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PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
edited June 2015 Sport
ROUND 2 - GROUP B
KYRGYZSTAN 1 (Baimatov 92')
AUSTRALIA 2 (Jedinak 2', Oar 67')

Next: AUSTRALIA v BANGLADESH, Sep 3

http://m.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=275171/match=300317430/index.html
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  • nosoup4unosoup4u    441 posts
    First half were lucky to be up. Didn't see second half. Shocking pitch

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  • SLIPPERGOLDENSLIPPERGOLDEN    5,517 posts
    Great to see the Matildas progress to the next stage.

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  • forzajuveforzajuve    369 posts
    I never knew they gave any meaning to friendly internationals, can't believe they lost a seeding to Croatia, coach shouldn't have played the reserves in last weeks WCQ.

    He could of then sent them on holidays & kept the seeding..  


    Italy face the prospect of a difficult World Cup qualifying draw after they lost to Portugal 1-0 in an international friendly on Tuesday.

    Antonio Conte's Italy went into the game in Geneva in the knowledge that nothing less than a victory would give them the Ranking points they required to climb above Croatia and be seeded in pot 1 for the draw in St Petersburg on July 25.

    But Portugal, who were without the rested Cristiano Ronaldo, needed only one goal from Eder in the 52nd minute to help end a 39-year wait for a victory over Italy.

    It means that Italy, who will be joined in pot 2 by France, could be drawn with one of their fellow European heavyweights in either Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, England, Portugal or Spain. They will hope to get lucky and be in a group with either Romania or Wales, who are the other nations in pot 1.

    Only the group winners are guaranteed to qualify for Russia 2018, with the best the runners-up can hope for being a playoff. In qualifying for the 2014 World Cup, France were drawn with Spain and only made it to Brazil after defeating Ukraine in a playoff.

    Even though Italy reached the final of the European Championship in 2012, the Ranking points from that tournament are now only worth 20 percent of the total score. And Italy's dismal record in international friendlies means they have slipped out of Europe's top nine despite being undefeated in qualifying for Euro 2016.

    The pots for the draw will be as follows:

    Pot 1: Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Romania, England, Wales, Portugal, Spain, Croatia

    Pot 2: Italy, Slovakia, Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic, France, Iceland, Denmark, Bosnia-Herzegovina

    Pot 3: Poland, Ukraine, Scotland, Hungary, Sweden, Albania, N Ireland, Serbia, Greece

    Pot 4: Turkey, Slovenia, Israel, Republic of Ireland, Norway, Bulgaria, Faroe Islands, Montenegro, Estonia

    Pot 5: Cyprus, Latvia, Armenia, Finland, Belarus, Macedonia, Azerbaijan, Lithuania, Moldova

    Pot 6: Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Georgia, Malta, San Marino, Andorra

  • JordanJordan    1,827 posts
    Cool hopefully Croatia get Italy from pot 2 would be perfect
  • SLIPPERGOLDENSLIPPERGOLDEN    5,517 posts
    Great disappointment to see the Matildas eliminated. I thought the heat would favour them but it didn't because the Japanese appeared more resiiant and dare I say it...Fitter. Having said that well done Matildas, You gave your best and you are not far short of being world champions.

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  • PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
    edited August 2015
    Socceroos lose Mile Jedinak, Tomi Juric and Robbie Kruse to injury for World Cup qualifier against Bangladesh to be played in Perth next Thursday.

    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-28/socceroos-lose-three-for-world-cup-qualifier-against-bangladesh/6732796?section=sport
  • PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
    edited September 2015
    Five goal win to the Socceroos tonight at nib Stadium.

    AUSTRALIA 5 - 0 BANGLADESH
    Leckie 6', Rogic 8', Barman (OG) 20', Burns 29', Mooy 61'

    http://m.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=275171/match=300317426/index.html

    Play Tajikistan next Tuesday in Tajikistan.
  • PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
    edited September 2015
    Three goal away win to the Socceroos last night

    TAJIKISTAN 0 - 3 AUSTRALIA
    Milligan 57', Cahill 73' & 91'

    http://m.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=275171/match=300317406/index.html

    Next: JORDAN v AUSTRALIA, Oct 8

    ROUND 2 - GROUP B STANDINGS
    AUSTRALIA - 3 games, 9 pts, GD +9
    JORDAN - 3 games, 7 pts, GD +6
    KYRGYZSTAN - 3 games, 4 pts, GD +1
    TAJIKISTAN - 3 games, 1 pt, GD -5
    BANGLADESH - 4 games, 1 pt, GD -11

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  • PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
    JORDAN 2 - 0 AUSTRALIA
    Mahmoud 47', Aldaradreh 84'

    http://m.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=275171/match=300317381/index.html

    Next: v KYRGYZSTAN, Nov 12, Canberra

    ROUND 2 - GROUP B STANDINGS
    JORDAN - 4 games, 10 pts, GD +8
    AUSTRALIA - 4 games, 9 pts, GD +7
    KYRGYZSTAN - 4 games, 5 pts, GD +1
    TAJIKISTAN - 4 games, 2 pts, GD -5
    BANGLADESH - 4 games, 1 pt, GD -11
  • PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
    JORDAN 3 - 0 TAJIKISTAN
    KYRGYZSTAN 2 - 0 BANGLADESH

