An abbreviated jet-setting Track for your Friday.
Noob went to see “Thugs of Hindostan” with an old friend yesterday, then a long, leisurely dinner of lamb tikka masala after. Wish the I-League match on today were one between two stronger teams there, could keep the theme going. For the record, really fun action (tragi-)comedy. I’m not experienced much with Bollywood fare, but it was so fun, even if a bit campy.
Might flesh these out later, but here’s our Globetrotting 10 for the day. With it being International Break AND Friday, we get to do some serious travel today.
1. Netherlands vs. France – UEFA Nations League
As with many of the leagues that will be featured here, you can scroll back just a post or two to get some details in the short term. Suffice to say for now that this is a League A match with 1sr place on the line. Oh, and friends are the defending World Cup champions. (2:45 PM EST, Univision Deportes)
RESULT: Netherlands 2-0
B. Egypt vs Tunisia – Africa Cup of Nations qualification
ACN is the Premier national team tournament in Africa, held I believe just every other year. This qualification tournament is in its Group Stage These are two of Africa’s best Both will get through.
RESULT: Egypt 3-2 Mo Salah of Liverpool with the game-winner at 90′!
3-5. Argentina vs Mexico – friendly
7:00 PM, Univision Deportes. In other friendly CONCACAF action, Chile hosts our neighbor Costa Rica, and Honduras hosts Panama.
RESULT: Argentina 2-0, Costa Rica 2-3, Honduras 1-0
6. British Virgin Islands vs Bonaire – CONCACAF Nations League qualification
A regional game with a LITTLE more meaning than a friendly.
7. Queen’s Park vs. Connah’s Quay – Scotland Challenge Cup
What this is not us their FA Cup. Connah’s Quay was invited from the Welsh Premier, in fact. Tertiary tournament in importance there, but a bit of cousinly soccer flavor for us nonetheless.
RESULT: CQ 1-2 The Quay get goals at 81′ and 84′ for the come-from-behind win
Multiple matches between southeast Asian men’s national teams going on I two regional subdivisions of the AFC These tournaments are also held I believe every other year. They’re the AFF and EAFF, southeast and eastern countries. The matches would’ve all been played during overnight hours here in the US.
10. PSM Makassar vs Persija Jakarta – Indonesia Liga I
#1 hosts #3 in a hotly contested league. The season is hitting its home stretch, too.
RESULT: Makassar 2-2 PSMM came back from two down to get the draw. They lead now-#B Jakarta by four in the table.