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Re: 2012 Olympic Football Tournament

Postby nzfooty » Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:16 pm

CONCACAF


Top-2 will qualify for the 2012 Olympics.


Group A

@ Nashville

24 March
Cuba 0-4 El Salvador
United States 0-2 Canada


U.S. men lose to Canada, 2-0, in Olympic qualifying tournament
Doneil Henry and Lucas Cavallini score for Canada. The U.S. must
defeat El Salvador to advance to the semifinals for a chance to qualify for the London Olympics.


26 March

Canada v Cuba
United States v El Salvador


Code: Select all

El Salvador     2 1-1-0 4:0  +4  4
Canada          2 1-1-0 2:0  +2  4
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United States   2 1-0-1 6:2  +4  3
Cuba            2 0-0-2 0:10 -10 0



Group B

ï¼  Carson

Honduras 3 - 1 Panama
Trinidad and Tobago 1 - 7 Mexico

25 March
Panama v Trinidad and Tobago
Mexico v Honduras

27 March
Honduras v Trinidad and Tobago
Mexico v Panama

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Re: 2012 Olympic Football Tournament

Postby nzfooty » Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:12 pm

Oceania

Third place play-off:
Papua New Guinea 0 – 1 Vanuatu

Final
Fiji 0 – 1 New Zealand

18' GOAL!!! New Zealand 1 - 0 Fiji: Greg Draper scores from the spot for the Oly Whites after Ilisoni Tuinawaivuvu handles in the box


New Zealand won the tournament and qualified for the Olympic Games.

Apart from trashing Tonga, New Zealand recorded three victories by a single goal margin.
I wonder what would've happened had those matches not been played in New Zealand.


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Qualifiers:

Europe:

Great Britain (hosts)
Spain
Switzerland
Belarus


South America:

Brazil
Uruguay


CONCACAF:

2 from Mexico/USA/Canda/El Salvador/ Honduras/ Panama/ Trinidad and Tobago


Oceania:

New Zealand

Asia:

South Korea
Japan
United Arab Emirates

Africa:

Gabon
Morocco
Egypt

Plus winner of:
Senegal v Syria/Uzbekistan/Oman

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Re: 2012 Olympic Football Tournament

Postby nzfooty » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:38 pm

CONCACAF


Top-2 will qualify for the 2012 Olympics.


Group B

ï¼  Carson


25 March
Panama 1-1 Trinidad and Tobago
Mexico 3-0 Honduras


27 March
Honduras v Trinidad and Tobago
Mexico v Panama

Code: Select all

Mexico          2 2-0-0 10:1  +9  6
Honduras        2 1-0-1  3:4  -1  3
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Panama          2 0-1-1  2:4  -2  1
Trinidad & T    2 0-1-1  2:8  -6  1 



Group A

@ Nashville

26 March
Canada v Cuba
United States v El Salvador

Code: Select all

El Salvador     2 1-1-0  4:0  +4  4
Canada          2 1-1-0  2:0  +2  4
-----------------------------------
United States   2 1-0-1  6:2  +4  3
Cuba            2 0-0-2  0:10 -10 0

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Re: 2012 Olympic Football Tournament

Postby anamerican » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:41 am

njs wrote:
eujin wrote:A bit of rain? Pfft. I was thinking of Lake Taupo being the crater of the largest volcano explosion on the planet in the last 50,000 years. It had a Volcano Exposivity Index of 8. That's off the scale on this little diagram from wikipedia. Off the scale!
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That would probably be reasonable grounds for postponing a soccer tournament.


One of the topics I teach at high school is about the Tongariro Volcanic Centre. The flow from Taupo went OVER Mt Ngaruahoe and wiped out the entire forest to the east of Mt Ruapehu and it's never grown back as the entire seed stock was wiped out. The sky (sunsets) changed colour around the world with the eruption being chronicled in ancient China and Rome.

We are off there for our annual fieldtrip in a couple of months. As an aside the Singapore military come down there each year for military exercises to launch missiles through the Rangipo Desert (formed thanks to the aforementioned Taupo eruption) as they have no room in Singapore to practice such things.

Highlight is my head to head match up at Turangi mini golf with my teacher mate.


When exactly was this volcano's mega eruption according to Chinese records? I hightly doubt humans have any clue what was going on on this planet 10,000 years ago, much less 50,000. I'm sure there has been lots of errors in dating events.
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Re: 2012 Olympic Football Tournament

Postby anamerican » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:50 am

KÄ«lauea on Hawaii has been amazing. It's been erupting lava basically continuously since 1983.

This site is pretty cool. Shows what is currently erupting around the world.
http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/erupting_volcanoes.html
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Re: 2012 Olympic Football Tournament

Postby sjc_three » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:25 pm

nzfooty wrote:The U.S. must defeat El Salvador to advance to the semifinals for a chance to qualify for the London Olympics.

And they draw 3-3, so go out, which must go down as a huge shock in the CONCAF region.

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Re: 2012 Olympic Football Tournament

Postby sjc_three » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:27 pm

Although, I see Canada conceding a last minute equaliser to Cuba means they will have a tricky game against Mexico (as opposed to Honduras) to decide their Olympic fate.

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Re: 2012 Olympic Football Tournament

Postby eujin » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:17 pm

anamerican wrote:When exactly was this volcano's mega eruption according to Chinese records? I hightly doubt humans have any clue what was going on on this planet 10,000 years ago, much less 50,000. I'm sure there has been lots of errors in dating events.

