Originally Posted by Tony Cloninger
It must be difficult to know how good your team is in this WCQ group. You have Mexico and the US....that is it. It's like if you were in Europe and you had Germany and Italy...and then Armenia, Belgium and Finland.
More like Germany, Italy, the Faroe Islands, Andorra, and Luxembourg. CONCACAF is a confederation dominated by Caribbean microstates with populations smaller than your average US suburb. The fact that North and Central American countries, where all the strong teams are located, are shut out of CONCACAF leadership positions is appalling. I think many of the newly elected board members were guys accused of taking bribes from Qatar to support their bid for the World Cup over the US. FIFA president Blatter and disgraced former CONCACAF president Jack Warner were notorious for pumping millions of dollars into Caribbean federations, some of which don't even field national teams. That's how the crooks keep getting reelected and how Qatar gets a World Cup despite being a terrible place for a summer international soccer tournament.