Originally posted by trev33
i know why they wanted to be allowed in the asian zone but last time i checked (fairly recently) aus was part of oceania and not asia. you know i think ireland would have a better chance of qualifying from the north american zone, maybe we should change to? in fact each country should be able to choice which continent they want to represent, if their first ch ...[text shortened]... e 5th best asian team? seems fifa just giving oceania an indirect direct spot to the world cup.
I wouldnt be Surprised if the Kiwi's Qualify against the 5 placed Asian, as New Zealand are not that far behind, they managed to put 3 goals past Italy a couple days ago....ok so they conceded 4 goals but Italy are supposedly the current world Champs.
Asia are in the final qualifying stage...and 1 game to go this weekend.
*we have 2 groups, the top 2 teams of each group qualify.
*3rd place in both groups play each other, the winner of that plays The winners of Oceania (New Zealand) to qualify for South Africa 2010.
Group 1 Teams current points in brackets
4-Qatar (6) (completed all games)
Note: Australia v Japan) to determine who finishes 1st and 2nd, however whatever the result both have qualified)
* Bahrain V Uzbekistan ...Goal Diff= (-3 v -4)
I would Predict Bahrain, all they need is a draw.
Group 2 much tighter group this one
1- Korea Rep (15)
2- Korea DPR (11)
3- Saudi Arabia (11)
4- Iran (10)
5- UAE (1) (completed all games)
Korea Rep V Iran... Goal Diff=(+8 v +1) Korea Rep at home and their superior goal difference will at least get a draw, Iran would have to win but cant see it happening
Saudi Arabia V Korea DPR.... Goal Diff= (0 v +2) Saudi Arabia at Home would have to win with these Goal differences to qualify, Korea Rep only need a Draw, But I am Going to predict Saudi Arabia To win it at home.
I predict New Zealand would play the Winner of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, which I believe would be Saudi Arabia.
NZ are capable of upsetting either of these teams but its unlikely.