Wednesday, September 21, 2005

[World Soccer Club] Digest Number 1602

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There are 7 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Re: France fall away
From: "Manuel" <manuelgon_1999@yahoo.com>
2. Re: Fancy a holiday?
From: "Nick Morris" <n_i_c_k_17@yahoo.co.uk>
3. Stijnen steeled for Standard trial
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
4. Bruges bounce back, Standard stay top
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
5. Fram suffer relegation heartbreak
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
6. Re: France fall away
From: marta_grimsdottir
7. Re: Fram suffer relegation heartbreak
From: marta_grimsdottir

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Message: 1
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 13:39:48 -0000
From: "Manuel" <manuelgon_1999@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: France fall away

Not even in the summer?

--- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, marta_grimsdottir
<no_reply@y...> wrote:
> lol
> Not me. But some people do. :))
>
> --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, "Manuel"
> <manuelgon_1999@y...> wrote:
> >
> > you too?
> >
> > --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, marta_grimsdottir
> > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> > > It is possible. Some people like going skinny dipping in termal
spings
> > > in the winter. :)))
> > >
> > > --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, "Nick Morris"
> > > <n_i_c_k_17@y...> wrote:
> > > > his probably is just lots of naked women drinking :))
> > > >
> > > > nick
> > > >
> > > > --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, marta_grimsdottir
> > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> > > > > what is your definition of that? :))
> > > > >
> > > > > --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, "Manuel"
> > > > > <manuelgon_1999@y...> wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > define party...
> > > > > >
> > > > > > --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, marta_grimsdottir
> > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> > > > > > > Same as in Summer. Go out, party, swim, sauna, travel... :)
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, "Manuel"
> > > > > > > <manuelgon_1999@y...> wrote:
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Even in winter? what do you do for fun in winter?
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, marta_grimsdottir
> > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> > > > > > > > > Iceland is great any time of year
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, "Manuel"
> > > > > > > > > <manuelgon_1999@y...> wrote:
> > > > > > > > > > Is Iceland nice this time of the year?
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com,
> marta_grimsdottir
> > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> > > > > > > > > > > Iceland dropped 2 spots!!!! I don't like this
> ranking no
> > > > > > > more!!! :((
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, "Manuel"
> > > > > > > > > > > <manuelgon_1999@y...> wrote:
> > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > Two CONCACAF teams in top 6 LOL
> > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com,
> "jer_vanlint"
> > > > > > > > > > > > <jer_vanlint@y...> wrote:
> > > > > > > > > > > > > With only 24 `A' international matches
having been
> > > > played
> > > > > > > in the
> > > > > > > > > > last
> > > > > > > > > > > > > four weeks, there are few major changes in
> > > August's FIFA
> > > > > > > World
> > > > > > > > > > > > > Ranking. Brazil, Argentina, the Netherlands, the
> > Czech
> > > > > > > > Republic,
> > > > > > > > > > > > > Mexico and Gold Cup winners the USA continue to
> > occupy
> > > > > > the top
> > > > > > > > > six
> > > > > > > > > > > > > positions, but England (7th, up 1) overtake
Spain
> > > > (8th, no
> > > > > > > > > change).
> > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > Due to a devaluation of past results, the French
> > (9th,
> > > > > > > down 2)
> > > > > > > > > > > > > continue to lose ground and they are now in
their
> > > lowest
> > > > > > > > position
> > > > > > > > > > > > > since winning the World Cup in 1998.
> > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > This month's major movers are to be found lower
> > > down the
> > > > > > > > ranking,
> > > > > > > > > > > > > with Cosafa Cup winners Zimbabwe (51st, up
2) and
> > > > defeated
> > > > > > > > > > finalists
> > > > > > > > > > > > > Zambia (56th, up 6) narrowly missing out on
> > > joining the
> > > > > > > top 50.
> > > > > > > > > > Qatar
> > > > > > > > > > > > > (68th, up 7) and Gold Cup finalists Panama
> (77th, up
> > > > > 6) also
> > > > > > > > > climb
> > > > > > > > > > > > > more than five places. Panama, defeated by
> the USA
> > > > > only on
> > > > > > > > > > penalties
> > > > > > > > > > > > > in the final of the Gold Cup, currently sit in
> their
> > > > > highest
> > > > > > > > ever
> > > > > > > > > > > > > position in the FIFA World Ranking.
> > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > Given the lack of movement in the upper echelons
> > > of the
> > > > > > > > > ranking, it
> > > > > > > > > > > > > is hardly surprising that there is no change
> to the
> > > > > > regional
> > > > > > > > > > > > > composition of the top 50. With 26
> > > representatives, UEFA
> > > > > > still
> > > > > > > > > > boasts
> > > > > > > > > > > > > more than half of the top 50, with the remaining
> > teams
> > > > > > coming
> > > > > > > > > from
> > > > > > > > > > > > > CAF (8), CONMEBOL (6), CONCACAF (5) and AFC (5).
> > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 1. Brazil......................837...0
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 2. Argentina...................782...0
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 3. Netherlands.................780...0
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 4. Czech Republic..............777...0
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 5. Mexico......................770...0
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 6. USA.........................768...0
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 7. England.....................743...+1
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 8. Spain.......................739...0
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 9. France......................737...-2
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 9. Portugal....................737...+1
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 11.Germany.....................722...0
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 12.Turkey......................712...0
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 13.Italy.......................711...+1
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 14.Republic of Ireland.........709...+1
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 15.Iran........................708...0
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 15.Sweden......................708...+2
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 17.Japan.......................706...-4
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 18.Greece......................696...+1
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 18.Denmark.....................696...+1
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 20.Croatia.....................693...+2
> > > > > > > > > > > > > Some others:
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 23.Korea Republic..............681...-2
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 25.Uruguay.....................675...-7
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 52.Belgium.....................585...-2
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 53.Trinidad and Tobago.........574...+5
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 56.Zambia......................569...+6
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 57.Australia...................568...+3
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 57.Iraq........................568...-5
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 62.Uzbekistan..................561...-9
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 63.Jordan......................560...-6
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 68.Oman........................549...-4
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 68.Qatar.......................549...+7
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 71.Angola......................546...-3
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 77.Panama......................540...+6
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 83.Wales.......................517...-3
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 94.Iceland.....................486...-2
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 97.Indonesia...................478...-5
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 105.Cyprus.....................443...+4
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 116.Northern Ireland...........410...-4
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 130.Mozambique.................352...+4
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 134.Andorra....................346...+1
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 137.Fiji.......................338...+4
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 162.Sierra Leone...............218...-6
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 180.Mongolia...................141...+3
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 183.Central African Republic...140...-3
> > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > ***************************
> > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > The French are finaly loosing some spots :)

