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nasimul
June 29, 2009, 12:33 AM
204 countries around 6 continents are contesting to qualify for next years FIFA World Cup.

Groups and Standings (http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/southamerica/standings/index.html)

Places in final stage:

Africa 5 +1 (Host Nation)
Asia 4.5
Europe 13
North, Central America & Caribbean 3.5
Oceania 0.5 (New Zealand won the qualifying section and will now play-off against the side who finish fifth in Asian Zone for a place)
South America 4.5 (The 5th placed team enters a home-and-away playoff with the 4th placed team from North,Central America & Caribbean)


Teams are qualified so far:


South Africa (Host Nation)
Australia
Japan
North Korea
South Korea
Netherlands

nasimul
June 29, 2009, 01:28 AM
Isn't it injustice to give South America so few places in terms of talent and skills???

Sohel
June 29, 2009, 01:43 AM
Isn't it injustice to give South America so few places in terms of talent and skills???

Definitely. Although South America doesn't have as many countries as Europe does, it has quality in every team except Venezuela and the Guyana(s) perhaps. Even Surinam can have a great team if their best didn't opt to play for Holland. I'd rather see one more SA side than bad Euro sides like Belgium or Switzerland.

Akib
June 29, 2009, 09:27 AM
Isn't it injustice to give South America so few places in terms of talent and skills???

Its probably because of fewer teams.

cricman
June 29, 2009, 09:43 AM
<table class="tablehead" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1" width="100%"><tbody><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="9">World Cup Qualifying - CONMEBOL Qualifying Stage</td></tr><tr class="colhead" align="right"><td width="36%">
</td><td width="8%">GP</td><td width="8%">W</td><td width="8%">D</td><td width="8%">L</td><td width="8%">GS</td><td width="8%">GC</td><td width="8%">GD</td><td width="8%">P</td></tr> <tr align="right" bgcolor="#81d6ac"> <td align="left">Brazil (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/team?id=205)</td> <td>14</td> <td>7</td> <td>6</td> <td>1</td> <td>25</td> <td>6</td> <td>19</td> <td>27</td> </tr> <tr align="right" bgcolor="#81d6ac"> <td align="left">Chile (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/team?id=207)</td> <td>14</td> <td>8</td> <td>2</td> <td>4</td> <td>23</td> <td>14</td> <td>9</td> <td>26</td> </tr> <tr align="right" bgcolor="#81d6ac"> <td align="left">Paraguay (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/team?id=210)</td> <td>14</td> <td>7</td> <td>3</td> <td>4</td> <td>20</td> <td>13</td> <td>7</td> <td>24</td> </tr> <tr align="right" bgcolor="#81d6ac"> <td align="left">Argentina (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/team?id=202)</td> <td>14</td> <td>6</td> <td>4</td> <td>4</td> <td>19</td> <td>15</td> <td>4</td> <td>22</td> </tr> <tr align="right" bgcolor="#b2bfd0"> <td align="left">Ecuador (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/team?id=209)</td> <td>14</td> <td>5</td> <td>5</td> <td>4</td> <td>18</td> <td>20</td> <td>-2</td> <td>20</td> </tr> <tr class="evenrow" align="right"> <td align="left">Uruguay (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/team?id=212)</td> <td>14</td> <td>4</td> <td>6</td> <td>4</td> <td>23</td> <td>16</td> <td>7</td> <td>18</td> </tr> <tr class="oddrow" align="right"> <td align="left">Colombia (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/team?id=208)</td> <td>14</td> <td>4</td> <td>5</td> <td>5</td> <td>7</td> <td>11</td> <td>-4</td> <td>17</td> </tr> <tr class="evenrow" align="right"> <td align="left">Venezuela (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/team?id=213)</td> <td>14</td> <td>5</td> <td>2</td> <td>7</td> <td>17</td> <td>24</td> <td>-7</td> <td>17</td> </tr> <tr class="oddrow" align="right"> <td align="left">Bolivia (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/team?id=204)</td> <td>14</td> <td>3</td> <td>3</td> <td>8</td> <td>19</td> <td>30</td> <td>-11</td> <td>12</td> </tr> <tr class="evenrow" align="right"> <td align="left">Peru (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/team?id=211)</td> <td>14</td> <td>1</td> <td>4</td> <td>9</td> <td>7</td> <td>29</td> <td>-22</td> <td>7</td></tr></tbody></table>
<table class="tablehead" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1" width="100%"><tbody><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="9">World Cup Qualifying - CONCACAF Fourth Round</td></tr><tr class="colhead" align="right"><td width="36%">
</td><td width="8%">GP</td><td width="8%">W</td><td width="8%">D</td><td width="8%">L</td><td width="8%">GS</td><td width="8%">GC</td><td width="8%">GD</td><td width="8%">P</td></tr> <tr align="right" bgcolor="#81d6ac"> <td align="left">Costa Rica (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/team?id=214)</td> <td>5</td> <td>4</td> <td>0</td> <td>1</td> <td>9</td> <td>5</td> <td>4</td> <td>12</td> </tr> <tr align="right" bgcolor="#81d6ac"> <td align="left">United States (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/team?id=660)</td> <td>5</td> <td>3</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> <td>10</td> <td>6</td> <td>4</td> <td>10</td> </tr> <tr align="right" bgcolor="#81d6ac"> <td align="left">Honduras (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/team?id=215)</td> <td>5</td> <td>2</td> <td>1</td> <td>2</td> <td>6</td> <td>6</td> <td>0</td> <td>7</td> </tr> <tr align="right" bgcolor="#b2bfd0"> <td align="left">Mexico (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/team?id=203)</td> <td>5</td> <td>2</td> <td>0</td> <td>3</td> <td>6</td> <td>8</td> <td>-2</td> <td>6</td> </tr> <tr class="oddrow" align="right"> <td align="left">El Salvador (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/team?id=2650)</td> <td>5</td> <td>1</td> <td>2</td> <td>2</td> <td>6</td> <td>7</td> <td>-1</td> <td>5</td> </tr> <tr class="evenrow" align="right"> <td align="left">Trinidad & Tobago (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/team?id=2627)</td> <td>5</td> <td>0</td> <td>2</td> <td>3</td> <td>6</td> <td>11</td> <td>-5</td> <td>2
</td></tr></tbody></table>
lol, at Englands Group in UEfa, Can't believe people are gassing them up

