Tuesday, July 21, 2009
AFC World Cup Qualifying Format Announced
What does this mean for Palestine? Well not much has changed from the 2010 format, the AFC is still unfairly favoring the top 5 teams in the region. Palestine will play a first round match no matter what, who they play depends on their ranking. In order to avoid the better teams they will need to improve their ranking (currently 35th in the AFC 175 in the world) to at least 24th in the AFC (around the 140s in the FIFA rankings). They have just about a year to pull it off, so here's hoping we start organizing real friendlies and calling up our best players.