Friday, October 13, 2006
In Africa Egypt were held to a goalless draw in Botswana, while Burkina Faso, Cape Verde Islands, Malawi and Namibia had impressive 1-0 wins against Senegal, Guinea, Zambia and Ethiopia respectively.The Seychelles beat Mauritius 2-1, and Liberia overcame Rwanda 3-2, while a single goal in Zambia gave South Africa an important win and moved them up several places in Mark’s Rankings. The result of the day in Asia went to Syria who despite holding South Korea to a 1-1 draw, failed to qualify for next year’s Asian Cup.
In Europe England had a dismal week, firing blanks in Manchester against Macedonia on Saturday and losing 2-0 in Croatia 4 days later. Slovakia punished some Welsh defensive frailty with a staggering 5-1 win in Cardiff, but were steamrollered on home soil against an impressive German side on Wednesday. The republic of Ireland found the going tough in Cyprus and returned with an embarrassing 5-2 defeat, while Northern Ireland managed a creditable 0-0 draw in Denmark. Latvia stunned Iceland with a 4-0 victory, and Scotland registered a 1-0 win at home to World Cup finalists France. Poland celebrated a 2-1 home win against Portugal on Wednesday, while Malta enjoyed a 2-1 success over Hungary and Greece humiliated their hosts Bosnia & Herzegovina 4-0.
Friday, September 08, 2006
Having taken a short break after the World Cup, international football resumed with continental qualifiers in the first week of September. World champions
Monday, August 14, 2006
Victory on penalties in the World Cup final gave
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Friday, June 09, 2006
After four years of waiting the party is about to begin, but for the 32 teams taking part; it is a test for which they must be prepared.
Trinidad& Tobago started the year well with a 2-0 win against
Argentina have only played 2 matched this year, losing 3-2 to Croatia in Switzerland and beating Angola 2-0 in Italy.
Serbia & Montenegro returned from
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Friday, March 03, 2006
Germany may be ready for the World Cup as the host nation, but they are not ready as a team if their 4-1 defeat in Italy is anything to go by. France will also lack confidence after losing 2-1 at home to Slovakia. Sweden continued to move down in Mark’s rankings having lost 3-0 to the Republic of Ireland. The USA who beat Poland 1-0 in Germany are the highest climbers of the year so far among the top teams. The latest rankings can be seen at:
Monday, February 13, 2006