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Saturday, October 01, 2005

Predictions for the World Cup Qualifiers

Of the October World Cup qualifying games, it looks clear to me that the following teams are pretty much certain to qualify :

Holland (Group 1)- They need a draw against the Czech Republic to go through. The Czechs are without leading scorer and terror of short people everywhere - Jan Koller. While Holland aren't really the kind of team that likes to play for a draw, I think this is a likely outcome to this match.

Portugal (Group 3) - Technically, they can be caught by Russia or Slovakia but the Portugese are five points clear of both these teams and aren't going to mess up at the final hurdle. They save that kind of thing for the finals themselves.

Italy (Group 5) - Another team that are five points clear and with one of their final two matches being against Moldova, the Italians are pretty much home and dry.

Outside of the European groups, the picture isn't clear at all - with pretty much
all to play for in the African Groups in particular.

posted by mark_s at 12:23 PM


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