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I know this thread is too early to open, but our WC2010 qual.cycle is finished and we must now focus on Euro 2012. Looks like Berti will stay, and young players nicely developing.

The draw for the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying round will take place in Warsaw on 7 February 2010. Unfortunately, we are in last pot..however, we can face liechtenstein again.

UEFA will use a qualifying system with six groups of six teams and three of five teams (Poland (26620) and Ukraine (28866) - automatically qualified as hosts).
http://www.football-rankings.info/2009/10/euro-2012-qualifying-draw-coefficients_16.html

Good group for us could look like this:

1. Croatia
2. Greece
3. Austria
4. Latvia
5. Liechtenstein
6. Azerbaijan

Bad group:

1. England
2. Turkey
3. Bulgaria
4. Hungary
5. Montenegro
6. Azerbaijan
 

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but I don't think this is the final pots distribution. We probably won't change our position, but some other teams might.
 

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Finally, we got pots sorted out:

Корзина 1: Испания, Германия, Голландия, Италия, Англия, Хорватия, Португалия, Франция, Россия.

Корзина 2: Греция, Чехия, Швеция, Швейцария, Сербия, Турция, Дания, Словакия, Румыния.

Корзина 3: Израиль, Болгария, Финляндия, Норвегия, Ирландия, Шотландия, Северная Ирландия, Австрия, Босния и Герцеговина.

Корзина 4: Словения, Латвия, Венгрия, Литва, Беларусь, Бельгия, Уэльс, Македония, Кипр.

Корзина 5: Черногория, Албания, Эстония, Грузия, Молдова, Исландия, Армения, Казахстан, Лихтенштейн.

Корзина 6: АЗЕРБАЙДЖАН, Люксембург, Мальта, Фарерские острова, Андорра, Сан-Марино.
Last pot is not good for us, but on other hand, I would like to get Liechtenstein or Moldova

It will be good, if our group will be made of 6 teams not five.

From top 2 pots, I would prefer Czech and Russians. I am most worried about England/Spain
 

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We got interesting group

1. Germany
2. Turkey
3. Austria
4. Belgium
5. Kazakhstan
6. Azerbaijan

Well apart from Germany and Turks, we are capable of beating other 3 groups
 

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Deutsche-Belgian Meeting)):happy:

 

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decent group - we played all these teams before with varying degree of success. So let's see what we do this time.
 

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last place for us will be not good...If we try our best, 3rd place is achievable...but I am happy with 4th as well
 

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We sure did get the toughest group. We have to find our game early if we want to get at least 6 pts.
 

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At this point I really don't know what to expect. It is way to early to make predictions. But looking at it, I think we indeed got the toughest group.
 

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how many pts, will u be happy with? below 6 - I count failure..I know our group is hard, but it is time to show our potential. If we play like against Russia and Czech, can we can beat anybody
 

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Given the circumstances I'll be happy with 10-12 points
 

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Game calendar:

7 September 2010
Germany – Azerbaijan

8 October 2010
Austria – Azerbaijan

12 October 2010
Azerbaijan – Turkey

29 March 2011
Belgium - Azerbaijan

3 June 2011
Kazakhstan – Azerbaijan

7 June 2011
Azerbaijan – Germany

2 September 2011
Azerbaijan – Belgium

6 September 2011
Azerbaijan – Kazakhstan

7 October 2011
Azerbaijan – Austria

11 October 2011
Turkey – Azerbaijan
 

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for us - great fixture calendar
 

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Advokaat no longer with Belgium.
 

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Ballack will be dropped against us, so dont expect him. Additionally, Arne Friedrich, Jerome Boateng, Dennis Aogo, and Thomas Hitzlsperger are expected to be left out due to injuries.

 

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Gjoko today criticized Vogts by saying he is not doing enough

Mən səmimi danışmaq istəyirəm. Nə var onu deyəcəyəm. Berti Foqts futbolçu və məşqçi kimi Almaniya və Avropada çox şey görüb. Ancaq bu 3 il ərzində Azərbaycan yığması heç nə edə bilməyib. Əla deyə bilmərəm, çünki Azərbaycan son seçmə mərhələdə 5 xal toplayıb. Bir il olsa yenə başa düşmək olardı. Ancaq 3 il ərzində heç reytinqdə də irəliləyə bilməyib. Hazırda Azərbaycan millisi İngiltərə və Almaniya kimi yığmalara qarşı güclü oyun göstərə bilmir. Əslində isə bu yığma komanda daha baxımlı nəticələr əldə etməlidir. Mən vəziyyətə real yanaşıram. Tənqid də etmək istəmirəm. Amma “Foqts bravo” da demək fikrim yoxdur. Belə desəm düzgün olmaz. Nə var onu da deyirəm.
 

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I don't want to prejudge Gjoko comments without knowing context. There are a lot of truth in his words. Putting aside my personal dislike of Berti, as a human being, which goes beyond his qualifications, as you all remember I was always saying "show me the money". Only good argument someone may have after 2.5 years as a proof that they know what they are doing its to show some results, unfortunately we have none so far. That is the bottom line and in this sense I completely agree with Gjoko. This cycle will be critical from this point. Nobody have a guts to stand up to Berti and his handlers in AFFA. He basically was doing whatever he want for the last 18 months. That is why I'm pretty sure if we'll start this fall with 3 defeats in a row, which is very possible, there will be big pressure on him and AFFA to do something. I'm not screaming "Istefa" after game with Germany but very well might do so after game with Turkey in October. One thing is very clear to me, although it seems very quiet on the surface, there isn't much patience left for Berti and he better do something about it.
 

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Kazakhs looked tough despite losing 3-0 to Turks, I hope we pull plug on them
 
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