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RE: World Cup 2010 Qualifications

Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:45 pm



Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 99):
I don't think it's the reason. And then Maradona's Argentina beat France in Marseilles 2-0 last February

true but it was a friendly match, nothing to worry about  Wink
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Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:49 pm

FIFA now wants to fine, and even suspend Maradona for his vulgar remarks. I say he should be banned from football until he's back from rehab.
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Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:47 pm

OK, this is somewhat OT, but Ghana has just written history. For the first time ever, an African nation has won the U20 World Cup final. Congrats to Ghana for the historic victory in penalties against Brazil.
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Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:30 pm

The European play-offs:

Ireland-France
Greece-Ukraine
Russia-Slovenia
Bosnia-Portugal

France got the only team they did not want to meet. Talk about bad luck...
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RE: World Cup 2010 Qualifications

Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:48 pm



Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 103):
The European play-offs:

Ireland-France
Greece-Ukraine
Russia-Slovenia
Bosnia-Portugal

This is going to be interesting! IMO Russia got the easiest opponent, whereas in the other matches anyone can make it to the World Cup.
 
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Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:12 pm



Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 103):
France got the only team they did not want to meet. Talk about bad luck...

Apart from Russia nobody over here wanted to play France. I think it helps the French more playing away first. Still good to know they are scared of us  Wink
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Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:30 pm



Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 103):
Bosnia-Portugal

This game is going to get interesting because it is not an easy task for Ronaldo & Co. Bosnia has world-class players like Misimovic, Dzeko and Ibisevic.

Misimovic is one of the best playmakers in the Bundesliga, Dzeko scored the second most goals in the last Bundesliga season, and Ibisevic cut Hertha BSC almost allone into pieces a few matchdays ago, he scored thrice in just 20 minutes.

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Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:37 pm



Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 103):
France got the only team they did not want to meet. Talk about bad luck...

I'm sure Trap will make France feel "wie ne Flasche leer". German football fans will know what I mean, but suffice to day, Ireland will be hard to beat. And when I look at the schedule, I see that from the seeded teams, only France got the advantage of playing the return leg at home. The other big teams have to play the return leg away.

Just for the sake of completion, here is the updated list:

UEFA (Europe):

Germany (GER)
Netherlands (NED)
England (ENG)
Spain (ESP)
Denmark (DEN)
Italy (ITA)
Serbia (SRB)
Switzerland (SUI)
Slovakia (SVK, first time in a World Cup as an independent state)

CONMEBOL (South America):

Brazil (BRA)
Paraguay (PAR)
Chile (CHI)
Argentina (ARG)

AFC (Asia):

Japan (JPN)
Korea Republic (KOR)
Korea DPR (PRK)
Australia (AUS)

CAF (Africa):

South Africa (RSA, Host)
Ghana (GHA)
Côte d'Ivoire (CIV)

CONCAFAF (North, Central America and Caribbean):

Mexico (MEX)
United States (USA)
Honduras (HON)

OFC (Oceania):

None so far

Playoff matches:

OFC vs AFC:

The match is:

First leg (10th of October):

Bahrain (BAH) vs New Zealand (NZL): 0:0

Return leg (14th of November):

New Zealand (NZL) vs Bahrain (BAH)

CONCACAF vs CONMEBOL:

The match is:

First leg (14th of November):

Costa Rica (CRC) vs Uruguay (URU)

Return leg (18th of November):

Uruguay (URU) vs Costa Rica (CRC)

UEFA vs UEFA:

The matches are:

First leg (14th of November):

Republic of Ireland (IRL) vs France (FRA)
Portugal (POR) vs Bosnia-Herzegovina (BIH)
Greece (GRE) vs Ukraine (UKR)
Russia (RUS) vs Slovenia (SLO)

Return leg (18th of November):

France (FRA) vs Republic of Ireland (IRL)
Bosnia-Herzegovina (BIH) vs Portugal (POR)
Ukraine (UKR) vs Greece (GRE)
Slovenia (SLO) vs Russia (RUS)

