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Seychelles versus Kenya

The first match fixture to be drawn for the 2014 soccer world cup. One of the manifestations of globalization that will go largely unnoticed for a couple of years.

UPDATE: With North Korea and Syria in the same qualifying group of four teams, it looked like we could have a different sort of “Group of Death” than usual, but FIFA chickened out and put Iran and China in other groups.

MORE: Guatemala and Belize. The former’s government claims ownership of the latter. Football correspondent with war zone reporting experience required?

On a more pleasant note, the job I want is covering CONCACAF Group B: Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, Barbados and the Bahamas. Well, someone has got to go there and report on the beaches, I mean football matches…

EVEN MORE: “In consideration of the delicate political situation between Russia and Georgia, FIFA has agreed to a UEFA request that these two teams not be drawn together.” [From the news feed here]

2 comments to Seychelles versus Kenya

  • I remain awed by the composition of this group from the 1994 event. Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, South Korea, and Japan. All in the same group.

  • RAB

    We will report them from the Beaches and from the waterfront bars, from the knocking shops and spliff emporiums, we will never knowingly see a sunset without seeing the sunrise… we shall never sleep!

    We might see the odd game of football too.

    Yep, that’s my kind of journalism alright!