Saturday, June 20, 2009

Big weekend for Africa

There are eight African World Cup Qualifying matches this weekend and three of them are clashes between the top two teams. Those three are: Zambia - Algeria, Tunisia - Nigeria, & Burkina Faso -Cรดte d'Ivoire. All of these match ups are huge if any team emerges with a victory it will put them in the drivers seat for South Africa. If the match ends in a draw that would not be a horrible result for the away team who would hope to win the return leg. Due to the unforgiving nature of African Qualifying, where only the top team advances to the World Cup. It is crucial that teams win these matches which is why I feel that these three specifically will be the ones to watch this weekend. The other five matches are just as crucial and the teams playing there can afford no mistakes either.

Also with South Africa having & Egypt having a shot at the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup the spot light will certainly be on African Football. I know I am not alone in hoping that Africa puts on a hell of a show this weekend.


Adt said...

More importantly.... The Springboks are taking on the Lions in Durban. The ultimate series in world rugby. Lets go Bokke!!!!!!

Zach Lawton said...

Wow only one top team advances out of Africa automatically? Did I read that correctly?

Pompey Canuck said...

Adt - Yes the springboks won, "The Beast" owned Vickory, without Vickory starting the second test at Loftus should be closer.

Zach - One team out of each group advances to the World Cup. For example Tunisia and Nigeria are in the same group so only one of them will be at the World Cup. In my opinion it is the harshest qualifying system the World has to offer.