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Message: 2
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 17:49:34 -0000
From: "Nick Morris" <n_i_c_k_17@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Fancy a holiday?

yeah i dont think they would mind. book it!!!

nick

--- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, "Manuel"
<manuelgon_1999@y...> wrote:
>
> Would the Korean military send a young commando for training reasons?
>
> --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, "Nick Morris"
> <n_i_c_k_17@y...> wrote:
> > i think you should order the group package and pay for 4 other WSC
> > members to go there too ;)
> >
> > nick
> >
> > --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, "Manuel"
> > <manuelgon_1999@y...> wrote:
> > >
> > > hmmmmm....so which package should I take.....hmmm
> > >
> > > --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, "Nick Morris"
> > > <n_i_c_k_17@y...> wrote:
> > > > If anyone has a few quid to spare and wants a nice enjoyable
> holiday,
> > > > then goto http://www.cat69.com/packages/index.html and book one. I
> > > > know Mangy will order one right away ;)
> > > >
> > > > Nick

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Message: 3
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 19:47:38 -0000
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
Subject: Stijnen steeled for Standard trial

After stand-in goalkeeper Stijn Stijnen produced another star showing
in this weekend's 0-1 Belgian First Division win at KSK Beveren, Club
Brugge coach Jan Ceulemans felt compelled to defend his first-choice
custodian, Tomislav Butina, saying: "Stijnen was excellent again, but
Butina is still No1."

Pressure on
However, should the 24-year-old perform similarly well in Wednesday
night's all-important league trip to Standard de Li¨¨ge, Croatian
international Butina may have bigger things to worry about than the
bout of pneumonia which handed his understudy a first-team chance.

Inexperienced goalkeeper
Before last Wednesday's 1-2 Champions League defeat by Juventus,
Stijnen had played just 12 games for Club Brugge since joining the
Belgian champions from SC Hasselt in June 2000. Called on to replace
the stricken Butina, he made a remarkable impression.