It was supposedly 26,000 years ago. I doubt they use Chinese records to date it, they probably just use the Bible. It apparently left 18cm of ash on the Chatham Islands 1000km away, so it must be mentioned in there somewhere.

Are we going to have a volcano thread now? In Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, they have this volcano in the harbour, Rangitoto, that only appeared out of the sea 500 years ago. At the top of this picture;

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A few km further west and it would've appeared in downtown Auckland, which didn't exist at the time, although there were Maori living in the area. The name Rangitoto means 'bloody sky' in the Maori language. It was around the same time that Columbus was sailing to the Americas and Hampton Court Palace was being built in London. The whole of Auckland is riddled with cones as it's built on a volcano field. There's a nice video in the city museum of what the news would look like if a volcano went off in the middle of town. They'd probably have to cancel the footy for that too.

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Re: 2012 Olympic Football Tournament

Postby SaintsCanada » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:27 pm

Yep, Canada blew it today. Last-gasp equalizer by Cuba and bam, the match that will decide our Olympic fate is now against the mighty Mexicans.

Story of Canadian soccer, I'm afraid. Always blow it when it counts against teams we should be crushing.
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Re: 2012 Olympic Football Tournament

Postby nzfooty » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:11 am

sjc_three wrote:Although, I see Canada conceding a last minute equaliser to Cuba means they will have a tricky game against Mexico (as opposed to Honduras) to decide their Olympic fate.

SaintsCanada wrote:Yep, Canada blew it today. Last-gasp equalizer by Cuba and bam, the match that will decide our Olympic fate is now against the mighty Mexicans.

Story of Canadian soccer, I'm afraid. Always blow it when it counts against teams we should be crushing.
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nzfooty wrote:The U.S. must defeat El Salvador to advance to the semifinals for a chance to qualify for the London Olympics.

And they draw 3-3, so go out, which must go down as a huge shock in the CONCAF region.


USA also conceded a last minute equaliser. As for the Canada match, what happened there - foot off the pedal? Cuba were spanked in their other matches.

Group A

@ Nashville

26 March
Canada 1-1 Cuba
United States 3-3 El Salvador

London 2012: United States fail to qualify after El Salvador draw

El Salvador 3 1-2-0 7:3 +4 5
Canada 3 1-2-0 3:1 +2 5
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United States 3 1-1-1 9:5 +4 4
Cuba 3 0-1-2 1:11 -10 1



Group B

@ Carson


25 March
Panama 1-1 Trinidad and Tobago
Mexico 3-0 Honduras

27 March
Honduras v Trinidad and Tobago
Mexico v Panama


Mexico 2 2-0-0 10:1 +9 6
Honduras 2 1-0-1 3:4 -1 3
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Panama 2 0-1-1 2:4 -2 1
Trinidad & T 2 0-1-1 2:8 -6 1
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Re: 2012 Olympic Football Tournament

Postby SaintsCanada » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:31 pm

Oceania gets a full spot in the 16-team Olympics? That hardly seems fair, now does it?
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Re: 2012 Olympic Football Tournament

Postby nzfooty » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:47 pm

SaintsCanada wrote:Oceania gets a full spot in the 16-team Olympics? That hardly seems fair, now does it?


Yet it gets 0.5 spot in the 32-team World Cup. I guess that evens things out.

New Zealand... I mean Oceania gets 1 spot for all the other youth/junior world tournaments as well as the women's competitions.
I guess that's a way of helping the game grow here and is easier for FIFA to dish out than greater representation in the actual World
Cup.

CONCACAF

Group B

Honduras 2 – 0 Trinidad and Tobago
So Honduras are through to the semis as runners-up.
In the Mexico v Panama match the score is 0-0 after 54 minutes.
Mexico would need to concede nine goals in the next 36 minutes
to slip from 1st to 2nd in the group.

Thus, the semis are:

March 31
Mexico v Canada
El Salvador v Honduras

Winners qualify for the final, as well as the 2012 Olympics.

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Re: 2012 Olympic Football Tournament

Postby sjc_three » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:47 pm

US not qualifying will, I imagine, be a disappointment for the organisers too - I'm sure they'll have a lot of fans over for the Olympics anyway, and that would have put a few more bums on seats.

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Re: 2012 Olympic Football Tournament

Postby eujin » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:09 pm

sjc_three wrote:US not qualifying will, I imagine, be a disappointment for the organisers too - I'm sure they'll have a lot of fans over for the Olympics anyway, and that would have put a few more bums on seats.

Do you reckon they have much choice of seeing full stadia for the matches? Is it possible that they went with slightly bigger grounds than the British public can fill for Olympic football? With adult tickets starting at 20 quid, some of the women's matches might be very quiet unless they bus the entire school population of Manchester in.

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Re: 2012 Olympic Football Tournament

Postby sjc_three » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:15 pm

No, you're absolutely right - I don't think there's much chance of it, but I do think that the nations that have ended up in it, especially the European ones, have far from helped the situation. A team like Holland would have brought the customary oranje brigade with them - I think a lot of Americans would have shown up too, as I said above. I'm sure Korea and Japan will bring a healthy contingent to games, they always do - and of course Brazil will bring in the punters. Personally, I think they would have been better served making it a flat rate of 20 quid for the game, first come first served, in terms of seats, with maybe one VIP section that was more expensive. A lot of people in Britain, I'm sure can afford to fork out 20 quid for a taste of the Olympics, even if it is in a sport that doesn't belong there.


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