Argentina vs Brazil is in the next group of matchs in South American Qualifying, September 5th

Rabz
June 29, 2009, 11:09 AM
Concacaf or the Central America gets one too many spots, imo.
6 teams should have max 2.5.

You gotta thank Frank Lowe for taking Aussie soccer to new heights.
Joining the Asian Federation was probably the best thing happened to their soccer in million years.
The team that was always the last to fight for qualification now qualified as one of the first teams.
Plus being in the company of some competitive opponents also helps to raise the bar for them.
After all, no point beating Tuvalu 33-0 and then not qualifying.

nasimul
June 29, 2009, 11:44 AM
Europe has also get few more places which they actually deserve thanks to their strong political influence within FIFA. Apart from some European countries rest of are playing very boring football to watch. Most of them retain a certain level but missing creativity but will nevertheless proceed to the finals stage.

cricman
June 29, 2009, 11:48 AM
Concacaf or the Central America gets one too many spots, imo.
6 teams should have max 2.5.



You Know theres 3 Stages of Qualifying right?

This is just the FInal Stage of Qualification, the Hexagonal.

Costa Rica will turn lots of heads in 2010

nasimul
June 29, 2009, 03:36 PM
Asia/Oceania: Winner between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia will play against New Zealand for a place in the WC.

nasimul
June 29, 2009, 03:48 PM
Africa: Algeria, Ghana and Ivory cost are in strong position in 3rd round, for Cameron and Nigeria its not looking good

One World
September 25, 2009, 05:29 PM
I just cannot believe Argentina having such trouble time with Coach Maradona.
THey have two matches left and both are must win. Probably Peru will be an easy ride but arch rival Uruguay will not give them an easy ticket.

In case they end up fifth they will have to wait for Carribean fourth placed team and go for a decider with them. All those Maradona fans had to see this after so many hypes.

cricman
September 25, 2009, 05:58 PM
In case they end up fifth they will have to wait for Carribean fourth placed team and go for a decider with them. All those Maradona fans had to see this after so many hypes.

In the Words of Diego about the playoff, "They did it in 94 and no one died ". There Lucky CONCACAF has gained a little seperation and the US and Mexico are breaking away. Costa Rica looked destined for 4th after starting out red hot.

If they qualify and trust they will qualify ... No team in the wrold wants to face Argentina.

One World
September 25, 2009, 06:10 PM
I am not really worried either that they won't qualify. Nobody wants to see it, but also nobody wants to see the best of the two of Latin America to infringe in as an underdog!

It is the difficulty they are having to march atop along with Brazil, the net effect is with such classy players coach Maradona's reliability and effectivity of his training has come into question as his once demigod figure is rapidly depleting among Argentine fans so as to fans in other nations.

