Soccer – World Cup qualifiers

Results and tables:

Cyprus 1-2 Rep of Ireland
Poland 1-1 Northern Ireland
Scotland 2-0 FYR Macedonia

Tables below:1 Slovakia 7 @ 16
2 Northern Ireland 8 @ 14
3 Poland 7 @ 11
4 Slovenia 7 @ 11
5 Czech Republic 7@ 9
6 San Marino 8@ 0

1 Italy 7 @17
2 Rep of Ireland 8 @16
3 Bulgaria 7 @11
4 Cyprus 7 @5
5 Montenegro 7 @ 4
6 Georgia 8 @3

1 Netherlands 7 @ 21
2 Scotland 7 @10
3 Norway 7 @7
4 FYR Macedonia 7 @ 7
5 Iceland 8@ 5

Top team qualifies and then the top 8 second place teams play off (working out the top eight isn’t easy because in big groups you have to discount the results against the worse teams….I’m an expert).
Wales had Russia and Germany in our group btw…..How does that work??

Update:

England 5-1 Croatia
Scotland 0-1 Netherlands
Northern Ireland 0-2 Slovakia
Wales 1-3 Russia

Not a good night for any of us.

  • DoctorWho

    Yes Prionsa, but while the tears have eased since Wednesday they re-emerged on Saturday afternoon when Arsenal where chinned, albeit by a player who should´ve been sent off when it was 1.1

    Nevermind as the good news is that UEFA have upheld Arsenal´s appeal and Eduardo is now free to play, having had his two match ban and accusations of diving officially anulled. It seemed quite clear that Ulster´s no. 1 keeper Artur Boruc made contact with the tricky Brazillian come Croation.

    Friends in lofty heights at slugger? Surely I am not worthy, of course the most plausible explanation was the moderator culled the troll, unfortunately these little beasts always return.

    When you´re a sad internet nerd like myself you tend to spot the trolls a mile off.

  • Prionsa Eoghann

    Arsenal were battering Man city @ 1-1 but there is something in the comments that all the other top teams win when they play well except Arsenal.

    >>It seemed quite clear that Ulster´s no. 1 keeper Artur Boruc made contact with the tricky Brazillian come Croation.< < Several mistakes in there ma man. First aff ye obviously need gregory pecks if you reckon Boruc touched that wee diving bastard. All we needed was a goal and Arsenal would've keeked it instead he cheated, cheated. Actually it is a worrying sign that UEFA have backed this particular referee upto the hilt. He still reckons that he wasn't conned, this is the guy that gave a free kick for Italy against us that never was, which led to Italy's goal that put us out the Euro's. This incident is now used by UEFA to highlight bad decisions, yet they are backing up an obviously arrogant idiot. Even you can haud yir hauns up to making a mistake, why can't that Spanish prick? So the signal going out tonight is that you can cheat and get away with it as long as the referee refuses to admit he was conned, what a palava. Oh and I didn't know Artur was from Packie Bonnar country. >>When you´re a sad internet nerd like myself you tend to spot the trolls a mile off.<< Makes me glad I didn't spot them if that is the criteria.

  • DoctorWho

    Prionsa

    “First aff ye obviously need gregory pecks if you reckon Boruc touched that wee diving bastard.”

    How long has it been since that one. Clear penalty my man (lol).

    “All we needed was a goal and Arsenal would’ve keeked it instead he cheated, cheated.”

    One shot on target over two matches, a bit poor. Although it must have felt terrible only four days later when Aiden was caught red handed by the ref, cheating.

    “Oh and I didn’t know Artur was from Packie Bonnar country.”

    Neither did I did he let that one in for us last March.