World Cup News Round-Up

7th November 2009 | World Cup Betting category: Football World Cup News
Football World Cup News

World Cup News Week

October 31 – November 6, 2009

Republic of Ireland boss Giovani Trapattoni stands by his decision to not select Steven Reid and Steve Finnan out of the squad to face France in the qualifying play-off on November 14th…South African Government embraces the “Football Fridays” campaign which sees workers wear the national sides football shirts to the office to show support…Denmark Coach Morten Olson is pragmatic about his sides chances at World Cup 2010 after topping the qualifying group ahead of Sweden and Portugal, they aren’t favourites but could cause upsets…Bahrain coach Milan Macala is hoping not to blow their chance of reaching their first World Cup again, for the second year running they are in a play-off final and square off against Oceanic winners New Zealand, the first leg in Bahrain ended in a 0-0 tie…German striker Miroslav Klose wants to surpass the impact Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo will have at the World Cup…South American qualifying runners-up Chile are looking forward to visiting South Africa 2010, with Chilean ambassadors arriving in Johannesburg to scope things out…the World Cup Trophy tour hits NamibiaPatrick Viera has been left out of the French squad by manager Raymond Domenech, the ex-Arsenal player will not take part in the qualifying games against the Republic of Ireland and he has voiced his disapproval…Cause for concern for Portugal as Cristiano Ronaldo will likely be missing from the line-up for their qualifying play-off games against Bosnia- Herzegovina because of an ankle injury…Strong qualifiers come head to head in a friendly match while the European Qualifiers take place, it’s England v Brazil in Qatar on November 14th.

FIXTURES: November 14th, 2009
Bahrain v New Zealand
Greece v Ukraine
Republic of Ireland v France
Portugal v Bosnia-Herzegovina
Russia v Slovenia
Costa Rica v Uruguay

WORLD CUP OUTRIGHT WINNERS:
Spain: 9/2 at 888Sport
Brazil: 5/1 at Paddy Power
England: 6/1 at 888Sport
Argentina: 10/1 at 888Sport
Germany: 12/1 at William Hill




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