世盃外歐洲區抽籤 法荷激鬥西意交鋒 列強廝殺 法國與意大利,分別與荷蘭及西班牙同組 堪稱死亡之組 將於明年9月開戰,賽事採主客雙循環制

球迷新聞 於 26/07/2015 發表 收藏文章
周六的2018世界盃歐洲區外圍賽分組抽籤,成為列強廝殺。在這次抽籤中被編入第2檔次的法國與意大利,分別與荷蘭及西班牙同組,在只有小組首名能直接出線的情況下,另一隊將要透過附加賽,才可確定決賽周資格。
世盃外歐洲區分組的抽籤,待其他洲份的賽程釐定後,在晚會的最後環節才進行,由德國名宿比亞荷夫及俄羅斯國腳基沙哥夫擔任抽籤嘉賓。在兩人手中,被編入第2檔次的法國,抽中與第1檔次的去屆世盃季軍荷蘭同處A組,而且除橙衣軍團外,該組還有瑞典,堪稱死亡之組。

至於另一第2檔次的強隊意大利,亦非好運,與2010年世盃盟主西班牙同入G組,惟較法國稍樂觀是,同組其他對手如阿爾巴尼亞及以色列,不及瑞典難打。根據賽例,9隊小組首名將直接晉級決賽周,而8支成績最佳的小組第2名球隊則會進行兩回合附加賽,爭最後4個出線權。

同樣備受外界關注的英格蘭,被編入F組,同組最大對手,只是斯洛伐克及已淪為三線球隊的「兄弟國」蘇格蘭,預料爭取首名機會甚大。衛冕冠軍德國則與捷克同處C組,而首次以第一檔次身份進行抽籤的威爾斯,在D組面對實力接近的奧地利、塞爾維亞及愛爾蘭,要爭取自1958年世盃後再入決賽周,有一定難度。

世盃外歐洲區分9組進行,將於明年9月開戰,賽事採主客雙循環制。

2018年世界盃歐洲區外圍賽分組情況如下:
A組:荷蘭、法國、瑞典、保加利亞、白俄羅斯、盧森堡
B組:葡萄牙、瑞士、匈牙利、法羅群島、拉脫維亞、安道爾
C組:德國、捷克、北愛爾蘭、挪威、阿塞拜疆、聖馬力諾
D組:威爾斯、奧地利、塞爾維亞、愛爾蘭、摩爾多瓦、格魯吉亞
E組:羅馬尼亞、丹麥、波蘭、黑山、阿美尼亞、哈薩克
F組:英格蘭、斯洛伐克、蘇格蘭、斯洛文尼亞、立陶宛、馬耳他
G組:西班牙、意大利、阿爾巴尼亞、以色列、馬其頓、列支敦士登
H組:比利時、波斯尼亞、希臘、愛沙尼亞、塞浦路斯
I組:克羅地亞、冰島、烏克蘭、土耳其、芬蘭

圖片來源 : ©AFP
The road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has been laid out for 141 teams from across the globe as St Petersburg's Konstantin Palace hosted a dramatic and star-studded Preliminary Draw.

A global audience of approximately 94.8 million tuned in as the spectacular show, hosted by Dmitry Shepelev and supermodel Natalia Vodianova, blended football with some of the best in Russian music and culture. The draw itself - overseen by Jérôme Valcke, FIFA's Secretary General - also produced its fair share of fireworks, with Spain-Italy and Chile-Brazil on the first South American matchday just a couple of the mouth-watering games left to tantalise the beautiful game's billions of fans.

Words of welcome
All of those enthusiasts had earlier been promised the warmest of welcomes by Russia's President, Vladimir Putin, who kicked off proceedings by addressing the 2,000 guests and viewers from across the world. "Our country has a long-standing football history and the World Cup will definitely enhance the game's reputation," said Putin. "This is a tournament that will be wonderful not only for Russia but for all our neighbouring countries. It is Russia's great pleasure to be hosting the World Cup, which will offer a great chance to show our country's many faces to the world."

FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter also expressed his excitement about the tournament, although he sought to shift the focus - for now at least - to the eagerly awaited preliminaries. "This is an important day in the long and winding road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup," said Blatter. "The tournament is very much on track and Russia will be fantastic hosts. But first a much longer competition must take place, lasting no less than 33 months, with over 850 matches taking place. And when all's said and done, we will know the teams that will compete in Russia."

The draw process was interlaced with entertaining performances, the first of which came when the Terem-Quartet and artists and football jugglers from the Leningrad Centre brought a uniquely Russian flavour to a well-known western pop song. 'Get the Party Started' proved a fitting theme, too, because the main event began to unfold immediately afterwards, with the Intercontinental Play-off draw pitting CONCACAF against AFC, leaving OFC's hopefuls to face an opponent from the CONMEBOL region.

This was the only aspect of the draw which concerned teams in Asia, where qualifying is already underway. Tribute was paid, nonetheless, to two of the continent's great early success stories, with Valcke highlighting the momentous wins enjoyed by both Bhutan and Guam.

Big names and big challenges
Rinat Dasayev, Soviet goalkeeping legend, and Cameroon icon Samuel Eto'o, then assisted FIFA's Secretary-General in setting out the route for Africa's 2018 contenders, with Somalia having the honour of being the first team picked out in this Preliminary Draw. And while the big guns will only meet later in the process, the first and second round ties look set to include some David and Goliath-style meetings, with Nigeria set to face the winner of a tie between Swaziland and Djibouti, the continent's lowest-ranked nation.