Note: All playoff matches are to be played in the two-match knockout format. Away goals will also have a decision on who will win the series, however penalty kicks are also possible if circumstances require it.
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Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:53 am

I'll predict
France advance 3 Ireland 2 on aggregate
Bosnia advance 3 Portugal 3 on away goals aggr
Greece 2 Ukraine 1 aggr
Russia 4 Slovenia 1 on aggr

Uefa is very wrong for seeding the teams though...not fair. But oh well, it will haunt them after all Portugal had problems against simple teams in qualifying.
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Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:50 am



Quoting Lxa333 (Reply 108):
I'll predict
France advance 3 Ireland 2 on aggregate
Bosnia advance 3 Portugal 3 on away goals aggr
Greece 2 Ukraine 1 aggr
Russia 4 Slovenia 1 on aggr

I have to disagree with some of the predictions, so here are mine (for all playoff matches):

AFC vs OFC:

NZL vs BAH: Aggregate 0:0 (NZL advance 4:2 in penalties)

CONCACAF vs CONMEBOL:

URU vs CRC: Aggregate 3:2

UEFA vs UEFA:

FRA vs IRL: Aggregate 1:2
POR vs BIH: Aggregate 1:1 (BIH advance on away goals)
UKR vs GRE: Aggregate 0:0 (UKR advance 5:4 in penalties)
SLO vs RUS: Aggregate 2:4
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Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:14 pm



Quoting Lxa333 (Reply 108):
Uefa is very wrong for seeding the teams though...not fair.

I'll agree that they shouldn't have announced their decision to seed at the last minute, but given that just about every sports tournament in the world is seeded, why shouldn't this one be?
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Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:24 pm

I think it's going to be France, Portugal, Ukraine and Russia.
France playing away the first leg gives them an advantage.
Portugal has improved a lot lately, and they also showed that they can cope with pressure by winning both games against Hungary.
Ukraine and Russia because IMO they are superior to their opponents.
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Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:17 am

I'm sorry that this is kinda off topic, but I know that FIFA 10 just came out, however, is there going to be a 2010 FIFA World Cup version of the game as well? If so, when is it supposed to come out? There has been such a game for the past three World Cups as well the last three EUFA Euro tournaments so I'm really hoping they make one for 2010 because FIFA 10 only has 41 national teams in it. Thanks.
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Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:09 am

South Africa have sacked coach Joel Santana.
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Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:34 am



Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 103):

France got the only team they did not want to meet. Talk about bad luck...

I think that Ireland did not want France more than France did not want Ireland...

Quoting Lxa333 (Reply 108):
I'll predict
France advance 3 Ireland 2 on aggregate

I am not sure where those 2 Irish goals will come from...
I would say that we will manage a 0-0 draw in one of the games... France will probably nick the other one.

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 109):

FRA vs IRL: Aggregate 1:2

Thanks for the vote of confidence - but I am not betting my house on it...
As I say above, I can imagine a 0-0 draw in Dublin, and then a French win in Paris. If we draw both, then I would see France going through on penalties.
 
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Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:50 am



Quoting TravelExec (Reply 114):
I think that Ireland did not want France more than France did not want Ireland...

Probably. But it was the most difficult opponent we could get. Playing the Irish is never easy.
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Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:51 pm



Quoting FatmirJusufi (Reply 113):
South Africa have sacked coach Joel Santana.

Now they want to re-hire Parreira, who quit when his wife was ill.
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Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:20 am

http://www.nacion.com/ln_ee/2009/octubre/28/deportes2139890.html (Spanish only)

OK, I've been reading today in the local press that the Saprissa Stadium has been shut down due to outstanding debts of the club Deportivo Saprissa to Costa Rican Social Security. The closure is said to be for three days, however it could get even longer.

