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2014 FIFA World Cup

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FIFA head man Sepp Blatter confirms what we already have known, that giving Qatar the 2022 World Cup was a mistake.

http://deadspin.com/sepp-blatter-giving-qatar-the-world-cup-was-a-mistake-1577347180/all

He is only coming out and saying this now due to the election for the FIFA presidency is coming up fast. I still think there is enough pressure within FIFA to push Blatter out. Jerome Champagne I think will gain enough support to win the presidency.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/international/10584255/Jerome-Champagne-announces-plan-to-run-for-presidency-of-Fifa-against-Sepp-Blatter-in-2015-election.html#source=refresh

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The US released their roster and apparently, Donovan isn't on the team.

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No Donovan's a big shock. It feels wrong that he's not in the team... but I'm not sure who he'd displace out of that group, either. Maybe Julian Green?

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All he does is score. Even if he isn't in the starting 11, you'd think he'd be included. Tough call from Klinsmann.

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All he does is score. Even if he isn't in the starting 11, you'd think he'd be included. Tough call from Klinsmann.

Except he hasn't this year apparently.

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Why are they carrying three goalies? Seems like overkill.

I'm pretty sure it's a requirement to have 3 goalkeepers on your World Cup squad.

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Lando's not been at his best in this lead up to the Cup. I believe that Zusi has outplayed him in the midfield, as has Diskerud. As a forward, Johannson had a better season in the Netherlands.

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Why are they carrying three goalies? Seems like overkill.

I'm pretty sure it's a requirement to have 3 goalkeepers on your World Cup squad.

It is.

North Korea tried to get around it four years ago by naming an extra striker in the third goalie slot, FIFA told them he could therefore only play as a goalie during the tournament.

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After just finishing a massive spreadsheet on the club teams of each player on each 30-man World Cup roster, the US had to release their 23-man roster right now...

60.5% = the percentage of players (on 30-man WC rosters) who play abroad (not in the country that they represent in the World Cup).

1. Spain, 79% of World Cup players who play club soccer in Spain do not play for the Spanish World Cup team (80 total play in Spain, 63 will play in WC but not for Spain)

2. England, 78%
3. France, 78%

4. Germany, 77%

5. Italy, 74%

6. Brazil, 61%
7. Belgium 59%

8. Portugal, 56%

9. Argentina, 50%

10. USA, 46%

11. Croatia, 44%

12. Netherlands, 43%

13. Switzerland, 38%

14. Russia, 33%

15. Japan, 32%

16. Greece, 26%

17. Colombia, 25%

18. South Korea, 11%

19. Costa Rica, 8% of World Cup players who play club soccer in Costa Rica do not play for the Costa Rican World Cup team (13 total play in Costa Rica, 1 will play in WC but not for Costa Rica)

No foreign players playing for club teams in Algeria, Australia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Chile, Ivory Coast, Ecuador, Ghana, Honduras, Iran, Nigeria, or Uruguay made a World Cup roster.

Ranking of countries by number of club team players on 30-man World Cup rosters, but whose national team is not in World Cup:
1. Turkey, 28 (0 Turkish players in World Cup, 28 players who play for Turkish club teams playing in World Cup)

2. Ukraine, 10

t3. Norway, 7

t3. China, 7

5. Scotland, 6

t6. Wales, 5

t6. Canada, 5

8. Qatar, 4

t9. Sweden, 3
t9. Austria, 3

t9. Saudi Arabia, 3
t12. UAE, 2

t12. Tunisia, 2
t12. South Africa, 2
t12. Israel, 2
t16. Albania, 1
t16. Bulgaria, 1

t16. Denmark, 1
t16. Kuwait, 1
t16. New Zealand, 1
t16. Paraguay, 1

t16. Hungary, 1

Countries by number of players who play for domestic league team and for national team:
1. Iran, 20 (20 of 30 Iranians play in Iran, no player from any other national team roster plays in Iran)
2. Honduras, 14
3. Ecuador, 13
t4. Australia, 10

t4. Chile, 10
6. Nigeria, 5
7. Algeria, 4
t8. Bosnia&Herzegovina, 3

t8. Cameroon, 3

t10. Ivory Coast, 2

t10. Ghana, 2

t10. Uruguay, 2

If a player plays abroad, there is a 63% chance they play in England, France, Spain, Germany, or Italy.

