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World Cup 2010

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Switzerland and Slovakia are the first to qualify in the final day of automatic qualification worldwide! Slovakia, who were relatively successful while represented in Czechoslovakia, have qualified for the first time as a separate nation, becoming the first World Cup debutants, and at the 21st time of asking.

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Postby Perry » Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:06 am

Somehow, and by the skin of their teeth, Argentina have qualified for the World Cup after a 1-0 victory over historic rivals Uruguay in Montevideo.

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Postby Perry » Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:07 am

Hi Rui. Out of interest, what is your opinion of the current Portugal side, and most of all Carlos Queiroz? He was fantastic as Sir Alex Ferguson's right-hand man, and was responsible for our signing of Cristiano Ronaldo, but his spells as manager at Real Madrid and now Portugal seem to be quite underwhelming.

Is Portugal's disappointing campaign his fault, or are there other factors?

On another note, Honduras become the third North American side to gain qualification, and it's only their second World Cup, their last being in 1982. Costa Rica and Uruguay will face each other in an All-Americas play-off for qualification.

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Postby cooran » Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:08 pm

Hello all,

As a complete Football Newbie - and from a nation that is really only still in nappies with regards to soccer experience - does Australia have any chance at getting anywhere?

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Hello pmwhewitt,

Thank you so much for your comprehensive reply. :smile: This has helped me greatly. Now I can sound intelligent for 20 seconds when next talking with my son. :tongue:

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I think it may be worth adding that Germany's first-choice goalkeeper Robert Enke has died today after being hit by a train. It appears to be suicide. He was just 32 years old.

RIP Robert Enke.

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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby Perry » Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:41 pm

Tomorrow is the penultimate day in FIFA World Cup qualication, and provides us with the final day of African qualification, the final leg of the Oceanian-Asian playoff, and the first legs of the European playoffs and the Americas playoff.

In Africa, Group A is led by Cameroon but Gabon have a small chance of overtaking them, and it is a similar story in Group B with Nigeria hoping to outdo leaders Tunisia. Algeria have a comfortable lead over their biggest rivals Egypt in Group C, but seeing as they play each other tomorrow, an Egyptian win by three-goals or more will see them through instead.

The first leg in the Asia-Oceania tie between Bahrain and New Zealand finished 0-0 in Riffa, which means that whoever wins the second leg in Wellington will qualify for the World Cup. Another 0-0 draw will see the game go into extra-time and possibly a penalty-shootout, while a score-draw will see Bahrain advance on the away goals rule.

The full schedule for qualification games tomorrow are the following;

African Qualification
Morocco vs. Cameroon
Togo vs. Gabon
Kenya vs. Nigeria
Mozambique vs. Tunisia
Egypt vs. Algeria
Rwanda vs. Zambia
Sudan vs. Benin
Burkina Faso vs. Malawi
Ivory Coast vs. Guinea
(note: There is also a match between Ghana and Mali that will be played on Sunday)

European Playoffs - First Leg
Ireland vs. France
Portugal vs. Bosnia & Herzegovina
Greece vs. Ukraine
Russia vs. Slovenia

Asia-Oceania Playoff - Second Leg
New Zealand vs. Bahrain

Americas Playoff - First Leg
Costa Rica vs. Uruguay

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Tonight is Portugal vs Bosnia. Go Portugal! :guns:
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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby Perry » Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:09 pm

Wow, a simply unbelievable event has just occurred right here, with just minutes remaining, Nigeria turn around a 1-0 defecit against Kenya to lead 2-1, only for the Kenyans to equalise, and then Nigeria score again to win the game 3-2. All this while group leaders Tunisia lost 1-0 to Mozambique, so therefore against all odds, Nigeria have pipped Tunisia to win the African qualifying Group B and thus qualify for the World Cup!

There should be two more teams qualifying over the course of today, both will be African nations.

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Postby Perry » Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:44 pm

Cameroon confirm qualification with a 2-0 victory away to Morocco. This leaves one more team to qualify today, and that will be decided between Algeria and Egypt later.

In event of a 1-0 Egyptian victory, Algeria will still qualify. A 3-0 Egyptian victory will Egypt shockingly qualify. A 3-1, 4-2, 5-3, etc. victory for Egypt will see Algeria qualify due to scoring more goals in their campaign. If the game finishes 2-0 to Egypt however, they will both finish identical on everything (points, games won, goal difference, goals scored), and will thus have to play a playoff in Sudan in early December.

Hope that's not too confusing!


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