Friday, September 4, 2009

Slovakia vs Czech Republic

The Czech national football (soccer) team is now in Bratislava, Slovakia for a big match this weekend.

Both teams are trying to qualify to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

The Slovaks are in the lead while the qualifying matches have been tough for the Czech team. Both teams need a win on Saturday to keep hope alive of qualifying to the World Cup. If the Czechs lose then they will be out of automatic qualification for South Africa. It should be an interesting match.

This is kind of a match between two "brother" countries. I wonder just how big the rivalry is between the two? It wasn't that long ago that they made up a single country.

EDIT: It was a draw. Slovakia and ČR tied 2:2. Hopefully, the Czechs will win their upcoming matches and qualify to the 2010 World Cup. They play San Marino on the 9th, Poland on 10.10 and Northern Ireland and the 14.10.
EDIT: On the 9th the ČR beat San Marino 7:0. They play Poland on 10.10 in Prague.
EDIT: On 10.10, the ČR beat Poland 2:0 but on 14.10 there was a draw 0:0 against Northern Ireland. Slovakia has qualified to the World Cup for the 1st time in its history. I can't tell if the ČR still has a chance for a playoff spot or not.

1 comment:

  1. I am so impressed that you now can speak a little sports lingo. You sound so butch.