WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS
In North America, USA and Mexico have booked their way into the 2010 world cup with 2- 3 and 4- 1 wins over Honduras and El Salvador respectively. Argentina may still make the party just yet after clinching a slim 1- 0 win at home over Peru while Chile trounced Columbia 4- 2 in the South American zone to clinch a place in the finals, their first since 1998.
Meanwhile, in Europe, Italy, Denmark, Serbia and Germany have also booked a place in the finals, with France, Portugal, Russia and Ireland being assured of play- off slots.
Over in Africa, Ivory Coast joined Ghana and South Africa in the finals. A 1- 1 draw was enough to see the elephants through.
FATIH TERIM, Turkey’s football national team coach has stepped down after failing to qualify the team for the 2010 world cup. Turin had been the coach since 2005. Also Steven Lagerbach could also quit following Sweden’s 1- 0 loss to Denmark.