Uruguay's 2010 World Cup Qualification Situation

tom mContributor IJune 24, 2009

PARIS - NOVEMBER 19:  Oscar Tabarez coach of Uruguay looks on ahead of the International Friendly between France and Uruguay at the Stade de France on November 19, 2008 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)

With a devastating loss to Brazil, Uruguay has a tough but manageable road ahead to try to qualify for the 2010 World Cup. Argentina's performance is beginning to show signs of weakness, this Fall qualifications looks to be one of the most entertaining in the world.

Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Uruguay all are within reach of 4th and 5th place, and this race will be exciting to watch!


AWAY GAMES
September 5 vs. Peru (eliminated from WC, URU should WIN, beat them 6-0 before)
October 10 vs. Ecuador (5th place, MUST WIN, Tied URU 0-0, ECU has a tough away match with Chile and Columbia)

HOME GAMES
September 9 vs. Columbia (7th place, Lost to URU 0-1 before, has to play Chile, Paraguay)
October 14 vs. Argentina (4th place, URU lost 2-1 away, ARG may self destruct)

Final 4 game record calculations

 W=WIN, T=TIE/DRAW, L=LOSS
 

Pts

total pts

 

result for Uruguay to Advance

WWWW

12

30

 

 GUARANTEED PLAYOFF OR BETTER

WWWT

10

28

 

 GUARANTEED PLAYOFF IF BEATS ECUADOR,  AND ECUADOR DOES NOT WIN all other 3 GAMES

WWWL

9

27

 

 GUARANTEED PLAYOFF IF BEATS ECUADOR, AND ECUADOR DOES NOT WIN all other 3 GAMES

WWTT

8

26

 

 ? too complicated,  need 1 or 2 results to predict   

WWLT

7

25

 

 ? too complicated,  need 1 or 2 results to predict

WWLL

6

24

 

 ? too complicated,  need 1 or 2 results to predict

WTTT

6

24

 

 ? too complicated,  need 1 or 2 results to predict

WLTT

5

23

 

 ? too complicated,  need 1 or 2 results to predict

WLLT

4

22

 

 Ecuador must not win any 4 games LLLL/TTTT, Venezuela/Columbia must not get more than 5 pts

TTTT

4

22

 

 Ecuador must LLLT or LLTT and tie Uruguay, Venezuela/Columbia must not get more than 5 pts

WLLL

3

21

 

 Ecuador must not win any 4 games LLLL/LTTT, Venezuela must not get more than 4 pts

LTTT

3

21

 

 Ecuador must lose 3 games and tie Uruguay LLLT, Venezuela must not get more than 4 pts

LLTT

2

20

 

 OUT      

LLLT

1

19

 

 OUT      

LLLL

0

18

 

 OUT      

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