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DarkElf 06-11-02 09:25 AM

World Cup: First Round - Day 13 (CONTAINS SPOILERS)
 
Day 13: Wednesday, June 12



Match 37: Group F
2:30 a.m. ET, 11:30 p.m. PT (Live on ESPN and UniVision)
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/...la/big/swe.gifSweden 1 : 1 Argentinahttp://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/...la/big/arg.gif



Match 38: Group F
2:30 a.m. ET, 11:30 p.m. PT (Live on ESPN2 and Telefutura (UniVision sister station?) )
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/...la/big/nga.gifNigeria 0 : 0 Englandhttp://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/...la/big/eng.gif



Group&nbspF&nbspStandings&nbsp(before&nbsptoday's&nbspgames)

Team&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspW&nbsp&nbspD&nbsp&nbspL&nbsp&nbspGF&nbsp&nbspGA&nbsp&nbspPts
---------&nbsp&nbsp-&nbsp&nbsp-&nbsp&nbsp-&nbsp&nbsp--&nbsp&nbsp--&nbsp&nbsp---
Sweden&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp1&nbsp&nbsp1&nbsp&nbsp0&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp3&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp2&nbsp&nbsp&nbs p4
England&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp1&nbsp&nbsp1&nbsp&nbsp0&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp2&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp1&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp4
Argentina&nbsp&nbsp1&nbsp&nbsp0&nbsp&nbsp1&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp1&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp1&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp3
Nigeria&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp0&nbsp&nbsp0&nbsp&nbsp2&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp1&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp3&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp0




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Match 35: Group B
7:30 a.m. ET, 4:30 a.m. PT (Live on ESPN and Telefutura (UniVision sister station?) )
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/...la/big/rsa.gifSouth Africa 2 : 3 Spainhttp://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/...la/big/esp.gif



Match 36: Group B
7:30 a.m. ET, 4:30 a.m. PT (Live on ESPN2 and UniVision)
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/...la/big/svn.gifSlovenia 1 : 3 Paraguayhttp://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/...la/big/par.gif



Group&nbspB&nbspStandings&nbsp(before&nbsptoday's&nbspgames)

Team&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspW&nbsp&nbspD&nbsp&nbspL&nbsp&nbspGF&nbsp&nbspGA&nbsp&nbspPts
--------&nbsp&nbsp-&nbsp&nbsp-&nbsp&nbsp-&nbsp&nbsp--&nbsp&nbsp--&nbsp&nbsp---
Spain&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp2&nbsp&nbsp0&nbsp&nbsp0&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp6&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp2&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp 6
S&nbspAfrica&nbsp&nbsp1&nbsp&nbsp1&nbsp&nbsp0&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp3&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp2&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp4
Paraguay&nbsp&nbsp0&nbsp&nbsp1&nbsp&nbsp1&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp3&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp5&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp1
Slovenia&nbsp&nbsp0&nbsp&nbsp0&nbsp&nbsp2&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp1&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp4&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp0

das Monkey 06-11-02 09:35 AM

Big day for Group F, pretty weak for Group B. I guess Paraguay has that outside shot with a big win and a big loss from South Africa. Go Argentina! Go England! Go South Africa! Go Home (for the final game)!

das

Snake Plissken 06-11-02 10:37 AM

Please Argentina........... WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

zeppelin 06-11-02 01:22 PM

Scenarios: Group F
 
SCENARIOS
If Sweden and England both win, the team with the greater margin of victory are the group winners, with the other taking second place.
EXAMPLE: Sweden win 3-1, England win 2-1: Sweden 1, England 2

If Sweden and England win by the same margin and England score two more goals than Sweden, then England win the group and Sweden finish second.
EXAMPLE: England win 3-2, Sweden win 1-0: England 1, Sweden 2

If Sweden and England win by the same margin and Sweden score as many or more goals than England, Sweden win the group and England take second place.
EXAMPLE: Sweden win 2-1, England win 2-1: Sweden 1, England 2

If Sweden and England win by the same margin and England score one more goal than Sweden, both teams advance to the second round but lots will be drawn to decide who wins the group and who takes second place.
EXAMPLE: Sweden win 1-0, England win 2-1: draw lots

If England win and Argentina win, England win the group and Argentina take second place. If Sweden win and Nigeria win, Sweden win the group and England take second place.

