Thursday, February 10, 2011

Overnight results from overseas

Football truly is the world game and it always delights me when there are international matches.

Looking at the list of results is a lesson in geography, religion, politics, economics, culture, music, language and many other things apart from just sport.

As a former teacher, it makes me want to take a class of young students again and use such international results to further their understanding of the above-mentioned subjects.

Why was the Egypt versus USA match postponed? Why did the Algeria versus Tunisia game not go ahead? In which continent are DR Congo and Gabon? What are the capital cities of all these nations?

Gee, it really does almost make one want to teach again.

While on this topic, a book you may want to look at is "The Thinking Fan's Guide to the World Cup", edited by Matt Weiland and Sean Wilsey. It's published by Abacas.

It includes chapters by Geoff Dyer, Dave Eggers, Nick Hornby, Henning Mankell and Eric Schlosser.

Although it deals with the 2006 World Cup, it's a fascinating read.

Ask Ian Campbell, the former DOSA coach and manager of Dymock's in Centre Point, to get it for you.

Anyway, here are the overnight results. They make fascinating reading.

International Friendlies

Egypt v United States of America (postponed)

Libya 3-2 Benin

Tanzania 1-0 Palestine

Malaysia 2-0 Hong Kong

Armenia 1-2 Georgia

Mozambique 1-1 Botswana

DR Congo 0-2 Gabon

Moldova 2-1 Andorra

San Marino 0-1 Liechtenstein

Belarus 1-1 Kazakhstan

Greece 1-0 Canada

Bolivia 1-2 Latvia

Russia 0-1 Iran

Republic of Macedonia0 0-1 Cameroon

Croatia 4-2 Czech Republic

Azerbaijan 0-2 Hungary

Swaziland 0-4 Zambia

Israel 0-2 Serbia

Turkey 0-0 Korea Republic

Nigeria 2-1 Sierra Leone

Cyprus 1-1 Romania (Romania won on penalties)

Sweden 1-1 Ukraine (Ukraine won on penalties)

South Africa 2-0 Kenya

Albania 1-2 Slovenia

Bulgaria 2-2 Estonia

Denmark 1-2 England

Luxembourg 2-1 Slovakia

Algeria vTunisia (postponed)

Belgium 1-1 Finland

Holland 3-1 Austria

Malta 0-0 Switzerland

Norway 0-1 Poland

Germany 1-1 Italy

Scotland 3-0 Northern Ireland

Argentina 2-1 Portugal

France 1-0 Brazil

Morocco 3-0 Niger

Spain 1-0 Colombia

International Friendlies (Under-21)

Finland 4-1 Estonia

Cyprus 0-0 Ireland

Israel 0-1 Serbia

Slovenia 1-1 Croatia

Switzerland 1-1 Ukraine

Turkey 1-0 Romania

Greece 0-0 Germany

Holland 0-1 Czech Republic

Portugal 3-1 Sweden

Wales 2-0 Northern Ireland

International Club Friendlies

Zlin 3-0 Trencin

AC Horsens 1-2 FC Midtjylland

Dynamo Moscow 2-1 Rad Belgrade

CFR Cluj 3-2 Litex Lovech

Bochum 2-1 1. FC Cologne

FC Vestsjælland 2-3 OB Odense

Levski Sofia 2-1 Teplice

Hjorring IF 0-2 Aalborg BK

Honefoss 0-0 Asker


Mario said...

Very good results for England and France.

Anonymous said...

Did you see the Scotland game Walter, some of the football was outstanding to watch? Young Eriksen looks exciting for the Danes.

Anonymous said...

France played against 10 men all game at home.

England were lucky to get a result imo.

Roy said...

Africa ;)

I <3 Dominican Republic of Congo