    STANDINGS
    JORDAN - 5 games, 13 points, GD +11
    AUSTRALIA - 4 games, 9 points, GD +7
    KYRGYZSTAN - 5 games, 8 points, GD +3
    TAJIKISTAN - 5 games, 2 points, GD -8
    BANGLADESH - 5 games, 1 point, GD -13

    REMAINING GAMES
    Nov 12, v KYRGYZSTAN (H)
    Nov 17, v BANGLADESH (A)
    Mar 24, v TAJIKISTAN (H)
    Mar 29, v JORDAN (H)
  • PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
    edited November 2015

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  • PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
    edited November 2015
    Bangladesh v Australia match on SBS now, not live though on FTA (about a hour delay), game started 7:30pm WST.
  • PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
    4-0 away win tonight over Bangladesh.

    http://m.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=275171/match=300317382/index.html#

    Also last night
    KYRGYZSTAN 1-0 JORDAN

    REMAINING POOL GAMES
    Mar 24, JORDAN v BANGLADESH
    Mar 24, AUSTRALIA v TAJIKISTAN
    Mar 29, TAJIKISTAN v KYRGYZSTAN
    Mar 29, AUSTRALIA v JORDAN

    STANDINGS
    AUSTRALIA - 6 games, 15 points, GD +14
    JORDAN - 6 games, 13 points, GD +10
    KYRGYZSTAN - 7 games, 11 points, GD +1
    TAJIKISTAN - 6 games, 5 points, GD -3
    BANGLADESH - 7 games, 1 point, GD -22
  • PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
    edited March 2016
    Australia beat Tajikistan 7-0 at Adelaide Oval tonight.

    http://m.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=275171/match=300317393/index.html

    With Jordan (coached by Harry Redknapp) currently leading 6-0 against Bangladesh in the second half, the Socceroos will only need a draw against Jordan next Tuesday night to go through to the next stage of qualifying.
  • PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
    If Australia lose to Jordan they may still qualify through to the next stage of qualifying, as one of the four highest ranked runner-up teams.

    Working this out is going to be a lot more complicated due to the disqualification of Indonesia (from Group F) and the postponements of Kuwait's last three games (Group G).

    Because Group F only has four teams and hence this results in teams from other groups playing more matches, it was determined by the AFC that the results from the matches against the last-placed (fifth) team in each group would be disregarded when ranking the second-placed teams.

    In Australia's case, the two wins and nine goals scored against Bangladesh wouldn't count to their ranking.

    So if Australia lost, their fate could be determined by:
    ⚫ which teams end up finishing second in each group; then
    ⚫ which team finishes fifth in each group (i.e. which results then wouldn't count for other teams).

    Most of the runner-up teams could finish with around the same points (after discarding the results of the two games against the fifth-placed side), so their 7-0 win against Tajikistan last night could take on more importance, if goal difference is required.

    Hopefully Australia can win or draw against Jordan on Tuesday night and none of what I said will apply.
  • TiversTivers    6,645 posts
    If we can't win or draw against Jordan (at home) we should give it away anyway..............

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  • PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
    Australia qualify for the next stage with a comfortable 5-1 win tonight over Jordan at the Sydney Football Stadium.

    http://m.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=275171/match=300317395/index.html
  • PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
    CURRENT STATUS OF QUALIFYING

    AFC (Asia)
    Next matches are in September

    Third-round qualifiers: Saudi Arabia, Australia, Qatar, Iran, Japan, Syria, Thailand, South Korea, Uzbekistan, United Arab Emirates, China, Iraq.

    Split into two groups of 6, groups not yet drawn.  Top 2 from each group qualify for World Cup.  3rd place team from each group to play-off with winner to play inter-confederation playoff against 4th-placed North/Central American (CONCACAF) team to qualify for World Cup.

    CAF (Africa)
    Next matches are in October

    Third-round qualifiers: Ivory Coast, Cape Verde, Algeria, Ghana, Tunisia, Senegal, Egypt, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo, Cameroon, Nigeria, Guinea, Uganda, South Africa, Mali, Zambia, Morocco, Gabon, Burkina Faso, Libya.

    Split into four groups of 5, groups not yet drawn.  Top team from each group qualify for World Cup.

    CONCACAF (North & Central America/Caribbean)
    Next matches are in September

    4th-round qualifying, 4/6 matches completed
    Group A: Mexico 12, Honduras 4, Canada 4, El Salvador 2.
    Group B: Costa Rica 10, Panama 7, Jamaica 4, Haiti 1.
    Group C: Trinidad & Tobago 10, USA 7, Guatemala 6, St Vincent & the Grenadines 0.

