Category Archives: World Cup Qualifying

UEFA Qualifying Preview: France has it all to do against Ukraine as second leg approaches

By MARC SERBER In order to make amends for its disastrous and laughable campaign in 2010, France must make history by becoming the first ever UEFA national side to overturn a 2-0 deficit in its home leg versus Ukraine. After … Continue reading »

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CAF qualifying rewind: Nigeria, Ivory Coast, and Cameroon are through to the World Cup

Nigeria, Ivory Coast, and Cameroon are all through to the 2014 World Cup, with two more places remaining for African sides in Brazil next summer. Continue reading »

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UEFA Qualifying Rewind: Ukraine, Portugal, and Greece all have the upper hand after first leg

Ukraine took a huge two-goal advantage into their second leg match with France with a 2-0 victory at home against Les Blues, while Portugal and Greece ran away as victors as well. Continue reading »

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UEFA Qualifying Preview: Portugal vs. Sweden highlights playoff round first-leg matches

Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo face off against Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Sweden to highlight the first leg of the UEFA World Cup qualification playoff round. Continue reading »

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Uruguay on brink of World Cup berth after routing Jordan in playoff first leg

By FRANCO PANIZO Forget having one foot in the door. Uruguay is as close to having both in as any team could after playing just the first leg of a playoff series. Uruguay all but looked to have assured its … Continue reading »

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Mexico cruises past New Zealand in first leg playoff to move closer to World Cup

Mexico dismantled New Zealand 5-1 at Estadio Azteca on Wednesday afternoon in the first leg of their playoff series to move one step closer to the 2014 World Cup. Continue reading »

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Mexico set to host New Zealand in first leg of much-anticipated World Cup playoff series

It is do-or-die time for Mexico, who are set to host New Zealand in the first of a two-legged World Cup qualifying playoff series at Estadio Azteca on Wednesday afternoon. Continue reading »

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Portugal drawn with Sweden, France with Ukraine in UEFA Playoff draw

Portugal was drawn with Sweden in the UEFA playoff draw, meaning that one of either Cristiano Ronaldo or Zlatan Ibrahimovic won’t be in action at the World Cup next year. Continue reading »

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