Stijnen saves
Juventus had 25 shots in all, 12 of them on target, and until late
efforts from Pavel Nedv¨§d and David Trezeguet, Stijnen kept
everything out. "Stijnen performed miracles in the Brugge goal," said
Juventus coach Fabio Capello. "He produced a phenomenal display."

Ibrahimovic thwarted
Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic knew only too well how the
goalkeeper had played as he was denied time and again. "I could have
had a hat-trick if luck had been on my side," he told. "The reason I
didn't was that the goalkeeper had a really good game and what luck
there was went his way."

Terrific block
Perhaps Stijnen's best save came when Ibrahimovic seemed to have
rounded him on the edge of the area only for the youngster to sprint
back to claw his effort away. Ibrahimovic said: "The nearest I got
all night was the shot I hit to the near post but somehow he got back
to save it."

Nothing to worry about
"I certainly don't have anything to be embarrassed about," Stijnen
said afterwards. "People didn't believe me when I said I wasn't
nervous but, honestly, I had nothing to worry about on that score. I
had the sort of luck you get when you're playing well. But there was
nothing I could do for the goals."

Ceulemans pleased
Ceulemans concurred, saying: "Thanks to Stijnen we kept it at 0-0
until the second half. And we got better and better as the game went
on." The coach was certainly happy enough to include him in the first
XI on Sunday when he made a string of fine stops to frustrate Beveren.

Sterner test
However, the match at league leaders Standard, who are a point above
unbeaten Brugge in joint-second spot, may prove a sterner test of
Stijnen's credentials. With injuries robbing Club Brugge of several
key players, Standard may scent an easy victory. If Stijnen can deny
them, however, a star could well be born.

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Stijn Stijnen!! A stupid name, but great goalie :p

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Message: 4
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 20:22:09 -0000
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
Subject: Bruges bounce back, Standard stay top

Belgian champions Club Bruges bounced back from their midweek
Champions League defeat to Juventus with a 1-0 victory over Beveren
on Sunday.

Jeanvion Yulu-Matondo followed up his goal against the Italians with
the only goal on 31 minutes as Bruges joined Anderlecht on 14 points
after six games, one point behind leaders Standard Liege.

Anderlecht were surprisingly held to a 1-1 draw by FC Brussels in a
local derby on Saturday.

A blunder by Anderlecht goalkeeper Silvio Proto allowed Werry Sels to
equalise nine minutes from time after an own goal by Richard Culek
had given the visitors the lead in the 70th minute.

Standard got back to winning ways with a 0-3 drubbing of Cercle
Bruges who remain rooted at the foot of the table with just one point.

All three goals came in the opening half through Jonathan Walasiak,
Sergio Conceicao and Mohammed Tchite.

Racing Genk secured their first win under coach Hugo Broos by
defeating Zulte Waregem 3-1 on Sunday.

Table:
1.Standard Liege 6 5 0 1 14-7 15
2.RSC Anderlecht 6 4 2 0 18-6 14
3.Club Brugge KV 6 4 2 0 08-3 14
4.Westerlo...... 6 4 1 1 09-2 13
5.Zulte-Waregem. 6 3 1 2 11-9 10
6.AA Gent....... 6 3 1 2 08-7 10
7.Lokeren SNW... 5 3 1 1 06-6 10
8.Charleroi SC.. 6 2 4 0 06-3 10

Scorers:
7 goals: Mbo Mpenza (Anderlecht)
7 goals: Mohammed Tchité (Standard)
5 goals: Bosko Balaban (Club Brugge)
4 goals: Coelho (Westerlo)
4 goals: Nenad Jestrovic (Anderlecht)

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Pffff, we still havn't played a good game this season so far.
Only the home game against Valerenga in the CL was good.
8 goals in 6 games, damn...

But we are still doing very well in the league :)
We'll see what happens tomorrow at Standard..

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Message: 5
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 20:45:48 -0000
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
Subject: Fram suffer relegation heartbreak

All eyes were on the bottom of the table on the last day of the
Icelandic season, with the title already FH Hafnarfjördur's. The main
drama was who would be relegated with Thróttur Reykjavik, and Fram
Reykjavík went down in heartbreaking fashion. Their fate was sealed
by a last-minute goal that condemned them to a 5-1 home loss to
Hafnarfjördur and demotion on goal difference.

