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(ESPN FC)   More World Cup qualification matches today, including Sweden vs. Germany and Belgium vs. Wales showcasing the European teams, while CONCACAF teams like Panama vs. the United States and Costa Rica vs. Mexico   (espnfc.com) divider line 191
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2013-10-15 02:40:35 PM
Pushing out for anybody watching the matches.
 
2013-10-15 02:43:02 PM
Ghana qualified, so the US is now farked.
 
2013-10-15 02:43:52 PM
It's CONCACAF, subby.

Carrick starts for England in a must win for auto-qualify. Should be good.
 
2013-10-15 02:49:41 PM
If I understand it correctly the third auto bid is Hon's if they tie or beat The Reggae Boys. Panama is in the fourth spot with a win and a Mexico loss? So is there any reason for the USA to try to win?
 
2013-10-15 02:50:45 PM
Netherlands leads Turkey 1-0 at the half.
Azerbaijan came back to tie Russia 1-1.Portugal just beat Luxembourg 3-0. The second goal by Nani was a nice give-and-go inside the area. Portugal will go to the playoffs to try to win a spot in the World Cup.
 
2013-10-15 02:52:27 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: If I understand it correctly the third auto bid is Hon's if they tie or beat The Reggae Boys. Panama is in the fourth spot with a win and a Mexico loss? So is there any reason for the USA to try to win?

There's no real incentive for the US to win tonight against Panama. The US already clinched top spot in CONCACAF. A Panama win coupled with a Costa Rica win mean Mexico will have to wait to qualify for Russia 2018.
 
2013-10-15 02:52:39 PM
Does subby know CA has as many qualified teams than N and CA?

/what?
 
2013-10-15 02:53:34 PM

AliceBToklasLives: Does subby know CA has as many qualified teams than as N and CA?

/what?


Need that third cup of coffee stat.
 
2013-10-15 02:54:29 PM

JerseyTim: Ghana qualified, so the US is now farked.


It's a two-leg playoff so...

*checks score*

Nevermind, Bob Bradley can't get Egypt to come back from 5 down entering the 2nd leg.
 
2013-10-15 02:54:37 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: If I understand it correctly the third auto bid is Hon's if they tie or beat The Reggae Boys. Panama is in the fourth spot with a win and a Mexico loss? So is there any reason for the USA to try to win?


Pride? I dunno, I'm guessing we'll be tossing in a second string (haven't seen the lineups yet).  All the games are on at the same time, so it'd probably be difficult to throw the game without it being too obvious.  I don't like manipulating the game that way....but I certainty won't feel bad if a US loss means Mexico doesn't go through.
 
2013-10-15 02:55:55 PM

JerseyTim: Ghana qualified, so the US is now farked.


LOL
 
2013-10-15 02:58:18 PM

Mr_H: Mid_mo_mad_man: If I understand it correctly the third auto bid is Hon's if they tie or beat The Reggae Boys. Panama is in the fourth spot with a win and a Mexico loss? So is there any reason for the USA to try to win?

Pride? I dunno, I'm guessing we'll be tossing in a second string (haven't seen the lineups yet).  All the games are on at the same time, so it'd probably be difficult to throw the game without it being too obvious.  I don't like manipulating the game that way....but I certainty won't feel bad if a US loss means Mexico doesn't go through.




I didn't mean to throw the game. I meant is it likely they just fall back and prevent a loss ie play for the draw
 
2013-10-15 03:00:18 PM

Mr_H: Mid_mo_mad_man: If I understand it correctly the third auto bid is Hon's if they tie or beat The Reggae Boys. Panama is in the fourth spot with a win and a Mexico loss? So is there any reason for the USA to try to win?

Pride? I dunno, I'm guessing we'll be tossing in a second string (haven't seen the lineups yet).  All the games are on at the same time, so it'd probably be difficult to throw the game without it being too obvious.  I don't like manipulating the game that way....but I certainty won't feel bad if a US loss means Mexico doesn't go through.


Has Mexico shown any improvement since they fired their coach?
 
2013-10-15 03:00:54 PM

Mr_H: Pride? I dunno, I'm guessing we'll be tossing in a second string (haven't seen the lineups yet).


Jurgen's sent anyone home who's had anything more than a deep thought about an injury. Guzan's in goal, Sean Johnson's his backup.

