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10-16-2012, 11:50 AM
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Australia most likely saved their World Cup campaign, they were losing 1:0 to Iraq with 10 minutes to go but turned it around and won 2:1. With 3 of their final 4 matches at home they should qualify now, but this is an average Australia team, haven't replaced the "old guard" yet.

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10-16-2012, 03:34 PM
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Wtf is going on with uruguay? Losing 0-2 to bolivia already.

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10-16-2012, 03:45 PM
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Asian qualifiers were played today, no real surprises but a 10-man Iran beat Korea at home, next set of games from them are in November. Key wins for Uzbekistan and Australia who opened up their campaigns poorly

Qatar - Uzbekistan 0:1
Iran - Korea Rep. 1:0

1. Korea 4 7 +5
2. Iran 4 7 +1
3. Uzbekistan 4 5 0
4. Qatar 4 4 -3
5. Lebanon 4 4 -3

Oman - Jordan 2:1
Iraq - Australia 1:2

1. Japan 4 10 +10
2. Australia 4 5 0
3. Oman 4 5 -2
4. Jordan 4 4 -6
5. Iraq 4 2 -2

Japan (other than Brazil of course) will probably be the first team to qualify officially for the World Cup. They can qualify as early as March 2013

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10-16-2012, 03:46 PM
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Wtf is going on with uruguay? Losing 0-2 to bolivia already.
Bolivia's a tough place to play with the altitude and all

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10-16-2012, 03:59 PM
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Wtf is going on with uruguay? Losing 0-2 to bolivia already.
This always happens in Bolivia, but I think Uruguay have a greater problem. It seems like teams have figured out that Uruguay can't play a style where they have to control the game, they're at their best defensively when breaking up the play. Letting Uruguay have most of the ball and hitting them on the counter has been a pretty effective strategy for Colombia and Ecuador.

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10-16-2012, 04:17 PM
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It's 4-0 now.

Dont think it has to do with playing in Bolivia. They sucked against Argentina too.

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10-16-2012, 07:28 PM
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the chile/argentina game have been so fun, so far.
chile comming out with everything still 0-0

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10-16-2012, 07:39 PM
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Polish players are not happy about the game being moved to Wednesday. AS the announcers pointed out it was the Polish FA who decided not to close the roof

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10-16-2012, 07:40 PM
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Messi scoring 1st then WOW what a fantastic goal by Higuain. Absolutely stellar.

2-0 Argentina.

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10-16-2012, 07:53 PM
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Venezuela dropped points at home to Ecuador so Uruguay and Chile can breathe easy, but it hasn't been a good month for those two teams. They need to re-group in the next 5 months

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10-16-2012, 07:55 PM
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South American football is wonderful. Chile vs Argentina game is greatly entertaining.

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10-16-2012, 08:02 PM
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South American football is wonderful. Chile vs Argentina game is greatly entertaining.
True you can get
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  • Good physical matches i.e. they kick lumps out of each other








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10-16-2012, 08:14 PM
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South American football is wonderful. Chile vs Argentina game is greatly entertaining.
It really is.

Messi is now 4 goals away from Maradona. With 17 games less, not bad from a guy that never shows up for Argentina.

He also tied Batisuta's record for most goals in a calendar year with 12. Lets hope he breaks it in thee 2nd half.

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10-16-2012, 09:15 PM
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Argentina wins 2-1.

Ecuador and Venezuela both in the top 4. Cant believe it lol.

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10-16-2012, 10:22 PM
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11-14-2012, 01:23 PM
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Asian qualifiers continued today (only continent to do so, other than 2 smaller UEFA games). Japan have practically qualified for the World Cup while Uzbekistan top the table for now despite only earning 2 points in their opening 3 matches. Key away wins have them back in charge to qualify for their 1st World Cup

Group A
Qatar - Lebanon 1:0
Iran - Uzbekistan 0:1

1. Uzbekistan 5 8 +1
2. Korea Rep. 4 7 +5
3. Iran 5 7 0
4. Qatar 5 7 -2
5. Lebanon 5 4 -4

Very tight group but South Korea have a game in hand. Iran are in some trouble as two of their final 3 matches are away from home. I think the advantage for second place is with Uzbekistan

Group B
Oman - Japan 1:2
Iraq - Jordan 1:0

1. Japan 5 13 +11
2. Australia 4 5 0
3. Iraq 5 5 -1
4. Oman 5 5 -3
5. Jordan 5 4 -7

This is a more straight forward group, hard to see anything but a Japan-Australia 1-2 finish. Japan in fact will qualify already in March as long as they beat Jordan away. They would become the first team from qualifiers to qualify

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02-06-2013, 10:27 PM
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CONCACAF was the only confederation to have their World Cup qualification matches held on this date. The big surprise is Jamaica getting a draw at the Azteca against Mexico.

Mexico – Jamaica 0:0
Honduras – USA 2:1
Panama – Costa Rica 2:2

Honduras 3 +1
Costa Rica 1 0
Panama 1 0
Jamaica 1 0
Mexico 1 0
USA 0 -1

Rest of the confederations resume their qualifications in March

Jamaica could be interesting, decent at home and they have recruited some English born players with Jamaican roots, some of them even EPL players but mostly Championship caliber.

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02-06-2013, 10:28 PM
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Azteca crowd ole'ing every Jamaican pass in the last 20 minutes was pretty hilarious

Poor Panama; had that match as good as won in the first half hour and then just reverted into a pure shell and paid for it.

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02-06-2013, 10:44 PM
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yeah forgot to mention that, the Mexican fans totally turned on their team and were actually cheering for Jamaica. This should give Jamaica some confident in their future matches, but they have to finish better. Also to consider outside of their English based players, most of them are still in winter break (MLS guys and Scandanavian based players) which makes it more impressive.

I still think at the end of the day Mexico and USA will qualify without problems, but it shows there is a little more depth in CONCACAF, whether or not these teams can be competitive in the World Cup is another story

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02-06-2013, 10:48 PM
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Really couldn't ask for two better results tonight.

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02-06-2013, 10:55 PM
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too early for anybody to panic, if anything better to get a bad result out the way early. I still think CONCACAF will go to form (Mexico, USA, Honduras/Costa Rica) only that it will probably come down to the last 1-2 rounds

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02-06-2013, 10:59 PM
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too early for anybody to panic, if anything better to get a bad result out the way early. I still think CONCACAF will go to form (Mexico, USA, Honduras/Costa Rica) only that it will probably come down to the last 1-2 rounds
Yeah, I see this coming down to the wire. Hopefully people (in Europe/Africa) will start to recognize that CONCACAF is not that bad.

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03-22-2013, 08:07 PM
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New Zealand won their group and have clinched a playoff against the 4th place CONCACAF team. So they don't play a competitive fixture until November

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03-22-2013, 08:22 PM
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Really fun game in Argentina.

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03-22-2013, 08:55 PM
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Peru-Chile will be a big game, chance for Peru to get into the qualification picture or Chile to jump ahead of Uruguay/Venezuela fighting for that final playoff spot

Argentina and Colombia should qualify without too many problems.

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