Gritty Grindavík
ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar gained a late reprieve, despite losing at Fylkir,
while Grindavík, second-bottom at the start of play, survived with a
gritty 2-1 win over Keflavík. Thróttur's success at Valur Reykjavík
ensured the bottom four were separated by just two points in a
remarkable relegation fight. Breidablik and Víkingur join the Premier
League after coming first and second in the First Division.

Cup final meeting
Valur clung on to second spot on goal difference despite their
defeat, while ÍA Akranes grabbed third and the chance of UEFA Cup
qualification. They will take their place if Valur beat Fram in the
Icelandic Cup final on 24 September. If it goes the other way, Fram
will enter Europe from the second tier of domestic football, with ÍA
settling for the Intertoto Cup.

Hafnarfjördur departures
Despite their title, Hafnarfjördur lost striker Allan Borgvardt. The
25-year-old Dane, voted Player of the Season, has signed for Norway's
Viking FK after three terms in Iceland. His compatriot, 29-year-old
midfielder Dennis Siim, has also left the champions for Randers Freja
in his homeland. Siim will be more easily replaced having made only
six Hafnarfjördur appearances. Borgvardt's departure three games
before the finish meant he was pipped to the golden boot. Having been
level with team-mate Tryggvi Gudmundsson on 13 goals, his departure
left the path open for Gudmundsson to go clear with a final-day hat-
trick.

Gíslason joins exodus
KR Reykjavík's promising 17-year-old Rúrik Gíslason has joined the
country's foreign legion, penning a two-year deal with Charlton
Athletic of the English Premiership. KR have also hired Teitur
Thordarson as coach. The experienced ex-pro has coached Norwegian
sides SFK Lyn Oslo, SK Brann and the Estonian national team.

Final table:
1. FH Hafnarfjördur. 18 16 0 02 53-11 48 Champions
2. Valur Reykjavik.. 18 10 2 06 29-16 32
3. ÍA Akranes....... 18 10 2 06 24-20 32
4. Keflavík......... 18 07 6 05 28-31 27
5. Fylkir Reykjavik. 18 08 2 08 28-28 26
6. KR Reykjavik..... 18 08 1 09 22-24 25
7. Grindavík........ 18 05 3 10 23-41 18
8. ÍBV Vestmannæyjar 18 05 2 11 18-30 17
9. Fram Reykjavik... 18 05 2 11 19-32 17 Relegated
10.Þróttur Reykjavik 18 04 4 10 21-32 16 Relegated

Topscorers (after 17 games):
13 Allan Borgvardt (FH)
13 Tryggvi Gudmundsson (FH)
09 Hordur Sveinsson (Keflavík)
08 Gardar Bergmann Gunnlaugsson (Valur)
07 Matthias Gudmundsson (Valur)

2nd division current Table (1 game left):
1.Breidablik Kopavogur 17 13 4 0 30-11 43 Promoted
2.Vikingur Reykjavik.. 17 09 7 1 39-09 34
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3.KA Akureyri......... 17 09 4 4 35-16 31

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Damn, we are going to miss the Icelandic league :)

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Message: 6
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 04:20:20 -0000
From: marta_grimsdottir
Subject: Re: France fall away

It's not because of the cold that people will do it or not. the water
is always about the same :))

--- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, "Manuel"
<manuelgon_1999@y...> wrote:
>
> Not even in the summer?
>
> --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, marta_grimsdottir
> <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> > lol
> > Not me. But some people do. :))
> >
> > --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, "Manuel"
> > <manuelgon_1999@y...> wrote:
> > >
> > > you too?
> > >
> > > --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, marta_grimsdottir
> > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> > > > It is possible. Some people like going skinny dipping in termal
> spings
> > > > in the winter. :)))
> > > >
> > > > --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, "Nick Morris"
> > > > <n_i_c_k_17@y...> wrote:
> > > > > his probably is just lots of naked women drinking :))
> > > > >
> > > > > nick
> > > > >
> > > > > --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, marta_grimsdottir
> > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> > > > > > what is your definition of that? :))
> > > > > >
> > > > > > --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, "Manuel"
> > > > > > <manuelgon_1999@y...> wrote:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > define party...
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, marta_grimsdottir
> > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> > > > > > > > Same as in Summer. Go out, party, swim, sauna,
travel... :)
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, "Manuel"
> > > > > > > > <manuelgon_1999@y...> wrote:
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Even in winter? what do you do for fun in winter?
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com,
marta_grimsdottir
> > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> > > > > > > > > > Iceland is great any time of year
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, "Manuel"
> > > > > > > > > > <manuelgon_1999@y...> wrote:
> > > > > > > > > > > Is Iceland nice this time of the year?
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com,
> > marta_grimsdottir
> > > > > > > > > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> > > > > > > > > > > > Iceland dropped 2 spots!!!! I don't like this
> > ranking no
> > > > > > > > more!!! :((
> > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, "Manuel"
> > > > > > > > > > > > <manuelgon_1999@y...> wrote:
> > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > Two CONCACAF teams in top 6 LOL
> > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com,
> > "jer_vanlint"
> > > > > > > > > > > > > <jer_vanlint@y...> wrote:
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > With only 24 `A' international matches
> having been
> > > > > played
> > > > > > > > in the
> > > > > > > > > > > last
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > four weeks, there are few major changes in
> > > > August's FIFA
> > > > > > > > World
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > Ranking. Brazil, Argentina, the
Netherlands, the
> > > Czech
> > > > > > > > > Republic,
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > Mexico and Gold Cup winners the USA
continue to
> > > occupy
> > > > > > > the top
> > > > > > > > > > six
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > positions, but England (7th, up 1) overtake
> Spain
> > > > > (8th, no
> > > > > > > > > > change).
> > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > Due to a devaluation of past results, the
French
> > > (9th,
> > > > > > > > down 2)
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > continue to lose ground and they are now in
> their
> > > > lowest
> > > > > > > > > position
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > since winning the World Cup in 1998.
> > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > This month's major movers are to be found
lower
> > > > down the
> > > > > > > > > ranking,
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > with Cosafa Cup winners Zimbabwe (51st, up
> 2) and
> > > > > defeated
> > > > > > > > > > > finalists
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > Zambia (56th, up 6) narrowly missing out on
> > > > joining the
> > > > > > > > top 50.
> > > > > > > > > > > Qatar
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > (68th, up 7) and Gold Cup finalists Panama
> > (77th, up
> > > > > > 6) also
> > > > > > > > > > climb
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > more than five places. Panama, defeated by
> > the USA
> > > > > > only on
> > > > > > > > > > > penalties
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > in the final of the Gold Cup, currently sit in
> > their
> > > > > > highest
> > > > > > > > > ever
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > position in the FIFA World Ranking.
> > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > Given the lack of movement in the upper
echelons
> > > > of the
> > > > > > > > > > ranking, it
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > is hardly surprising that there is no change
> > to the
> > > > > > > regional
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > composition of the top 50. With 26
> > > > representatives, UEFA
> > > > > > > still
> > > > > > > > > > > boasts
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > more than half of the top 50, with the
remaining
> > > teams
> > > > > > > coming
> > > > > > > > > > from
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > CAF (8), CONMEBOL (6), CONCACAF (5) and
AFC (5).
> > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 1. Brazil......................837...0
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 2. Argentina...................782...0
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 3. Netherlands.................780...0
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 4. Czech Republic..............777...0
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 5. Mexico......................770...0
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 6. USA.........................768...0
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 7. England.....................743...+1
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 8. Spain.......................739...0
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 9. France......................737...-2
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 9. Portugal....................737...+1
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 11.Germany.....................722...0
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 12.Turkey......................712...0
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 13.Italy.......................711...+1
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 14.Republic of Ireland.........709...+1
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 15.Iran........................708...0
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 15.Sweden......................708...+2
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 17.Japan.......................706...-4
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 18.Greece......................696...+1
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 18.Denmark.....................696...+1
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 20.Croatia.....................693...+2
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > Some others:
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 23.Korea Republic..............681...-2
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 25.Uruguay.....................675...-7
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 52.Belgium.....................585...-2
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 53.Trinidad and Tobago.........574...+5
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 56.Zambia......................569...+6
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 57.Australia...................568...+3
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 57.Iraq........................568...-5
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 62.Uzbekistan..................561...-9
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 63.Jordan......................560...-6
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 68.Oman........................549...-4
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 68.Qatar.......................549...+7
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 71.Angola......................546...-3
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 77.Panama......................540...+6
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 83.Wales.......................517...-3
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 94.Iceland.....................486...-2
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 97.Indonesia...................478...-5
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 105.Cyprus.....................443...+4
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 116.Northern Ireland...........410...-4
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 130.Mozambique.................352...+4
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 134.Andorra....................346...+1
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 137.Fiji.......................338...+4
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 162.Sierra Leone...............218...-6
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 180.Mongolia...................141...+3
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > 183.Central African Republic...140...-3
> > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > ***************************
> > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > The French are finaly loosing some spots :)

