London Lite Tuesday, 13 October 2009 37 ARSENAL P7 W5 D0 L2 Pts15 GUNNERS target Blaise Matuidi has opened new contract talks with his current club, St Etienne, ruling out a possible move inJanuary. NEXT GAME:SatBirmingham(h) CHELSEA P8 W7 D0 L1 Pts21 JOE COLE is out of contract at the end of the season but his advisers are confident he will be offered a new deal by Christmas. NEXT GAME: Sat Aston Villa (a) FULHAM P7 W2 D1 L4 Pts7 CLINT DEMPSEY has been undergoing tests on a shoulder sprain while on international duty with the USA. He missed the game with Honduras and is likely to be a doubt for the home game with Hull next week. NEXT GAME: Oct 19 Hull (h) TOTTENHAM P8 W5 D1 L2 Pts16 YOUNES KABOUL insists he is not out for revenge when his old club Spurs travel to Portsmouth. He said: I dont care if its them -- the thing is to win. NEXT GAME:SatPortsmouth (a) WEST HAM P7 W1 D2 L4 Pts5 LUIS JIMINEZ knows a win will kick-start West Hams season. The Chile playmaker said: We are a very good team. I think one win will help us. NEXT GAME: Sat Stoke (a) CHAMPIONSHIP CRYSTAL PALACE P10 W4 D3 L3 Pts15 RYAN SMITH has extended his stay at Selhurst Park until January. The winger had originally signed just a two-month deal. NEXT GAME:SatCardiff(a) QPR P10 W3 D5 L2 Pts14 HOGAN EPHRAIM will be out of action for up to six weeks after undergoing keyhole surgery on his ankle injury. He joins Gareth Ainsworth (tendonitis), Lee Cook (knee) and Matthew Connolly (glandular fever) on the sidelines. NEXT GAME: Sat Preston (h) READING P11 W2 D4 L5 Pts10 READINGs football consultant Frank Lampard senior is looking at ways to end the Royals home barren spell. NEXT GAME: Sat West Brom (a) WATFORD P11 W3 D5 L3 Pts14 DON COWIE was delighted to make his Scotland debut in the 2-0 friendly defeat to Japan. NEXT GAME: Sat Middlesbrough (a) LEAGUE ONE BRENTFORD P12 W3 D5 L4 Pts14 ANDY SCOTT has outlined his plan for the coming weeks. He said: We want to close in on the teams in the top 10 and give ourselves a chance of being in the mix at the end of the season. NEXT GAME:SatOrient(a) CHARLTON P12 W7 D4 L1 Pts25 LEON McKENZIE is offering under-pressure striker Izale McLeod tips on how to cope with squandering goal-scoring chances. McKenzie said: I whispered a few words to him because he obviously will have been feeling quite distraught about it. NEXT GAME: Sat Huddersfield (h) GILLINGHAM P11 W4 D2 L5 Pts14 MARK STIMSON has handed chairman Paul Scally a January shopping list after describing the current squad as young and naive. The Gills have no new injury worries ahead of their clash with Brighton tonight. NEXT GAME: Ton Brighton (a) LEYTON ORIENT P12 W3 D3 L6 Pts12 GERAINT WILLIAMS expects keeper Jamie Jones to be given the all-clear this afternoon after being knocked unconscious during the 1-0 defeat to Colchester on Saturday. NEXT GAME: Sat Brentford (h) MILLWALL P12 W3 D6 L3 Pts15 SKIPPER Paul Robinson is back in full training and expected to replace the injured and suspended Andy Frampton in defence for Saturdays trip to Stockport. NEXT GAME:SatStockport (a) SOUTHEND P12 W3 D5 L4 Pts14 JEAN-YVES MVoto is back at Roots