Brazil is shaping up!!
That is what I have to say today, and I am so happy like a kid in a candy or an ice cream store lol…
Yeah today is World Cup Qualifying day, most countries will know or already know if they will pack their bags to Brazil or If they will have to make another stop in between and try it again in a play-off scenario and for some others this would be a “maybe for the next WC” I am so sorry for this last ones… I feel your pain!
At this moment 6:48 pm in New York City 18 counties have a beautiful and precious direct ticket to Brazil!!
So far here are the ones that already qualified;
- Spain sealed their ticket today, they will try to keep the Cup for another four years, they are the current Champions, we will see if they can repeat the greatest achievement in football!
- England also got their ticket early today, with a bit of suspense before the game, but everyone expected them to win and qualify for Brazil!
- The eight top seeds in the next World Cup will be base on the latest FIFA rankings, so far for sure; Brazil, Spain, Germany, Argentina, Belgium and Switzerland, the last two seed spots are still yet to be determinate, we will have to wait until the results for the pending games to be play in our side of the pond!
But don’t get confuse we still have some drama…. Things are pretty much decided in Europe, some teams will have to go to a play-off draw and try to get a ticket there.
The European play-off;
- Croatia, Portugal, Greece, Ukraine, France, Sweden, Romania, Iceland.
We have to wait to see who else from the Americas or other continents will have to go to play-off.
In our side of the continent, the drama is for Mexico who will find out today after all if they will have a chance to keep the hopes up for Brazil or If they will say good-bye, they have options, after wining their last game in El Azteca against Panama, as of now they have a ticket to the play-off but we will have to wait.
The team is confident, they are playing vs Costa Rica, already qualified, Panama is still with options, it will be difficult for them but things are a bit open so we will have to wait, and yes maybe some nails biting and some hair ripping in the process… not me, but if your country is still with options you might not be able to avoid the biting nails and hair thing hehe… don’t worried I can give you some tips to recover, I know about that ;/
Anyways, lets’ enjoy this journey again, this it’s almost done and we are going to be ready for Brazil 2014!!!!
Thanks for reading, I hope your team or country is moving on, if not, well, do what I do, pick a bunch of other countries and try your prediction skills lol… The good news is that we love this game!! Football or soccer whatever way you called it!
Pictures thanks to Google.com, FIFA.com and concacaf.com