Saturday, June 09, 2012
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The nipple-gripple tackle was a team favourite

Yesterday afternoon at 5pm, the Australian Socceroos played Oman in what was expected to be an easy-win for Australia, in Oman's 2nd 2014 World Cup qualifying match. Yet Oman managed to hold off get the draw and a precious 1 point, which I'd say is quite a result - the top 2 in the group go through to the World Cup, the 3rd position in the group gets another shot, by playing a play-off game with a South American team later on to determine if they get into the World Cup or not. The group that Oman is in has these countries (I got it from Wikipedia):

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Japan 2 2 0 0 9 0 +9 6
 Iraq 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
 Australia 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
 Oman 2 0 1 1 0 3 −3 1
 Jordan 2 0 1 1 1 7 −6 1


Oman's next game is against Iraq on Tuesday, who drew 1-1 with Jordan in their first game. Jordan lost 6-0 against Japan yesterday, whereas Oman lost 3-0 against Japan, so with that spin on things, Oman might fancy their chances against both Iraq and Jordan.

Whilst we're talking about football, today is the second day of the Euro's, with The Netherlands playing Denmark at 8pm and Germany against Portugal at 10:45pm. Yesterday's opening matches were a draw 1-1 between Poland & Greece, and a victory for Russa 4-1 against the Czech Republic.

Also today there is some rugby on:

New Zealand v Ireland, 11:35
Australia v Wales, 14:05
South Africa v England, 19:00
Argentina v Italy, 22:40
I wonder how badly the Saffers will beat England by tonight?!

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Sythe for the tickets, had a good time.
Ali.

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