Eight spots remain for the 2010 World Cup finals and the qualifying games are played today, November 14 and also on November 18, 2009.Â Â
Cameroon vs Morocco: Cameroon is the favorite here and they will qualify if they win away at Morocco. Morocco is in last place in the group and three of their best players have withdrawn because of injury. Morocco must win the match to have any chance of making it to the January World Cup Finals in Africa.Â See a highlight video below of a previous Cameroon vs Morocco game.
Russia vs. Slovenia: Russia is the favorite here, and they unfortunately lost to Germany.Â Sloveniaâ€™s strength is locking up the goal (they only allowed 4 goals in 10 qualifying matches).Â The Russians have Andrei Arshavin, but Slovenia has a full squad going into this game.Â The Russians are down Pavlyuchenko and Zhirkov, but still have a stronger team.
Greece vs. Ukraine: Greece is the favorite here, but both teams have incredible managers who know how to organize their players.Â Each team relies on set-pieces and counterattacking to score.Â The Ukraine just may win this one because of Andiry Shevchenko.
Costa Rica vs. Uruguay: Uruguay is the favorite here because of Diego Forlan was the European Golden Boot winner (he scored 32 goals in La Liga for Atletico Madrid).Â The Ticos may have a home field advantage.
Portugal vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina: Bosnia and Herzegovina is the favorite here. Portugal is missing Cristiano Ronaldo, but Simao and Nani should be able to handle it his absence, but Portugalâ€™s defending could be the biggest problem they face.Â
France vs. Ireland: France is the favorite here and they did win the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000.Â But the team has changed drastically since then.Â Ireland is undefeated, but their four wins were against the two bottom teams.Â Irelandâ€™s best players Stephen Ireland and Andy Reid are not playing.Â
Unknowns:Â If Tunisia beats Mozambique they will qualify.Â And Nigeria will qualify if they beat Kenya and Tunisia draws or loses.
There are a few live streaming sites where you can watch the games for free, but they can slowâ€¦and frustrating.Â Sometimes they work well, depending on how many people are trying to watch them at the same time.Â Sopcast requires the download of software before you can watch it.Â