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It seems odd that they'd ask for the CHAN results to be included in the FIFA rankings and then decide to ignore the FIFA rankings when drawing their main competition. It's all so pointless. FIFA should forget about CHAN all together.

The ranking system that they've decided on does makes some sense though, even if it isn't explained.

Last Edited By: Blue Lou Apr 8 15 12:39 PM. Edited 1 time

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TheRoonBa

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Apr 8 15 1:30 PM

Regarding CHAN, it's also odd that they don't include any CHAN results in their calculation for the CAN qualifiers, clearly showing that they rate CAN and WCQ matches as being of higher status than CHAN matches.

Another thing that doesn't make sense is the double awarding of points for qualifying for finals tournaments.

For example, in 2015 CAN qualifiers, the 2nd placed qualifiers get 8 points for qualifying (the teams that miss out by finishing 3rd in their groups get 6 points). Teams who finish bottom of their groups at the finals receive an additional 3 points, thus benefitting twice for finishing 2nd instead of 3rd in qualifying.

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Apr 9 15 9:10 PM

nfm24 wrote:
Boo

Perhaps if we all boo, CAF will hear us.

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Jan 12 17 9:18 PM

First Round is:
São Tomé & Príncipe-Madagascar
Comoros-Mauritius
Djibouti-South Sudan

Chad ineligible as they withdrew from 2017 qualification. Seems like Eritrea and Somalia did not enter.

It seems like they did an "all-in" draw for the 1st round, with the end result that the "best" 2 teams (based on CAF ranking above) play each other.

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Jan 12 17 9:44 PM

At least that draw is geographically sensible, though that seems to have happened by coincidence rather than design.

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