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Packed schedule of World Cup Qualifiers

With the World Cup barely a year away, there’s a packed slate of results I’ll be watching this week.  Will the US continue its relatively straightforward qualification to another appearance?  Can Bolivia maintain the slimmest hopes of qualifying alive?

  1. Costa Rica vs USA – Wednesday, June 3rd.  The Americans have never won, a tie would be more than acceptable.
  2. Bolivia vs Venezuela – Saturday, June 6th.  Bolivia needs all 3 points from this home match in La Paz, but Venezuela has long ceased being guaranteed easy points.
  3. USA vs Honduras – Saturday, June 10th.  The US should continue winning at home, this time in Chicago.
  4. Chile vs Bolivia – Tuesday, June 10th.  A point on the road would be ideal, but I don’t honestly expect anything out of this match.

Other qualifying threads to follow – Can Mexico right its qualification campaign? How does Argentina bounce from its 6-1 defeat in La Paz?