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. October 10, 2009

    He was off, right? Or am I crazy?

    • Miguel
      October 10, 2009

      all the commentators thought he was

  2. Kari
    October 10, 2009

    HIGUAIN!!!

  3. Miguel
    October 10, 2009

    higuain!!!! now just don’t concede

  4. October 10, 2009

    Nope. Def on side.

  5. October 10, 2009

    Keeper was screwed, too. Play the near side and hope for the best was his only option.

  6. jordi
    October 10, 2009

    Higuain scored.Yes Maradona, god players actually make a difference *gasp*

    • jordi
      October 10, 2009

      good*

  7. jnelson
    October 10, 2009

    Diego Maradonna: the only action of the entire match is jumping a half inch in the air, celebrating a goal scored by two of the players he has snubbed since he’s been in charge.

  8. Ramzi
    October 10, 2009

    Palermo can create the spaces they lacked in the first half. Just dont let him take penalties.

  9. Boat Forever
    October 10, 2009

    Is *http://tvoo.net/ fooling around just with me!? Can any body provide a better link please

  10. lovelymofo
    October 10, 2009

    Wait, who scored for Argentina. I missed it. :/

    • Boat Forever
      October 10, 2009

      Higuain

    • lovelymofo
      October 10, 2009

      Nevermind, missed all the posts above.

    • October 10, 2009

      Higuain.

  11. October 10, 2009

    Now, we all know that this side canNOT win the WC with Maradona as coach, right?

    Right?

    • lovelymofo
      October 10, 2009

      YES. I don’t get how he’s still coaching Argentina.

    • jnelson
      October 10, 2009

      Whoa, wait a minute…I thought Guti playing for Barca was more likely???

  12. jordi
    October 10, 2009

    Great save

  13. October 10, 2009

    Holy crap! How did that one NOT score? No wonder Peru is bottom.

  14. October 10, 2009

    And that was a hand ball, but the ref isn’t going to make that call in that stadium, in a 1-0 match.

  15. Boat Forever
    October 10, 2009

    LINK!!! please ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Kari
      October 10, 2009

      *http://iraqgoals.net/ch4.html

  16. lovelymofo
    October 10, 2009

    /http://www.atdhe.net/9792/watch-argentina-vs-peru

    The Demo feed, but no pauses.

    • Boat Forever
      October 10, 2009

      thanx mofo

  17. Miguel
    October 10, 2009

    guardado dings the post. keeper got a hand on it.

  18. Kari
    October 10, 2009

    Is it just me or is “Spiderman” Gutirrez playing in defense (as in he’s like a right back)? Are Argentina playing 3 at the back?

  19. October 10, 2009

    Ho-LY crap! (Phrase of the day.)

  20. Kari
    October 10, 2009

    OMG 1 million+1 year old Schiavi saves Argentina!

  21. Kari
    October 10, 2009

    Bwahaha, and defender for striker..

  22. lovelymofo
    October 10, 2009

    Old man Cuauhtemoc needs to come out. He can’t even run. And, Higuain off? Why?

    • Kari
      October 10, 2009

      He’s going for a 1-0 win, but as we all know with Maradona. What he thinks fails. So, 100000000 year old Palermo up front and 22 year old (and goalscorer) Higuain on the bench.

      Now, it is a battle of who is more inept. Peru, in front of goal, or Maradona, as a coach.

      Who will win?

  23. Miguel
    October 10, 2009

    higuain off? are you sure maradonna?

  24. October 10, 2009

    Had that cross not been so tight and uncertain, it’s a draw right now. Peru has had three excellent chances this half.

    • Miguel
      October 10, 2009

      best way to nip that in the bud is to score again not put in another defender & sit back & take it.

  25. October 10, 2009

    Wow Higuain is just what Argentina need,,

  26. Ramzi
    October 10, 2009

    whats argentina tactics at the moment?
    They put palermo, stopped pressing and stopped playing on the flanks.

    • October 10, 2009

      Ain’t no tactics, Ramzi. Dumbenech and Maradumber have the same “coaching” style. “Go get ’em, fellas!”