And almost 2 weeks before Costa Rica's first leg playoff match against Uruguay, they closed down the only FIFA-approved stadium. The Morera Soto, which used to hold qualifier matches in the past, has probably not been approved by FIFA again, the National Stadium is barely under construction, and all other stadiums are too small, or won't get FIFA approval.
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Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:30 am

Ireland has a huge chance to qualify. France is very much down. It's a very mediocre team, but has world-class players... Ireland tied Italy twice and, atm, Italy>France.

I'd say Ireland 51, France 49. (I-F 1-0, F-I 1-1)

Bosnia and Portugal... Well Portugal has issues, and Bosnia doesn't, but Bosnia got ravaged by Spain when they had nthing to play for.

Bosnia 30, Portugal 70. (P-B 1-1, B-P 1-2)

Ukraine and Greece.... I'd go Ukraine 60, Greece 40, Greece failed to win an easy group and Ukraine plays 2nd round at home. (G-U 2-1, U-G 2-0)

Russia 90, Slovenia 10, Russia is just simply much stronger than Slovenia. It would take a miracle for Slovenia to qualify. (R-S 3-1, 0-0)
 
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Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:06 am



Quoting Dc9northwest (Reply 118):
Ireland has a huge chance to qualify.

Indeed.

Quoting Dc9northwest (Reply 118):
It's a very mediocre team, but has world-class players

France mostly relies on very old players for their team. They have not been very consequent in rejuvinating the team a bit. Plus with Raymond Domenech, they have a most incompetent manager
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Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:23 pm

http://www.nacion.com/ln_ee/2009/octubre/31/deportes2143059.html (Spanish only)

I almost forgot to mention this: For the return leg of the Costa Rica vs Uruguay playoff match in Montevideo, the highly controversial Massimo Busacca, who showed to a group of fans the Finger when they "verbally abused" of him. Not exactly the best choice though, considering that he also tends to ignore certain fouls at times. For the first leg, the Spaniard Alberto Undiano Mallenco will be the main referee.
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Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:21 pm



Quoting LTU932 (Reply 119):
France mostly relies on very old players for their team. They have not been very consequent in rejuvinating the team a bit. Plus with Raymond Domenech, they have a most incompetent manager

I agree for Domenech.

I don't agree for the players. Which "very old players" are you talking about? Our oldest player is 32. Is that "very old"? Let's do a quick review of their respective age:

Lloris is 22
Mandanda is 24
Fanni is 27
Abidal is 30
Evra is 28
Squillaci is 29
Escudé is 30
Gallas is 32
Clichy is 24
Sissoko is 20
A. Diarra is 28
L. Diarra is 24
Toulalan is 26
Ribéry is 26
Govou is 30
Henry is 32
Anelka is 30
Benzema is 21
Malouda is 29
Gomis is 24
Gignac is 23
Sagna is 26
Gourcuff is 23
Nasri is 22

That's an average of 26,2. That's a quite decent, isn't it? And the usual starting line-up is a good mix between youngsters (Gourcuff, Clichy, Sagna, Gignac) and experienced players (Henry, Anelka, Gallas, Malouda).

In comparison, the Irish team who played against Italy (starting line-up + subs who came in) were an average of 27,5.
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Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:23 am



Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 121):
I don't agree for the players. Which "very old players" are you talking about? Our oldest player is 32. Is that "very old"?

Now that you've given me the list, I stand corrected. I guess the title of "oldest team" may now go to Italy. Nevertheless, during the World Cup 2006 and Euro 2008, that team was much older.
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Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:23 pm

The playoffs start this Saturday. And after all the fuss about Queiroz wanting Ronaldo for the match against Bosnia, Ronaldo will not play after all. They even flew him back to Madrid on one of Florentino's personal planes. Oh well, I won't see him cry after all when Bosnia wins their spot in the World Cup.  Wink
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Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:23 am

Better add NZ to that list - finished 1-0 over Bahrain about 30 minutes ago, looked pretty decent doing it too !
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Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:16 pm

Congratulations to the All Whites! For Bahrain, this is the second time in a row they lose a playoff round, last time around they lost against Trinidad and Tobago. And for the second time in a row, the World Cup has representatives from all continental confederations.

