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South Korea, Iran, and AUSTRALIA, join Japan in qualifying for World Cup 2014 in Brazil.

The winners of Jordan & Oman play Uzbekistan in a play off for the final Asian place.

Currently 0-0 on Eurosport2

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Tonight on BBC3, Tahiti face the plucky Spanish minnows.

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Not sure about its histroy, but now its the dress rehearsal for the World Cup, I guess it makes sure the host nation has everything in place 12 months in advance.

With another tick in the box for the dress rehearsal for the riots.

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Vamos Tahiti!

Just 10-nil, then. Credit to the Brazilian crowd who, once again, screamed their heads off for Tahiti.

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Frank Lampard, who is currently promoting his new book, being introduced on Radio 5: "he's not the first Footballer to write a children's book, but he may be the first to have done so intentionally". :D

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The Clark Carlisle documentary on Depression in professional footballers is really good. It must apply to our sport as well.

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The Clark Carlisle documentary on Depression in professional footballers is really good. It must apply to our sport as well.

It was a good programme, a small wedge into the silence on the subject in football.

 

It does apply to rugby league as well, Chris Westwood did an outstanding interview/article in RLW in 2010 on Paul Whatuira's breakdown.  Then you have Terry Newton.

 

I wonder how many people have died or suffered unduly due to people in sport being too embarrassed to talk about it or being told by others to "just snap out of it".

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It was a good programme, a small wedge into the silence on the subject in football.

 

It does apply to rugby league as well, Chris Westwood did an outstanding interview/article in RLW in 2010 on Paul Whatuira's breakdown.  Then you have Terry Newton.

 

I wonder how many people have died or suffered unduly due to people in sport being too embarrassed to talk about it or being told by others to "just snap out of it".

 

Yes, it's part of life. Sports people may face particular kinds of pressures associated with injuries, fears about the future, the pressures of competition, success and failure etc but they also experience the same life events that affect other people before, during and after their sporting careers. Paul Whatuira's experience being an example of the impact of events that happened when he was a child, which had an impact as an adult while he was playing as a professional RL player.

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There's pressure on sportsmen to be Alpha Males and never show weakness. The damage this can do to someone who's suffering inwardly can be severe, as they try to suppress their problems.

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Striking a blow for equality England's women put in three matches of huff and puff, and are taken to the cleaners by foreigners with superior skills.

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From another forum, someone posted this yesterday - food for thought: "Should they fail to get a win, we will have spent the summer going through the Men's U20s World Cup, the Men's European U21s Championships and the Ladies European Championships without registering a single win, let alone progressing past the group stages."

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From another forum, someone posted this yesterday - food for thought: "Should they fail to get a win, we will have spent the summer going through the Men's U20s World Cup, the Men's European U21s Championships and the Ladies European Championships without registering a single win, let alone progressing past the group stages."

 

And U19s as well, I think.

 

EDIT

Although I may have made that up.

Edited by gingerjon

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Frank Lampard, who is currently promoting his new book, being introduced on Radio 5: "he's not the first Footballer to write a children's book, but he may be the first to have done so intentionally". :D

Shame fat Frank didn't write it.

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Just finished reading Inverting the Pyramid by Johnathan Wilson, absolutely cracking read if your a football fan, would highly recommend it.

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Hope they make it to the group stages and get Wigan, can imagine there'd be a decent atmosphere especially north of the border and it'd be one less flight to book from a selfish point of view!

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Nice to see that women professional footballers can dive as blatantly as the men. Also nice to see that the women referees fall for it as much as the male ones.

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I think it might be fair to say that the Germans won on penalties ;)

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Pleased Germany won. Bit dull in terms of variety but thought Norway's approach was so negative overall.

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It's been lovely the past 6 weeks or so as just been British Lion's Rugby/Wimbledon and the Ashes taking over the back page from Football now as we speak we getting the pre season games on and it's just TOO MUCH. 

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