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Clasificación Mundial 2014


MAR 19.11.2013 | NEWS

The Liga BBVA in the World Cup

After the first-leg matches played last week in the World Cup qualifier playoffs, Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal currently looks most likely to qualify.


MAR 19.11.2013

Some participants in the FIFA World Cup and still yet to be decided, and with the draw for the group stage coming up on the 6th of December, there are still several Liga BBVA players who are looking for a place at the festival of football.

After the completion of qualifiers in Africa, where Bobley Anderson (Málaga CF), Allan-Roméo Nyon (Granada CF), Stéphane M'Bia (Sevilla FC), Alexandre Song (FC Barcelona), Raoul Loé (CA Osasuna) and Fabrice Olinga (Málaga CF) won their place at Brazil 2014, the European groups are still yet to be finalised and Mexico and Uruguay are very likely to make it after their resounding 5-1 and 0-5 wins over New Zealand and Jordan, respectively.

The Portugal side of Cristiano Ronaldo, Fabio Coentrão, Pepe (Real Madrid CF), João Pereira, Hélder Postiga, Ricardo Costa (Valencia CF), Beto (Sevilla FC) and Vitorino Antunes (Málaga CF), looks likely to qualify after its 1-0 victory last Friday in Lisbon against Sweden, who are always a tough opponent at home.

For their part, Romanians Ciprian Marica (Getafe CF) and Andrei Gabriel Torje (RCD Espanyol), and Frenchmen Karim Benzema and Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid CF), have mountains to climb if they want to be included in the draw on the 6th of December, after their respective 3-1 and 2-0 losses to Greece and Ukraine.

In the other European qualifier, the first leg of which was goalless, Croatia, with Iván Rakitić (Sevilla FC) and Luka Modrić (Real Madrid CF) on board, will be bidding to return to the World Cup after missing out on South Africa 2010 when they host Iceland on Tuesday the 19th of November.

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