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WFN Men's World Rankings Post Round 3 of IC17
Authored by: Mister Football on Monday, August 14 2017 @ 02:00 pm ACST

Certainly noticeable how well both Japan and China are doing, having beaten decent European opponents (even if both are relatively new to the IC).

China now sits on the cusp of being a Division One nation, although I suspect they would need to improve more in the next three years to make the jump.

I've heard some mutterings, and I don't know whether this is true or not, that the Pakistan team is largely Australian based whereas the Indian team is predominantly made of players travelling from India.

Anyone have the good oil on this?

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Mister Football

WFN Men's World Rankings Post Round 3 of IC17
Authored by: WFN Administrator on Monday, August 14 2017 @ 02:17 pm ACST

I had heard that most of the men's players that were originally selected from Pakistan had visas rejected, so like 2014 many of the Pakistan team are locally based, but still hopefully complying with the requirement that they are citizens of Pakistan (and not just Pakistan heritage) and that they did not play footy in Australia in their junior years. As always the AFL are able to provide some exemptions on a case by case basis - so if they are playing the AFL has deemed them eligible.

WFN Men's World Rankings Post Round 3 of IC17
Authored by: Aaron Richard on Monday, August 14 2017 @ 08:06 pm ACST

I was told same as Brett - the Pakistani team was supposed to have a larger number of players come over from Pakistan, but visa troubles meant that Melbourne-based players have been called in to fill the gaps.

WFN Men's World Rankings Post Round 3 of IC17
Authored by: Brett Northey on Tuesday, August 15 2017 @ 12:13 pm ACST

Actually I think WFN Admin was Troy logged in not me.

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Brett Northey - Co-founder and Chief Editor of WFN