    Top 2 from each group qualify to 5th round.  5th round, six teams, top 3 teams qualify for World Cup.  Fourth-placed team to play inter-confederation playoff against Asian (AFC) team to qualify for World Cup.

    CONMEDOL (South America)
    Next matches are in August

    Qualifying after 6/18 games completed
    Uruguay 13, Ecuador 13, Argentina 11, Chile 10, Colombia 10, Brazil 9, Paraguay 9, Peru 4, Bolivia 3, Venezuela 1.

    Top 4 teams qualify for World Cup.  Fifth-placed team to play inter-confederation playoff against Oceania (OFC) winner to qualify for World Cup.

    OFC (Oceania)
    Next matches are in May

    Second-round qualifying
    Group A: Tahiti, New Caledonia, Samoa, Papua New Guinea.
    Group B: New Zealand, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu.

    Top 3 from each group qualify to 3rd round.  3rd round, 2 groups of 3 teams, top team from each group to play-off with the winner to play an inter-confederation playoff against 5th-placed South American (CONMEDOL) team to qualify for World Cup.

    UEFA (Europe)
    Next matches are in September

    Group A: Netherlands, France, Sweden, Bulgaria, Belarus, Luxembourg.
    Group B: Portugal, Switzerland, Hungary, Faroe Islands, Latvia, Andorra.
    Group C: Germany, Czech Republic, Northern Ireland, Norway, Azerbaijan, San Marino.
    Group D: Wales, Austria, Serbia, Ireland, Moldova, Georgia.
    Group E: Romania, Denmark, Poland, Montenegro, Armenia, Kazakhstan.
    Group F: England, Slovakia, Scotland, Slovenia, Lithuania, Latvia.
    Group G: Spain, Italy, Albania, Israel, Macedonia, Liechtenstein.
    Group H: Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Greece, Estonia, Cyprus.
    Group I: Croatia, Iceland, Ukraine, Turkey, Finland.

    Top team from each group qualifies for World Cup.  The top 8 ranked runner-ups will play-off with the winner from each play-off qualifying for the World Cup.  Russia automatically qualifies for the World Cup as host nation.
  • PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
    edited April 2016
    PAUL said:

    AFC (Asia)
    Next matches are in September


    Third-round qualifiers: Saudi Arabia, Australia, Qatar, Iran, Japan, Syria, Thailand, South Korea, Uzbekistan, United Arab Emirates, China, Iraq.

    Split into two groups of 6, groups not yet drawn.  Top 2 from each group qualify for World Cup.  3rd place team from each group to play-off with winner to play inter-confederation playoff against 4th-placed North/Central American (CONCACAF) team to qualify for World Cup.
    Groups drawn today.

    Group A: Iran, South Korea, Uzbekistan, China, Qatar, Syria.
    Group B: Australia, Japan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Thailand.
  • TiversTivers    6,645 posts
    Looking forward to dates. Japan and Thailand I will be keen to get to the matches.
  • SLIPPERGOLDENSLIPPERGOLDEN    5,517 posts
    Don't think for one moment this is easy pickings and automatic qualification for Australia
  • PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
    Tivers said:

    Looking forward to dates. Japan and Thailand I will be keen to get to the matches.

    Australia's fixtures
    2016
    Sep 1 - Iraq (H)
    Sep 6 - United Arab Emirates (A)
    Oct 6 - Saudi Arabia (A)
    Oct 11 - Japan (H)
    Nov 15 - Thailand (A)
    2017
    Mar 17 - Iraq (A)
    Mar 28 - United Arab Emirates (H)
    Jun 8 - Saudi Arabia (H)
    Aug 31 - Japan (A)
    Sep 5 - Thailand (H)
  • TiversTivers    6,645 posts
    Yep, perfect.
    Thailand in November, Japan in August (summer there).
  • TiversTivers    6,645 posts
    UAE in Sept will be HOT !
  • paraleticparaletic    2,820 posts
    We should be 2 from 2 by those fixtures before a tough trip away to Arabia.

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  • TiversTivers    6,645 posts
    Then quick backup at home to Japan is a worry...
  • PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
    edited August 2016
    The last stage of World Cup qualifying begins this Thursday night at nib Stadium.
  • PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
    ASIA GROUP B - MATCHDAY 1
    Australia 2-0 Iraq
    Japan 1-2 UAE
    Saudi Arabia 1-0 Thailand

    MATCHDAY 2 (on September 6)
    Iraq v Saudi Arabia
    Thailand v Japan
    UAE v Australia

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  • PAULPAUL    2,347 posts
    ASIA GROUP B - MATCHDAY 2
    Iraq 1-2 Saudi Arabia
    Thailand 0-2 Japan
    UAE 0-1 Australia (Cahill 75')

    STANDINGS
    Australia 6, Saudi Arabia 6, Japan 3, UAE 3, Iraq 0, Thailand 0.

    MATCHDAY 3 (on October 6)
    Saudi Arabia v Australia
    Japan v Iraq
    UAE v Thailand
  • JordanJordan    1,827 posts
    Timmy does it again he's a freak that bloke !
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