UEFA (Europe):

Germany (GER)
Netherlands (NED)
England (ENG)
Spain (ESP)
Denmark (DEN)
Italy (ITA)
Serbia (SRB)
Switzerland (SUI)
Slovakia (SVK, first time in a World Cup as an independent state)

CONMEBOL (South America):

Brazil (BRA)
Paraguay (PAR)
Chile (CHI)
Argentina (ARG)

AFC (Asia):

Japan (JPN)
Korea Republic (KOR)
Korea DPR (PRK)
Australia (AUS)

CAF (Africa):

South Africa (RSA, Host)
Ghana (GHA)
Côte d'Ivoire (CIV)
Cameroon (CMR)
Nigeria (NGA)

CONCAFAF (North, Central America and Caribbean):

Mexico (MEX)
United States (USA)
Honduras (HON)

OFC (Oceania):

New Zealand (NZL)

Playoff matches:

OFC vs AFC:

First leg (10th of October):

Bahrain (BAH) vs New Zealand (NZL): 0:0

Return leg (14th of November):

New Zealand (NZL) vs Bahrain (BAH): 1:0 (NZL goes to the World Cup winning the series 1:0 on Aggregate)

CONCACAF vs CONMEBOL:

First leg (14th of November):

Costa Rica (CRC) vs Uruguay (URU)

Return leg (18th of November):

Uruguay (URU) vs Costa Rica (CRC)

UEFA vs UEFA:

First leg (14th of November, currently in progress):

Republic of Ireland (IRL) vs France (FRA)
Portugal (POR) vs Bosnia-Herzegovina (BIH)
Greece (GRE) vs Ukraine (UKR)
Russia (RUS) vs Slovenia (SLO)

Return leg (18th of November):

France (FRA) vs Republic of Ireland (IRL)
Bosnia-Herzegovina (BIH) vs Portugal (POR)
Ukraine (UKR) vs Greece (GRE)
Slovenia (SLO) vs Russia (RUS)

EDIT: To add Nigeria and Cameroon, which just qualified.

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Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:22 pm

I think its safe to add France to the list of qualified countries. I really cant see Ireland scoring even 1 goal on Wednesday & I have no hope of us even keeping a clean sheet. Can see it being 3-0 on aggregate.
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Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:36 pm

http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/ne....html#meteab+late+show+saves+egypt

There will be an additional Playoff match, because Egypt, despite their win against Algeria, is still deadlocked with the Algerians. The match will be this Wednesday on neutral soil, in Sudan to be precise.

UEFA (Europe):

Germany (GER)
Netherlands (NED)
England (ENG)
Spain (ESP)
Denmark (DEN)
Italy (ITA)
Serbia (SRB)
Switzerland (SUI)
Slovakia (SVK, first time in a World Cup as an independent state)

CONMEBOL (South America):

Brazil (BRA)
Paraguay (PAR)
Chile (CHI)
Argentina (ARG)

AFC (Asia):

Japan (JPN)
Korea Republic (KOR)
Korea DPR (PRK)
Australia (AUS)

CAF (Africa):

South Africa (RSA, Host)
Ghana (GHA)
Côte d'Ivoire (CIV)
Cameroon (CMR)
Nigeria (NGA)

CONCAFAF (North, Central America and Caribbean):

Mexico (MEX)
United States (USA)
Honduras (HON)

OFC (Oceania):

New Zealand (NZL)

Playoff matches:

OFC vs AFC:

First leg:

Bahrain (BAH) vs New Zealand (NZL): 0:0

Return leg:

New Zealand (NZL) vs Bahrain (BAH): 1:0 (NZL goes to the World Cup winning the series 1:0 on Aggregate)

CONCACAF vs CONMEBOL:

First leg (14th of November):

Costa Rica (CRC) vs Uruguay (URU)

