jazzypom (jazzypom) wrote in ontd_football,

euro 2016 qualifiers

Chatter from the sidelines

  • Michel Platini 'facing ban for years'... FIFA source says new secret evidence 'verging on the criminal' can take down Sepp Blatter and leave UEFA chief in wilderness
    Oh, doooo tell

  • Real Madrid boss Rafa Benitez tries to get Sergio Ramos back on side after spats with Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema Good luck, Rafa

  • Poland pin Euro 2016 hopes on red hot Robert Lewandowski ahead of Ireland clash
    Looks interesting!

Euro matches
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2- 0 Wales

Why are Wales celebrating, you ask? More anon

Wales and Bosnia had two specific aims coming into this match. Wales needed ONE point to get through, and Bosnia needed to win to get themselves into the playoffs

Joe Allen takes a tumble face first as Salihovic does a road runner. Meep! Meep!

Wales were uncharacteristically sloppy, going from clean sheets to letting two in, and failing on set pieces. But Cyprus beat Israel 2-1, so on goal difference and football math, Wales went through

The Welsh coach was pretty mad, until the representative of the Welsh FA told him what happened, then told the players. The supporters already knew (mobile phone roaming plans, eh?) and they started cheering

And they slid on wet grass (it was raining) in celebration

All credit to Coleman, as well as Bale, Williams and Ramsey, for answering every international call, be it for dead rubbers, or prestige matches

A shout out to Begovic and the rest of the Bosnian team. They sacked their old coach, got a new one at the beginning of the Euros when everything was going tits up, and both players and coach resist, and now they're in touching distance of going to the playoffs. They need to win the next two matches. See you there, Bosnia!

Kazastahn 1 - 2 Holland

Holland went into this match as a must win. If they won the match (and depending on how the other countries did with goal differences and whatnot) they would have a chance for playoffs

Newcastle striker Wijnaldum struck the opening goal and cheers all around!

Memphis doing his best to hotfoot, bother, close down, etc. He works really hard

Andorra 1- 4 Belgium

Belgium have booked their place to Euro 2016!

Who's this Belgian player with the weird haircut? He had the first goal

Kevin De Bruyne doubled the lead

Andorra got a consolation penalty

I don't get the Belgian kit at all. It's so busy and so stark at the same time!

Azerbaijan 1- 3 Italy

Italy won, Eden scored

The Italian squad at the airport. Will Buffon ever retire from the NT? When he does, I'll be sad

The Americas

The coach for Ecuador is on a scooter, because he tore his achilles heel

Concaf Cup
USA 2-3 Mexico

Mexico won, so they're off to the Confederations Cup

The Mexican kit looks like the Spanish away kit, so... Idek

The USA came twice from behind, but Mexico again, got one over them. People are calling for Klinsmann's head. Oy

OP: done! Cheers, jeers, corrections, commentary pushback and overlooked news, you know the drill! I'm going to have a lie down. I feel poorly. Speak soon!
Tags: club: real madrid, euro 2016, fifa, nt: belgium, nt: italy, nt: mexico, nt: poland, nt: united states, nt: wales

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