GTP Editor, GTPEDIA Author
- Rule 12
All up in the first postsSo has Costa Rica, qualified last night with a last minute equaliser.
The direction to replay South Africa - Senegal looks like it'll be the decisive action in the group, sadly. Cape Verde lost to Senegal and Burkina Faso - which has taken the case to higher levels - lost to South Africa yesterday. That puts Senegal top, 2pt ahead of Cape Verde and Burkina Faso, but with one extra game in hand. Cape Verde and Burkina Faso play each other next, followed by South Africa-Senegal and then Senegal-South Africa. Only a very specific set of results will allow either of the smaller teams to qualify - a big win against their rival (Cape Verde need a much bigger win), plus a draw and a win for South Africa in the two South Africa/Senegal matches. If Senegal win either match, Senegal qualify. If both matches are drawn, Senegal qualify. If South Africa win both, South Africa qualify.
Cape Verde need an eight goal swing - they win and Senegal lose one game by a total of eight goals between them. Burkina Faso just need a four goal swing.