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Croatia  CROATIA – SCOTLAND  

Modric, Corluka and Lovren suspended

Scotland without 13 players: Brown, Forrest, Fox, Wallace, Caldwell, Bridcutt, Greer, D. Fletcher, S. Fletcher, Commons, Mulgrew, Adam, Miller

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PARAGUAY-CHILE

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Argentina-Colombia

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One definite absence for Argentina is Fernando Gago, who will be unable to resume his partnership with Javier Mascherano in the middle.

Lionel Messi’s presence, meanwhile, is still in doubt. The Barcelona star was included in the squad and reports from training suggest that he will be fit to take the captain’s armband against Colombia. With questions remaining over whether he is ready to play, however, coach Alejandro Sabella has refused to confirm his place in the first XI – Erik Lamela or Ezequiel Lavezzi are prime candidates to step in should he be unavailable.
Jose Pekerman is expected to make several changes from the team that was defeated last time round by Venezuela. In an attacking line-up, Cruz Azul striker Teo Gutierrez will enter for Macnelly Torres to partner Radamel Falcao up front, while Carlos Sanchez could also enter for Edwin Valencia in the middle.

Portugal – Russia

With Pepe suspended for the game at Estadio da Luz, Paulo Bento’s main concern is picking a replacement to partner Bruno Alves in the heart of the Portuguese defense, with Valencia’s Ricardo Costa expected to get the nod.

After an injury-plagued campaign which saw him miss Portugal’s last two Group F matches against Israel and Azerbaijan, winger Nani has re-joined the squad for the upcoming qualifier.

Captain Igor Denisov is expected to make his return to the Russian XI after sitting out the team’s last game against Brazil with illness, with Viktor Faizulin vying with Roman Shirokov for the other central midfield berth in Fabio Capello’s 4-2-3-1 formation.

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Jamaica – USA

Manager Theodore Whitmore’s side boasts four MLS players, including captain and goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts, midfielder JeVaughn Watson and forwards Ryan Johnson and Darren Mattocks.

he USA, playing without the likes of first-team regulars Landon Donovan, Steve Cherundolo, Timmy Chandler and Carlos Bocanegra, begins a stretch of three World Cup qualifiers in 11 days. The team’s next two matches against Panama and Honduras will be played in Seattle and Salt Lake City, respectively. Forward Herculez Gomez (knee) is an injury doubt to play Friday. Fabian Johnson (hamstring) was subbed off at halftime against Germany as a precautionary measure but is expected to be ready.

Jamaica (4-1-4-1): Ricketts; Powell, Mariappa, Woodbine, Gordon; Austin, Hue, McCleary, Elliott, Watson; Johnson

USA (4-2-3-1): Howard; Evans, Gonzalez, Besler, Beasley; Bradley, Jones; Zusi,Dempsey, F. Johnson; Altidore.

Czech Republic-Italy

Michal Bilek has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the qualifier and could field the same XI which comfortably saw off the challenge of Armenia with a 3-0 away win back in March.

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Cesare Prandelli can welcome back Andrea Barzagli and Stephan El Shaarawy after the pair missed the 4-0 friendly victory over San Marino last week and both are expected to go straight into the starting line-up.

Albania – Norway 

Norway with full squad, Albania without important defenders Cana, Curri, Lila, Vangjeli and midfielder Meha

Line ups

Albania: Berisha, Dalku, Agolli, Mavraj, Osmani, Basha, Bulku, Llullaku, Rama, Gjasula, Cani (Salihi)

Norway: Jarstein, Høgli, Wæhler, Hangeland, Ruud, Braaten, Henriksen, Nordtveit, Jenssen, Elyounoussi, Søderlund

Costa Rica – Honduras

line ups

Costa Rica: Navas, Gamboa, G. González, Acosta, J. Diaz, Barrantes, Bolanos, A. Rodriguez, Campbell, B. Ruiz, V. Nunez/Saborio

Honduras: Valladares, A. Peralta, V. Bernardez, O. Chavez, J. Garcia, B. Garcia, Espinoza, Garrido, Palacios, Costly, Bengtson

Panama – Mexico

Panama with strong home record – didnt loose at home almost 8 years

line ups

Panama: Penedo, Chen, R. Torres, Baloy, L. Henríquez, G. Gómez, A. Henríquez, Godoy, Escobar, Tejada/G. Torres, B. Pérez

Mexico: Corona, Meza, Rodriguez, Reyes, Salcido, Zavala, Guardado, Torrado, Barrera, De Nigris/Dos Santos, J. Hernandez

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América – Atlético Mineiro

 

Huge quality on Atletico Mineiro and they are with best line up today:

AMÉRICA-TO: Raphael Barrios, Iran, Rodrigo Sena, Araújo, Rancharia, Daniel, Felipe Dias, Luisinho, Luciano Mourão, Anderson Gravite e Leandrinho. Técnico: Gilmar Estevam.

