Qualifying round Brazil 2014

CNC
Added On October 18, 2013

The qualifying stage of 2014 FIFA World Cup almost comes to en end, as all national teams try their best to win a ticket to Brazil.

CNC has the latest results of qualifying matches from different continents.

The soccer teams of Chile and Ecuador obtained a direct pass to the cherished 2014 Brazil World Cup on Tuesday, after playing a match that Chile won 2-1 at the National Stadium in Santiago, on the final day of the South American Qualifiers.

Chile won its ninth access to the World Cup, while Ecuador reached the third time the ticket for the tournament.

After the triumph of Chile by two goals to one against Ecuador, thousands of fans gathered across the country to celebrate the World Cup qualifying.

As the tradition in Santiago, the people reached Plaza Italia singing and hoisting flags, and the police said the celebrations were developed smoothly.

Meanwhile Uruguay, who beat Argentina 3-2 in the Centenario Stadium, will play against Jordan in playoffs, which is their only option to get the World Cup.

After the last date of the South American qualifiers, Argentina, Colombia, Chile and Ecuador qualified for the 2014 Brazil World Cup.

Greece' s national soccer team won Lichtenstein 2-0 on Tuesday evening in Athens in a pivotal FIFA 2014 World Cup qualifying match.

Greek striker Dimitris Salpingidis scored the first goal on the 7th minute of the game. Yorgos Karagounis was the scorer of the second on the 80th minute, bringing Greece closer to winning the ticket to Brazil.

After Tuesday' s victory Greece moves on to the next phase of the World Cup qualifiers to play-offs in November, as it ranked second in Group G behind Bosnia Herzegovina' s national team which advanced directly.

An error-ridden Egypt were battered 6-1, outmuscled by Ghana in the first leg of the World Cup playoff tie Tuesday, in an unprecedented humiliating result that saw the Pharaohs' long-held World Cup qualification hopes all but shattered.

Capitalising on their home advantage, Ghana started all guns blazing, tightening their grip on the game from the very beginning and handing Egypt one of their worst-ever defeats.

The loss is the biggest in the head-to-head record of the two teams, and one of the worst in Egypt's history.

At the fully packed Baba Yara Stadium and under heavy rain, obvious were Egypt's deadly defensive lapses, mis-placed passes, and inability to play fluent football throughout the match.

Egypt, who hasn' t made it to the World Cup since 1990, will host the second leg on 19 November in Cairo.

Egyptian soccer fans felt bad, after the big lose against Ghana national team.

The Egyptians dreamed about qualifying to the world cup in Brazil 2014, but some of them believed that dream vanished yesterday, and others believed there are always hope, and the Egyptians players could make a miracle.

Soundbite 1 (Arabic) - REMON GERGES, Egyptian soccer fan
 "It was a poor match, Egypt' s national team played very bad, we hoped our team to play well, we hoped to qualify, but it seems we won' t" .

Gamal Allam, head of the Egyptian Football Association, said on Tuesday that coach Bob Bradley would not be dismissed because of a penalty clause of US$300,000 in his contract.

Soundbite 2 (Arabic) - THARWAT ALI, Egyptian soccer fan
 "We have a little hope, that our team could play well in the next game against Ghana, but the players should work hard, and play well, and we could win and qualify to the world cup, there is nothing impossible, we had another 90 minutes, we should have hope, and even we can' t qualify, we should beat Ghana team, to keep the reputation."