Return leg (18th of November):

Uruguay (URU) vs Costa Rica (CRC)

UEFA vs UEFA:

First leg:

Republic of Ireland (IRL) vs France (FRA): 0:1
Portugal (POR) vs Bosnia-Herzegovina (BIH): 1:0
Greece (GRE) vs Ukraine (UKR): 0:0
Russia (RUS) vs Slovenia (SLO): 2:1

Return leg (18th of November):

France (FRA) vs Republic of Ireland (IRL)
Bosnia-Herzegovina (BIH) vs Portugal (POR)
Ukraine (UKR) vs Greece (GRE)
Slovenia (SLO) vs Russia (RUS)

CAF vs CAF (18th of November)

Egypt (EGY) vs Algeria (ALG) - Match to be played on neutral soil in Sudan.
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Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:57 am

Well, many experts predicted a victory by Costa Rica at home, but despite many chances by Costa Rica, Uruguay got the lucky end and the better position for the upcoming return leg.

UEFA (Europe):

Germany (GER)
Netherlands (NED)
England (ENG)
Spain (ESP)
Denmark (DEN)
Italy (ITA)
Serbia (SRB)
Switzerland (SUI)
Slovakia (SVK, first time in a World Cup as an independent state)

CONMEBOL (South America):

Brazil (BRA)
Paraguay (PAR)
Chile (CHI)
Argentina (ARG)

AFC (Asia):

Japan (JPN)
Korea Republic (KOR)
Korea DPR (PRK)
Australia (AUS)

CAF (Africa):

South Africa (RSA, Host)
Ghana (GHA)
Côte d'Ivoire (CIV)
Cameroon (CMR)
Nigeria (NGA)

CONCAFAF (North, Central America and Caribbean):

Mexico (MEX)
United States (USA)
Honduras (HON)

OFC (Oceania):

New Zealand (NZL)

Playoff matches:

CONCACAF vs CONMEBOL:

First leg:

Costa Rica (CRC) vs Uruguay (URU): 0:1

Return leg (18th of November):

Uruguay (URU) vs Costa Rica (CRC)

UEFA vs UEFA:

First leg:

Republic of Ireland (IRL) vs France (FRA): 0:1
Portugal (POR) vs Bosnia-Herzegovina (BIH): 1:0
Greece (GRE) vs Ukraine (UKR): 0:0
Russia (RUS) vs Slovenia (SLO): 2:1

Return leg (18th of November):

France (FRA) vs Republic of Ireland (IRL)
Bosnia-Herzegovina (BIH) vs Portugal (POR)
Ukraine (UKR) vs Greece (GRE)
Slovenia (SLO) vs Russia (RUS)

CAF vs CAF (18th of November)

Egypt (EGY) vs Algeria (ALG) - Match to be played on neutral soil in Sudan.
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Sun Nov 15, 2009 7:03 pm

http://www.sport1.de/de/fussball/fussball_wm2010/artikel_174781.html (German only)

This is a scandal! Why the hell is Maradona only getting a two month suspension by FIFA, after he showed no regret for his actions prior to the hearing, where he suddenly decided to apologise? To me, this shows once again the double standards within FIFA.
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Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:55 pm

And we have the next two teams going to the World Cup: Algeria and Greece, come on down!

UEFA (Europe):

Germany (GER)
Netherlands (NED)
England (ENG)
Spain (ESP)
Denmark (DEN)
Italy (ITA)
Serbia (SRB)
Switzerland (SUI)
Slovakia (SVK, first time in a World Cup as an independent state)
Greece (GRE)

CONMEBOL (South America):

Brazil (BRA)
Paraguay (PAR)
Chile (CHI)
Argentina (ARG)

AFC (Asia):

Japan (JPN)
Korea Republic (KOR)
Korea DPR (PRK)
Australia (AUS)

CAF (Africa):

