The story continues....
England are 5-0 up v Albania at half time, Kane hat-trick.....
I think they are kept apart as reasonably as can be made possible in group stage drawing and even on which side of a knockout tree they might then appear in but ultimately a knockout game cannot be avoided, i.e. a Euro or World Cup final.Dumb question, but what happens if both teams make it to the finals (or the World Cup)?
As far as I'm aware, the process involves a public draw, but if the teams that are supposed to be kept apart happen to come out of the draw not being kept apart then one or the other is moved during the draw.If it is known that two teams are publicly kept apart, then it is at least possible that others are as well for competitive interest.
Considering where a majority of its territory is (definitely) located, perhaps Russia could transfer to the AFC to solve this particular prohibited fixture...For example, if Russia is in pot 2 and Ukraine in pot 3, and Russia comes out in Group A during the pot 2 draw then if Ukraine comes out of pot 3 in Group A, they'll simply be moved to Group... E and the Pot 3/Group A team redrawn.
Geography doesn't really work in FIFA. Imagine if Israel were actually in the AFC as they would basically be unable to play 15 teams or so.Considering where a majority of its territory is (definitely) located, perhaps Russia could transfer to the AFC to solve this particular prohibited fixture...