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1. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 9y

The Under 20 World Cup of soccer/football/futbol/etc. is currently underway in Canada. The following countries are represented:

Africa

  • Gambia
  • Nigeria
  • Zambia

Asia

  • Jordan
  • Korea DPR
  • Korea Republic

Europe

  • Czech Republic
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Scotland
  • Spain

Northern and Central America

  • Costa Rica
  • Mexico
  • Panama
  • USA

Oceania

  • New Zealand

Southern America

  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Uruguay

Canada is off to a shaky start, losing 0-3 to Chile on Canada Day. Poland pulled out a shocker, beating Brazil 1-0. The other heavy favorite, Argentina could only manage a scoreless draw against the Czechs. Gambia, who has done well in the U-17, couldn't manage a goal and lost 3 - 0 to Mexico yesterday.

Anyway, if you are in Canada and would like to catch a game, 6 cities are hosting games over the next few weeks: Victoria, Burnaby (BC), Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal.

I'm going to go and see if I can pick up some tickets for one of the games this weekend - perhaps the sunday night tilt between Chile and Austria, though Thursday nights Mexico - Portugal match should be good - especially the the large Portuguese immigrant population in Toronto.

Cheers!
Greg

[ Edit: Edited on Jul 3, 2007, at 1:53 PM by GregW ]

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Strange, the European champion (Netherlands) doesn't join?

3. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

And Scotland are there but not England???

4. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

And no Serbia, who lost the final in Groningen?

What is this, the girl world championships?;)

5. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

Italy, Germany, France, Argentina???

6. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Cameroon, Australia?
Funny though that both South and North Korea are joining, that will be some reunion over there man

7. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 9y

Copa America first!!!!

8. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 9y

I've been watching quite a few of the games, and there are some interesting looking players out there, although thus far, defence has generally been pathetic...

Strange, the European champion (Netherlands) doesn't join?

Erm. They aren't- Spain are the reigning champions. The Dutch (after checking) came bottom of their group in first round qualifying. They didn't even make it to the qualifying round before the 8team finals...

And no Serbia, who lost the final in Groningen?

What is this, the girl world championships?

Erm... No they didn't. You've got your age groups confused. This is U20, not the U21s who are up to 3years older [no, that's no a misprint. The oldest possible person here is 20.5, teh oldest possible in the U21s was 23.something]

The following countries are represented:

Erm, do you not like the Canadians, Austrians, Congolese, Argentinians or Japanese who are also playing....?

9. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 9y

Quoting Gelli

The following countries are represented:

Erm, do you not like the Canadians, Austrians, Congolese, Argentinians or Japanese who are also playing....?

Hmm, strange. I think when transfering the list from the text list I had to the list in TP, I must have deleted some lines. Yes, they are also playing, and obviously I have a soft spot for the Canadians, given they are me and I am them and we are us and we are all together... (or something like that).

10. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Quoting Gelli

I've been watching quite a few of the games, and there are some interesting looking players out there, although thus far, defence has generally been pathetic...

Strange, the European champion (Netherlands) doesn't join?

Erm. They aren't- Spain are the reigning champions. The Dutch (after checking) came bottom of their group in first round qualifying. They didn't even make it to the qualifying round before the 8team finals...

And no Serbia, who lost the final in Groningen?

What is this, the girl world championships?

Erm... No they didn't. You've got your age groups confused. This is U20, not the U21s who are up to 3years older [no, that's no a misprint. The oldest possible person here is 20.5, teh oldest possible in the U21s was 23.something]

The following countries are represented:

Erm, do you not like the Canadians, Austrians, Congolese, Argentinians or Japanese who are also playing....?

Man, it is really impossible to fool you Rich...under 21, being 23...I did not know that.