Tigers_eye
September 28, 2009, 12:54 PM
World Cup Qualifying 2010
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 7px"> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE width="99%" align=center border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top width="49%"><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" align=center border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class="lgFrntGroupModuleHeader lgFrntGroupTableHeader">Team Standings</TD><TD class=lgFrntGroupDivNameHeader align=right></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #cccccc 1px solid; FONT-SIZE: 2px; BORDER-LEFT: #cccccc 1px solid"> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" align=center border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=tmStdngSubCatHeader style="BORDER-LEFT: #cccccc 1px solid" align=left width="4%">Nº</TD><TD class=tmStdngSubCatHeader width="3%"> </TD><TD class=tmStdngSubCatHeader align=left width="36%">Team</TD><TD class=tmStdngSubCatHeader align=middle width="5%">GP</TD><TD class=tmStdngSubCatHeader align=middle width="5%">W</TD><TD class=tmStdngSubCatHeader align=middle width="5%">D</TD><TD class=tmStdngSubCatHeader align=middle width="5%">L</TD><TD class=tmStdngSubCatHeader align=middle width="5%">GF</TD><TD class=tmStdngSubCatHeader align=middle width="5%">GA</TD><TD class=tmStdngSubCatHeader align=middle width="5%">+/-</TD><TD class=tmStdngSubCatHeader align=middle width="5%">Pts</TD><TD class=tmStdngSubCatHeader align=middle width="8%">Home</TD><TD class=tmStdngSubCatHeader style="BORDER-RIGHT: #cccccc 1px solid" align=middle width="9%">Away</TD></TR><TR class=tmStdngGenericTblRowMouseOut onmouseover="this.className='tmStdngGenericTblRowMouseOver'" onmouseout="this.className='tmStdngGenericTblRowMouseOut'"><TD class=tmStdngTblLftColumn align=left>1.</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle> http://msn.foxsports.com/fe/fsi/img/futbol/teamLogo/statsInc/xsmall/7589.gif</TD><TD class="tmFrntMoreInfoLink tmRosterTblMiddleColumn" style="PADDING-LEFT: 6px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 3px; PADDING-TOP: 4px; BORDER-BOTTOM: #cccccc 1px solid" align=left>Brazil</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>16</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>9</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>6</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>1</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>32</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>9</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>23</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #f9fad9" align=middle>33</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>5-3-0</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblRghtColumn align=middle>4-3-1</TD></TR><TR class=tmStdngGenericTblRowMouseOut onmouseover="this.className='tmStdngGenericTblRowMouseOver'" onmouseout="this.className='tmStdngGenericTblRowMouseOut'"><TD class=tmStdngTblLftColumn align=left>2.</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle> http://msn.foxsports.com/fe/fsi/img/futbol/teamLogo/statsInc/xsmall/7594.gif</TD><TD class="tmFrntMoreInfoLink tmRosterTblMiddleColumn" style="PADDING-LEFT: 6px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 3px; PADDING-TOP: 4px; BORDER-BOTTOM: #cccccc 1px solid" align=left>Paraguay</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>16</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>9</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>3</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>4</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>22</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>13</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>9</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #f9fad9" align=middle>30</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>7-0-1</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblRghtColumn align=middle>2-3-3</TD></TR><TR class=tmStdngGenericTblRowMouseOut onmouseover="this.className='tmStdngGenericTblRowMouseOver'" onmouseout="this.className='tmStdngGenericTblRowMouseOut'"><TD class=tmStdngTblLftColumn align=left>3.</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle> http://msn.foxsports.com/fe/fsi/img/futbol/teamLogo/statsInc/xsmall/7591.gif</TD><TD class="tmFrntMoreInfoLink tmRosterTblMiddleColumn" style="PADDING-LEFT: 6px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 3px; PADDING-TOP: 4px; BORDER-BOTTOM: #cccccc 1px solid" align=left>Chile</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>16</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>8</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>3</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>5</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>27</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>20</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>7</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #f9fad9" align=middle>27</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>4-2-2</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblRghtColumn align=middle>4-1-3</TD></TR><TR class=tmStdngGenericTblRowMouseOut onmouseover="this.className='tmStdngGenericTblRowMouseOver'" onmouseout="this.className='tmStdngGenericTblRowMouseOut'"><TD class=tmStdngTblLftColumn align=left>4.</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle> http://msn.foxsports.com/fe/fsi/img/futbol/teamLogo/statsInc/xsmall/7593.gif</TD><TD class="tmFrntMoreInfoLink tmRosterTblMiddleColumn" style="PADDING-LEFT: 6px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 3px; PADDING-TOP: 4px; BORDER-BOTTOM: #cccccc 1px solid" align=left>Ecuador</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>16</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>6</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>5</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>5</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>21</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>23</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>-2</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #f9fad9" align=middle>23</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>4-4-1</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblRghtColumn align=middle>2-1-4</TD></TR><TR class=tmStdngGenericTblRowMouseOut onmouseover="this.className='tmStdngGenericTblRowMouseOver'" onmouseout="this.className='tmStdngGenericTblRowMouseOut'"><TD class=tmStdngTblLftColumn align=left>5.</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle> http://msn.foxsports.com/fe/fsi/img/futbol/teamLogo/statsInc/xsmall/7587.gif</TD><TD class="tmFrntMoreInfoLink tmRosterTblMiddleColumn" style="PADDING-LEFT: 6px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 3px; PADDING-TOP: 4px; BORDER-BOTTOM: #cccccc 1px solid" align=left>Argentina</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>16</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>6</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>4</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>6</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>20</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>19</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>1</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #f9fad9" align=middle>22</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>5-2-1</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblRghtColumn align=middle>1-2-5</TD></TR><TR class=tmStdngGenericTblRowMouseOut onmouseover="this.className='tmStdngGenericTblRowMouseOver'" onmouseout="this.className='tmStdngGenericTblRowMouseOut'"><TD class=tmStdngTblLftColumn align=left>6.</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle> http://msn.foxsports.com/fe/fsi/img/futbol/teamLogo/statsInc/xsmall/7596.gif</TD><TD class="tmFrntMoreInfoLink tmRosterTblMiddleColumn" style="PADDING-LEFT: 6px; 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PADDING-BOTTOM: 3px; PADDING-TOP: 4px; BORDER-BOTTOM: #cccccc 1px solid" align=left>Venezuela</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>16</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>6</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>3</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>7</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>22</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>32</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>-10</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #f9fad9" align=middle>21</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>4-1-3</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblRghtColumn align=middle>2-2-4</TD></TR><TR class=tmStdngGenericTblRowMouseOut onmouseover="this.className='tmStdngGenericTblRowMouseOver'" onmouseout="this.className='tmStdngGenericTblRowMouseOut'"><TD class=tmStdngTblLftColumn align=left>8.</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle> http://msn.foxsports.com/fe/fsi/img/futbol/teamLogo/statsInc/xsmall/7592.gif</TD><TD class="tmFrntMoreInfoLink tmRosterTblMiddleColumn" style="PADDING-LEFT: 6px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 3px; PADDING-TOP: 4px; BORDER-BOTTOM: #cccccc 1px solid" align=left>Colombia</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>16</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>5</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>5</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>6</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>10</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>14</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>-4</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #f9fad9" align=middle>20</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>5-1-2</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblRghtColumn align=middle>0-4-4</TD></TR><TR class=tmStdngGenericTblRowMouseOut onmouseover="this.className='tmStdngGenericTblRowMouseOver'" onmouseout="this.className='tmStdngGenericTblRowMouseOut'"><TD class=tmStdngTblLftColumn align=left>9.</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle> http://msn.foxsports.com/fe/fsi/img/futbol/teamLogo/statsInc/xsmall/7588.gif</TD><TD class="tmFrntMoreInfoLink tmRosterTblMiddleColumn" style="PADDING-LEFT: 6px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 3px; PADDING-TOP: 4px; BORDER-BOTTOM: #cccccc 1px solid" align=left>Bolivia</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>16</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>3</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>3</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>10</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>20</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>34</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>-14</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #f9fad9" align=middle>12</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>3-2-3</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblRghtColumn align=middle>0-1-7</TD></TR><TR class=tmStdngGenericTblRowMouseOut onmouseover="this.className='tmStdngGenericTblRowMouseOver'" onmouseout="this.className='tmStdngGenericTblRowMouseOut'"><TD class=tmStdngTblLftColumn align=left>10.</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle> http://msn.foxsports.com/fe/fsi/img/futbol/teamLogo/statsInc/xsmall/7595.gif</TD><TD class="tmFrntMoreInfoLink tmRosterTblMiddleColumn" style="PADDING-LEFT: 6px; PADDING-BOTTOM: 3px; PADDING-TOP: 4px; BORDER-BOTTOM: #cccccc 1px solid" align=left>Peru</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>16</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>2</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>4</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>10</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>14</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>32</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>-18</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #f9fad9" align=middle>10</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblMiddleColumn align=middle>2-4-2</TD><TD class=tmStdngTblRghtColumn align=middle>0-0-8</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
Ecuador will face Chile and Uruguay.
Argentina will face Peru and Uruguay.
Venezuela will face Paraguay and Brazil.

