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World Cup 2010

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Postby Perry » Sat Nov 14, 2009 7:45 pm

Oh dear, a 95th minute goal by Egypt means they won 2-0, and so, with them and Algeria level in every possible way, it means that New Zealand, Nigeria and Cameroon will be our only qualifiers for today, and we have six deciders to enjoy on Wednesday!

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Portugal 1 - 0 Bosnia

waiting for the second leg...
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Postby Perry » Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:26 pm

Today is the final day of World Cup qualification, and we have six deciding games, they are:

Algeria vs. Egypt
France (1) vs. (0) Ireland
Bosnia & Herzegovina (0) vs. (1) Portugal
Ukraine (0) vs. (0) Greece
Slovenia (1) vs. (2) Russia
Uruguay (1) vs. (0) Costa Rica

Note all games are the second of two legs, except Algeria/Egypt which is a one-off playoff in a neutral venue (Sudan) because they were completely deadlocked in their group.

Following this, the four World Cup pots will be released, and then the groups will be drawn in December.

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Postby Perry » Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:32 pm

Algeria have defeated Egypt 1-0 to enter the World Cup for the first time since 1986. Egypt, who are current African Cup of Nations champions, still can't qualify for the World Cup for love nor money, and haven't qualified since 1990, when they beat Algeria!

Also, 2004 European champions Greece have qualified with a 1-0 victory in Ukraine, this is just their second World Cup appearance, the other being in 1994. The other three European playoffs have all now kicked-off, too. This leaves the Americas playoff which kicks off in around 2 and half hours time.

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Postby Perry » Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:48 pm

Two 1-0 victories here. Portugal with another 1-0 victory over Bosnia & Herzegovina means they go through with a 2-0 aggregate, while Slovenia's 1-0 victory over Russia means their tie finishes 2-2, and the Slovenians advance to the World Cup on away goals.

Six minutes of normal time left in the France-Ireland tie, and it's 1-0 to Ireland, so as it stands we'll be going into extra-time.

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PORTUGAAAAAAAAAAL :woohoo:
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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby Perry » Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:44 pm

The World Cup group stage has been seeded today, ahead of the actual group draw that will occur on Friday.

The pots are as follows, remember each group will consist of one nation from each pot.

Pot A - Seeded
Argentina, Brazil, England, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain.

Pot B - Asia, Oceania and North America
Australia, Honduras, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, North Korea, South Korea, United States.

Pot C - Africa and South America
Algeria, Cameroon, Chile, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Paraguay, Uruguay.

Pot D - Europe
Denmark, France, Greece, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland.

I think the hardest group for England would be the USA, Ghana and Portugal. The easiest maybe New Zealand, Algeria and Slovenia. But we'll see, I expect England to qualify for the second round no matter who they get!

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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby Laurens » Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:56 pm

I tend not to pay much heed to football. I do watch the world cup though, I can't help but be sucked in.

Most of the time I find football boring to watch, and I resent the amount that they are being paid for kicking a ball around!
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Re: World Cup 2010

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GROUP A
South Africa
Mexico
Uruguay
France

GROUP B
Argentina
Nigeria
South Korea
Greece

GROUP C
England
United States
Algeria
Slovenia

GROUP D
Germany
Australia
Serbia
Ghana

GROUP E
Netherlands
Denmark
Japan
Cameroon

GROUP F
Italy
Paraguay
New Zealand
Slovakia

GROUP G
Brazil
North Korea
Ivory Coast
Portugal

GROUP H
Spain
Switzerland
Honduras
Chile

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Re: World Cup 2010

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:20 pm

Hi Perry,

Thanks for that update. I forget, is it the top 2 from each group that advance to the next round?

The U.S. vs. England? Uh oh, looks like the U.S. may be doomed.
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