If Sweden win and England draw, Sweden win the group and England take second place. If England win and Sweden draw, England win the group and Sweden take second place.

If Argentina draw and England lose by more than one goal, Sweden win the group and Argentina take second place.
EXAMPLE: Argentina draw 1-1, England lose 2-0: Sweden 1, Argentina 2

If Argentina draw, England lose by one goal, and Argentina score two more goals than England, Sweden win the group and Argentina take second place.
EXAMPLE: Argentina draw 3-3, England lose 2-1: Sweden 1, Argentina 2

If Argentina draw, England lose by one goal, and Argentina score fewer than two goals more than England, Sweden win the group and England take second place.
EXAMPLE: Argentina draw 1-1, England lose 1-0: Sweden 1, England 2

If Sweden and England both draw and England score two or more goals more than Sweden, England win the group and Sweden finish second.
EXAMPLE: England draw 2-2, Sweden draw 0-0: England 1, Sweden 2

If Sweden and England draw and Sweden score as many or more goals than England, Sweden win the group and England finish second.
EXAMPLE: England draw 0-0, Sweden draw 0-0: Sweden 1, England 2

If Sweden and England draw and England score one goal more than Sweden, both teams advance to the second round but lots will be drawn to decide who wins the group.
EXAMPLE: England draw 1-1, Sweden draw 0-0: draw lots

zeppelin 06-11-02 01:23 PM

Scenarios: Group B
 
SCENARIOS
If Spain and South Africa draw, Spain win the group and South Africa go through as the second-place team. If South Africa win, they win the group and Spain take second place.

If Spain win and Paraguay lose or draw, Spain win the group and South Africa take second place.

If Spain and Paraguay both win by a combined margin of three goals and Paraguay score more goals than South Africa, Spain win the group and Paraguay go through as the second-place team.
EXAMPLE: Spain win 2-0, Paraguay win 1-0: Spain 1, Paraguay 2

If Spain and Paraguay both win by a combined margin of three goals and South Africa score more goals than Paraguay, Spain win the group and South Africa take second place.
EXAMPLE: Spain win 4-2, Paraguay win 1-0: Spain1, South Africa 2

If Spain and Paraguay both win by a combined margin of three goals and South Africa and Paraguay score the same number of goals, Spain win the group and lots will be drawn to determine the second place team.
EXAMPLE: Spain win 3-1, Paraguay 1-0: Spain 1, draw lots for second place

If Spain and Paraguay both win by a combined margin of fewer than three goals, Spain win the group and South Africa take second place.
EXAMPLE: Spain win 1-0, Paraguay win 1-0: Spain 1, South Africa 2

If Spain and Paraguay both win by a combined margin of more than three goals, Spain win the group and Paraguay take second place.
EXAMPLE: Spain win 2-0, Paraguay win 2-0: Spain 1, Paraguay 2

zeppelin 06-11-02 01:23 PM

For other scenarios: http://search.fifaworldcup.yahoo.com...possible+roads

das Monkey 06-11-02 03:06 PM


Originally posted by zeppelin
For other scenarios: http://search.fifaworldcup.yahoo.com...possible+roads
Or learn to add. ;)

das

P.S. Thanks for the link.

BDB 06-12-02 12:15 AM

According to the Sun newspaper england have already won the game.

http://static.sky.com/images/pictures/1076965.jpg

Check link to see...

and amazingly there is still 1 hour to kickoff

Trigger 06-12-02 02:50 AM


Originally posted by BadlyDrawnBoy
According to the Sun newspaper england have already won the game.

http://static.sky.com/images/pictures/1076965.jpg

Check link to see...

and amazingly there is still 1 hour to kickoff

All I saw was ass. Were there words there? I must've missed it. ;)

65 minutes into these games and... yawn... boooooring.

RandyC 06-12-02 03:02 AM

Not the best night for excitement in soccer, after last nights yellowcardfest.

BDB 06-12-02 03:22 AM

And its all over or it is now or something like that....


England finish 2nd to Sweden in the Group....
Argentina gone home

zooroaster 06-12-02 03:26 AM

England advances! Argentina's out!

OH GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!

Don't know if any other English fans got alittle nervous after that PK rebound by Argentina but I got alittle sweaty especially seeing how determined Arg. was not to got elimanted in the round robin.

WHEW!!! On to the next round.