Argentina has a easier schedule than Uruguay and Venezuela and a point advantage. They have to draw against Uruguay to have any chance of fending Uruguay and Venezuela for the fifth spot.

Ecuador has a point advantage over Argentina but has two away games. Nice race down there. A win would secure their fate.

cricman
October 14, 2009, 07:13 PM
Maradona Partying it up tonight

Palmero's Goal will live on forever

USA/Houndras was a great game I found a stream too bad 75% of people didn;t see it

Nocturnal
October 14, 2009, 08:23 PM
World Cup qual. - South America - October 14

FT Peru 1 - 0 Bolivia
FT Brazil 0 - 0 Venezuela
FT Chile 1 - 0 Ecuador
FT Uruguay 0 - 1 Argentina
64' Paraguay 0 - 0 Colombia

Nocturnal
October 14, 2009, 08:26 PM
so from South America - Brazil/Paraguay/ Chile/ Argentina confirmed. Uruguay needs to pass the playoff match against CONCACAF team!

Tigers_eye
October 14, 2009, 09:05 PM
Did anyone watch Bahrain Saudis last week? Two goals in the last 3 minutes in over time. emotion showing through the fans.....

cricman
October 14, 2009, 09:09 PM
USA Scores on the play before stoppage time to send Costa Rica to the playoff and sending Houndras into the World Cup Finals.

We just stopped a Civil War, temporarly
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Nocturnal
October 14, 2009, 09:15 PM
EUROPE:

The qualified teams
FIFA World Cup: Denmark (Gr 1), Switzerland (Gr 2), Slovakia (Gr 3), Germany (Gr 4), Spain (Gr 5), England (Gr 6), Serbia (Gr 7), Italy (Gr 8), Netherlands (Gr 9)

Play-offs (4 teams will go through): Portugal (Gr 1), Greece (Gr 2), Slovenia (Gr 3), Russia (Gr 4), Bosnia-Herzegovina (Gr 5), Ukraine (Gr 6), France (Gr 7), Republic of Ireland (Gr 8)

nzfan
October 15, 2009, 03:43 AM
If we beat Bahrain we are into the soocer world cup for the first time since 1982

Banglatiger84
October 15, 2009, 05:57 AM
Ok, now without checking online, who can name the 5 teams who have appeared in all world cups since 1982? :)

Hint: 3 are European teams

deshifan
October 15, 2009, 06:09 AM
Italy, Germany, England, Brazil, Argentina
Ok, now without checking online, who can name the 5 teams who have appeared in all world cups since 1982? :)

Hint: 3 are European teams

Tigers_eye
October 15, 2009, 09:09 AM
How about the Dutch? Can't remember but Mexico should be there to. Now i am going to check the net.

Tigers_eye
October 15, 2009, 09:20 AM
Well with the word "SINCE"

South Korea
Spain
Italy
Germany
Brazil
Argentina

All qualified for the world cups.
Belgium just missed 2006, England 94, Holland 02, Mexico 90 (because the were disqualified for having overaged player in a previous Youth Tournament), USA 86, Russia 98 and 06.

Beamer
October 15, 2009, 10:55 AM
EUROPE:

The qualified teams
FIFA World Cup: Denmark (Gr 1), Switzerland (Gr 2), Slovakia (Gr 3), Germany (Gr 4), Spain (Gr 5), England (Gr 6), Serbia (Gr 7), Italy (Gr 8), Netherlands (Gr 9)

Play-offs (4 teams will go through): Portugal (Gr 1), Greece (Gr 2), Slovenia (Gr 3), Russia (Gr 4), Bosnia-Herzegovina (Gr 5), Ukraine (Gr 6), France (Gr 7), Republic of Ireland (Gr 8)

Switzerland is a very talented young team. They will cause a few upsets. I have no idea how good Slovakia is. Spain has to be one of the hot hot candidates to win it all. They are strong. Hate to see Sweden miss out with Zlatan. Also, sad to see Turkey not make the cut after the unbelievable Euro run. From the playoffs- I expect France, Portugal and Russia to make it, but it all depends on the draw.

