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Wrapping up the World Cup qualifiers

I didn’t want to overdose the blog with soccer posts during the working week, so this is the belated post to wrap up what happened with the South American World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Firstly the bets. True to form (and proving that Saturday’s 2 from 2 really was the fluke I said it was) we flunked on both wagers. Chile held Uruguay to a 0-0 draw (I bet Chile) and Venezuela whupped Colombia 2-0 (I bet the draw) so the IKN virtual cash hoard is now down to $141 for the next round. And again, a reminder that thse bets are only theoretical and you’d be stone mad to follow me with real money on these (proved in style on Wednesday).

The real shocker was Argentina being hammered 6-1 by Bolivia (see all the goals here). Paraguay’s point away from home at Ecuador puts them all but guaranteed for the finals. Brazil surprised nobody by beating Peru 3-0. Peru has managed to lose seven of its 12 matches now. Truly abysmal.

So the next two rounds are due June 6th to June 10th. Hasta la vista, baby.

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