ATLÉTICO-MG: Geovanni, Marcos Rocha, Leonardo Silva, Rever e Júnior César; Pierre, Leandro Donizete, Ronaldinho Bernard e Diego Tardelli; Jô. Técnico: Cuca

FSV Frankfurt II – Mainz II

mainz has help 4 first team playerS: Marcel Risse, Chinedu Ede, Stefan Bell und Yunus Malli

Toronto v Portland

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TORONTO

Injured: GK Stefan Frei (L lower leg, gk 0/0); FW Danny Koevermans (L knee ACL tear, mains triker, topscorer, 16/9); DF Matt Stinson (R quadriceps strain, mf 3/0); DF Jeremy Hall (L ankle sprain, df 13/1), O’Dea (df 0/0, new player)

International absences: Terry Dunfield (mf 20/1), Doniel Henry (df 16/1) – both Canada; Dicoy Williams (df 1/0), Ryan Johnson (mf 22/5, 2nd scorer) – Jamaica

Suspended: Logan Emory (through Aug. 15, df 14/0)

Transfers out: Plata (att 10/0), de Guzmán (mf 16/0), Aceval (1/0)  , Burgos (2/0) and Soolsma (att 9/0)  lest club in last month

They are missing lot players, most important offensive players + defensive missings

PORTLAND

Injury: DF Chris Taylor (R hip surgery, 0/0); PROBABLE: GK Jake Gleeson (R groin strain, 0/0)

International absences: Lovel Palmer (Jamaica, mf 15/0); Steve Purdy (El Salvador, df 3/0)

Suspended: Franck Songo’o (caution accumulation; through Aug. 15, mf 17/0)

Transfers out: Andrew Jean Baptiste (df 4/1), Perkins (mf 21/0), Mike Chabala  (mf 9/0)

They dont have such missing problems but they are in bad form. Maybe they can take point(s) today against much weaker hosts which are also out of form and have important missings..

Atletico-PR – ASA

pick: ASA +1,5ah @ 1,66 pinny √ 1-0

Odds droping on home win. But why? Hosts are not so better team, they are not playing convincigly, they have injury problems and ASA shoved some good games recently.

Atletico PR will miss 10 players for this game. Out are goalkeeper Rodolfo (gk 4/0, usually first choice keeper), defenders Wellington Saci (df 3/1), Bruno Costa (df 8/0), and Heracles (df 8/0). Also midfielders Deivid (8/0), Paulo Silva (mf 7/0), Renan (5/0) and strikers Paulo Baier (att 9/4, topscorer) and Bruno Furlan (att 7/1). Both strikers are key players when Bruno Mineiro, main striker leave club before two weeks. Also Alan Bahia (mf 5/0) leave club before few days.

ASA has new coach (debut with victory). They dont have so manny worries, out are just Maicon (df 3/0) and Jorginho (mf 12/0). true, they are playing away where are they weaker. Also they will have long trip but on this odds i must try this bet for low stake.

Weverton; Maranhão, Manoel, Luiz Alberto e Pedro Botelho; Cleberson, Derley, Henrique, Elias e Felipe; Marcão.

Gílson; Gabriel Silva, Fabiano, Edson Veneno e Chiquinho Baiano; Audálio, Lucas, Cal e Didira; Roberto Jacaré e Lúcio Maranhão.

America De Cali – Rionegro

pick: America  @ 1,53  √ 2-0 

America powerfull team, even stringer than in apertura. Today miss topscorer Paulo Cesar Arango (22/12) but two players come back, Rubén Bustos (df 17/3) y Mauricio Romero (df 22/0) + two new signing can play, Juan Carlos Escobar y Jonathan Philippe.

Deportivo Rionegro good team but very weak away (strong home on altitude). Important players left themafter apertura so they are weaker than before. Players which left club:

Duque Montoya (att 21/20)
Gallego Castañeda (df 20/0)
Puerta (df 21/3)
Rivera (mf 21/5)
Palacios (mf 20/1)

Probable once titular de América: Andrés Mosquera; Rubén Bustos, Julián Carabalí, Yeison Murillo, Julio Ortiz; Nicolás Schenone, Nondier Romero, Johnny Rivera (Escobar), Mauricio Romero, Stiven Mendoza; Jonatan Philippe. (® post by CaStRoF)