PLEASE tell me if some of these definitions is too confusing & I will fix it.

Ask me any question you want answered about the rosters & I'll try to answer them.

I'll do it again when all the 23-man rosters come out.

EDIT:
22% of all players play for these 18 teams:
Bayern Munich, 18 (most representatives of all the world's soccer teams, arguably a World Cup team playing in the Bundesliga)

Manchester United, 16

FC Barcelona, 14

Juventus, 13

Real Madrid, 13

SSC Napoli, 13
Atletico Madrid, 12

Liverpool, 12

Manchester City, 12

Paris Saint-Germain, 11

Chelsea, 11
Inter Milan, 11

Arsenal, 10

FC Porto, 10

AC Milan, 9

Everton, 9

Borussia Dortmund, 8

CSKA Moscow, 8


348 domestic-league teams from 54 countries are represented in the 32 30-man World Cup rosters.


Domestic-league teams by number of imported players who made a World Cup roster:

t1. Bayern Munich, 11 (11 players not playing on German national team, but on another WC team)
t1. SSC Napoli, 11 (Italy)
t3. Manchester United, 10 (England)

t3. Manchester City, 10 (England)

t3. Inter Milan, 10 (Italy)

t6. Real Madrid, 9 (Spain)

t6. Chelsea FC, 9 (England)

t8. Atletico Madrid, 8 (Spain)

t8. Paris Saint-Germain, 8 (France)

t8. Arsenal FC, 8 (England)

t8. FC Porto, 8 (Portugal)

t12. FC Barcelona, 7 (Spain)

t12. Juventus FC, 7 (Italy)

t12. VfL Wolfsburg, 7 (Germany)

t15. Liverpool FC, SS Lazio, AS Monaco, FSV Mainz 05, Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur FC, 6
t21. AC Milan, FC Schalke 04, AS Roma, Fenerbahce SK, Udinese Calcio, Valencia CF, 5
t27. FC Zenit St. Petersburg, Everton FC, Southampton FC, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Hamburger SV, Sevilla FC, 1. FC Nuernberg, Celtic FC, FC Augsburg, FC Dynamo Kyiv, Fulham FC, Galatasaray SK, Real Sociedad, Stade Rennais, Stoke City FC, VfB Stuttgart, 4

t43. (28 teams) ...Columbus Crew, CA Monarcas Morelia, Club Tijuana, Toronto FC, 3

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Ridiculous amount of data aside, some of these roster choices (Green especially) are clearly with 2018 in mind...looks like Klinnsman opted to get his young guys some minutes

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C'mon max, your s*** is always confusing and you always have answers for questions we never asked.

Now, about the WC squad, it's going to be weird as f*** without Donovan. Can't believe he didn't make it

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Lando was never the most skilled player and even in his prime, his greatest asset on the field was his pace. Unfortunately, it looks like time has finally caught up with him and he no longer has that burst... Better for Klinnsman to move ahead with what he deems to be his best side than to handicap himself with someone who doesn't bring much to the table.

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The last table I posted is probably the best indicator to determine the best domestic team in the world ("Which foreign imports made their national team rosters?"), because It eliminates the bias of selecting players from the domestic league.

Here it is:

t1. Bayern Munich, 11 (11 players not playing on German national team, but on another WC team)
t1. SSC Napoli, 11 (Italy)
t3. Manchester United, 10 (England)

t3. Manchester City, 10 (England)

t3. Inter Milan, 10 (Italy)

t6. Real Madrid, 9 (Spain)

t6. Chelsea FC, 9 (England)

t8. Atletico Madrid, 8 (Spain)

t8. Paris Saint-Germain, 8 (France)

t8. Arsenal FC, 8 (England)

t8. FC Porto, 8 (Portugal)

t12. FC Barcelona, 7 (Spain)

t12. Juventus FC, 7 (Italy)

t12. VfL Wolfsburg, 7 (Germany)

t15. Liverpool FC, SS Lazio, AS Monaco, FSV Mainz 05, Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur FC, 6

Honestly, the top 20 club teams in the "number of foreign imports to make their national teams" ranking are probably the 20 best club teams in the world right now IMO.