South Africa (RSA, Host)
Ghana (GHA)
Côte d'Ivoire (CIV)
Cameroon (CMR)
Nigeria (NGA)
Algeria (ALG)

CONCAFAF (North, Central America and Caribbean):

Mexico (MEX)
United States (USA)
Honduras (HON)

OFC (Oceania):

New Zealand (NZL)

Playoff matches:

CONCACAF vs CONMEBOL:

First leg:

Costa Rica (CRC) vs Uruguay (URU): 0:1

Return leg (18th of November):

Uruguay (URU) vs Costa Rica (CRC)

UEFA vs UEFA:

First leg:

Republic of Ireland (IRL) vs France (FRA): 0:1
Portugal (POR) vs Bosnia-Herzegovina (BIH): 1:0
Greece (GRE) vs Ukraine (UKR): 0:0
Russia (RUS) vs Slovenia (SLO): 2:1

Return leg:

France (FRA) vs Republic of Ireland (IRL)
Bosnia-Herzegovina (BIH) vs Portugal (POR)
Ukraine (UKR) vs Greece (GRE): 0:1 (GRE advances with a 1:0 on aggregate)
Slovenia (SLO) vs Russia (RUS)

CAF vs CAF:

Egypt (EGY) vs Algeria (ALG): 0:1
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Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:12 pm

Algeria vs Egypt results in a 1-0 victory for Algeria, the only 'Arab' country now participating in FIFA 2010.
I don't know if anyone knows this but-for the past few weeks, there has been some real tension between both sides. A huge media rivalry started which turned nasty at a few points. I'm glad the whole chapter is over. Sad that Egypt lost, but also sad that they do really well then lose their touch at crucial times. For quite some time now, I can never support Egypt without taking a grain of salt.
 
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RE: World Cup 2010 Qualifications

Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:36 pm



Quoting LTU932 (Reply 130):
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Congrats to Greece . Think I will wear my Greek Football shirt at work tomorrow  Big grin

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Fingers crossed for Ireland
 
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RE: World Cup 2010 Qualifications

Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:39 pm



Quoting Directorguy (Reply 131):
I don't know if anyone knows this but-for the past few weeks, there has been some real tension between both sides. A huge media rivalry started which turned nasty at a few points. I'm glad the whole chapter is over. Sad that Egypt lost,

Yes It has been reported on TV. Attacking eachothers team buses and riots . Even in France Algerians burnt out boats in a marina . Crazy people... Its sad Egypt lost, I wanted them to win.
 
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RE: World Cup 2010 Qualifications

Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:47 pm

Lukas Podolski just said the most intelligent sentence in his life so far: "Beim Anpfiff war ich in Gedanken bei Robert, aber ich war noch glücklicher wieder Fußball spielen zu können".

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RE: World Cup 2010 Qualifications

Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:50 pm

Two red cards and that damn away goal in Moscow made Russia lose their ticket to the World Cup. Congratulations, Slovenia!    And Portugal has barely made it as well.   

UEFA (Europe):

Germany (GER)
Netherlands (NED)
England (ENG)
Spain (ESP)
Denmark (DEN)
Italy (ITA)
Serbia (SRB)
Switzerland (SUI)
Slovakia (SVK, first time in a World Cup as an independent state)
Greece (GRE)
Slovenia (SLO)
Portugal (POR)

CONMEBOL (South America):

Brazil (BRA)
Paraguay (PAR)
Chile (CHI)
Argentina (ARG)

AFC (Asia):

Japan (JPN)
Korea Republic (KOR)
Korea DPR (PRK)
Australia (AUS)

CAF (Africa):

South Africa (RSA, Host)
Ghana (GHA)
Côte d'Ivoire (CIV)
Cameroon (CMR)
Nigeria (NGA)
Algeria (ALG)

CONCAFAF (North, Central America and Caribbean):

Mexico (MEX)
United States (USA)
Honduras (HON)

OFC (Oceania):

New Zealand (NZL)

Playoff matches:

