Originally posted by FMF
Well you're welcome to believe that Scotland would somehow fare better in the Asian Football Confederation with its 4 teams out of 43 qualifying, than they do in Europe with its 53 teams in nine groups and 17 qualifying teams, but I don't think you wittering on about games played over thirty years ago is making your case for you.
Lets just demonstrate the extent of your ignorance shall we? Who was in Australia's qualifying group, it was,
Japan, Jordan, Oman and Iraq,
Jordan have never qualified for the World Cup. Oman has never qualified for the World Cup. Iraq has participated in the FIFA World Cup once (in 1986) and Japan who have qualified for the last five consecutive FIFA World Cups. Australia were runners up in their group.
Lets contrast that with Scotland's Group shall we.
Belgium topped the FIFA World Rankings for the first time in November 2015.
Croatia was ranked 125th in the world; following the 1998 World Cup campaign, the side rose to third place in the rankings.
Other teams include, Serbia, Wales and Macedonia. Only the top two teams go through.
So there we have it, Australia's group with two teams that have never qualified for a world cup ever and Scotland's group with the top ranked team in the entire world in 2015 Belgium and the Croations who are currently ranked 15th in the entire world.
Now anyone with a semblance of discernment can readily ascertain that not only does FMF not know what he is talking about it becomes rather apparent that Australia's route to the world cup is distinctly easier than Scotland's and yet here he is pandering it about as if it has some relevance to the relative strengths of Scotland and Australia when Australia have qualified from a group as runners up against two teams who have never even qualified in their entire history. Perhaps he should stick to tiddlywinks or something that he knows at least something about?
How did Australia do in their last world cup campaign?
Australia played 3, won 0, lost 3, scored 3, let 9 goals in,
conclusion : donkeys!