World Cup Qualifier Match Comments Post

Today is an important day for many teams around the world and many of our blaugrana players. I’d like to highlight the more important games and then let you have your say throughout the rest of the afternoon in the comments section.

Ukraine – England: Crucial points for the Ukrainians, who are trying to finish second in the group. (PPV, 12pmEST)
Armenia – Spain: We are all hoping del Bosque gives our boys a rest, but Marca thinks Puyol and Xavi will start and thus probably play 90. (Fox Soccer en Espanol, 12pmEST)
Denmark – Sweden: Zlatan takes one the Danes and their 4-3-3, though he’s in a bullish mood about it and expects victory. (Fox Soccer en Espanol, 2pm EST)
France – Faeroe Islands: This should be a gimme for Titi and Eric, but we’ll see what things Dumbenech can do to make it harder. (Fox Soccer Channel, 3pmEST)
Argentina – Peru: Must win, obviously, but will Maradona realize that and start 11 players or will he handicap himself with Heinze? (PPV, 5:30pmEST)
Mexico – El Salvador: Rafa returns to El Tri, but can they qualify? (6pmEST, Telemundo)

Mali and Brasil play tomorrow.

In earlier action, the Ivory Coast drew with Malawi 1-1. The Yaya played only the final 12 minutes, which was obviously the problem for them. Still they’ll move on in the qualification process quite handily.

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210 Comments

  1. Ramzi
    October 10, 2009

    AAAAHHH!!

  2. Miguel
    October 10, 2009

    hahahahahahah…old ass martin palermo!!!!!!!!

  3. October 10, 2009

    This match is absolutely crazy.

  4. jordi
    October 10, 2009

    Palermo scores lol

  5. Kari
    October 10, 2009

    NO WAY!!!

  6. lovelymofo
    October 10, 2009

    Haha, nevermind. Maradona is still a loser.

  7. jnelson
    October 10, 2009

    What happened? I can’t see shit on my feed now.

  8. October 10, 2009

    Unmarked at the back post. Losing sides ball watch, don’t they?

  9. jnelson
    October 10, 2009

    PALERMO!? ARE YOU F’N KIDDING ME!!!!!??? HOLY CRAP

  10. lovelymofo
    October 10, 2009

    Dang, Peru just nearly equalized.

  11. jordi
    October 10, 2009

    peru hit the post. Fuck me.

  12. October 10, 2009

    From the kickoff? Trying a shot from the kickoff?

  13. Miguel
    October 10, 2009

    divine intervention did it for maradona. gonna keep stringing him along :v(

  14. October 10, 2009

    And why wasn’t that a pull down in the box? Nice time to whistle for full time.

  15. jnelson
    October 10, 2009

    Did anybody stick around to see that last kick from Peru from midfield. What a crazy match…people will probably remember it for years if ARG goes to the WC

    • October 10, 2009

      I did. Pretty crazy attempt that almost made it. The keeper was there, though.

  16. lovelymofo
    October 10, 2009

    Can I just say tho, that Maradona is still a total f-ing embarrassment? And the team is reflecting that.

  17. October 10, 2009

    Wow. If Argentina needed 93 minutes and a miracle finish to get past Peru — at home, no less — will it even matter if they get to the World Cup? They’re going far regardless.

  18. Ramzi
    October 10, 2009

    Who made the Palermo substitution?! Who? Who?!

    Maradona is the best coach in the world!

    Ehm..alright…its my bed time…enjoy your day across the ocean

  19. Corrine
    October 10, 2009

    OMGGGGGGGGG PALMEROOOOO

    • Miguel
      October 10, 2009

      *palermo

  20. October 10, 2009

    Edit: NOT going far regardless.

  21. lovelymofo
    October 10, 2009

    Yay, Vela scored! Pretty good goal too. Crazy day for futbol man.

    • Miguel
      October 10, 2009

      fuck i switched to the dodgers.

  22. Boat Forever
    October 10, 2009

    Uruguay won

  23. OhYes
    October 10, 2009

    ANYONE but fucking Palermo..fucking hell man..now he’s gonna think he was perfectly right. fucking hell

    —————

    Anyway, watching the MEX game was pretty fun..gotta say, Blanco had his bad days, his good days, and these have been his best days thus far IMO. Guy’s pretty damn old, shouldn’t be playing as he already retired, but even so he is doing great. Sacrificing a lot.

    Palencia the other old timer, did a few good things, too. Knew he couldn’t outrun his defender, so he goes for the crazy as hell cross-field pass to Vela who managed to muck up his chance. Damn nice..goal was great, too.

    Very happy with these two.

    Also, Vela scored a goal! He was due this game.

    FINALLY, Mexico is IN THE WORLD CUP WEEEEEEEE KEKEKEKEKEKEKE 😀

    • lovelymofo
      October 10, 2009

      Yes, yay for Mexico! [I still don’t like Cuauhtemoc tho. He just *bothers* me.]

      Whats the consensus, will we see JDS in the WC?

