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Results, standings, goalscorers, etc. for the Qualies can be found here:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_FIFA_World_Cup_qualification_(CONMEBOL)

I'm just going to post some pictures from Matchday Six which took place June 9 & 10.

From Bolivia vs Paraguay (not a good matchday for Paraguay). :(


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More here... )

*Argentina got a bye for this round. ;)
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This week most of the excitement in football has been centred around the Euro 2012 competition starting on June 8th. But at the same time, there is the intense battle going on for World Cup spaces (potentially 6) among South American teams. The battle will be long and hard, and very compelling. This weekend the matches are very interesting.

First, a little background. The 2014 World Cup will be in Brazil. Being the host country, Brazil does not need to compete for qualification. That leaves 9 teams who do. With an uneven number of teams competing, one team will get a 'bye' in each round of the qualifiers. This weekend, which is Matchday 5, that team is Paraguay. These are the matches that will be taking place:

Saturday, June 2nd:
Uruguay vs Venezuela
Bolivia vs Chile
Argentina vs Ecuador

Sunday, June 3
Peru vs Colombia

Why will it be so compelling this Matchday 5? Well, here are the standings:

1. Uruguay - 7 pts - +6 goal diff.
2. Argentina - 7 pts - + 3 goal diff.
3. Venezuela - 7 pts - 0 goal diff.
4. Ecuador - 6 pts - + 3 goal diff.
5. Chile - 6 pts - -3 goal diff.
6. Colombia - 4 pts - 0 goal diff.
7. Paraguay - 4 pts - -3 goal diff.
8. Peru - 3 pts - -2 goal diff.
9. Bolivia - 1 pt. - -4 goal diff.


My thoughts and some photos under the cut... )
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After a discussion with a flister about whether or not Claudio Pizarro's nose looked as if he'd had surgery on it, I decided to go hunting for pictures that might prove it. Here are some pics of Claudio when he was younger, as well as pics of him now. I find the results rather inconclusive, however on some pics his nose does look different than it used to.

And I did find some evidence of a facial injury in 2004 for which he required surgery. This is from his Wiki page:

In the Copa América 2004 when playing for the Peruvian National team he suffered a fractured skull, when he took an elbow to the head in an on-field collision during a 3–1 win over Venezuela which forced him out of the Copa America and required extensive surgery in Germany.[6] He was not able to play for over three months after the incident.


Claudio now:

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The South American Qualifiers are among the world's most exciting. The top two teams have their places secured...Brazil and Paraguay, and the bottom two are eliminated...Bolivia and Peru. The others are locked in a fierce battle for three places, the fifth to be determined in a playoff against the fourth-placed CONCACAF team. The last three places will belong to any of the following: Argentina, Venezuela, Chile, Uruguay, Colombia or Ecuador.

Here are a few training pics from the past few days. I've also included some of Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rica and El Salvador.

Peru National Team.
Okay guys, so what are you going to do?



MORE PICS HERE )

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE. I WILL BE HOLED UP WATCHING THE COLOMBIA-CHILE GAME AND RIGHT AFTER THAT THE COSTA RICA-TRINIDAD & TOBAGO GAME. i CANNOT WATCH THE ARGENTINA-PERU GAME. NO WAY, NO HOW.
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On my flist, [livejournal.com profile] aglaiya has been doing some wonderful updates for us of the various qualifying games in South America. I've also been collecting pics, but since a lot of them are identical to hers, I thought I'd just do a post to celebrate some of my favourite teams involved, and showcase some of my favourite players. (I've probably missed a few, so please forgive me.)

WORLD CUP QUALIFYING AMONG SOUTH AMERICAN AND CONCACAF COUNTRIES )
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Does anyone here like the Mexico NT? (I decided to take a little break from the Euros for a second - LOL.)

Mexico is currently getting ready for the CONCACAF qualifiers for the World Cup 2010, same as the South American teams are getting ready for theirs. CONCACAF comprises the three national teams from North America, plus Central America and the nearby island nations, like Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Belize, to name a few.

The Mexican team has had its share of drama recently. Hugo Sanchez had all but destroyed a once great national team, and was fired. I was shocked when Sven Goran Ericksson was hired as new coach, not because I don't love Sven, but I didn't think it was a good fit. Some of the players agreed with me. LOL. But we'll see how he does. I always thought Sven was good at picking the right players for his team. I thought he did great at Manchester City and was saddened by that departure as well.

Anyway, after the coaching change, Mexico went out and beat Peru 4-1 on June 8th. Here are some pics from that match and some training ones.

MEXICO NATIONAL TEAM IN JUNE/08 )

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