Maradona, the cocaine king is full of talk right now after barely managing to squeak in, but as much as I hate that racist nation, a WC is not the same without Argentina, and specially without the likes of Leo Messi missing it out. It would have been terrible.

Anyone know the African update? I know SA ( host), Cote' voire, Ghana are through. What about the other two ?

Nocturnal
October 15, 2009, 05:15 PM
Anyone know the African update? I know SA ( host), Cote' voire, Ghana are through. What about the other two ?

Africa got 6 spot this year including host SA.
so far, Cote' voire and Ghana are confirmed.
for other 3 spot following nations are fighting - only 1 round left -
Cameron or Gabon
Tunisia or Nigeria
Algeria or Egypt

all the bold teams are ahead of the race so far!! Link (http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/africa/standings/index.html)

Nocturnal
October 15, 2009, 05:56 PM
so far 23 teams confirmed their spot in WC2010 -
Africa- SA/ Cote' voire/ Ghana
South America - Brazil/ Chile/ Paraguye/ Argentina
Europe- Denmark/ Switzerland/ Slovakia/ Germany/ Spain/ England/ Serbia/ Italy/ Netherlands
CONCACAF - USA/ Mexico/ Hondurus
Asia- Japan/ Australia/ North Korea/ South Korea

Nocturnal
October 15, 2009, 06:04 PM
Now for Playoffs -
NZ vs Bahrain - The first match was a draw 0-0 - next match is in Wellington @ 14 Nov
Uruguye vs Costarica - 14 and 18 Nov.
for Europe's playoff - Russia-France-Greece-Portugal in one side of the draw- the other side teams are: -Ireland - Ukrain- Bosnia- Slovenia - 2 match @ 14, 18 Nov.
Last group match in Africa will decide 3 teams-
Cameron or Gabon/ Tunisia or Nigeria/ Algeria or Egypt

Beamer
October 15, 2009, 08:55 PM
Thanks Noc.

Rommel
October 15, 2009, 09:44 PM
Hopefully USA either gets a #1 or #2 seed at the WC.

Banglatiger84
October 16, 2009, 05:08 AM
Tiger Eye got it very close, S korea didnt play in 1982.

Mexico and England missed out in 1990 and 1994 respectively.

Belgium had an amazing run fo qualification (for such a small country) till 2002.


Now I somehow feel Argentina may play well in the real thing. Whenever they were favorites (2002, 2006), they failed, and if we see, Brazil scraped through qualification in 2002, and Italy were in turmoil in 2006.

So its Brazil or Argentina with England having an outside chance, as Capello is a very capable guy..

Tigers_eye
October 16, 2009, 08:55 AM
Tiger Eye got it very close, S korea didnt play in 1982.
..
Cause I cheated and yet failed on Mexico and England.

As for S Korea, I interpreted the word 'since' as after 82 :)

If NZ makes it to the cup ...

Rabz
October 17, 2009, 01:02 AM
Best luck to the Kiwis, Porkos and the Bosnians in the play off.

It would be a pretty amazing stuff if both Aus/NZ qualifies. Coming to think of it, its almost unthinkable! Two neighbours of a grand total of 20.1 Mill + 3.5 Mill = 23.6 Mill ppl will have 2 teams whereas two other neighbours of 1.3 freakin billion + 1.1 freakin creepy billion ppl will hv none to represent them!!!

Good luck to Uruguay too. Ah, still remember their last 2 play offs against the Socceroos in 01 and
05. They qualified first time and lost second one. So, this is the third time in a row they are in a playoff.

One World
October 17, 2009, 02:01 AM
Pathetic Swedes failed to qualify.
Where is France, Portugal and Bolivia?
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Yameen
October 17, 2009, 06:47 AM
Scotland disappoint again by not qualifying :(

Hope Brazil win the tournament and I predict England to go out in the quarters as usual and shut the english up..

Nocturnal
October 19, 2009, 08:48 PM
The draw for the European Zone 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ qualifying play-offs took place at the Home of FIFA in Zurich today. The following pairings have been drawn by FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke and South Africa star Steven Pienaar.

Republic of Ireland-France
Portugal-Bosnia-Herzegovina
Greece-Ukraine
Russia-Slovenia

The play-offs will be contested on a two-legged, home-and-away basis on 14 and 18 November. full read - fifa.com - link (http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/newsid=1120087.html#play+octet+learn+their+fate)

Nocturnal
November 14, 2009, 02:42 AM
play off day today - Nov 14th
Right at this moment NZ is playing with Bahrain @ Wellington,NZ.
The first match was a draw 0-0

40 mins passed 1st half- still 0-0!!
nice game though so far.

nzfan where are you mate- at the ground?! :)

Nocturnal
November 14, 2009, 02:50 AM
End of 1st half- NZ 1 - 0 Bahrain
Fallon just scored from a set piece (corner kick)
36K fan are over the moon now @ Wellington.

cricman
November 14, 2009, 03:21 AM
The guy who missed that Penalty Kick :(

Rabz
November 14, 2009, 04:34 AM
Whats the final score Pasha bhai?
Did the Kiwis made it??

