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Re: 2014 World Cup - qualifiers

Postby nzfooty » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:11 pm

nzfooty wrote:The top two teams from each group will advance to the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil, while the two third-placed teams advance to the fifth round.

Group A
3 June
Uzbekistan 0 – 1 Iran
Lebanon 0 – 1 Qatar


8 June
Lebanon v Uzbekistan
Qatar v South Korea



Group B
3 June
Japan 3 – 0 Oman
Jordan 1 – 1 Iraq


8 June
Japan v Jordan
Oman v Australia


40 min gone and Japan are 4-0 up against Jordan. They will be visiting Brisbane on June 12 and on this form Australia would probably consider a draw a good result against them.

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Re: 2014 World Cup - qualifiers

Postby nzfooty » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:52 am

Group A

8 June
Lebanon 1-1 Uzbekistan
Qatar 1-4 South Korea


12 June
South Korea v Lebanon
Iran v Qatar

South Korea 1 +3 3
Iran 1 +1 3

Qatar 2 −2 3
Uzbekistan 2 −1 1
Lebanon 2 −1 1


Group B

8 June
Japan 6-0 Jordan
Oman 0-0 Australia


12 June
Australia v Japan
Iraq v Oman

Japan 2 +9 6
Iraq 1 0 1

Australia 1 0 1
Oman 2 −3 1
Jordan 2 −6 1

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Re: 2014 World Cup - qualifiers

Postby just because » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:28 am

Japan are looking really tough for the Aussies on Tuesday. They really are a good and young team on the up, meanwhile, the Aussies are in somewhat of a transition and are much weaker than the peak 2006-2010 period. Japan could snatch a win.

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Re: 2014 World Cup - qualifiers

Postby weka » Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:15 pm

Damn, I watched Japan v Jordan and Yasuhito Endo really creates chances for Japan.
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Re: 2014 World Cup - qualifiers

Postby Holyjoe » Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:29 pm

Uzbekistan drawing away to Lebanon is a fantastic result for Korea... the Uzbeks would have been considered the main threat to Korea and Iran for nicking a second qualifying spot and Korea really should have a five point cushion before the two teams meet.

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Re: 2014 World Cup - qualifiers

Postby weka » Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:29 pm

Can't wait for Japan v Australia on Tuesday!! Gonna be a great match!!
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Re: 2014 World Cup - qualifiers

Postby just because » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:57 pm

Aussie vs. Japan finished up 1-1. The referee had an absolute shocker...gave 2 terrible sendings off and an awful penalty. I saw he was a very experiences referee that was at the 2010 WC so have no idea what has happened with him. Good entertainment though.

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Re: 2014 World Cup - qualifiers

Postby eujin » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:12 pm

just because wrote:Aussie vs. Japan finished up 1-1. The referee had an absolute shocker...gave 2 terrible sendings off and an awful penalty. I saw he was a very experiences referee that was at the 2010 WC so have no idea what has happened with him. Good entertainment though.

What would you estimate the chances of Australia not making the 2014 World Cup were at this moment in time?

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Re: 2014 World Cup - qualifiers

Postby nzfooty » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:47 am

Group A

12 June
South Korea 3-0 Lebanon
Iran 0-0 Qatar


11 September
Uzbekistan v South Korea
Lebanon v Iran


South Korea 2 +6 6
Iran 2 +1 4

Qatar 3 −2 4
Uzbekistan 2 −1 1
Lebanon 3 −4 1


Group B

12 June
Australia 1-1 Japan
Iraq 1-1 Oman


11 September
Jordan v Australia
Japan v Iraq

Japan 3 +9 7
Iraq 2 0 2

Australia 2 0 2
Oman 3 −3 2
Jordan 2 −6 1

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Re: 2014 World Cup - qualifiers

Postby just because » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:49 am

eujin wrote:
just because wrote:Aussie vs. Japan finished up 1-1. The referee had an absolute shocker...gave 2 terrible sendings off and an awful penalty. I saw he was a very experiences referee that was at the 2010 WC so have no idea what has happened with him. Good entertainment though.

What would you estimate the chances of Australia not making the 2014 World Cup were at this moment in time?

Still good but only because their group is not very strong....if they can win all 3 home games against the middle east teams, or 2 games at home and 1 away then it should beeasily enough.

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Re: 2014 World Cup - qualifiers

Postby just because » Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:19 pm

Been almost a year since the last post but Aussie have Japan again.....first half has been a very decent and open affair. Both teams have had their chances and you would just have to give to Japan but Aussies have been better than I expected...0-0 at half time but there are goals in this one in the second half. Kruze looking OK but Oar has given some poor deliveries. Holman a brilliant pass that Kruze should have scored with. Schwartzer immense.

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Re: 2014 World Cup - qualifiers

Postby just because » Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:32 pm

1-1 is the final score...as the game opened up Oar played better (crossing was still poor though) and scored a lucky goal floating a cross into the goal. An unlikely victory wasnt to be as Honda (best on the ground) put in a penalty after a tough handball from ex-Busan player Matt McKay in the last minute....probably a fair result as Japan had us pinned in our own half for the first 30 mins of the second half. Kagawa and Honda monstered us.....Holman and Schwartzer our best players and a solid defensive display.

Japan through and Aussie looking good for the 2nd automatic spot in the group with their last 2 at home against Middle Eastern opposition and currently sitting second.

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Re: 2014 World Cup - qualifiers

Postby weka » Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:55 pm

I cannot wait for the Honda circlejerk to die. I just don't like Honda. Ugh. Kagawa is okay.
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Re: 2014 World Cup - qualifiers

Postby eujin » Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:09 am

just because wrote:Japan through and Aussie looking good for the 2nd automatic spot in the group with their last 2 at home against Middle Eastern opposition and currently sitting second.

Definitely a useful result for them in Japan, but Aussie third now as Oman won their game. A draw in either of those home games and Oman could easily pinch the automatic spot by beating Jordan away. Aussie yet to win at home in this round of matches.

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Re: 2014 World Cup - qualifiers

Postby just because » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:36 pm

weka wrote:I cannot wait for the Honda circlejerk to die. I just don't like Honda. Ugh. Kagawa is okay.

Why is that...he is a class player. Heading for one of the big leagues this off-season so he should be much more visible than being at CSKA Moscow.

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just because wrote:Japan through and Aussie looking good for the 2nd automatic spot in the group with their last 2 at home against Middle Eastern opposition and currently sitting second.

Definitely a useful result for them in Japan, but Aussie third now as Oman won their game. A draw in either of those home games and Oman could easily pinch the automatic spot by beating Jordan away. Aussie yet to win at home in this round of matches.

They haven't lost either :wink: . Yeah, didnt realise that Oman were still to play we do have a game in hand. Win that (against Oman) and we are ahead and out destiny is in our hands. I feel pretty confident we should go through but there is some possibility that results could go against us...stranger things have happened.


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