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2014 FIFA World Cup - qualification

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Yeah, calling snow home advantage isn't right. This isn't like NFL or Rugby where it makes little difference how the ball rolls. If the ball dies on a surface, you get into situations where players pick up injuries, bad tackles happen more often. The ref should abandon in those circumstances. I didn't see the USA game so can't say whether they were right or not.

Having grown up in Colorado, I played in my fair share of snow games. The ball skids rather than bounces, so you have to adapt. It's certainly not dangerous to play in those conditions. If anything, you slide when you go down, so it's less hard on your body. I would take playing in snow over playing in torrential rain any day. From what I've read, the primary issue was keeping the lines visible. They had a shoveling crew out there to take care of it, so they continued. The US team has to go play in altitude on Tuesday in Mexico City, so it made sense to schedule this game in Denver. Sometimes it snows in Denver in March. Oh well.

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This is why Europe should move into the staged qualifying.

That and it could also ilimate that stupid "worse loser doesn't go to the playoff" thing.

Something like Asia has would probably be better. Just don't copy what Africa does, they have a terrible qualifying system.

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But this time it was inhuman and dangerous for both teams, more than 2 inches of snow where the ball could not roll and players had difficulties to run.

There was also zero visivility, never saw that even in Europe where I see that.

How was it inhuman and dangerous? No one got hurt. Players were hardly slipping and sliding all over the field. Sure, the snow created difficulties, but they created it for both teams. The Costa Rican players and coaches could have told them to stop it last night. But they didn't. Now the next morning they file a protest. That doesn't make sense when they had an opportunity to speak up last night.

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CAF

Group A

South Africa 2 - 0 Central African Rep

Group B

Tunisia 2 - 1 Sierra Leone

Group C

Côte d'Ivory 3 - 0 Gambia

Group E

Congo 1 - 0 Gabon

Burkina Faso 4 - 0 Niger

Group F

Nigeria 1 - 1 kenya

Namibia 0 -1 Malawi

Group I

Cameroon 2 - 1 Togo

Group J

Senegal 1 - 1 Angola

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OMG that was San Marino's line up?! :lol: LOL that really made me laugh...

CONCACAF: Great for Honduras, Mexico hasn't won yet. USA won on a tight margin.

CONMEBOL: Argentina very close to qualify. Colombia great too.

CAF: Burkina Faso finally won. Wating for Egypt.

UEFA: Portugal... Are you serious? Germany could have won 6-0 if they wanted. France is leading ober Spain (nothing more to say).

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CAF - today's results

Group A

Ethiopia 1 - 0 Botswana

Group B

Equatorial Guinea 4 - 3 Cape Verde

Group C

Tanzania 3 - 1 Morocco

Group D

Lesotho 1 - 1 Zambia

Ghana 4 - 0 Sudan

Group G

Mozambique 0 - 0 Guinea

Group H

Rwanda 1 - 2 Mali

Group I

Congo DR 0 - 0 Lybia

Group J

Liberia 2 - 0 Uganda

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Argentina keeps leading, and won 3-0 over la Vinotinto :D

Easy path to Argentina this time.

Probably the second team to qualify after hosts (Brazil).

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Easy path to Argentina this time.

Probably the second team to qualify after hosts (Brazil).

Japan is more probable.

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AFC

Group A
South Korea 2 - 1 Qatar

Uzbekistan 1 - 0 Lebanon

1- Uzbekistan 11 pts

2- South Korea 10

3- Iran 7

4- Qatar 7

5- Lebanon 4

Group B

Australia 2 - 2 Oman

Jordan 2 - 1 Japan (no early qualification for the 2014 World Cup for Japan yet)

1- Japan 13 pts

2- Jordan 7

3- Australia 6

4- Oman 6

5- Iraq 5

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Bolivia is challenging Argentina so brace your selves, we may still not have the first qualified team aside of Brazil.