It's not 100% second string, but there's no Tim Howard, Landon, Deuce, Bradley, Jemaine Jones...
 
2013-10-15 03:04:56 PM
And, just as everyone expected, Armenia is leading in Italy. Wait what?
 
2013-10-15 03:06:42 PM

Gonz: Mr_H: Pride? I dunno, I'm guessing we'll be tossing in a second string (haven't seen the lineups yet).

Jurgen's sent anyone home who's had anything more than a deep thought about an injury. Guzan's in goal, Sean Johnson's his backup.

It's not 100% second string, but there's no Tim Howard, Landon, Deuce, Bradley, Jemaine Jones...


The pro teams would scream bloody murder if Jurgen got one of their players injured on a meaningless game.
 
2013-10-15 03:10:38 PM

Mr_H: Mid_mo_mad_man: If I understand it correctly the third auto bid is Hon's if they tie or beat The Reggae Boys. Panama is in the fourth spot with a win and a Mexico loss? So is there any reason for the USA to try to win?

Pride? I dunno, I'm guessing we'll be tossing in a second string (haven't seen the lineups yet).  All the games are on at the same time, so it'd probably be difficult to throw the game without it being too obvious.  I don't like manipulating the game that way....but I certainty won't feel bad if a US loss means Mexico doesn't go through.


It would be much easier if that bicycle kick didn't happen. A draw would've helped Panama more than Mexico. Instead, it's this:

Honduras clinches a WC spot with a win or draw vs Jamaica or a Mexico loss/draw vs Costa Rica
Honduras is guaranteed at least the playoff spot.

Mexico clinches a WC spot with a win + a Honduras loss and the combined margins allow MEX to make up 3 goals in the goal differential. If the differential is only 2 goals, HON advances on goals scored (currently 11-6).

Mexico earns the playoff spot with a win or draw or a Panama loss/draw vs USA.

Panama earns the playoff spot only with a win and a MEX loss. Currently, the GD margin is 2. Unless the MEX match is a high scoring affair and PAN v USA isn't, PAN needs to only make up the 2 goal margin to advance on goals scored (currently 8-6).
 
2013-10-15 03:11:41 PM
Netherlands now up 2-0 on Turkey in the second half. Missed the goal.
 
2013-10-15 03:17:40 PM

Gonz: Mr_H: Pride? I dunno, I'm guessing we'll be tossing in a second string (haven't seen the lineups yet).

Jurgen's sent anyone home who's had anything more than a deep thought about an injury. Guzan's in goal, Sean Johnson's his backup.

It's not 100% second string, but there's no Tim Howard, Landon, Deuce, Bradley, Jemaine Jones...


Jozy will be wearing the captain's armband tonight.
 
2013-10-15 03:24:31 PM
Mean while CONCACAF teams... what subby??  what?
 
2013-10-15 03:34:23 PM

Unfreakable: Pushing out for anybody watching the matches.


Was there a thread last Friday?  Because QUE GOLAZO DE JIMENEZ~!
 
2013-10-15 03:34:36 PM
Who knew CROSSBAR was Polish?

/Come on you Three Lions
 
2013-10-15 03:48:11 PM
...while CONCACAF teams like Panama vs. the United States and Costa Rica vs. Mexico  .....

while they do what? The suspense is killing me...
 
2013-10-15 03:51:29 PM

Tanukis_Parachute: ...while CONCACAF teams like Panama vs. the United States and Costa Rica vs. Mexico  .....

while they do what? The suspense is killing me...


Subby accidentally the whole headline.
 
2013-10-15 04:05:28 PM
Switzerland FTW!

/They'll drop out in the group phase of the world cup again.
 
2013-10-15 04:06:37 PM

dietbubba: Who knew CROSSBAR was Polish?

/Come on you Three Lions


1-0, Rooney heading the Kitchen Sink into the goal.
 
2013-10-15 04:20:21 PM

JerseyTim: Ghana qualified, so the US is now farked.


Can we avoid them until the semis? It's our only hope.
 
2013-10-15 04:25:57 PM
Meanwhile in Sweden
i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-15 04:28:27 PM

The Voice of Doom: Meanwhile in Sweden
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And no Zlatan goals? Wierd........
 
2013-10-15 04:29:20 PM

sephjnr: dietbubba: Who knew CROSSBAR was Polish?

/Come on you Three Lions

1-0, Rooney heading the Kitchen Sink into the goal.


