Summary world cup-qualification: Repetition european CHAMPIONSHIP final 2012, critical duel Argentina
On all the continents in the next few days kwalificatieduels for the world cup 2018 in Russia finished. Six duels in order to keep an eye on, in addition to the matches of the Dutch national team against France and Bulgaria.
Japan-Australia (Thursday, 12.35 pm in Saitama)
By the defeat of Saudi Arabia at United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, Japan may assure himself of poulewinst in group B in the Asian kwalificatiezone and therefore for the world cup. The Japanese first deal with Australia, the number three of the group.
Both countries are in the run-up to the crucial duel plagued by injuries. In Japan, Shinji Kagawa, Makoto Hasebe and Keisuke Honda, Australia, without captain Mile Jedinak.
Nigeria-Cameroon (Thursday, 17.00 hrs in Uyo)
For the second time since 1990 threatens Cameroon qualification for the world cup to lose. The current champion of Africa state after two matches in the group four points behind Nigeria. Thursday and Sunday play the two countries against each other, starting in Nigeria.
Coach Hugo Broos of Cameroon without goalkeeper Andre Onana. Following his departure to chelsea wants to focus completely on his club, and wish, therefore, provisionally not be called to be for his country.
Bulgaria-Sweden (Thursday, 20.45 hours in Sofia)
At the time that the Dutch national team against France plays, meet poulegenoten Bulgaria and Sweden, the other in Sofia. The duel is crucial for the chances of Orange to qualify for the world cup.
Sweden, with thirteen points in the lead in group A and put in a victory a big step in the direction of Russia. In their own home won Sweden with 3-0 of the Bulgarians. Ola Toivonen, Oscar Hiljemark and Victor Lindelöf made in Stockholm to the goals.
For Orange is the best scenario that Sweden fails to Bulgaria over the knee. Then, the Netherlands can catch up and grow the opportunities for the team of coach Lawyer, whether or not via the play-offs for the world cup.
Uruguay-Argentina (Friday, 01: 00 in Montevideo)
In Montevideo is Friday night, a real cracker on the program. Only because of the very exciting position at the world cup kwalifcatiegroep in South America. Uruguay will receive the ailing neighbour Argentina.
Brazil has already placed for the world cup and there are three direct tickets over in South America. The number five, this time Argentina, can through the play-offs still qualify.
The differences in the group are minimal. The number two, Colombia has two points more than the Argentines, and with six points more than the number eight in the group, Paraguay.
A defeat would be Argentina out of the top five fall and is in danger of elimination in the kwalificatiereeks. Uruguay put in a victory a major step for direct qualification, but the team lost the last three duels in the pool.
The Uruguayanen should probably be without star player Luis Suarez. In mid-August ran the attacker with a knee injury on which he five weeks out of the rotation would be. Suarez is still travelled to Montevideo. Officially to the national team to work on his recovery, but Argentina and Barcelona fear that Suarez may still be in action for his country.
Spain-Italy (Saturday, 20.45 hours in Madrid)
A repeat of the european CHAMPIONSHIP final of 2012 at that time by Spain with 4-0 was won. In the current kwalificatiereeks are Spain and Italy aiming for the number three in the group, Albania. The difference is seven points.
Spain and Italy both have sixteen points. The Spaniards have a better goal difference and therefore out of the lead.
Coach Julen Lopetegui of Spain surprised by David Villa to call for the cracker in Madrid. The 35-year-old striker took over after the disappointing 2014 world cup farewell as international. ly due to the absence of Diego Costa, with employer Chelsea quarrelling, convinced Lopetegui Villa to a return. The top scorer of all times of the Spanish team with 59 hits plays today in the United States in New York City.
United States-Costa Rica (Saturday, 00.55 hours in Harrison)
The United States and Costa Rica are currently on the good side of the stripe in the kwalificatiereeks of North America. But the USA has as number three in their group just one point ahead of closest attacker Panama.
Costa Rica is three points above the US and will regardless of the outcome remain on course for direct qualification. Earlier in the kwalificatiereeks got the US beating Costa Rica 4-0.
Other interesting duels:
Friday 20: 45: Czech republic-Germany
Friday 20.45 hours: Brazil-Ecuador
Sunday 18.00: belarus-Sweden
Sunday 20.45 pm: France-Luxembourg
Sunday 20.45 pm: Hungary-Portugal
Monday 20.45 hours: England-Slovakia
View the programme and the position in the world cup qualification