_Rafi_
November 14, 2009, 04:40 AM
Whats the final score Pasha bhai?
Did the Kiwis made it??

yes. They made it.
Congrat kiwi boys
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nzfan
November 14, 2009, 07:01 AM
play off day today - Nov 14th
Right at this moment NZ is playing with Bahrain @ Wellington,NZ.
The first match was a draw 0-0

40 mins passed 1st half- still 0-0!!
nice game though so far.

nzfan where are you mate- at the ground?! :)

To be honest, soccer never really took off in New Zealand

However this game was one of the biggest sporting achievements our country has achieved

Just getting to the soccer world cup is amazing, we will be destroyed, but we got there

Ajfar
November 14, 2009, 10:23 AM
To be honest, soccer never really took off in New Zealand

However this game was one of the biggest sporting achievements our country has achieved

Just getting to the soccer world cup is amazing, we will be destroyed, but we got there

ya just getting there is a real big achievement. congrats. i know if Bangladesh ever makes it to the world cup, people in Bangladesh will start celebrating as if we already won the world cup.

Beamer
November 14, 2009, 10:56 AM
Only way we ever make it to WC is to have a separate group outside of the current Asia group set up. If there is a South Asian group, with one spot for the world cup available, you will see football really taking off in the sub-continent. In this current set-up, competing with the Far Eastern nations ( Australia included ) and the Middle Eastern countries, that dream is miles away. I say, take one spot away from this rubbish CONCACAF and allocate it to South Asia, where 1/3 of humanity resides.

nasimul
November 14, 2009, 02:06 PM
Nigeria and Cameroon are also through to the world cup final

Beamer
November 14, 2009, 02:59 PM
Nigeria and Cameroon are also through to the world cup final

Thanks for the info..

AsifTheManRahman
November 14, 2009, 03:13 PM
To be honest, soccer never really took off in New Zealand

However this game was one of the biggest sporting achievements our country has achieved

Just getting to the soccer world cup is amazing, we will be destroyed, but we got there
It's amazing that you got there. Congratulations. :)

It's not certain that you'll get destroyed. The soccer world cup is a funny competition and if the players give it their all then who knows, New Zealand might even make it to the second round. Take inspiration from the OZs.

AsifTheManRahman
November 14, 2009, 03:21 PM
No Sweden this time, no Czech Republic or Croatia or Belgium either. Wonder what the Serbians have been eating.

cricman
November 14, 2009, 07:27 PM
NZ will lose all 3 games probably have a GD of -12

Ajfar
November 15, 2009, 12:01 PM
where 1/3 of humanity resides.

unfortunately a large portion of this 1/3 of humanity is Broke.

nasimul
November 18, 2009, 02:22 PM
Last 6 WC places are going to be decide tonight....results to follow

nasimul
November 18, 2009, 02:27 PM
Algeria are through to the WC final by beating the Pharaohs (1-0)

AsifTheManRahman
November 18, 2009, 02:30 PM
I like the Asian teams this time. Not so sure about North Korea, but each of the other three can surely kick some big-boy butt. No losers like China or Saudi Arabia or Iran, so it's all good.

cricman
November 18, 2009, 04:23 PM
France Ireland is crazy!

revolver
November 18, 2009, 04:33 PM
anelka gonna rip ireland

AsifTheManRahman
November 18, 2009, 04:34 PM
France Ireland is crazy!
74', this might be bye bye for France.

Portugal are an inch away.

nasimul
November 18, 2009, 04:37 PM
Slovenia are close to make history

cricman
November 18, 2009, 04:38 PM
74', this might be bye bye for France.

Portugal are an inch away.

Keane and Duff have missed Easy goals, should be 4-0 Irish

Russia are almst out

AsifTheManRahman
November 18, 2009, 04:40 PM
Ireland are 10 minutes and one goal away from keeping the French out of the World Cup.

nasimul
November 18, 2009, 04:41 PM
Russia out....Slovenia to WC final

cricman
November 18, 2009, 04:42 PM
Ireland are 10 minutes and one goal away from keeping the French out of the World Cup.
Babubangla might be biting his nails ala Ponting

AsifTheManRahman
November 18, 2009, 04:43 PM
Six minutes. One more Ireland, just one more...

AsifTheManRahman
November 18, 2009, 04:45 PM
Portugal have made it through.

nasimul
November 18, 2009, 04:48 PM
2 places left

AsifTheManRahman
November 18, 2009, 04:49 PM
Uruguay might be the last team to qualify.

nasimul
November 18, 2009, 04:52 PM
http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/qualifiers/index.html

nasimul
November 18, 2009, 05:00 PM
Three countries from the Balkan and former Yugoslavia state has qualified: Slovakia, Serbia and Slovenia. Bosnia were also close to make it. Imagine if Yugoslavia would not split!!!

AsifTheManRahman
November 18, 2009, 05:01 PM
This is way too intense. I think I need Pampers.

cricman
November 18, 2009, 05:02 PM
Anelka just misses

cricman
November 18, 2009, 05:08 PM
Anelka should have done better

AsifTheManRahman
November 18, 2009, 05:11 PM
The Irish need a refill on Guinness at half time.

AsifTheManRahman
November 18, 2009, 05:11 PM
Offside goal. Pampers Pampers!!

cricman
November 18, 2009, 05:12 PM
Henry scores Ireland still need one to advance

nasimul
November 18, 2009, 05:12 PM
France scores

AsifTheManRahman
November 18, 2009, 05:14 PM
That might just have been the iceberg in the Titanic. Can Ireland do a Kate or will they sink like Leo?

cricman
November 18, 2009, 05:14 PM
It was Handball!

