it is surprising that FIFA hasn't yet implement some kind of ranking/coefficient system for confederations when it comes to determining the number of World Cup places it awards to each confederation. If such a system were to be implemented, I think factors dating back to 1938 would be irrelevant. Instead, FIFA might want to consider its own rankings, being that they are more current. It could only help to stimulate an increase in international matches. Perhaps a system similar to the one used by UEFA, which uses results dating back 5 years, might be useful to do so. As far as what the value of Caribbean associations is to CONCACACAF I would tend to agree that they should be awarded 0.5 spot, so the CONCACAF inter-continental spot. I don't think that going back and using statistics dating back to say Cuba's participation in the 1938 World Cup are relevant to what countries/regions/confederations are worth today. I would prefer, like you did in your previous post, to look at the past 6 World Cups, so all the 32-team tournaments. This would break down as follows: Mexico - (6) 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018 USA - (5) 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 Jamaica - (1) 1998 Costa Rica - (4) 2002, 2006, 2014, 2018 Trinidad & Tobago - (1) 2006 Honduras - (2) 2010, 2014 Panama - (1) 2018 ---------------------------------------------------------- North America - 11 or 55% = 2 spots Central America - 7 or 35% = 1 spot Caribbean - 2 or 10% = 0.5 = 0.5 spot ---------------------------------------------------------- or for those who consider Mexico a Central American country: North America - 5 or 25% = 1 spot Central America - 13 or 65% = 2 spots Caribbean - 2 or 10% = 0.5 spot  
    • Many top goalkeepers in and around that age. I personally don't see any reason Milan wouldn't still be starting at his current level, and if so I'm not so sure that torch needs to be past. Crepeau had a decent individual season on one of the worst teams in MLS. I'm not so sure he catches Borjan in the next two years. But yes, a third option would be nice.
    • I don't think Turkey is exactly a walk in the park for black players either depending on where you're playing 
    • If Larin could tough it out in US, he should be able to handle what the russians throw at him.  
    • Charles Andreas Brym
    • Over Westhills stadium in nearby Langford? An interesting choice.  The smallest opponent we may get is probably Antigua.
    • Yeah, not endorsing stuff yet, but is getting on highlight shows and is mentioned on commercials for Bundesliga coverage. Has anyone else caught any episodes of “The Soccer Show” on TSN? It’s on during my kids’ bedtime routine, but I have caught a bit of a couple of episodes. Both times it was about Canadians, not sure if that is the stated focus of the show or not. They must be talking about him. I think he was mentioned in a piece on Jonathan David, but I have never seen the start of the show, which is presumably when they would lead with bigger news/discussions, like Davies.
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