Hall following an injury lay-off. The French centre-back has returned from parent club Sunderland after treatment on a hip injury. NEXT GAME: Sat Bristol Rovers (h) WYCOMBE P12 W1 D3 L8 Pts6 CARETAKER boss Richard Dobson believes Wanderers new manager has a major task on his hands following the departure of Peter Taylor last week. He said: He needs to change the mentality. The players are lacking confidence. NEXT GAME: Sat Colchester (h) LEAGUE TWO BARNET P12 W6 D3 L3 Pts21 ALBERT ADOMAH showed no ill effects from his recent ankle injury at Rochdale last weekend and is fit to play against Burton on Saturday. NEXT GAME: Sat Burton (a) DAG & RED P12 W7 D3 L2 Pts24 JOHN STILL believes he has the strikers to lift the Daggers out of the bottom flight this season. After the 2-0 victory over struggling Darlington -- in Steve Stauntons first game in charge -- Still said: If anyone comes here not prepared, I think they are in for a really tough time. When we get our attacking play going, the pace of it is very strong. NEXT GAME:SatBradford(h) Fixtures are subject to change LONDON CALLING Yourclub-by-clubguidetoalltheteamsinandaroundthe capital.Keepupwiththelatestnewsonyourclubeveryday LITESPORT FIFA WORLD CUP 2010 THE ROAD TO SOUTH AFRICA EUROPE GROUP 1 P W D L F A PTS DENMARK (Q) 9 6 3 0 16 4 21 PORTUGAL 9 4 4 1 13 5 16 SWEDEN 9 4 3 2 9 4 15 HUNGARY 9 4 1 4 9 8 13 ALBANIA 9 1 4 4 5 9 7 MALTA 9 0 1 8 0 22 1 GROUP 4 P W D L F A PTS GERMANY (Q) 9 8 1 0 25 4 25 RUSSIA 9 7 0 2 18 5 21 FINLAND 9 5 2 2 13 13 17 WALES 9 3 0 6 7 12 9 AZERBAIJAN 9 1 1 7 3 13 4 LIECHTENSTEIN9 0 2 7 2 21 2 GROUP 9 P W D L F A PTS HOLLAND (Q) 8 8 0 0 17 2 24 NORWAY 8 2 4 2 9 7 10 SCOTLAND 8 3 1 4 6 11 10 FYR MAC 8 2 1 5 5 11 7 ICELAND 8 1 2 5 7 13 5 FINAL FIXTURE Denmark v Hungary, Portugal v Malta, Sweden v Albania GROUP 2 P W D L F A PTS SWLAND 9 6 2 1 18 8 20 GREECE 9 5 2 2 18 9 17 ISRAEL 9 4 3 2 20 10 15 LATVIA 9 4 2 3 15 13 14 LUXEMBOURG 9 1 2 6 3 23 5 MOLDOVA 9 0 3 6 4 15 3 FINAL FIXTURE Greece v Luxembourg, Latvia v Moldova, Switzerland v Israel GROUP 3 P W D L F A PTS SLOVAKIA 9 6 1 2 21 10 19 SLOVENIA 9 5 2 2 15 4 17 CZECH REP 9 4 3 2 17 6 15 N IRELAND 9 4 2 3 13 9 14 POLAND 9 3 2 4 19 13 11 SAN MARINO 9 0 0 9 1 44 0 FINAL FIXTURE Czech Rep v N Ireland, Poland v Slovakia, San Marino v Slovenia FINAL FIXTURE Azerbaijan v Russia, Germany v Finland, Liechtenstein v Wales GROUP 5 P W D L F A PTS SPAIN (Q) 9 9 0 0 23 3 27 BOSNIA-HER 9 6 1 2 23 8 19 TURKEY 9 3 3 3 11 10 12 BELGIUM 9 3 1 5 13 18 10 ESTONIA 9 1 2 6 7 24 5 ARMENIA 9 1 1 7 6 20 4 FINAL FIXTURE Bosnia-Herzegovina v Spain, Estonia v Belgium, Turkey v Armenia GROUP 7 P W D L F A PTS SERBIA (Q) 9 7 1 1 21 6 22 FRANCE 9 5 3 1 15 8 18 AUSTRIA 9 4 2 3 13 12 14 LITHUANIA 9 3 0 6 8 10 9 ROMANIA 9 2 3 4 9 17 9 FAROE IS 9 1 1 7 4 17 4 FINAL FIXTURE France v Austria, Lithuania v Serbia, Romania v Faroe Islands GROUP 8 P W D L F A PTS ITALY (Q) 9 6 3 0 15 5 21 REP OF IRE 9 4 5 0 12 8 17 BULGARIA 9 2 5 2 11 11 11 CYPRUS 9 2 3 4 12 13 9 MONTENEGRO 9 1 5 3 9 14 8 GEORGIA 9 0 3 6 5 13 3 FINAL FIXTURE Bulgaria v Georgia, Italy v Cyprus, Rep of Ireland v Montenegro GROUP 6 P W D L