Nigeria 0-1 < France
Korea Republic 1-2 < Norway
Norway (2-1) advances. Not sure if Nigeria (1-2) has a shot with only 3 points and a -2 goal differential.
Nigeria 0-1 < France
Jamaica 1-4 < AustraliaVrede too wrote: ↑Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:23 pmJapan, England, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Canada have a qualified with a game to spare.
Still alive. Too complicated for me to figure out which 4 non 1st or 2nd in their group teams can still qualify. Could be that all 6 of these teams get in plus just 1 other.
Go Australia, more likely, Oceania represent! But, nothing awful about Latin America having a sole rep.
A terrible VAR (Video Assistant Referee) decision eliminated Scotland from the Women’s World CupVrede too wrote: ↑Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:19 pm2 slots left
#3 Nigeria has 3 points.
Argentina (1 point) and Scotland (0 points) play each other 19 June. Argentina qualifies with a win, could take #2 from Japan.
Cameroon (0 points) and New Zealand (0 points) play each other 20 June.
Thailand (0 points) and Chile (0 points) play each other 20 June.
I'm rooting for, in order, no relation to actual odds:
Cameroon (if not, Nigeria)
Out of the WC:
As always unless there's money on the line and no spread, pure whim. Above, in no particular order:
Germany 3-0 > Nigeria, but not a surprise.
Evenly matched. 1-1 in regular time, scoreless OTs, 4-1 Norway on PKs. Plays the winner of the 23 June #3 Cameroon - #1 England game.
Cameroon 0, England 3
Futbol is about more than speed and endurance, but you may have a point. Poor nations, and training for running is lots cheaper than training for futbol. I'm sure there's enough money for the elite, but not for developing and finding the elite from a young age. There sure are plenty of players with African heritage on non-African teams.
My support is the kiss of death. France scores in 2OT, wins 2-1. I'm 0-4 in the Round of 16. France plays the #2 Spain - #1 USA winner.
Yes, but they must have actually immigrated there, whether or not just for sport.
Agreed. Whether new immigrants or in these nations for many generations, my point was just that they play at elite levels on elite teams when given the opportunities that come with being in richer nations. In poorer nations the support from an early age tips more towards the cheaper running.
Maybe not as much as with runners. Unlike track and field, the real futbol money is in the pro leagues, not playing for national teams. If good enough, one can get rich and famous without changing citizenship.
Sweden 1-0 > Canada.
I knew that switching would doom the teams.