      • Miguel
        October 10, 2009

        i hope so. but who would he come on for? cuauhtemoc? not likely anymore.

        so vela scored @ the end? waiting for the highlights.

      • OhYes
        October 10, 2009

        Ehhh Blanco has a little something to him that I dislike, too. Probably coming from his days at America, and I am a Chivista.. However, I can’t say I hate the guy or that I dislike him simply because of his work in the Mexican NT.

        JDS may be present at the WC…but I am not holding my breath. It would depend entirely on how he performs for Barcelona and he has an entire season to make some noise so who knows. It could go either way.

  24. Kari
    October 10, 2009

    Forlan penalty at the death. Uruguay wins. Good for Messi and co.?

    • Kari
      October 10, 2009

      Now Uruguay v Argentina is a REAL derby. Like heads will roll, things will be destroyed. Pitch invasions if Uruguay loses, and Maradona will roll back the years and kick some arse Early ’80s Barca-style *http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEeMSBy8EW0 if Argentina loses.

      Either way, DEFINATELY not a game to miss.

      But what if it ends in a tie…:D

      • jnelson
        October 10, 2009

        HAHA that fight was so funny. Everybody was fighting with their legs? What happened to fists? Funny, especially Maradona lunging into a kick at everyone.

  25. Boat Forever
    October 10, 2009

    Ecuador play Chile away next game, they lose then both Argentina & Uruguay through*of course one for play-off

  26. yogi
    October 10, 2009

    well argentina won and that makes me happy. but maradona is shitawful coach. why does he not resign? he was my idol as player but now he is amongst the worst coaches ever.

    i can (and will) bet that uruguay beats argentina on wednesday. there is no way this team with maradona can even draw that one. then they will depend on their own (chili coach bielsa) to not let equador win so that they can squeeze in for play offs. this has irony as bielsa was the one argentina fired at beginning of compaign and now he has chili playing best football in continent.

    One thing is for sure though. maradona cannot coach or pick players to save his life. he has not even put zanetti, samuel, gonzalo, forlin on subs bench and plays with three makeshift players. goddamn awful.

  27. OhYes
    October 10, 2009

    Uruguay V Argentina? Ohhhhhh now that’s a game right there.

    Sorry Messi, and Masche, and others, I love you dearly..but damn do I hate Maradona. I sure as hell hope Arg. and Equ. lose… :0

    • Helge
      October 11, 2009

      I’ve been hoping for Argentina to still change course until yesterday. But after the match yesterday which was – except of some parts of the first half – absolutely terribly and hurt my eyes, I really don’t want Argentina to qualify anymore. If they qualify, they will go to the WC with Maradona and with a similar line-up like yesterday or the match-days before. They’ll get ripped apart by any opponent of the Top 50 FIFA World Ranking.
      Why the hell is Maradona soooo stupid and blind, why does he not retire voluntarily after the next match? He’s so pathetic and at latest yesterday, he succeeded in making me an anti-Argentina-attituded guy (actually it’s anti-Maradona, but I fear the only way to get rid of him is to lose against Urugay combined with a win of Ecuador, because then Argentina is out and Maradona will lose immunity, right?).
      The 2nd half yesterday was so miserable, I even decided to watch Ecuador vs Uruguay for the most part.

  28. jnelson
    October 10, 2009

    looks like Maradumber failed to pray enough to beat both Pery AND Uruguay. Looking forward to watching Luis Suarez though! F Robinho

  29. Miguel
    October 10, 2009

    vela’s goal for mexico:
    //http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC1CzIOK2nw

    suarez’ goal for uruguay:
    //http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gapOo7hBoLA

  30. Boat Forever
    October 10, 2009

    Captain fantastic & The Maestro returned back home… Only the latter aggrevated his injury today. Hope he recovers by the time we play Valencia. Or else Iniesta should be able to deal with it hopefully since Valencia are defensively out of form lately; in case not then we are doomed, not just regarding the current run but on a longer road 🙁

  31. Corrine
    October 10, 2009

    if argies lose to uraguay wednesday and ecuador beat chile, then argentina fall to 6th where playoffs are not an option!

    • lovelymofo
      October 10, 2009

      That is madness!

  32. ooga aga
    October 10, 2009

    I FRIGGIN HATE DEL BOSQUE

    XAVI AND INIESTA BOTH HURT

    • ooga aga
      October 10, 2009

      FCB WEBSITE SAYS INIESTA MIGHT HAVE AGGRAVATED THE MUSCULAR INJURY THAT HE JUST GOT OVER

      AND SPAIN HAD ALREADY CLINCHED 1ST SPOT IN THE GROUP

      FUCK DEL BOSQUE

      • jnelson
        October 11, 2009

        FUCK that bastard. Yezzir

  33. OhYes
    October 11, 2009

    Well we all knew Iniesta was gonna get injured so..

  34. ballbeav
    October 11, 2009

    maybe it’s just a ploy so that xaviiniestapuyol can go home “injured” to barca , take the next game off, and it wont be offensive to the team we are playing on wednesday

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