F A PTS ENGLAND (Q) 9 8 0 1 31 6 24 UKRAINE 9 5 3 1 15 6 18 CROATIA 9 5 2 2 17 12 17 BELARUS 9 4 1 4 19 11 13 KAZAKHSTAN 9 2 0 7 10 27 6 ANDORRA 9 0 0 9 3 33 0 FINAL FIXTURE Andorra v Ukraine, England v Belarus, Kazakhstan v Croatia STH AMERICA P W D L F A PTS BRAZIL (Q) 17 9 6 2 33 11 33 PARAGUAY (Q) 17 10 3 4 24 14 33 CHILE (Q) 17 9 3 5 31 22 30 ARGENTINA 17 7 4 6 22 20 25 URUGUAY 17 6 6 5 28 19 24 ECUADOR 17 6 5 6 22 25 23 VENEZUELA 17 6 3 8 23 29 21 COLOMBIA 17 5 5 7 12 18 20 BOLIVIA 17 4 3 10 22 35 15 PERU 17 2 4 11 10 34 10 FINAL FIXTURE Peru v Bolivia, Paraguay v Colombia, Brazil v Venezuela, Chile v Ecuador, Uruguay v Argentina CONCACAF P W D L F A PTS USA (Q) 9 6 1 2 17 11 19 MEXICO (Q) 9 6 0 3 16 10 18 COSTA RICA 9 5 0 4 13 13 15 HONDURAS 9 4 1 4 16 11 13 EL SALVADOR 9 2 2 5 9 14 8 TRIN AND TOB 9 1 2 6 8 20 5 FINAL FIXTURE El Salvador v Honduras, Trin & Tob v Mexico, USA v Costa Rica AFRICA GROUP E P W D L F A PTS IV COAST (Q) 5 4 1 0 16 4 13 BURKINA FASO 5 3 0 2 9 11 9 MALAWI 5 1 1 3 4 10 4 GUINEA 5 1 0 4 7 11 3 GROUP A P W D L F A PTS CAMEROON 5 3 1 1 7 2 10 GABON 5 3 0 2 9 6 9 TOGO 5 1 2 2 2 7 5 MOROCCO 5 0 3 2 3 6 3 FINAL FIXTURE Morocco v Cameroon, Togo v Gabon GROUP B P W D L F A PTS TUNISIA 5 3 2 0 7 3 11 NIGERIA 5 2 3 0 6 2 9 MOZAMBIQUE 5 1 1 3 2 5 4 KENYA 5 1 0 4 3 8 3 FINAL FIXTURE Mozambique v Tunisia, Kenya v Nigeria GROUP C P W D L F A PTS ALGERIA 5 4 1 0 9 2 13 EGYPT 5 3 1 1 7 4 10 ZAMBIA 5 1 1 3 2 5 4 RWANDA 5 0 1 4 1 8 1 FINAL FIXTURE Egypt v Algeria, Rwanda v Zambia GROUP D P W D L F A PTS GHANA (Q) 5 4 0 1 7 1 12 MALI 5 2 2 1 6 5 8 BENIN 5 2 1 2 4 5 7 SUDAN 5 0 1 4 1 7 1 FINAL FIXTURE Sudan v Benin, Ghana v Mali FINAL FIXTURE Burk Faso v Malawi, Ivory Coast v Guinea ASIA/OCEANIA NEW ZEALAND will be hopeful of reaching the finals after their 0-0 draw against Bahrain in the first leg play-off at the weekend. The second leg takes place in Wellington on 14 November. Australia, Japan, South Korea and North Korea have already qualified. KEY DATES THE PLAY-OFFS 14 AND 18 NOV THE DRAW CAPE TOWN, 4 DEC THE KICK-OFF SOCCER CITY, JOHANNESBURG, 11 JUNE THE FINAL SOCCER CITY, JOHANNESBURG, 11 JULYALL FIXTURES ARE TO BE PLAYED TOMORROW Winner takes all in Match of the Diego DIEGO MARADONA has a hand in his countrys destiny tomorrow and not for the first time. The 177th meeting between Uruguay and Argentina with automatic qualification to South Africa at stake puts this game up there with the biggest of all time. Defeat for Maradona and a win for Ecuador in Chile could even see Argentina fail to make the play-offs. Only a last-minute winner by Martin Palermo (above) against bottom-of-the- tabel Peru on Saturday kept the beleaguered Hand of God manager still alive. An extra 30,000 tickets sold out in just four hours in Montevideo yesterday but only 3,000 of the 76,000 capacity in the Estadio Centenario will be behind Argentina. Maradonas side were allegedly begging the Peru players not to try so hard during Saturdays game. Somehow, one imagines they wont be wasting their breath tomorrow. Tomorrow, Sky Sports 1, 11pm index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html