    • lovelymofo
      October 10, 2009

      Sounds like my elementary school recess futbol career. Can I coach? ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Boat Forever
      October 10, 2009

      Luis Suarez benefitting messi even before coming to barca, imagine him scoring for us and providing all those assists ๐Ÿ˜›

  27. lovelymofo
    October 10, 2009

    While I want Messi to play in the WC, I really don’t want Maradona as coach. So, I kind of (guiltily) want Peru to tie the game.

  28. October 10, 2009

    Tally so far:

    Ibrahimovic: Out
    Henry, Abidal: Probably in through playoff
    Messi: ????
    Xavi, Puyol, Pique, Busquets, etc: In
    Alves: In

    • UAI
      October 11, 2009

      IT will take a while to determine what Bojan’s status is on that list…

  29. Ramzi
    October 10, 2009

    it will be boring if everytime peru add a forward, argentina add a defender

  30. Kari
    October 10, 2009

    Bottom of the table Peru dominating possession on Argentina’s backyard. Gosh, they’re defending like a team playing us at the Camp Nou..

    • Kari
      October 10, 2009

      Argentina defending like that, I mean

  31. Miguel
    October 10, 2009

    what a save by the el salvador keeper!

  32. Kari
    October 10, 2009

    Higuain AND now Aimar off. The ones who changed Argentina’s fortunes?

    Peru is going to equalise. I just called it. (Hoping I’m wrong, but I just get this feeling..)

  33. October 10, 2009

    Peru had the chance to re-set the attack, but in playing it back to the keeper, showed that they don’t really want to win or draw. They just want to show well.

    • Kari
      October 10, 2009

      That may be true, but what I think is that it won’t be so much as Peru brilliance, but Argentina self-destruction. The pressure is all on Argentina’s side of the field (and on the players).

      …And with these condition (adding to the drama of the game), you never know.

  34. Miguel
    October 10, 2009

    cuauhtemoc shutting up all the haters(including me).

  35. lovelymofo
    October 10, 2009

    I gotta stop saying that I’ll gouge an eye out if Cuauhtemoc scores. Every time I say that, the jerkface scores. I would be blind like 6 times over.

    • October 10, 2009

      ๐Ÿ˜€ He’s one of the best reason to go to Chicago Fire matches.

  36. Corrine
    October 10, 2009

    luis suarez scored! 1-1 so far with ecuador v uraguay

    • Miguel
      October 10, 2009

      where’s the gif? ;^)

    • Kari
      October 10, 2009

      If it stays that way, it’ll be good for Argentina (4th and 6th tying)

  37. Ramzi
    October 10, 2009

    Can maradona Undo all his substitution if peru scored?

  38. jordi
    October 10, 2009

    He took out Plabito. *dead*

  39. ooga aga
    October 10, 2009

    argentina – peru:

    is the field wet or do both teams just suck shit?

    • October 10, 2009

      Conditions are horrific. Rain, wind, much suck.

  40. October 10, 2009

    Was going to say if he calls that BS for Argentina while ignoring the hand ball….

    Looks like Argentina will escape this one.

  41. Ramzi
    October 10, 2009

    I wish maradona play for the team again.

    Even at this age he still can serve the team better as a player than as a coach.

  42. October 10, 2009

    Conditions are unreal.

  43. Miguel
    October 10, 2009

    you’re fucking kidding me!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. Miguel
    October 10, 2009

    omg lol!

  45. October 10, 2009

    Holy shit! Crazy. Just crazy! “Diego Maradona and Argentina stare at the abyss.” Nice commentary.

  46. Kari
    October 10, 2009

    I KNEW IT! Totally called that!

  47. jordi
    October 10, 2009

    Serves him right for being negative.Ass

  48. October 10, 2009

    Anyone know how much extra time?

  49. Miguel
    October 10, 2009

    i’m gonna go watch my dodger blue now.

    old ass palencia just scored for mexico.

  50. lovelymofo
    October 10, 2009

    See, I knew it! I feel bad for hoping for this scoreline. But seriously, can we have Maradona’s head now?

    Also, backwards day in Mexico, Paco Palencia just scored.

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