Meanwhile, the Ukraine is not weak. Up 7-0 over San Marino. England must hold on to the lead to advance to Brazil.
 
2013-10-15 04:32:11 PM
Did anyone see the Ozil injury? Did it seem serious?
 
2013-10-15 04:33:23 PM

The Voice of Doom: Meanwhile in Sweden
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That's sixteen goals in first and second leg combined.
 
2013-10-15 04:35:51 PM

Jamespoon: Did anyone see the Ozil injury? Did it seem serious?


Apparently he accidentally got the opponent's (Olsson?) sole onto his knee. Didn't look wild, but he had problems walking off.
 
2013-10-15 04:36:47 PM
ADubs86
And no Zlatan goals? Wierd........


He isn't playing (because of cards IIRC) or it would have been 5:5
 
2013-10-15 04:38:09 PM

The Voice of Doom: Meanwhile in Sweden
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Same score at the final whistle. Sweden won't be seeded in the playoff draw as a result.
 
2013-10-15 04:40:03 PM

JerseyTim: Ghana qualified, so the US is now farked.


Dammitall, I wish this wasn't "funny because its true," but it is.
 
2013-10-15 04:43:44 PM
The Brits just qualified.
 
2013-10-15 04:44:42 PM
Congrats to Bosnia and Herzegovina on making their first ever World Cup.
 
2013-10-15 04:46:34 PM

EqualOpportunityEnslaver: The Brits just qualified.


Awww, we'll have to wait another 8 months to taste the sweet sweet colonial tears.
 
2013-10-15 04:47:46 PM

FireZs: EqualOpportunityEnslaver: The Brits just qualified.

Awww, we'll have to wait another 8 months to taste the sweet sweet colonial tears.


Remind me how that turned out the last WC? ;o)
 
2013-10-15 04:48:37 PM

EqualOpportunityEnslaver: The Brits just qualified.


Start Practicing your Penalty Kicks Right Now Lads

- Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) October 15, 2013
 
2013-10-15 04:48:58 PM
Also, Bob Bradley just can't stop getting owned by Ghana, can he?
 
2013-10-15 04:50:03 PM
I think I might be the only Anglo American who wants to see Mexico in the World Cup.
 
2013-10-15 04:53:11 PM

AtariGod: I think I might be the only Anglo American who wants to see Mexico in the World Cup.


Pretty much, yeah. I got nothing against El Tri, really.

//Can't farking stand their fans.
 
2013-10-15 04:53:32 PM

FireZs: Also, Bob Bradley just can't stop getting owned by Ghana, can he?


Apparently they have his number
 
2013-10-15 04:54:27 PM

EqualOpportunityEnslaver: FireZs: Also, Bob Bradley just can't stop getting owned by Ghana, can he?

Apparently they have his number


Also, rumors surfacing that Bradley got canned immediately following the match today.
 
2013-10-15 04:58:13 PM

Gonz: AtariGod: I think I might be the only Anglo American who wants to see Mexico in the World Cup.

Pretty much, yeah. I got nothing against El Tri, really.

//Can't farking stand their fans.


This; El Tri can play, but their fans think their shiat don't stink and they can outplay Brazil.  They barely held their own against Argentina the last two times they met in the WC.
 
2013-10-15 05:01:59 PM
Europe roundup:

Group winners (qualified): Belgium, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina (both), England, Spain

Runner-ups: Croatia, Denmark, Sweden, Romania, Iceland, Portugal(*), Greece(*), Ukraine(*), France(*)

((*) Teams are seeded for playoffs, Denmark is eliminated as lowest ranked runner-up)
 
2013-10-15 05:03:06 PM

EqualOpportunityEnslaver: The Brits just qualified.


The Scottish and Welsh might disagree with that classification, chief.
 
2013-10-15 05:10:07 PM

Rwa2play: Gonz: AtariGod: I think I might be the only Anglo American who wants to see Mexico in the World Cup.

Pretty much, yeah. I got nothing against El Tri, really.

//Can't farking stand their fans.

This; El Tri can play, but their fans think their shiat don't stink and they can outplay Brazil.  They barely held their own against Argentina the last two times they met in the WC.


The Costa Rican coach said yesterday that the Mexican team has no respect for Central American teams and that's why they're playing for a spot tonight. As much as they treated the US team like shiat for that match last month, no one was saying that about the Americans at least.
 
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