It won’t be simply in name and uniform that the Mexicans are expected to be more colourful, as their squad presents a wide range of attacking options which will test a makeshift New Zealand defence.
OK, let’s for a second skip past Argentina’s miraculous rescue from the list that follows. A quick look at who’s been eliminated so far offers few surprises, but the lists of potential eliminations includes a more than a few surprising names.
A brief round-up of the weekend’s World Cup qualifiers as the journey on the road to South Africa continues. This weekend saw several teams clinch a spot in the finals. In Asia, Australia, Japan and South Korea are all set for a return engagement in the World Cup; while Netherlands become the first Europeans to clinch a place (with England close behind); and the South American picture gets a bit clearer with wins from Brazil and Argentina.
We may have seen the last appearance of Mexican teams in the Copa Libertadores, the South American club championship
Induldge me for a moment, the following will NEVER happen, but it’s my idea on how to improve the qualifiers: I would love to see four regions merged in the qualifiers: South America (Conmebol) + North/Central America (Concacaf) into one region (AMERICAS); and Asia (AFC) and Oceania (OFC) into one (ASIA-PACIFIC).