Friday, October 6, 2017

Hooligan's Daily: England, Germany lock up World Cup spots

Yesterday's Scores
World Cup Qualifying- UEFA
Azerbaijan 1-2 Czech Republic
(Ismayilov PK 55')-(Kopic 35', Barak 66')

Armenia 1-6 Poland
(Hambardzumyan 39')-Grosicki 2', Lewandowski 18', 25', 64', Blaszczykowski 58', Wolski 89')

Northern Ireland 1-3 Germany
(Magennis 90+3')-(Rudy 2', Wagner 21', Kimmich 86')

San Marino 0-8 Norway
(Henriksen 8', King PK 14', 17', E;younoussi 39', 48', 68', Selnaes 58', Linnes 86')

Montenegro 0-11 Denmark
(Eriksen 16')

Romani 3-1 Kazakhstan
(Bodescu 33', PK 38', Keseru 73')-(Turysbek 82')

England 1-0 Slovenia
(Kane 90+4')

Malta 1-1 Lithuania
(Agius 23')-(Slivka 53')

Scotland 1-0 Slovakia
(Skrtel OG 89')

With all that, England and Germany become the next European teams to qualify for the World Cup, joining Belgium and Russia as the four European entrants thus far.

World Cup Qualifying- CONMEBOL
Bolivia 0-0 Brazil

Venezuela 0-0 Uruguay

Colombia 1-2 Paraguay
(Falcao 79')-(Cardozo 89', Sanabria 90+2')

Argentina 0-0 Peru

Chile 2-1 Ecuador
(Vargas 22', Sanchez 85')-(Mina 84')

South American qualifying is still a complete mess. Three points separate Uruguay in second from Paraguay in seventh right now. Argentina are currently out of qualifying position down in sixth place with one game remaining. As it stands now, Brazil would be joined by Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, and probably Peru, who would have to win a playoff agaisnt New Zealand to get in.

World Cup Qualifying- AFC
Syria 1-1 Australia
(Al Somah PK 85')-(Kruse 40')

Headlines
MLS clarified its timetable for choosing the next pair of expansion teams. They are expected to reveal their choices around December 19 or 20. Don Garber revealed this info during a talk with Goldman-Sachs. He also said that the league wants to get their decision right, and if it means delaying said decision, they will.

Today's Matches
World Cup Qualifying- CONCACAF
United States v. Panama- 7:35pm- ESPN2
Mexico v. Trinidad and Tobago- 9:30pm- FS1
Costa Rica v. Honduras- Postponed to Saturday due to heavy rain

World Cup Qualifying- UEFA
Georgia v. Wales- 12pm
Austria v. Serbia- 2:45pm- ESPN3
Ireland v. Moldova- 2:45pm- ESPN3
Italy v. Macedonia- 2:45pm- FS2
Liechtenstein v. Israel- 2:45pm- ESPN3
Spain v. Albania- 2:45pm- ESPN Deportes
Croatia v. Finland- 2:45pm
Kosovo v. Ukraine- 2:45pm- ESPN3
Turkey v. Iceland- 2:45pm

World Cup Qualifying- CAF
Mali v. Ivory Coast- 3pm

NASL
FC Edmonton v. Jacksonville Armada- 9pm- ESPN3

USL
Toronto FC II v. Bethlehem Steel- 7:30pm- YouTube

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