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UEFA - Group D

Estonia 2 - 0 Andorra

Turkey 1 - 1 Hungary

Netherlands 4 - 0 Romania

1- Netherlands 18 pts

2- Hungary 11

3- Romania 10

4- Turkey 7

5- Estonia 6

6- Andorra 0

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I can't believe Germany is only 3-1... At least a 5-1 with all the chances they are loosing.

The Netherlands is gonna be UEFA's first qualified team.

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UEFA - Group C

Germany 4 - 1 Kazakhstan

Ireland 2 - 2 Austria

1- Germany 16 pts

2- Austria 8

3- Sweden 8

4- Rep of Ireland 8

5- Kazakhstan 1

6- Faroe 0



UEFA - Group B

Armenia 0 - 3 Czech Rep

Denmark 1 - 1 Bulgaria

Malta 0 - 2 Italy

1- Italy 13 pts

2- Czech Rep 8

3- Bulgaria 7

4- Denmark 6

5- Armenia 3

6- Malta 0



UEFA - Group F

Azerbaijan 0 - 2 Portugal

Northern Ireland 0 - 2 Israel

1- Russia 12 pts

2- Israel 11

3- Portugal 11

4- Northern Ireland 3

5- Azerbaijan 3

6- Luxembourg 2



UEFA - Group A

Serbia 2 - 0 Scotland

Belgium 1 - 0 Macedonia

Wales 1 - 2 Croatia

1- Belgium 16 pts

2- Croatia 16

3- Serbia 7

4- Wales 6

5- Macedonia 4

6- Scotland 2

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It was looking hard enough for Oz, even before Jordan sprung their win over Japan. Really staring down the barrel now.

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Very deserved Montenegro's draw over England... Spain's won over France was in a very excited duel, though I wanted a draw :(

And just to make everything more exciting, Argentina and Bolivia draw 1-1 in La Paz.

Can't wait for CONCACAF's classic: Mexico-USA

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UEFA - Group H

Ukraine 2 - 1 Moldova

Poland 5 - 0 San Marino

Montenegro 1 - 1 England

1- Montenegro 14 pts

2- England 12

3- poland 8

4- Ukraine 8

5- Moldova 4

6- San Marino 0

UEFA Group I

France 0 - 1 Spain

1- Spain 11

2- France 10

3- Georgia 4

4- Belarus 3

5- Finland 2

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Argentina needs 1 more point, Ecuador 2 more points and Colombia 6 (have in mind that they have 2 more matches the the other 2 leaders), while I think Uruguay, Venezuela, Chile and Peru will have the other 1.5 spotsin Brazil.

Really surprised with how did Paraguay got to this point? Just sad.

Easy path to Argentina this time.

Probably the second team to qualify after hosts (Brazil).

We didn't won today because La Paz is too damn high. But in June we will be following the hosts ;)

Gotosy and Deawebo very nice how you are informing with all confederations.

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CONMEBOL

Standings

1- Argentina 24 pts

2- Ecuador 20

3- Colombia 19

4- Chile 15

5- Venezuela 15

6- Uruguay 13

7- Peru 11

8- Bolivia 9

9- Paraguay 8

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It was looking hard enough for Oz, even before Jordan sprung their win over Japan. Really staring down the barrel now.

Need to look again my friend.

Australia has an away game in Japan, where the Japanese will probably happily play for a draw, followed by home games against Jordan and Iraq. Both should be wins. So on the conservative side,

Pretty much if you beat Jordan you should be alright.

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Venezuela 1 - 0 Colombia :D

Also, before the match started, everyone in the stadium booed when a minute of silence in honor of the late Hugo Chavez was announced. Politics aside I hope we get it this time.



PS: I'm impresed with both Montenegro and Albania performances (and surprised that Slovenia is on the last place of it's group...o.o )

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CONCACAF

Panama 2 - 0 Honduras

Costa Rica 2 - 0 Jamaica

Mexico 0 - 0 USA

1- Panama 5 pts

2- Costa Rica 4

3- USA 4

4- Honduras 4

5- Mexico 3

6- Jamaica 2

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