At 9/1/11 10:27 AM, tyler2513 wrote:
2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Anybody want to make picks for this? Each continent is underway with Asia already being in the Third Round for the qualifying and will be the first one finished qualifying. I'll label each continent beside it showing the number of teams that can qualify and that you can choose.
It might have started in many continents, but there is still a good year before qualifying starts here in Europe. Hence our general lack of interest at this point. European sides are involved in European Championships qualifying this weekend. Of your list however (and bearing in mind I haven't looked at the groups, so I might be picking things that are impossible or less likely with a bad draw)...
AFC (4 or 5)
I'd favour Saudi Arabia and North Korea over China and Kuwait, though some of the central Asian nations like Uzbekistan are starting to stengthen as well.
No Cameroon? Egypt should qualify, but always choke, but I would always pick Cameroon to qualify, perhaps instead of Morocco. Tunisia are also traditionally strong.
Finland and Norway stand out there as the weak links. Perhaps a strengthened Croatia or Sweden/Denmark instead.
CONCACAF (3 or 4)
Canada!?!? Really? They have never had a decent team. Ever. It will most likely be three from here, but Honduras are likely to be the 4th team.
CONMEBOL (4 or 5)
Almost impossible to call this, especially with Brazil getting in without qualifying. Uruguay and Argentina are certain, but it could be any other three. I'd love to see Peru get there.
OFC (0 or 1)
Of course, though I suspect they will lose their play-off this time.
At 9/2/11 05:53 AM, Tummbumm wrote:
Weekend prediction time maybe possibly hmm mm mhmh mh
Sheesh guys, a bit keen aren't we? There is still a week until the next fixture!
Arsenal 4 v 0 Swansea
Everton 1 v 1 Aston Villa
Man City 6 v 0 Wigan (I was tempted to go with more...)
Stoke 0 v 2 Liverpool
Sunderland 1 v 1 Chelsea
Wolverhampton 2 v 3 Tottenham
Bolton 1 v 3 Man Utd
Norwich 1 v 1 West Brom
Fulham 0 v 0 Blackburn
QPR 1 v 1 Newcastle