Monday Briefing – FIFA U-20 World Cup Latest; D-Day for Spanish League

Monday Briefing – FIFA U-20 World Cup Latest; D-Day for Spanish League
It's the second of four Euro 2012 venues to open in Poland; tournament co-host Ukraine is also staging games in four cities. "Today, we are taking football in Gdansk to a new level," the city's mayor Paweł Adamowicz was quoted on UEFA.com.
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UAE climb a place to 108 in Fifa rankings
Fifteen games were Asian qualifiers for the World Cup, and one was a Uefa Euro 2012 preliminary round match. The weighting of matches which involve Asian Football Confederation teams has also marginally increased from 0.85 to 0.86.
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Viktoria Plzeň win gives little hope for Czech national football team
The match had been intended as a warm-up for the crunch confrontation against Scotland in Glasgow on September 3 in the bid to qualify for the 2012 UEFA Euro Championships in Poland and Ukraine. With Spain way out in front in the qualification group
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Soccer Capsules: Hernandez back in Mexico squad for friendlies
Van Marwijk said his team's main focus remains qualifying for Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine. "We have to stay realistic. This is a snapshot, not a tangible prize," he said. Europe holds the top four places, with Germany at No.
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