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Message: 7
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 04:21:29 -0000
From: marta_grimsdottir
Subject: Re: Fram suffer relegation heartbreak

I won't :))

--- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, "jer_vanlint"
<jer_vanlint@y...> wrote:
> All eyes were on the bottom of the table on the last day of the
> Icelandic season, with the title already FH Hafnarfjördur's. The main
> drama was who would be relegated with Thróttur Reykjavik, and Fram
> Reykjavík went down in heartbreaking fashion. Their fate was sealed
> by a last-minute goal that condemned them to a 5-1 home loss to
> Hafnarfjördur and demotion on goal difference.
>
> Gritty Grindavík
> ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar gained a late reprieve, despite losing at Fylkir,
> while Grindavík, second-bottom at the start of play, survived with a
> gritty 2-1 win over Keflavík. Thróttur's success at Valur Reykjavík
> ensured the bottom four were separated by just two points in a
> remarkable relegation fight. Breidablik and Víkingur join the Premier
> League after coming first and second in the First Division.
>
> Cup final meeting
> Valur clung on to second spot on goal difference despite their
> defeat, while ÍA Akranes grabbed third and the chance of UEFA Cup
> qualification. They will take their place if Valur beat Fram in the
> Icelandic Cup final on 24 September. If it goes the other way, Fram
> will enter Europe from the second tier of domestic football, with ÍA
> settling for the Intertoto Cup.
>
> Hafnarfjördur departures
> Despite their title, Hafnarfjördur lost striker Allan Borgvardt. The
> 25-year-old Dane, voted Player of the Season, has signed for Norway's
> Viking FK after three terms in Iceland. His compatriot, 29-year-old
> midfielder Dennis Siim, has also left the champions for Randers Freja
> in his homeland. Siim will be more easily replaced having made only
> six Hafnarfjördur appearances. Borgvardt's departure three games
> before the finish meant he was pipped to the golden boot. Having been
> level with team-mate Tryggvi Gudmundsson on 13 goals, his departure
> left the path open for Gudmundsson to go clear with a final-day hat-
> trick.
>
> Gíslason joins exodus
> KR Reykjavík's promising 17-year-old Rúrik Gíslason has joined the
> country's foreign legion, penning a two-year deal with Charlton
> Athletic of the English Premiership. KR have also hired Teitur
> Thordarson as coach. The experienced ex-pro has coached Norwegian
> sides SFK Lyn Oslo, SK Brann and the Estonian national team.
>
>
> Final table:
> 1. FH Hafnarfjördur. 18 16 0 02 53-11 48 Champions
> 2. Valur Reykjavik.. 18 10 2 06 29-16 32
> 3. ÍA Akranes....... 18 10 2 06 24-20 32
> 4. Keflavík......... 18 07 6 05 28-31 27
> 5. Fylkir Reykjavik. 18 08 2 08 28-28 26
> 6. KR Reykjavik..... 18 08 1 09 22-24 25
> 7. Grindavík........ 18 05 3 10 23-41 18
> 8. ÍBV Vestmannæyjar 18 05 2 11 18-30 17
> 9. Fram Reykjavik... 18 05 2 11 19-32 17 Relegated
> 10.Þróttur Reykjavik 18 04 4 10 21-32 16 Relegated
>
>
> Topscorers (after 17 games):
> 13 Allan Borgvardt (FH)
> 13 Tryggvi Gudmundsson (FH)
> 09 Hordur Sveinsson (Keflavík)
> 08 Gardar Bergmann Gunnlaugsson (Valur)
> 07 Matthias Gudmundsson (Valur)
>
>
> 2nd division current Table (1 game left):
> 1.Breidablik Kopavogur 17 13 4 0 30-11 43 Promoted
> 2.Vikingur Reykjavik.. 17 09 7 1 39-09 34
> -----------
> 3.KA Akureyri......... 17 09 4 4 35-16 31
>
>
> ************************************************
>
> Damn, we are going to miss the Icelandic league :)

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