AsifTheManRahman
November 18, 2009, 05:15 PM
Edit: Oops...getting ahead of myself.

nasimul
November 18, 2009, 05:15 PM
Poor Irish...feeling sad for them

cricman
November 18, 2009, 05:18 PM
FIFA should ban Henry for the Entire WC, he used both hands

nasimul
November 18, 2009, 05:19 PM
FIFA should ban Henry for the Entire WC, he used both hands

M Platini is there to save them......

ialbd
November 18, 2009, 05:33 PM
heh.... this France team made it to the WC..... heh...

good for other teams who'll be in their group...

well done Ireland, you tried hard...

bangla-red
November 18, 2009, 05:37 PM
Henry's is the biggest douchebag. EVER. FIN.

nasimul
November 18, 2009, 05:53 PM
Hopefully Uruguay will take the last spot. They have some advantage against Costa Rica

Yameen
November 18, 2009, 06:12 PM
Could somebody please upload highlights of the France v Ireland game, atleast the part when Henry hand balled it..

I was hoping for France to qualify but after hearing of this Henry hand ball and the negativity targeted towards him, I feel very sorry for the Irish..

cricman
November 18, 2009, 06:29 PM
<EMBED height=344 type=application/x-shockwave-flash width=425 src=http://www.youtube.com/v/kPhDqDxVGfQ&hl=en_US&fs=1& allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always"></EMBED>


http://www.facebook.com/ThierryHenry

Gallas was offsides too and it looks like the other guy got his hand on it too before henry

http://i48.tinypic.com/24exhy8.jpg

Akib
November 18, 2009, 06:37 PM
Why didn't the refs just disallow the goal? It was so obvious.

Beamer
November 18, 2009, 09:53 PM
Thierrrrrrrrrrrrrry mon captain ! - hand of God.

Beamer
November 18, 2009, 09:57 PM
Three countries from the Balkan and former Yugoslavia state has qualified: Slovakia, Serbia and Slovenia. Bosnia were also close to make it. Imagine if Yugoslavia would not split!!!

Sorry bro, but Slovakia is not part of the Balkan. Its the other half of the former Czeckslovakia. Bosnia was close. We got a few bum teams from Europe this time, with Greece being the biggest of the bums ( they had an easy group ), followed by Slovenia, Slovakia and Greece. Missing out - Sweden, Turkey, Russia ( big surprise ), Ukraine. I wish one other team from Great Britain made it. No complains from Africa. All the powers are in. Ditto, S America.

babubangla
November 18, 2009, 11:05 PM
[বাংলা]কাড়াকাড়ি-ছিনতাই-রাহাজানী যেমন করেই হোক- অবশেষে আমরাও “আয়া পড়ছি”!
ব্রাজিল-আর্জেন্টিনা সমর্থক ভাইয়েরা, দেখা হবে দক্ষিণ আফ্রিকায়। [/বাংলা]
http://shafiur.i-edit.net/wp-content/uploads/2006/01/dhally.jpg

nasimul
November 19, 2009, 04:01 AM
32 teams in the FIFA World Cup 2010 are:

Europe:
England, Spain, Holland, Germany, Denmark, Serbia, Italy, Switzerland, Slovakia, Greece, Portugal, Slovenia, France.

South America:
Brazil, Paraguay, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay.

North and Central America and Caribbean (Concacaf):
Mexico, U.S., Honduras.

Africa:
Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Cameroon, Algeria, and host nation South Africa.

Asia:
Australia, Japan, Korea, North Korea.

Oceania:
New Zealand

Final draw: 4th December in Cape Town

One World
November 19, 2009, 12:29 PM
French revolution.

Three years ago, France may have lost the World Cup because of a head. Wednesday, the French national team qualified for the 2010 World Cup because of a hand.

The late William Gallas goal, which gave France a 2-1 aggregate victory in its two-game playoff with Ireland, came off a blatant handball by star Thierry Henry. With the Irish fighting to clear the ball deep on their side, Henry batted the ball down with his left hand, darted a quick pass to Gallas, who then headed the ball in for the decisive goal.


The handball instantly drew comparisons to Diego Maradona's infamous "Hand of God" goal in the 1986 World Cup quarterfinals, but so does every uncalled handball which turns into a score. That goal put Argentina in the semifinal of the tournament, this one merely put France in the 32-team field.

Referee Martin Hansson dismissed the immediate pleas from the Irish side, some of which may also have been about the possible offsides violation that came before the handball. The missed call delighted Parisians, but was a devastating blow to Irish soccer fans who were hoping to see their team qualify for just the fourth World Cup in national history. Had Henry not scored, the playoff would have been decided by penalty kicks.

Beamer
November 19, 2009, 12:40 PM
[বাংলা]কাড়াকাড়ি-ছিনতাই-রাহাজানী যেমন করেই হোক- অবশেষে আমরাও “আয়া পড়ছি”!
ব্রাজিল-আর্জেন্টিনা সমর্থক ভাইয়েরা, দেখা হবে দক্ষিণ আফ্রিকায়। [/বাংলা]
http://shafiur.i-edit.net/wp-content/uploads/2006/01/dhally.jpg

I am a Brazil fan even though I have a soft heart for the French, partly due to Platini, Zidane, Tigana. But, with this coach Domenech, France has no chance. They need to remove him ASAP.

ialbd
November 19, 2009, 11:21 PM
Thanks for the team names Nasimul bhai, was looking for sth like that but was too lazy to google it.

But I was watching some of the highlights and goals of the Egypt-Algeria encounters. Really football CAN be larger than life in so many places around the world (the coach/crowd/player emotions after each goal etc). In the midst of all the violence and hatred, respect for football goes up one notch....

