Sunday, October 8, 2017

Hooligan's Daily: Nigeria, Costa Rica added to World Cup field

Yesterday's Scores
World Cup Qualifying- CONCACAF
Costa Rica 1-1 Honduras
(Waston 90+5')-(Hernandez 66')

With Kendall Waston's late equalizer, Costa Rica joins Mexico as the second CONCACAF team to qualify for the World Cup.

World Cup Qualifying- UEFA
Sweden 8-0 Luxembourg
(Granqvist PK 10', PK 67', Berg 18', 37', 54', 71',  Lustig 60', Toivonen 76')

Faroe Islands 0-0 Latvia

Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-4 Belgium
(Medunjanin 30', Visca 39', Dumic 82')-(Meunier 4', Batshuayi 59', Vertonghen 68', Carrasco 83')

Gibraltar 0-6 Estonia

(Luts 10', Kait 30', Zenjov 38', Tamm 52', 65', 77')

Belarus 1-3 Netherlands
(Volodko 55')-(Propper 24', Robben PK 84', Depay 90+3')

Bulgaria 0-1 France
(Matuidi 3')

Andorra 0-2 Portugal
(Ronaldo 63', Silva 86')

Switzerland 5-2 Hungary
(Xhaka 18', Frei 20', Zuber 43', 49', Lichtsteiner 83')-(Guzmics 58', Ugrai 88')

Cyprus 1-2 Greece
(Soteriou 18')-(Mitroglou 24', Tziolis 26')

World Cup Qualifying- CAF
South Africa 3-1 Burkina Faso
(Tau 1', Zwane 34', Vilakazi 45+1')-(Traore 87')

Uganda 0-0 Ghana

Cameroon 2-0 Algeria
(Mua Njie 25', Pangop 88')

Nigeria 1-0 Zambia
(Iwobi 73')

Guinea 1-4 Tunisia
(Keita 37')-(M'Sakni 45+3', 74', 90+6', Ben Amor 83')

Libya 1-2 DR Congo
(El Masrati 69')-(Bakambu 50', Mubele 74')

Cape Verde Islands 0-2 Senegal
(Sakho 82', Ndoye 90+3')

Morocco 3-0 Gabon- 3pm
(Boutaib 38', 56', 72')

Nigeria become the first African team to make the World Cup with their win over Zambia. Meanwhile, African mainstays Ghana, Algeria, and Cameroon are going to stay home this summer.

This brings the total number of nations qualified for the World Cup up to 13, with plenty more spots to be filled in the coming days. So far we have the following nations in the World Cup: Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Costa Rica, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Japan, South Korea, Nigeria, Belgium, England, and Spain.

New York Red Bulls 3-0 Vancouver Whitecaps
(Royer 33', Wright-Phillips 58', Martins 72')

Minnesota United 1-1 Sporting Kansas City
(Kallman 84')-(Rubio 45+2')

Colorado Rapids 1-1 FC Dallas
(Aigner 15')-(Harris 54')

Indy Eleven 2-2 New York Cosmos
(Smart 27', Zayed 64')-(Ledesma 36', Marquez 69')

Miami FC 0-3 San Francisco Deltas
(Ferreira 15', Heinemann 63', 78')

Puerto Rico FC 0-1 North Carolina FC
(Miller 23')

Charleston Battery 4-0 Harrisburg City Islanders
(Cordovez 15', 58', Guerra 28', Rittmeyer 82', Griffith 89')

Pittsburgh Riverhounds 0-2 Rochester Rhinos
(Graf 1', Fall 14')

Louisville City FC 2-1 Charlotte Independence
(Davis IV 57', Smith 77')-(Calvert 66')

Orlando City B 5-6 New York Red Bulls II
(Neal 16', Carroll 67', Timbo 77', Barry PK 90+1', Martz 90+2')-(Bonomo 3', 41', 51', Valot 12', PK 87', Basuljevic 55')

Colorado Springs Switchbacks 1-0 Sacramento Republic1
(Frater 36')

Tulsa Roughnecks 1-0 Seattle Sounders 2
(Thierjung 14')

Saint Louis FC 0-1 Richmond Kickers
(Bolduc 46')

San Antonio FC 1-1 Tampa Bay Rowdies
(Guzman 88')-(Hristov 69')

Real Monarchs 1-1 Vancouver Whitecaps 2
(Velasquez 16')-(Mohberg 48')

Orange County SC 1-4 Reno 1868
(Parra 71')-(Ockford 30', Felipe 65', Wehan PK 81', Pridham 85')

LA Galaxy II 3-2 Portland Timbers 2
(Lassiter 52', McBean 73', Paryeras 90+4')-(Calixtro 14', Ornstil 88')

Phoenix Rising 2-0 Rio Grande Valley
(Johnson 34', Brown OG 75')

North American League Tables

Bad news for Manchester United as Marouane Fellaini limped off the pitch during Belgium's win over Bosnia and Herzegovina after only a half hour. Belgium manager Roberto Martinez fears there is ligament damage, meaning he could be out for quite some time. To add insult to injury, the game meant absolutely nothing to the Red Devils as they already have their spot in Russia claimed.

Chelsea's N'Golo Kante also left a World Cup Qualifier injured. He hurt his hamstring a little more than a half hour into France's 1-0 win over Bulgaria. His injury doesn't seem to be as serious as Fellaini's, but he won't feature in France's match with Belarus on Tuesday.

Today's Matches
World Cup Qualifying- UEFA
Denmark v. Romania- 12pm- ESPN3
Kazakhstan v. Armenia- 12pm- ESPN3
Poland v. Montenegro- 12pm- ESPN Deportes
Lithuania v. England- 12pm- FS1
Slovakia v. Malta- 12pm
Slovenia v. Scotland- 12pm- FS2
Czech Republic v. San Marino- 2:45pm
Germany v. Azerbaijan- 2:45pm- FS2
Norway v. Northern Ireland- 2:45pm- ESPN

World Cup Qualifying- CAF
Egypt v. Congo- 1pm

Ottawa Fury v. FC Cincinnati- 2pm- YouTube
Oklahoma City Energy v. Swope Park Rangers- 6pm- YouTube

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