'Soccer Watch': Lady Longhorns Sweep on the Road
Euro 2008 Qualifying Results

The Lady Longhorns had a great weekend up north, beating Kansas, 1-0, then coming from behind to beat 14th-ranked Colorado, 2-1, with freshman Emily Anderson (Westlake High) nailing the winner, the first goal of her college career. With that, the Horns ran their season record to 10-3-1, including 6-2 on the road. This week they host Sam Houston State – Friday, Oct. 13, 7pm, Mike A. Myers Stadium, $7, or four for $8 – before heading back north to Nebraska for a Sunday-afternoon game. The Huskers have been disappointing this season, after being a preseason pick to finish second in the Big 12.

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The long season for national teams pretty much wrapped up this week with two very full days of Euro 2008 qualifiers on Saturday and Wednesday. It was a tough week for England, who were held to a home draw by Macedonia, then lost in Zagreb to a very good Croatian team. Likewise Ireland, who crashed badly at lowly Cyprus, to pretty much kill off their hopes. Only Scotland salvaged some British pride, surprising France, 1-0, in a battle of previously unbeatens, while Italy got two late goals and a vital win over Ukraine to get untracked in the same group. And in a tale of two teams going in opposite directions, defending champ Greece beat Norway, 1-0, and then Bosnia on the road; while Spain ended the year on a sour note with their second straight loss. Click below for the full results.

This week the Euro club season resumes after a week off for the national teams. Tuesday-Wednesday is game day 3 of Champions League play, and ESPN will televise all four games involving English teams. Note: The 4pm games on ESPN Classic are the charmingly titled "Instant Classics," or what elsewhere might be called tape-delayed.

Tuesday: Copenhagen at Manchester United, 1:30pm, ESPN2; Arsenal at CSKA Moscow, 4pm, ESPN Classic.

Wednesday: The game we've all been anticipating since the draw was announced, Barcelona at Chelsea, probably the two best teams on the continent for the last couple of years, 1:30pm, ESPN2; Liverpool at Bordeaux, 4pm, ESPN Classic.

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Congratulations to soccer for winning Best Sport in the "BOA" Readers Poll. I promise, I had nothing to do with the results.

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News tidbits: Texas A&M has been selected to host the 2007 College Cup, the NCAA Women's Final Four. They also hosted in 2005. ... National Team assistant coach Glenn "Mooch" Myernick died Monday after suffering a heart attack on Thursday. Myernick, 51, had a long history in U.S. soccer, as a national team player, and coaching in the MLS and for various national teams.

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EURO 2008 Qualifying Results

Group APWDLGPt
Serbia 4 3 1 0 6-1 10
Finland 4 2 2 0 6-2 8
Belgium 4 2 1 1 4-1 7
Poland 4 2 1 1 5-5 7
Portugal 3 1 1 1 5-3 4
Kazakhstan 3 0 2 2 1-4 2
Armenia 3 0 1 2 0-4 1
Azerbaijan 4 0 1 3 1-8 1

Saturday, Oct. 7
Kazakhstan 0, Poland 1
Armenia 0, Finland 0
Serbia 1, Belgium 0
Portugal 3, Azerbaijan 0

Wednesday, Oct. 11
Kazakhstan 0, Finland 2
Belgium 3, Azerbaijan 0
Serbia 3, Armenia 0
Poland 2, Portugal 1

Nov. 15
Finland vs. Armenia
Portugal vs. Kazakhstan
Belgium vs. Poland

Group BPWDLGPt
Scotland 4 3 0 1 9-3 9
France 4 3 0 1 11-2 9
Italy 4 2 1 1 7-5 7
Ukraine 3 2 0 1 5-4 6
Lithuania 3 1 1 1 3-3 4
Georgia 4 1 0 3 9-9 3
Faroe Islands 4 0 0 4 0-18 0

Saturday, Oct. 7
Faroe Islands 0, Lithuania 1
Scotland 1, France 0
Italy 2, Ukraine 0

Wednesday, Oct. 11
Ukraine 2, Scotland 0
Georgia 1, Italy 3
France 5, Faroe Islands 0

Group CPWDLGPt
Turkey 3 3 0 0 8-0 9
Greece 3 3 0 0 6-0 9
Norway 3 2 0 1 6-2 6
Bosnia-Herzeg.4 1 1 2 8-11 4
Malta 3 1 0 2 4-8 3
Hungary 4 1 0 3 5-8 3
Moldova 4 0 1 3 2-10 1

Saturday, Oct. 7
Moldova 2, Bosnia-Herzegovina 2
Hungary 0, Turkey 1
Greece 1, Norway 0

Wednesday, Oct. 11
Malta 2, Hungary 1
Turkey 5, Moldova 0
Bosnia-Herz. 0, Greece 4

Group DPWDLGPt
Czech Repub. 4 3 1 0 13-2 10
Germany 3 3 0 0 18-1 9
Slovakia 4 2 0 2 12-9 6
Wales 3 1 0 2 5-8 3
Cyprus 3 1 0 2 7-11 3
Ireland 3 0 1 2 3-7 1
San Marino 2 0 0 2 0-20 0

Saturday, Oct. 7
Wales 1, Slovakia 5
Czech Republic 7, San Marino 0
Cyprus 5, Ireland 2

Wednesday, Oct. 11
Ireland 1, Czech Republic 1
Slovakia 1, Germany 4
Wales 3, Cyprus 1

Nov. 15
Cyprus vs. Germany
Ireland vs. San Marino

Group EPWDLGPt
Croatia 3 2 1 0 9-0 7
Israel 3 2 1 0 6-2 7
England 4 2 1 1 6-2 7
Macedonia 4 2 1 1 4-1 7
Russia 3 1 2 0 3-1 5
Estonia 3 0 0 3 0-4 0
Andorra 4 0 0 4 1-19 0

Saturday, Oct. 7
Russia 1, Israel 1
England 0, Macedonia 0
Croatia 7, Andorra 0

Wednesday, Oct. 11
Andorra 0, Macedonia 3
Russia 2, Estonia 0
Croatia 2, England 0

Nov. 15
Israel vs. Croatia
Macedonia vs. Russia

Group FPWDLGPt
Sweden 4 4 0 0 8-2 12
Denmark 3 2 1 0 6-0 7
North. Ireland 4 2 1 1 4-5 7
Latvia 3 1 0 2 4-2 3
Spain 3 1 0 2 6-5 3
Iceland 4 1 0 3 4-8 3
Liechtenstein 3 0 0 3 1-11 0

Saturday, Oct. 7
Denmark 0, Northern Ireland 0
Latvia 4, Iceland 0
Sweden 2, Spain 0

Wednesday, Oct. 11
Iceland 1, Sweden 2
Liechtenstein 0, Denmark 4
Northern Ireland 1, Latvia 0

Group GPWDLGPt
Netherlands 4 3 1 0 7-2 10
Bulgaria 4 2 2 0 7-3 8
Romania 3 2 1 0 7-3 7
Belarus 4 1 1 2 7-10 4
Slovenia 3 1 0 2 4-7 3
Albania 3 0 1 2 3-6 1
Luxembourg 3 0 0 3 0-4 0

Saturday, Oct. 7
Romania 3, Belarus 1
Bulgaria 1, Netherlands 1
Slovenia 2, Luxembourg 0

Wednesday, Oct. 11
Belarus 4, Slovenia 2
Luxembourg 0, Bulgaria 1
Netherlands 2, Albania 1

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