CONCACAF vs CONMEBOL:

First leg:

Costa Rica (CRC) vs Uruguay (URU): 0:1

Return leg (18th of November):

Uruguay (URU) vs Costa Rica (CRC)

UEFA vs UEFA:

First leg:

Republic of Ireland (IRL) vs France (FRA): 0:1
Portugal (POR) vs Bosnia-Herzegovina (BIH): 1:0
Greece (GRE) vs Ukraine (UKR): 0:0
Russia (RUS) vs Slovenia (SLO): 2:1

Return leg:

France (FRA) vs Republic of Ireland (IRL): 0:1 (The match is going into Extra Time due to a 1:1 on aggregate and offset away goals)
Bosnia-Herzegovina (BIH) vs Portugal (POR): 0:1 (POR advances with a 2:0 on aggregate)
Ukraine (UKR) vs Greece (GRE): 0:1 (GRE advances with a 1:0 on aggregate)
Slovenia (SLO) vs Russia (RUS) 1:0 (Aggregate 2:2, SLO advances on away goals)

Here's also to Ireland hopefully sealing the deal either now, or in Extra Time (if Robbie Keane can get his accuracy back).

EDIT:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 134):
Lukas Podolski just said the most intelligent sentence in his life so far: "Beim Anpfiff war ich in Gedanken bei Robert, aber ich war noch glücklicher wieder Fußball spielen zu können".

Nice words. And even though we didn't play that good, we ended the year with a tie against a rising power in African football and I'll wear the Germany jersey today when I go to work.

[Edited 2009-11-18 13:53:26]

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RE: World Cup 2010 Qualifications

Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:55 pm



Quoting LTU932 (Reply 135):
And Portugal has barely made it as well.

Blame it on the missing Misimovic!

Too bad that Serbia won't be there, a few world-class players will be missed!  Sad

Anyway, I wish them a nice summer holiday. Big grin

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RE: World Cup 2010 Qualifications

Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:57 pm



Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 136):
Too bad that Serbia won't be there, a few world-class players will be missed!

Erm, Serbia IS going to the World Cup.  Wink
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Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:59 pm



Quoting LTU932 (Reply 137):
Erm, Serbia IS going to the World Cup.

Fuck! I meant Bosnia of course. Sorry about that!

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Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:01 pm



Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 138):
I meant Bosnia of course.

And I wanted Bosnia to make it, most of all not just for their talent, but also to see Ronaldo cry again.  Wink

BTW, the commentators are saying that the France vs Ireland match is the very first European qualifiers playoff (regardless of whether it's for the World Cup or the Euro) in history that went into Extra Time.
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Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:01 pm

Well, we have Slovenia there, another very lucky playoff win like in 2001. And it's too bad, Russia played some of the nicest football at the Euros.

And Greece beat Ukraine... Well I didn't really care one way or another, but Greece will probably play rather uninteresting football at the WC, though they're probably somewhat better than Ukraine.

IMO Algeria deserved the qualification, because the Egyptian fans attacked the Algerian players. You cannot do that and still have my support. Between fans, whatever, but this was too low.

Congrats to Portugal, but I wanted Bosnia there. I guess they're not up to par quite yet.

Now here's hoping the French get kicked out.
 
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Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:06 pm



Quoting LTU932 (Reply 139):
And I wanted Bosnia to make it, most of all not just for their talent, but also to see Ronaldo cry again.

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Quoting LTU932 (Reply 139):

BTW, the commentators are saying that the France vs Ireland match is the very first European qualifiers playoff (regardless of whether it's for the World Cup or the Euro) in history that went into Extra Time.

They didn't show it here so far, the summary of the Greece game is currently running.

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Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:35 pm



Quoting Dc9northwest (Reply 140):
Well I didn't really care one way or another, but Greece will probably play rather uninteresting football at the WC

Wait and see shall we .


Bad luck for Ireland . Shame really as I would love to see them at the World Cup.
 
