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18 hours ago, Free kick said:

 

Prior to to russia,  For as long as i can recall, am pretty sure that at the world cup draws they have always had the first pot comprised of top seeded teams.   The next three pots were alwys based on regions.  Thus to avoid multiple teams from the same region ending up in the same group.

This brings me to something i noted and began to apprecaite in the way FIFA does this.   For all its short comming and suspicions around them,   they do they process pretty fairly (yes i said that believe it or not!) compare to, say, FIBA.   At least with FIFA,  you get a sence that they cognicent of the scrutiny and suspicions that they are under.  So you always know well before hand how the process is going to be carried out and the logic around it.   With FIBA ,  you have no idea WHAT SO EVER!  They will change teh rules (and did so) the night before the draw happens.   We would all have gone ape-shit  here had the same thing happened to our national team in soccer during one of these processes as it did and unfolded for our national basketball team during the last FIBA world cup draw. 

I don't know what happened in the FIBA draw, but is it worse than the Gold Cup "draws" that we have had each time before the 2021 tournament (I think that's the first one, at least in recent memory, with an actual draw).

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If anybody wants the details about all the things that were messed up (re logistics) of our match vs the Cayman Islands, the details are here:
https://www.caymancompass.com/2021/04/06/breaking-fifa-opens-disciplinary-proceedings-against-cifa/
https://www.caymancompass.com/2021/04/22/whittaker-addresses-several-topics/

Cayman Islands Football Association president Alfredo Whittaker is very frank in that YouTube video.

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On 4/24/2021 at 3:58 PM, Olympique_de_Marseille said:

If anybody wants the details about all the things that were messed up (re logistics) of our match vs the Cayman Islands, the details are here:
https://www.caymancompass.com/2021/04/06/breaking-fifa-opens-disciplinary-proceedings-against-cifa/
https://www.caymancompass.com/2021/04/22/whittaker-addresses-several-topics/

Cayman Islands Football Association president Alfredo Whittaker is very frank in that YouTube video.

It looks like FIFA didn't sympathize much with Mr. Whittaker.

The Cayman Islands got slapped with a fine of 50 000 Swiss Francs ( ~ $67 000 Can) for the whole improper COVID test leading to a game delay shenanigans.

https://www.fifa.com/who-we-are/news/fifa-disciplinary-committee-sanctions-cayman-islands-football-association-and-pr

Mr. Whittaker also got a 6 month ban.

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