10 to Track (11/11/17)

It’s a quirky Saturday!  Usually Noob has a hard time filtering down to just ten games these days.  There’s some great international play today, but the biggest leagues just don’t have as much going.

Still, Noob gives you, as always, the best ten games for you, the new-ish American soccer fan!  Let’s get edumacated, Noobites.

  1. Denmark vs. Ireland – UEFA WCQ

The Second and final Round of World Cup qualification continues.  Winner of each of these two-legged ties moves on.

Ireland made it this far on defense.   They’ll need all they can muster.  Denmark scores two goals per game during the Group Stage.   Defense- engage!   RESULT:   0-0

B.  Congo DR vs. Guinea – CAF WCQ

The Group Stage is the final stage in Africa.  Winner of each Group of four advances.

Congo DR trails 1st place-Tunisia by three points.  They must win, and they must hope Tunisia loses to dreadful Libya.  And even then, Congo DR still have to have caught them on goal differential.   But will Libya do its part to keep snaky Tunisia out?   RESULT:   Congo DR   3-1

Image result for extreme sports libya  Too busy being x-treeeeeeme to be good at football

  1. Tunisia vs. Libya – CAF WCQ

Tunisia should win by two.   I guess.  Tunisia advances to the World Cup by one point.   RESULT:   0-0

  1. Ivory Coast vs. Morocco – CAF WCQ

It’s down to these two in this Group, and Ivory Coast trails Morocco by a point.  And they’re down in goal differential, so only a win will do.   Congrats on World Cup!   Morocco   o-2

  1. Celaya vs. Oaxaca – Ascenso MX

1st hosts 3rd place in Mexico’s second tier.  Both have already qualified for the Liguilla – postseason mini-tournament.  However, only two points separate them in the standings.  Seeding is very much on the line.   RESULTL:   0-0

Image result for celaya fc  If it looks cooler than the average beer can logo, it’s a good crest.

  1. Universidad de Chile vs. Santiago Wanderers – Copa Chile

It’s the Final!   This match is the first in the two-legged tie.   UdC is having the much better league season, sitting in 2nd.  Santiago toils in 11th.  UdC doesn’t have much of a goal differential, which means they’re winning close.   Between that and being at home, they’re tough to pick against.   Upset!    RESULT:   Santiago   1-3

  1. Perez Zeladon vs. Saprissa – Costa Rica Premier

3rd hosts 2nd place here as this half-season nears completion.   Saprissa has already qualified for “the quadrangular” – the postseason event for this league.   PZ would need to collapse to get caught by two teams at this late stage.   Not played, nor scheduled to play until 2/7

Image result for perez zeledon fc   Noob’s of mixed emotions about the crest.  It need a tertiary color.  But no one ever asks Noob.

  1. Olimpija Llubljana vs. Maribor – Slovenia Cup

This is a quarterfinal two-legged tie, first match.  It’s s shame these two are meeting so early in this event.  They’re tied for first in their league, and no other club is even close.   RESULT:   Llubljana   2-0

  1. Raja Casablanca vs. Wydad Casablanca – Moroccan Botolo League

This one pits 3rd place against last.  Last?  But why, Noob?   Wydad, as you may recall, recently won the CAF Champions League!   While they’ve been busy with that, their league matches were postponed.  They’ve only played one, compared to most clubs’ four.   PPD

Image result for Wydad Champions League celebrate

  1. Kakamega Homeboyz vs. Gor Mahia – Kenya Premier

Congrats to Gor Mahia, 2017 league champions!   This looked competitive at one point, but Gor Mahia flexed late and is ahead of the pack by -20- points.  Homeboyz (correct spelling) are tied for 4th.   RESULT:   Gor Mahia   0-1

Image result for nairobi night club   They should celebrate at B-Club Nairobi.  Very exclusive, and – per one review – for “cool cats”.

Author: Soccernoob

After a year of previewing soccer matches the world over with my own off-brand comedy, I now provide exclusive coverage for the Isle of Sodor Premier League, Championship, and FA Cup. (FC Dryaw 'til I die.)

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