Thought England's D could use a wee bit of improvement for the round of sixteen. Got very nervous at the speed comparsion of England and Nigeria.

Oh well. Its okay now

Trigger 06-12-02 03:27 AM

Okay - so SPain and S. Africa advance to next round - I'm going to bed. Even if it ends up being Spain and Paraguay, I don't care. Bed. :)

CWB 06-12-02 04:08 AM

The ref. for the Sweden/Argentina match should be shot.

That rebound goal by Crespo for the Argies should not have stood. He was half way across the penalty area before the kick was taken.

Krug 06-12-02 04:34 AM

Sad day for Argentina
 

Originally posted by CWB
The ref. for the Sweden/Argentina match should be shot.

That rebound goal by Crespo for the Argies should not have stood. He was half way across the penalty area before the kick was taken.

Fortunately it made little difference.
I was hoping that Argentina would go through but they played themselves out of the tournament. England and Nigeria was a bore. England still needs to work on getting its offense together.

wildcatlh 06-12-02 05:17 AM

Re: Sad day for Argentina
 

Originally posted by Krug


Fortunately it made little difference.
I was hoping that Argentina would go through but they played themselves out of the tournament. England and Nigeria was a bore. England still needs to work on getting its offense together.

England was playing to not screw up in the second half... playing for the tie. They created some good chances in the first half.

And.... Argentina: rotfl . They deserve this more than any other team I know.

Pato1 06-12-02 06:39 AM


Originally posted by CWB
The ref. for the Sweden/Argentina match should be shot.

That rebound goal by Crespo for the Argies should not have stood. He was half way across the penalty area before the kick was taken.

The ref/linesman should have blown the play dead ; I agree the refs have been making some pretty bad calls. So much for the cup favorites (France & Argentina)-rolleyes-

Well it's
England vs. Denmark
Sweden vs Senegal

and most likely-

Spain* vs. Ireland
Brazil* vs Russia
Germany* vs RSA
Italy* vs Portugal
Japan* vs CRC
US* vs Mex

*Winner of the group

I think Brazil, Germany should coast into the quarters. US hopefully will spank Poland; a win will place US against Mexico.

Original Desmond 06-12-02 06:59 AM

Beckham actually said afterwards he was happy with the way things turned out playing Denmark. he emphasized the fact it was a night game instead of the day game they would have got against Senegal if they had won

CWB 06-12-02 09:33 AM

It looks pretty unlikely that both Italy and Mexico will survive.

Croatia are a banker to beat Ecuador (probably by 2 or more goals), so if Mexico lose to Italy they will most likelt go out.

But will Italy come good at last? maybe not.

Certainly the USA look good to win group D since they beat Portugal before they woke up. Pity South Korea.

Pato1 06-12-02 10:02 AM

Ecuador may be out but could play spoiler to Croatia's hopes.

RaptorsFan 06-12-02 10:05 AM

Italy wont beat Mexico.

England sure has a clear path now.

CWB 06-12-02 10:12 AM


Italy wont beat Mexico.
This is pretty irrelevant to England's chances because Italy/Mexico are in the other half of the draw and they couldn't meet England until the final.

The big problem in England's half of the draw is Brazil, who would be the opponent after Denmark (assuming Brazil get that far of course:-)

I tend to agree that Italy / Mexico will not be easy for Italy, though. Mexico will not want to throw away the 6 point they have. I'd say a draw is likely.

suziq999 06-12-02 10:16 AM

Did anybody else think Sweden almost shot themselves in the foot? I was getting a little irritated at them, sloppy penalities in the box and the like. They should consider themselves lucky. But, Im glad that both they and England made it. :D

RaptorsFan 06-12-02 10:18 AM


Originally posted by CWB


This is pretty irrelevant to England's chances because Italy/Mexico are in the other half of the draw and they couldn't meet England until the final.

It was point a) and point b) I know the 2 are unrelated.

Either way Italy is going home tomorrow.

Pato1 06-12-02 10:46 AM


Originally posted by suziq999
Did anybody else think Sweden almost shot themselves in the foot? I was getting a little irritated at them, sloppy penalities in the box and the like. They should consider themselves lucky. But, Im glad that both they and England made it. :D
Take a look at the stats from the game:

Shots: Sweden-5 Arg-14
Shots On Goal: Sweden-3 Arg- 4
Possession: Sweden 34% Arg 66%

Sweden pulled out a tough one!


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