Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Messi leads first-place Argentina
June 4th, 2012 1:31AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  argentina, world cup 2014

MOST COMMENTED

[WORLD CUP 2014 QUALIFYING] Lionel Messi had one of best games for Argentina in a while as it crushed Ecuador, 4-0, in Buenos Aires to maintain first place in the South American zone of World Cup 2014 qualifying

Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain, Angel Di Maria and Messi all scored for Argentina, which put the game away early.

Asia champion Japan opened up the final round of World Cup qualifying in Asia with a 3-0 win over Oman before 63,000 fans in Saitama on Sunday.

Reigning African champion Zambia didn't far as well as it fell in its qualifying opener at Sudan, 2-0, on goals from Mohammed Altahir and Saif aldeen Mohammed.

Chelsea stars Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou both scored as Ivory Coast opened its World Cup qualifying campaign with a 2-0 win over Tanzania. The game came just six days after the Elephants fired Francois Zahoui and replaced him with former French international Sabri Lamouchi.

SOUTH AMERICA:
June 3
Peru 0 Colombia 1.
Goal: Rodriguez 51.
June 2
Argentina 4 Ecuador 0.
Goals: Aguero 20, Higuain 29, Messi 31, Di Maria 75.
Bolivia 0 Chile 2. Goals: Aranguiz 45+3, Vidal 83.
Uruguay 1 Venezuela 1. Goals: Forlan 39; own goal 85.

Standings:
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/-
10 Argentina 3-1-1 11/4
9 Chile 3-0-2 9/10
8 Uruguay2-2-0 10/4
8 Venezuela 2-2-1 4/4
6 Ecuador 2-0-2 4/6
7 Colombia 2-1-1 5/4
4 Paraguay 1-1-2 3/6
3 Peru 1-0-3 4/7
1 Bolivia 0-1-4 4/10

AFRICA:
Group A
June 3
South Africa 1 Ethiopia 1. Goals: Mphela 77; Saladin 30.
Central African Republic 2 Botswana 0. Goals: Kethevoama 18, 57.

Group B
June 3
Tunisia 3 Equatorial Guinea 1.
Goals: Jemaa 51, Harbaoui 56, Hammami 88; Epitie 34.
Sierra Leone 2 Cap Verdes Islands 1. Goals: Kamara 10, Suma 26; Ze Luis 90.

Group C
June 3
Ivory Coast 2 Tanzania 0.
Goals: Kalou 9, Drogba 79.
Gambia 1 Morocco 1. Goals: Jammeh 16; Kharja 76.

Group D

June 2
Sudan 0 Zambia 2.
Goals: Altahir 51, Mohammed 77.
June 1
Ghana 7 Lesotho 0. Goals: Muntari 15, Adiyiah 24, 48, J.Ayew 45, 88, Atsu 85, Akaminko 90.

Group E
June 3
Niger 0 Gabon 0.

June 2
Burkina Faso 0 Congo 0.

Group F
June 3
Nigeria 1 Namibia 0.
Goal: Uche 80.
June 2
Kenya 0 Malawi 0.

Group G
June 3
Zimbabwe 0 Guinea 1.
Goal: Ib.Traore 25.
June 1
Egypt 2 Mozambique 0.
Goals: Fathallah 56, Zidan 63.

Group H
June 3
Benin 1 Mali 0.
Goal : Omotoyossi 18.
June 2
Algeria 4 Rwanda 0. Goals : Feghouli 27, Soudani 32, 82, Slimani 79.

Group I
June 3
Togo 1 Libya 1.
Goals: Damessi 8; Zouay 14.
June 2
Cameroon 1 DR Congo 0. Goal: Choupo-Moting 54.

Group J
June 3
Angola 1 Uganda 1.
Goals : Djalma Santos 8; Okwi 87.
June 2
Senegal 3 Liberia 1. Goals: Balde 32, Ndoye 72, Sadio Mane 83; Doe 2.

ASIA:
Group A
June 3
Uzbekistan 0 Iran 1.
Goal: Khalatbari 90.
Lebanon 0 Qatar 1. Goal: Soria 64.
Group B
June 3
Japan 3 Oman 0.
Goals: Honda 12, Maeda 52, Okazaki 55.
Jordan 1 Iraq 1. Goals: Kassid 43; Akram 14.

OCEANIA:
June 1
New Zealand 1 Fiji 0.
Goal: Smith 9.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Bradley Wright-Phillips    
"I thought Jermaine Jones reffed a good game today." -- New York Red Bull Bradley Wright-Phillips ...
The Good, the Bad and -- Messi conquers Spain     
[EUROPE IN A NUTSHELL] A Liverpool player falls asleep watching his team lose, a French golazo ...
Wright-Phillips befuddled, Donovan confident    
[MLS PLAYOFFS: Reaction] In a match that produced 10 yellow cards -- the most for an ...
A cavalcade of Bundesliga own goals     
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] World Cup champion Christoph Kramer scoring a 40-yard own goal earlier ...
What They're Saying: Sigi Schmid    
"If we weren't creating chances, I'd be concerned. But we're creating chances and we had some ...
NCAA Division I Women's Tournament Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Sunday] Top-ranked UCLA needed a goal from Sam Mewis in the 88th minute to beat ...
U.S. Abroad: Weekend Hot (and Cold) List    
Aron Johannsson scored his first goal in more than seven months for AZ in its 1-0 ...
WFC2 to set up shop on UBC campus    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The Vancouver Whitecaps became the seventh MLS club to launch a second team in ...
Youth Boys Report: U.S. U-17s take third in Chile    
The U.S. under-17 national team fell to Brazil, 4-3, in its second game at the Copa ...
Youth Boys Report: Brazil edges U.S. U-17s in thriller    
The U.S. under-17 national team fell to Brazil, 4-3, in its second game at the Copa ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives