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Group A

Bulgaria 0-1 France

Belarus 1-3 Netherlands

Sweden 8-0 Luxembourg

 

Group B

Switzerland 5-2 Hungary

Andorra 0-2 Portugal

Faroe islands 0-0 Latvia

 

Group H

Bosnia Herzegovina 3-4 Belgium

Gibraltar 0-6 Estonia

Cyprus 1-2 Greece

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CONCACAF

Costa Rica 1-1 Honduras

Costa Rica seal qualification to 2018 World Cup

 

Qualified Teams: Russia, Brazil, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Belgium, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Germany, England, Spain, Nigeria and Costa Rica

 

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It has been a pretty disappointing that so far there are very few new teams. I know there will be in Africa with Algeria and Cameroon eliminated and Ghana all but. But still right now we are looking at Saudi Arabia (ick), Egypt and Iceland as not in the last World Cup qualifiers.

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That seems to continue a recent trend. Since the expansion to 32 teams in 1998, you have had 20 teams return from 1998 to 2002, 2002 to 2006, and 2006 to 2010. However you had 25 teams from 2010 return in 2014.  As of now,  the only 2014 teams mathematically eliminated are two you mentioned, Cameroon and Algeria, plus Ecuador.  Additionally, there have been only one debutante in each of the last two World Cups (Slovakia 2010, and Bosnia-Herzegovina 2014). 

It should be noted that there are still 19 spots to be claimed and there are a number of nations not present in 2014 who have a chance to qualify.

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Poland secured its spot in next year’s World Cup in Russia with a 4-2 win over Montenegro

 

Qualified Teams: Russia, Brazil, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Belgium, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Germany, England, Spain, Nigeria, Costa Rica and Poland

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Group E

Kazakhstan 1-1 Armenia

Poland 4-2 Montenegro

Denmark 1-1 Romania

 

Final Standings

1- Poland 25 pts QLF

2- Denmark 20

3- Montenegro 16

4- Romania 13

5- Armenia 7

6- Kazakhstan 3

 

Group F

Slovakia 3-0 Malta

Lithuania 0-1 England

Slovenia 2-2 Scotland

 

1- England 26 pts QLF

2- Slovakia 18

3- Scotland 18

4-Slovenia 15

5- Lithuania 6

6- Malta 1

 

 

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CAF

Group E

 Egypt qualifies for 2018 World Cup after defeating Congo 2-1

 

1- Egypt 12 pts QLF

2- Uganda 8

3- Ghana 6

4- Congo 1

 

Qualified Teams: Russia, Brazil, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Belgium, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Germany, England, Spain, Nigeria, Costa Rica, Poland and Egypt

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Group C

Norway 1-0 Northern Ireland

Czech Republic 5-0 San Marino

Germany 5-1 Azerbaijan

 

Final Standings

1- Germany 30 pts QLF

2- Northern Ireland 19

3- Czech Rep 15

4- Norway 13

5- Azerbaijan 10

6- San Marino 0

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Been a long time for the Pharoahs since 1990. So congrats to them and did with hated Algeria not in the picture this time. Should've made it when winning all those African Nations Cup titles in recent years. 

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Group I

Iceland 2-0 Kosovo

Ukraine 0-2 Croatia

Finland 2-2 Turkey

Icerland have qualified for their first ever World Cup

 

1- Iceland 22 pts QLF

2- Croatia 20

3- Ukraine 17

4- Turkey 15

5- Finland 9

6- Kosovo 1

 

Group D

Serbia 1-0 Georgia

Wales 0-1 Rep of Ireland

Moldova 0-1 Austria

 

Serbia qualify for 2018 World Cup

1- Serbia 21 pts QLF

2- Rep of Ireland 19

3- Wales 17

4- Austria 15

5- Georgia 5

6- Moldova 2

 

Group G

Israel 0-1 Spain

Albania 0-1 Italy

Macedonia 4-0 Liechtenstein

 

1- Spain 28 pts QLF

2- Italy 23

3- Albania 13

4- Israel 12

5- Macedonia 11

6- Liechtenstein 0

 

Qualified Teams: Russia, Brazil, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Belgium, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Germany, England, Spain, Nigeria, Costa Rica, Poland, Egypt, Iceland and Serbia

 

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Want some passion and emotion with your World Cup qualifying? It's what makes sports, soccer in this case so great and special. Moments like this make it feel special. First off, this is what happens when you waited for another World Cup opportunity in 28 agonizing years and you finally get it. Exstacy and going out of your mind. Even when you manage to win 3 consecutive African Nations Cup titles during this span and fall agonizingly close to a World Cup versus a hated opponent like Algeria. Egypt's Pharoahs and its fans are definitely some of the most passionate. Even you can feel that and joy from the ON Sports sportscaster Mohammed Salah became a national hero forever with his 2 goals against Congo-Brazzaville to become the second Arab nation in Russia. If you know anything about the team is that they're faithfully Muslim thanking God after a goal. All three parties wildly act like they won a World Cup with every goal Salah goal, especially when he gets mobbed and storming onto the pitch. Second vid is more about the extra time with the Salah penalty kick and the aftermath: 

And how about going back to Friday night in San Jose, Costa Rica at the new National Stadium for Costa Rica's Ticos with them qualifying again thanks to Kendall Watson at the 95th minute of extra time becoming the hero as him, his team, and the Ticos fans "getting crazy and getting nuts" to famously quote Prince after that Watson header from a cross against Honduras for the 1-1 tie, assuring a ticket to Russia--and saying "we're going to Russia!"--and sending the Catrachos to 5th in the CONCACAF Hexagonal with a lesser goal differential than Panama's. And happily mob Watson after the game. What's cool here is that we got multiple calls on that goal from different Costa Rican TV and radio broadcasters. On the other side Honduras' #5 Ever Alvarado unleashes his frustration at the bench, taking it out on the team bench covering. Second video has the different calls from ESPN Deportes Latin America (non-South America edition), Teletica's Teledeportes Canal 7 (TD7 again), Repretel's Canal 6, and TVC 5 Honduras in a bit more sobering call. But the best one overall hands down has got to be Harrick McLean's emotional call live on Radio Monumental that doesn't start off emotional but quickly does and lasts for 10 minutes on the third video. Judging from the echo feedback, the audio sounds like he was right nearby the pitch. Fourth is from Radio Columbia going "colossal" about the Watson goal that sent the team to Russia:    

 

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On the opposite side is the view of Honduras-based newspaper Diario Diez with the reporters and H-clad supporters becoming devastated, dejection, and frustrated at a tense time when Watson scores the tying goal against their beloved Catratchos and shattering their hopes for World Cup qualification when watching live on TVC Canal 5 Friday night. The woman in the foreground really took it hard: 

The world famous Viking Clap will make its way to Russia next year as Iceland makes it as a World Cup debutant as the smallest nation by far with its win on World Cup qualifying tournament newcomers Kosovo today (Trinidad & Tobago held the record until now in 2006). Here's hoping for more heroics like in EURO 2016 in France. This is how Icelandic fans reacted back in Reykjavik's Laugardalsvoller Stadium in the evening hours ago:

 

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AFC Play-Offs

Australia 2-1 Syria in Extra Time (agg 3-2)

 

Australia advance to intercontinental play-off against CONCACAF 4th place

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UEFA

Group A

France 2-1 Belarus

Luxembourg 1-1 Bulgaria

Netherlands 2-0 Sweden

 

1- France 23 pts QLF

2- Sweden 19

3- Netherlands 19

4- Bulgaria 13

5- Luxembourg 6

6-Belarus 5

 

Group B

Portugal 2-0 Switzerland

Hungary 1-0 Faroe Islands

Latvia 4-0 Andorra

 

1- Portugal 27 pts QLF

2- Switzerland 27

3- Hungary 13

4- Faroe Islands 9

5- Latvia 7

6- Andorra 4

 

Group H

Belgium 4-0 Cyprus

Estonia 1-2 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Greece 4-0 Gibraltar

 

1- Belgium 28 pts QLF

2- Greece 19

3- Bosnia Herzegovina 17

4- Estonia 11

5- Cyprus 10

6- Gibraltar 0

 

Portugal and France qualify for the World Cup,

Switzerland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Sweden, Greece, Denmark, Italy and Croatia into the play-offs.

 

 

Qualified Teams: Russia, Brazil, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Belgium, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Germany, England, Spain, Nigeria, Costa Rica, Poland, Egypt, Iceland, Serbia, POrtugal and France

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CONMEBOL

Uruguay 4-2 Bolivia

Brazil 3-0 Chile

Ecuador 1-3 Argentina

Peru 1-1 Colombia

Paraguay 0-1 Venezuela

 

Uruguay, Argentina and Colombia qualify to World Cup

Peru adavance to intercontinental play-off against New Zealand

 

CONCACAF

Trinidad Tobago 2-1 USA

Panama 2-1 Costa Rica

Honduras 3-2 Mexico

 

Panama have qualified for World Cup

Honduras to face Australia in ther intercontiental play-off

 

Qualified Teams: Russia, Brazil, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Belgium, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Germany, England, Spain, Nigeria, Costa Rica, Poland, Egypt, Iceland, Serbia, Portugal, France, Uruguay, Colombia, Argentina and Panama

 

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So are The Netherlands (despite Arjen Robben's best efforts in his final international game donning the Oranje wth 2 goals), back-to-back Copa America winners Chile, Paraguay, Slovakia, Austria, Ukraine, Turkey, African champs Cameroon, and Wales among others.

I am deeply VERY angry at US Soccer right now! This is absolutely shameful and embarrassing--and that's clearly on a global scale! :angry: Every single person involved on that team must be permanently ashamed of themselves for this! Shame on you! Shame on you! There's a World Cup pedigree that the United States men's soccer team was building since Paul Caliguiri's Shot Heard Round The World almost 29 years ago in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago; we should at least be participating in every World Cup built upon by those before them who hoped that it would never miss another World Cup after coming out of the international soccer dark ages. How can't they beat winless T&T's Soca Warriors?! If their names on the other side were Dwight Yorke, Shaka Hislop, Stern John, Russell Latapy, Chris Birchell, Brent Sancho, Dennis Lawrence, and Marvin Andrews, fair enough. What the hell are they doing?! Can't win a single road game in CONCACAF. The utter stupidity from the players and coaches must and WILL haunt them for the rest of the lives for what they failed to do. No damn urgency. Can't await for someone else to help you. Heads will definitely roll for this one. You were coming assured of going to Russia, and we got another allergic reaction to that country with sports starting with the Moscow 1980 Summer Olympics (different context there). Taylor Twellman here preaches brutal truth to power and sums it all up that agree with 100%. The whole damn US Soccer system must change like the "pay to play" youth development structure that refuses individual creativity. No more dated predictable tactics or formations from Bruce Arena. For many American mainstream sports fans, the World Cup sadly is one of the few types of exposure to soccer to get them interested. And it will hit the public come next June when there are far smaller viewing parties than previous World Cup editions with the United Stets not in it. I'll say more shortly but the Americans should be in Russia, which certainly would add lots of intrigue being in Russia with the geopolitics between the two nations, and not waiting a long time--8 years--for Qatar (and it shouldn't be hosting the next one AT ALL):

 

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5 hours ago, intoronto said:

lol USA out.

And where was Canada when all this went down (just teasing:D)?

The USA did all its supporters a favor by crashing out.  I am certain that, based on the way this team played during this cycle, an embarrassing group stage elimination was inevitable.  Having qualified repeatedly, this group probably felt entitled to qualification and felt no need to make any sort of effort. Their complacency, and the insufferable smugness of coach Arena, bit them in the backside.

The World Cup is the World Cup, with or without the USA.  It will be spectacular, and it just might make me forget about turning 50 in the middle of the tournament.

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One thing is sure. Netherlands is on their worse time since the early 80's. They really, really need to learn to play football again. 

Chile is the proof that karma exists and that some decisions you did earlier can screw you up later. If they never protested to FIFA about those points they would had qualified, but alas...

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What on earth has happened to the Dutch? I mean, it was only at the last World Cup they hammered Spain 5-1...odd. 

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2 hours ago, BTHarner said:

And where was Canada when all this went down (just teasing:D)?

The USA did all its supporters a favor by crashing out.  I am certain that, based on the way this team played during this cycle, an embarrassing group stage elimination was inevitable.  Having qualified repeatedly, this group probably felt entitled to qualification and felt no need to make any sort of effort. Their complacency, and the insufferable smugness of coach Arena, bit them in the backside.

The World Cup is the World Cup, with or without the USA.  It will be spectacular, and it just might make me forget about turning 50 in the middle of the tournament.

Yeah, but it certainly won't be the same without the United States in it. And FIFA likes that very lucrative and desirable market very much for soccer to grow. Nobody  It's saddened that it won't be there to participate.

You know what's funny about your statement? Last time the USA failed to qualify for the World Cup in 1986, Canada actually made its first and sole appearance in it there. In Mexico. And that ragtag squad held its own against Euro nations France, the Soviet Union, and Hungary during group play despite scoring a goal--and this was when the original North American Soccer League recently saw its demise. Still lacks the depth after over 30 years to be a CONCACAF force but gradually getting better. US Soccer lost $1 million in WC revenue for participation. The NASL never really helped the United States men's soccer program in any meaningful way even with the monstrosity that was Team America. Before then, the United States would easily lose to Curacao, Jamaica, and Barbados before earning the next stage and staying there with the likes of Mexico. 

I do strongly feel the whole world is robbed of witnessing Christian Pulisic blossom with his tremendous emerging gifts as a teenager in Russia, even if they as a team would eventually crash in group play. Damn shame indeed. He would gain valuable experience to build upon for Qatar (ugh!). FOX no doubt would promote the hell out of him had they qualified. The arrogance and complacency from Arena lies in part of him not turning to some really talented young guns to create a golden generation with instead of relying on an aging guard like Tim Howard and Clint Dempsey, near-ones like Altidore and Bradley and mediocre/yeoman players. Yes, he apologized for the end result but this is, as I say, bigger than him. The whole damn American soccer system and culture MUST change! All their names be cursed for at least four years. Likely more. Where were the youngsters who were involved in the missed Olympic campaigns. Were they that toxic to called up for redemption? Should've changed the starting lineup and subbings after Friday night. Sports writers and fans around the world are astonished to see the USMNT failing to qualify. How dumb and stupid can you be?! Situations like culminating last night can and does leave behind legacies...

Former Soca Warrior now assistant Stern John says his team was motivated by the lack of respect and complacency the Americans brought, mostly centering on the rain-produced conditions at the waterlogged stadium with complaints. That disasterous start in the Hexagonal being on the road in Mexico City and San Jose caught up to them. Can't help in part think last night in Couvo was karma for both Paul Caliguri's winning 1989 goal in Port of Spain and for beating Panama in Panama City in 2013, when they already qualified and gave Mexico a lifeline. Panama deserved a home and home playoff then with NZ. Or that snow game in Denver versus Costa Rica. But the USA really should've beaten Trinidad & Tobago in any case. No desire or urgency in playing:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/soccer/national/2017/10/11/trinidad-and-tobago-coach-player-call-out-usmnt-they-learned-their-lesson/753031001/

Back to the front, there will be losers in the ripple effects/legacies with that utter embarrassment. Here are some of them. One is FOX. Others are Nike, Aron Johansson, MLS. May even lost a generation of youngsters who may head to other sports where the athleticism is rewarded more:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/soccer/national/2017/10/11/trinidad-and-tobago-coach-player-call-out-usmnt-they-learned-their-lesson/753031001/

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Before I re-engage in enviscerating through my mini-series of fire-breathing dragon wraths on those total idiots from US Soccer for their shameful and completely unacceptable failure with talented players but a not team to make its 8th consecutive World Cup appearance in Russia next year as they should've, time to see what that passion in qualifying for a World Cup means, particularly for a nation that will make its debut. In this case, it's Panama. We already touched on Iceland. But if it weren't that phantom Blas Perez goal on the Ticos that should never counted and the game remained tied even with Roman Torres' goal, the United States, apparently playing at the same time in Couva, Trinidad & Tobago, would still may have made for a 2-game duel with Australia. But that Gonzalez own goal will haunt, among other things. Anyway, it's always and obviously exciting to see a debutant qualify for their fans and the nation as a whole with that unbridled joy. That passion never gets old and will always be cherished. Players and staff get emotional. Panama should've faced New Zealand's All Whites both at Panama City and in Wellington last time, at least that much.  Both the RPC and TV Max 9 soccer sportscasting duos got very emotional both when Torres, who announces he plans to retire internationally, scores the winning goal and right at the final whistle excited that Panama is finally "going to the World Cup"/Russia!" for the first time with the sideline reporters being right at the scene, inside the pitch, and on the Panama City streets, the Canaleros fans filling out the stadium, and celebrating too. Listen closely and you'll hear the U-S-A chant after the phantom goal. I wonder what that large red banner inside Rommel Fernández Stadium says in Russian with the Canaleros. From the Look What You Still Should've Had, USA Department

As for the Dutch, I read an article on FourFourTwo magazine last year regarding the slide of power and talent and struggles confounding the Dutch National Team, its fans, and pundits following the 2010 World Cup final and its struggles in not qualifying for Euro 2016. Basically, there's a fear of the class of Robben, Van Persie, Sneijder, and Van Der Vaart walking out the door, this young incoming crop aren't of that class and the concern of not making it to future top international tournaments like now with this World Cup. Plus, that innovative "total football" Dutch soccer is known for is now making the nation and KNVB a victim of its own success.   

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Haven't posted here in over a month, but came here to post this about USA's loss to T&T

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I was never a fan of the men's USA soccer team because they're never a serious contender for the cup and they don't have a history of being any good at soccer ever. I'm here to support our ladies in soccer since they've given us 3 WC wins so far. The men's team are just barely hot pieces of ass with mediocre talent.

I feel bad for the Dutch team though. They had a lot of promise, but sad they didn't even qualify this time.

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