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St. Lucia and Aruba Start It Off

June 5th, 2011 · 5 Comments

There won’t be any sims just yet as I’m still working on the final details of how it’s going to be done.

However the very first qualifier for 2014 gets played today between St. Lucia and Aruba who kick off a home and home series with a match in St. Lucia. So I’ll just quickly give the odds for this one and then try and get a full workup set in time before the next matchup starts in a week and a half.

Anyway, for anyone who is interested St. Lucia should be a heavy favorite here as the system has it 89.38% to 10.62% in their favor to emerge from the two legs victorious. Granted there isn’t much in the way of results to go on for Aruba as they’ve played 9 matches in the last eight years with eight losses and a draw against the Netherland Antilles. St. Lucia has played more often, 29 times winning 6 and drawing 4.

Stay tuned as very soon I’ll know exactly how the qualifying sims will be presented (and where) and once that’s taken care of, I’ll start running them!

Tags: Brazil 2014 · Soccer!! · Uncategorized

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cornballer // Jun 5, 2011 at 6:41 am

    Glad to see you’re back at this, Voros.

  • 2 Edwin // Jun 6, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Voros:

    This game will be held actually on July. Powerhouses Monserrat and Belize actually kick the thing off in June 15th:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_FIFA_World_Cup_qualification_(CONCACAF)

  • 3 Voros // Jun 6, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Yeah, apparently the schedule got changed. As you can imagine getting quality information from there isn’t easy, particularly with the shakeup in CONCACAF.

  • 4 Stevan // Jun 7, 2011 at 6:10 am

    Hi Voros,

    Great to see your beginning here.
    Of course I’m especially keen on seeing your updated http://vorosmccracken.com/nationalteamrankings071010.html
    (last update was July 10th, 2010)

    The matches

    Montserrat - Belize
    15/06/2011 Malabar
    FIFA World Cup™ Qualifier

    and

    Belize - Montserrat
    19/06/2011 Belmopan
    FIFA World Cup™ Qualifier

    are now on http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/results/index.html after all.

    I hope so much you will make it to update the Voros nationalteamrankings before kick-off!!!

    Greetings,
    Stevan

  • 5 Stevan // Jun 14, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Hi Voros,

    OK here they go, and where are you?

    http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/media/newsid=1451662/index.html

    Montserrat to kick off preliminary competition for 2014 FIFA World Cup
    (FIFA.com) Monday 13 June 2011
    The preliminary competition of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ will start in Malabar, Trinidad, on 15 June 2011, with Montserrat welcoming Belize to the Larry Gomes Stadium. This encounter kicks off the lengthiest football tournament in the world, with no fewer than 832 matches expected to be played across the six confederations to determine which 31 of the 203 participating countries will be battling for Planet Football’s most coveted crown alongside automatically qualified hosts Brazil in June/July 2014.
    ….
    So as not to miss any of the action, FIFA.com will supply global coverage of the entire competition, from preliminary matches through to the Final in July 2014 in Brazil, offering football fans a one-stop shop website with real-time coverage. Live match coverage will be available for every game and will range from basic information to full MatchCast coverage with editorial commentaries, statistics and photos.
    http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/newsid=1451305/index.html

    We are a quality side especially with the inclusion of some players who play abroad, in the UK and the Australian league.

    Kenny Dyer, Montserrat coach

    According to
    http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/nccamerica/matches/round=258091/match=300163072/report.html
    and
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_FIFA_World_Cup_qualification_%E2%80%93_CONCACAF_First_Round
    it will be kick-off at 18:00 UTC-4

    I’m so excited about this exotic start of World-Cup Qualification at last!

    I hope you can post some news!! It’s still more than 24 hours to go!

    Greetings,
    Stevan

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