World Cup Buzz Archives for January 2008

Brazil Announces Roster For Upcoming Qualifiers

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Dunga, fairly or not, is feeling the heat for the Selecao's performances the last couple of matches.  He decided to make some changes for the next two qualifiers.  The most obvious move was replacing Ronaldinho for Kaka.  The two AC Milan playmakers seem to be meshing well after their performance in the Rossoneri's 1-0 win [.

Top 5

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The Top 5 Things Learned From The Previous Round of WC Qualifying: Ghana on the brink The Black Stars could be out of qualifying.  In Group 5 of Round 2 WC African Qualifying, Ghana sits in 3rd place behind 1st place Libya and 2nd place Gabon only trailing Gabon on goal differential.  Their talisman Michael Essien is out [.

CONMEBOL WCQ: Brazilian Heat

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Almost half-way through the South American World Cup qualifiers and one of the top 5 issues of this qualifying cycle is the play of Brazil.  Anyone who knows anything about South American football knows that Brazil is going to finish in the Top 4 automatically putting them in The Great Tournament, so why all the heat towards [.

CONCACAF State of Play

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Mexico is reasserting itself as the dominant CONCACAF power. Last night's 2-1 win over Canada in Chiapas saw Mexico once again mix the old and the new as far as player selection. Honduras beat Jamaica at home and finally the Hondurans who have for years been talented enough to break through in a weak region [.

Canada All But Eliminated

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High hopes surrounded this Canadian sides advancement to the group stage of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. With what many in the Canadian Soccer community considered the nations best team ever, the hope was that Canada would reach its first World Cup since 1986. However, the first two group matches, both at home have exposed Canada [.

Cuba Outplays the US in Havana

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Reuters Photo Three points is three points I suppose. But tonight's game unlike last months qualifier in Guatemala City has me very concerned about the state of play regarding the US Team. Against a side that in its own stadium last month gave up three relatively quick goals to Trinidad and Tobago, the US had to [.