Next up, via a rendition of 'Podmoskovnye Vechera' by opera singers Hibla Gerzmava and Vasily Gerello, it was the turn of teams from North, Central America and the Caribbean to learn the first of their qualifying opponents. This part of the process, led by Italian World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro and beach soccer icon Madjer, left USA and Mexico paired with Trinidad and Tobago and Honduras respectively in Round 4, while CONCACAF Gold Cup finalists Jamaica must first negotiate a third-round tie with Nicaragua.

Oceania's teams would have been feeling nervous by this stage, although they were soothed before their section of the draw by the beauty and elegance of Russian ballet and a Tchaikovsky classic, as two dancers from Boris Eifman Ballet performed to 'Blue Valse'. Alexey Smertin and Predrag Rajkovic, captain of Serbia's FIFA U-20 World Cup winners, then assisted Valcke in laying out the continent's groups, one of which pitted top-ranked New Zealand against Solomon Islands, Fiji and Vanuatu.

Heavyweight clashes in South America, Europe
The honour of conducting South America's draw fell thereafter to two of the continent's striking greats: Ronaldo and Diego Forlan. In this region, where every team does battle within the same group, the opening-day matches were the centre of attention, and O Fenômeno admitted to fearing for Brazil after they were handed a trip to Copa America champions Chile.

The main draw concluded with sights turned to Europe, although only after the guests had been treated to an up-tempo Football Medley by the World Jazz Stars. The musicians were then replaced on stage by Aleksandr Kerzhakov and Oliver Bierhoff, who helped lay out the task facing the 52 teams in a continent with 14 slots up for grabs.

Gasps swiftly followed, with Spain and Italy - winners in 2010 and 2006 respectively - drawn together in Group G, with other pairings including France and the Netherlands and the oldest international rivalry of all: England-Scotland. Defending champions Germany, meanwhile, will face the first challenges to their crowd against the likes of Czech Republic, Northern Ireland and Norway.

And, with that, it was over. Polina Gagarina provided the final musical treat for the 2000 guests, while fans from across the world - some delighted, some dismayed - were left to pore over the draw and what it means for their teams' chances of reaching Russia 2018.

如果喜歡我們的文章,請即分享到︰

留言

會員
我要評論
請按此登錄後留言。未成為會員? 立即註冊
  • Wan Hoi Kan
    Wan Hoi Kan 於 26/07/2015 評論 NO. 1

    威爾斯有機會出線了

  • Mark Ma
    Mark Ma 於 26/07/2015 評論 NO. 2

    比利時好籤

  • 林永東
    林永東 於 26/07/2015 評論 NO. 3

    德國靚簽

  • Alex Lau
    Alex Lau 於 26/07/2015 評論 NO. 4

    最差第二名冇附加賽踢,直接出局

  • Weng Ip Choi
    Weng Ip Choi 於 26/07/2015 評論 NO. 5

    瑞典又好大機會外圍賽出局

  • Kezzini Shek
    Kezzini Shek 於 26/07/2015 評論 NO. 6

    又想做意大利。。

  • Keith Ho
    Keith Ho 於 26/07/2015 評論 NO. 7

    威爾斯機會黎啦

  • 郭健強
    郭健強 於 26/07/2015 評論 NO. 8

    威爾斯機會黎啦

  • Brian Express
    Brian Express 於 26/07/2015 評論 NO. 9

    支持傑斯入國家隊踢世杯!

  • Denis Samaras Tsui
    Denis Samaras Tsui 於 26/07/2015 評論 NO. 10

    希臘點算吖

  • MrbabYin  Lo
    MrbabYin Lo 於 26/07/2015 評論 NO. 11

    英德葡比利 都好

  • Victor Ip
    Victor Ip 於 26/07/2015 評論 NO. 12

    D組威爾斯咁多年黎都係歐洲3線,歐國杯外圍賽連贏幾場已經可以上到頭號種子???

  • Chiu Hang
    Chiu Hang 於 26/07/2015 評論 NO. 13

    用咩準則排第一檔次呢?點解威爾斯同羅馬尼亞可第一檔?

  • Wing Keung Chow
    Wing Keung Chow 於 26/07/2015 評論 NO. 14

    荷蘭皮已收,仲惡得出咩樣呀

  • Ma Percy
    Ma Percy 於 26/07/2015 評論 NO. 15

    「檔次」係乜Q?我只識「種子」!

  • Hyde Lau
    Hyde Lau 於 26/07/2015 評論 NO. 16

    荷蘭又死亡之組次次都係咁😭

  • 嚴榮華
    嚴榮華 於 26/07/2015 評論 NO. 17

    問威爾斯同羅馬尼亞做咩會係種子隊嘅人,請睇返最新世界排名

  • Clement Leung
    Clement Leung 於 26/07/2015 評論 NO. 18

    仲諗住可以睇多一次呂布踢世盃😢

  • Jerry Kwan
    Jerry Kwan 於 27/07/2015 評論 NO. 19

    意大利魚腩黎嘅

快捷鍵:←
快捷鍵:→