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FIFA – 2006 FIFA WORLD CUP QUALIFYING WRAP

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It will take a miracle for the Solomon Islands to overturn a 0-7 scoreline, (Hiddink in seventh heaven) so we take the opportunity to see how some of the other Confederations are faring after qualifying matches from September 3 – 4, 2005.

CONEMBOL (South America)

With Argentina already qualified attention fell on Brazil, Ecuador and Paraguay in this round of matches.

Holders Brazil secure place in style

Marksmen move Ecuador and Paraguay a step closer

CONCACAF (Central and North America)

Potentially four spots are open to teams from the CONCACAF Confedration with most interest surrounding 2002 qualifiers USA, Mexico and Costa Rica.

USA book passage as big three pull away

UEFA (Europe)

No European team other than the hosts had cemented a place at next years finals going into the matches, would this be the case after?

Ukraine are first through the door in Europe

CAF (Africa)

The Ivory Coast were one of the sides on the verge on qualification for the FIFA World Cup for very first time along with Angola, Togo and Ghana.

Webo the hero as Lions bite back

AFC (Asia)

With Iran, Japan, Saudi Arabia and South Korea all confirmed for the 2006 finals, all interest lies on who will claim fifth spot and a playoff with CONCACAF.

Uzbekistan take heart from home form

And for more news check out the official 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany website at, www.fifaworldcup.com

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