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Champions League – Group Stage Qualifying Scenarios

Posted on 27 Nov, 2014, by in Soccer

We have two more days of Champions League group stage left this season, and with it come the calculations of who can qualify from what group. Five spots are still up for grabs, with Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Leverkusen, Dortmund, Arsenal, Bayern Munich, PSG, Barcelona, Chelsea, Sporting and Shakhtar Donetsk securing their spot in the next round. More

Champions League Qualifying Scenarios

Posted on 10 Dec, 2013, by in Soccer

The final matchday of the 2013-2014 Champions League brings with it the complications of the qualifying scenarios as teams fight out for the final spots available. The most interesting test case is in the group of death with Arsenal, Napoli and Dortmund. The Gunners have a slight edge, but it won’t be surprising to see all three teams finishing with the same amount of points, making it about a mini-league table of head to heads and goal differences. More

Champions League – 8 Qualified Teams, 8 Spots Still Open

Posted on 28 Nov, 2013, by in Soccer

After each team has played 5 matches in the Champions League group stage, the knockout stage is 50% full, as eight teams have already completed the job of qualifying to the round of 16, while another eight have to go though the drama of the final midweek round in the competition to see if they’ve made it, dropped to the Europa League or seeing an end to their European season altogether. More

World Cup Qualification Scenarios

Posted on 13 Oct, 2013, by in Soccer

The final match days for the UEFA, CONCACAF and CONMEBOL teams is approaching, and we take a look at all the possible qualification scenarios for the remaining teams in contention … More

Euro 2012 – Day 12 Predictions (England vs Ukraine, Sweden vs France)

Posted on 19 Jun, 2012, by in Soccer

The final day of the Euro 2012 group stage arrives with three teams in Group D fighting for their spot in the quarterfinals. France play pointless Sweden, who don’t seem that interested in posing much of an obstacle, while a very confident England plays another host nation, Ukraine, needing a win to stay alive in the tournament. More

Euro 2012 – Day 11 Predictions (Croatia vs Spain, Italy vs Ireland)

Posted on 18 Jun, 2012, by in Soccer

Two questions heading into the final day in Group C – Will Spain and Croatia strike a ‘dirty deal’ to get a draw that will eliminate Italy from the picture, and can the Italian offense finally show more than a goal a match, against an Ireland defense that has conceded more than anyone so far in Euro 2012? More

Euro 2012 – Day 10 Predictions (Portugal vs Netherlands, Denmark vs Germany)

Posted on 17 Jun, 2012, by in Soccer

Despite winning both of their matches so far, there an actual chance, although small, that Germany can find themselves out of the running in Group B, although a draw would suffice in their match against Denmark. For the other ‘early’ group of death favorites, the Netherlands, it’s only about beating Portugal, and winning big. More