Ashraf-FTP
November 19, 2009, 11:51 PM
im soo happy to see Uruguay qualify.. would love to see Forlan doing something at his last WC considering he is in tremendous form with Atletico..

they should really get another team from South America rather than honduras from carribean.. they wont do crap while teams like Ecuador didnt qualify even though they deserve to..

from Asia, looking forward for a surprise from either South Korea with Park and Seol or Australia with Cahill.. too bad for China they couldnt qualify.. japan wont be able to do much..

GO Germany (my favs), Holland has an excellent chance with Vaart, Sneijder, Robben etc. Italy has no chance of retaining the title, all their players are too old now.. Spain to me seems to be the strongest side on paper..

Brazil/Argentina is too hyped.. they wont be able to reach the finals, neither of them..

hoping for a great world cup :D cant wait

ialbd
November 20, 2009, 12:08 AM
@Ashraf .... no mention of the African teams !!! I see Ivory Coast (and maybe Ghana) going to the 2nd round (and maybe Quarter) atleast....

but Brazilllll all the way........... Dunga power.....

cricman
November 20, 2009, 02:39 AM
I love the Ivory Coast alot they played so good vs Argentina and Holland last world cup so unlucky not to get 1 point or else they would have advanced out of the group stages. This group of Teams in Africa are good

... just have to wait Dec 4th to make any predicitions

Nocturnal
November 21, 2009, 02:25 AM
South Africa 2010 FIFA World Cup
Who's saying what
Afp, Paris

Who's saying what about Thierry Henry's handball, which helped send France to the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa at the expense of the Republic of Ireland.

"Yes, there was a hand, but I'm not the referee. Of course, I kept playing. The referee didn't whistle for handball. I was behind two Irish players, the ball bounced and it hit my hand."

- Henry on the controversial moment at the Stade de France on Wednesday, in which he handled the ball before setting up William Gallas for the winning goal

"You could see the referee hesitate and look at Henry. He could have asked him what he thought. If the referee had asked Henry, he would have said: 'Yes, it was handball'."

- Ireland coach Giovanni Trapattoni

"He (Henry) told us we deserved to win. How is that supposed to make me feel? It makes me feel worse. He's admitted he cheated. We should have won. He just said, 'That's it'. He just said he handled it, he didn't mean it."

- Ireland defender Richard Dunne

"We got robbed, you can tell by the boys' reaction, it hit his hand blatantly. We feel cheated - we were the better team over the two legs, every fan in the stadium will say we were the better team tonight."

- Ireland defender Sean St Ledger

"This isn't just a league match, it wasn't just a game of 36 matches over a season. This was a defining game that the whole world was watching. If FIFA believe in fair play and integrity... this is their opportunity to step forward. Thierry Henry's a wonderful footballer, but does he want to remembered like Maradona was in 1986, does he want his legacy to be this handball?"

- Football Association of Ireland chief executive John Delaney

"Neither the French government nor the Irish government should interfere in the functioning of the international federation."

- French PM Francois Fillon

"Football is the real loser. It's a victory without glory for France."

- Former Ireland coach Mick McCarthy

"We were robbed."

- Irish Star newspaper

"Le Cheat"

- Irish Mirror

"Hand of the Frog"

- Irish Sun

"The hand of God"

- French sport daily L'Equipe

"The worst refereeing mistake in 20 years - Martin Hansson robbed Ireland of a place in the World Cup."

- Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet

Source: The Daily Star (http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=114916)

_Rafi_
November 21, 2009, 03:36 AM
Any WorldCup outside of Europe is for Brazil or Argentina. So my bet on Brazil.
In this world cup my favourites teams are Argentina and Spain.
Spain deserves a WC.
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Rabz
November 21, 2009, 11:07 AM
If there is one team i hate in world football, its France.
Now i've got more reason to hate those cheaters.

BB bhai, gearing up for another exciting world cup??

Of the 4.5 years i've bn in BC, world cup 2006 was the most exciting period to be here.
Cant believe the next one is just around the corner!

Ashraf-FTP
November 21, 2009, 12:13 PM
@Ashraf .... no mention of the African teams !!! I see Ivory Coast (and maybe Ghana) going to the 2nd round (and maybe Quarter) atleast....

but Brazilllll all the way........... Dunga power.....
sorry bro i forgot.. SA can do something at their homeland if pienear performs.. 2 of the best clinical strikers of the world (Eto & Drogba) are from Africa :D and Eto can perform along with Makoun and Kameni i see Cameroon to go to quarters atleast.. same with Ivory coast if Drogba, Ebou, and the Toure brothers can perform..

Nigeria and Algeria will be gone from 1st round but not sure about Ghana.. they seem to be in good form..

bujhee kom
November 22, 2009, 01:21 PM
Dear mod bhais, I was too excited and was posting a bunch of U.S. soccer legends pics on the U.S. + Mexico thread and screwed up with Abbey Wambach's photo....it came out huge...please help me redude it bhais...and please don't get mad at me for putting women's soccer legends in the men's game discussion, I just wanted to boost my team and my supporters moral!

Here is the thread and it is the last post/pic...you will see...please help and thank you!
http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/showthread.php?p=1012983#post1012983

bujhee kom
November 22, 2009, 01:23 PM
Go Team USA! USA Number 1. Allah bless Mia Hamn and Abbey Wambach, Julie Foudy , Lindsay Tarpley and Hope Solo!!!
Viva la Mexico !