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RE: World Cup 2010 Qualifications

Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:53 pm

Ireland were robbed.

But great job by the Irish boys and Trap.
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Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:57 pm



Quoting JFKMan (Reply 143):
Ireland were robbed.

Yes they were. But in true Irish style they will have the craic in a few of the Irish bars in Paris as usual. Still a good party whatever the outcome.
 
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Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:03 pm

Quoting JFKMan (Reply 143):
Ireland were robbed.

On the one hand, there were so many chances that Robbie Keane missed (hence my previous remark), but I do agree, what it comes down to is that Ireland was robbed. That was clear handplay by Henry prior to the goal but either the referees were bought by the FFF, or they were too fucking blind to see it.  

Next up, the final playoff match of these World Cup qualifiers, URU vs CRC. No disrespect to Uruguay, but they could have shortened their national anthem a bit instead of taking 5 minutes to sing it.  

UEFA (Europe):

Germany (GER)
Netherlands (NED)
England (ENG)
Spain (ESP)
Denmark (DEN)
Italy (ITA)
Serbia (SRB)
Switzerland (SUI)
Slovakia (SVK, first time in a World Cup as an independent state)
Greece (GRE)
Slovenia (SVN)
Portugal (POR)
France (FRA)

CONMEBOL (South America):

Brazil (BRA)
Paraguay (PAR)
Chile (CHI)
Argentina (ARG)

AFC (Asia):

Japan (JPN)
Korea Republic (KOR)
Korea DPR (PRK)
Australia (AUS)

CAF (Africa):

South Africa (RSA, Host)
Ghana (GHA)
Côte d'Ivoire (CIV)
Cameroon (CMR)
Nigeria (NGA)
Algeria (ALG)

CONCAFAF (North, Central America and Caribbean):

Mexico (MEX)
United States (USA)
Honduras (HON)

OFC (Oceania):

New Zealand (NZL)

Playoff matches:

CONCACAF vs CONMEBOL:

First leg:

Costa Rica (CRC) vs Uruguay (URU): 0:1

Return leg (18th of November):

Uruguay (URU) vs Costa Rica (CRC)

UEFA vs UEFA:

First leg:

Republic of Ireland (IRL) vs France (FRA): 0:1
Portugal (POR) vs Bosnia-Herzegovina (BIH): 1:0
Greece (GRE) vs Ukraine (UKR): 0:0
Russia (RUS) vs Slovenia (SLO): 2:1

Return leg:

France (FRA) vs Republic of Ireland (IRL): 1:1 after Extra Time (FRA advances with a 2:1 on aggregate)
Bosnia-Herzegovina (BIH) vs Portugal (POR): 0:1 (POR advances with a 2:0 on aggregate)
Ukraine (UKR) vs Greece (GRE): 0:1 (GRE advances with a 1:0 on aggregate)
Slovenia (SVN) vs Russia (RUS) 1:0 (Aggregate 2:2, SLO advances on away goals)

EDIT: Correcting the FIFA country code for Slovenia.

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Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:19 pm

Im absolutly gutted after that. To make it worse it was a former hero of mine who blatantly cheated & a player from my club who scored the winner  Angry. Granted the RoI had the chances to win in 90 mins but to lose like that is sickening  banghead 
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RE: World Cup 2010 Qualifications

Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:23 pm

France's goal was Maradona's "Hand of God" goal all over. Just disgusting!
 
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Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:27 pm



Quoting Aviationmaster (Reply 147):
France's goal was Maradona's "Hand of God" goal all over. Just disgusting!

The Spanish commentators from ESPN Deportes made the same reference to the "Hand of God" or "La main de Dieu". Absolutely outrageous to lose like that. Bad luck is one thing, but being cheated like that is even worse.
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RE: World Cup 2010 Qualifications

Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:29 pm



Quoting Aviationmaster (Reply 147):
France's goal was Maradona's "Hand of God" goal all over. Just disgusting!

A complete joke! What a blind ref there!  mad 

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