Bayern Munich could probably beat the United States. They are probably pretty evenly-matched (but who really knows). 16th~17th best national team = world's best domestic team?


*You know what, the rankings might be biased because foreign players might rather play in Naples or Monaco than Wolfsburg or Liverpool.




See a map of the locations for the 20 teams listed above on geomidpoint.com

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Bayern Munich could probably beat the United States. They are probably pretty evenly-matched (but who really knows). 16th~17th best national team = world's best domestic team?

I know you've gone completely off the :censored:ing deep end but Bayern Munich would thrash the United States national team.

Anyways, statistics like yours are skewed because the 50th-best Spanish player would make just about anybody else's team for the World Cup. That's leaving a lot of Spanish clubs underrepresented in those "rankings."

Then you have, say, the Zlatans of the world. They're some of the world's best players but they didn't make the World Cup.

Hell, what you've done says DeAndre Yedlin is a better player than Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Stop being delusional, Max.

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I know you've gone completely off the :censored:ing deep end but Bayern Munich would thrash the United States national team.

Anyways, statistics like yours are skewed because the 50th-best Spanish player would make just about anybody else's team for the World Cup. That's leaving a lot of Spanish clubs underrepresented in those "rankings."

Then you have, say, the Zlatans of the world. They're some of the world's best players but they didn't make the World Cup.

Hell, what you've done says DeAndre Yedlin is a better player than Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Stop being delusional, Max.

My initial thought that USMNT could tie Bayern Munich was based on the idea that 15 star players (Bayern has 18 players who made 30-man World Cup rosters) were equal to 30 average players (USMNT roster, "average" = 16th-best World Cup team), but...

If Bayern has 15 star players, how would they play against 30 average USMNT players? If there can only be 11 players on the field, it doesn't matter how good the players who can't play are, so maybe Bayern would trash USMNT.

So, how many World Cup players from a domestic team are necessary to beat the USMNT? 14? In that case, Barcelona would "tie" USMNT.

Why do you think Bayern Munich would "thrash" USMNT? You probably know more players on USMNT than Bayern Munich, right?

You don't think there's a logical argument for DeAndre Yedlin being a better player than Zlatan? How do you prove that Zlatan is a better player than yourself?

Why would Bayern Munich thrash the US Men's Team? They only have 18 World Cup players on their team. The entire USMNT roster are World Cup-caliber players.

Who do you have in "FC Barcelona vs. Spain?"

Going to go get some coffee.

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You've max-ed out your stay here.

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The last table I posted is probably the best indicator to determine the best domestic team in the world ("Which foreign imports made their national team rosters?"), because It eliminates the bias of selecting players from the domestic league.

Here it is:

t1. Bayern Munich, 11 (11 players not playing on German national team, but on another WC team)

t1. SSC Napoli, 11 (Italy)

t3. Manchester United, 10 (England)

t3. Manchester City, 10 (England)

t3. Inter Milan, 10 (Italy)

t6. Real Madrid, 9 (Spain)

t6. Chelsea FC, 9 (England)

t8. Atletico Madrid, 8 (Spain)

t8. Paris Saint-Germain, 8 (France)

t8. Arsenal FC, 8 (England)

t8. FC Porto, 8 (Portugal)

t12. FC Barcelona, 7 (Spain)

t12. Juventus FC, 7 (Italy)

t12. VfL Wolfsburg, 7 (Germany)

t15. Liverpool FC, SS Lazio, AS Monaco, FSV Mainz 05, Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur FC, 6

Honestly, the top 20 club teams in the "number of foreign imports to make their national teams" ranking are probably the 20 best club teams in the world right now IMO.

Bayern Munich could probably beat the United States. They are probably pretty evenly-matched (but who really knows). 16th~17th best national team = world's best domestic team?

*You know what, the rankings might be biased because foreign players might rather play in Naples or Monaco than Wolfsburg or Liverpool.

See a map of the locations for the 20 teams listed above on geomidpoint.com

Have you seen how they played once they claimed the Bundasliga championship? They played no better than the Hartford Hellions of the original MISL

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Klinaman just ended America's hopes of even winning a game over a vendetta against donovan what a joke.

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