Liverpool have been kicked out of the Champions League after a hollow victory in the Hungarian capital.
Chelsea had another successful Saturday afternoon Premier League session at Stamford Bridge, with a dominating performance against Wolves.
World Cup odds for both Portugal and France dipped modestly following their progress through the competition's qualification play-offs.
Bosnian confidence is high for today’s second leg World Cup play-off with Portugal despite the side losing the first leg 1-0 away.
Irish veteran Damien Duff believes his side can upset the odds today and qualify for the World Cup by beating France.
Tipsters believe Ireland will need to pull off something "very, very special" if they are to get the right result from the second leg of their World Cup play-off on Wednesday.
New Zealand booked their tickets to South Africa with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Bahrain in Wellington on Saturday.
Brazil have edged ahead in the World Cup betting markets after their 1-0 weekend victory over third favourites England.
With the Socceroos having completed their last big official match before next World Cup, commentators have turned their attention to Australia's chances for South Africa 2010.
Tipsters believe Russia will be among the teams enjoying an easier ride in the first legs of the World Cup play-off ties tonight as they host Slovenia.
New Zealand are level with Bahrain in the betting to decide who will finally make it through to South Africa 2010.
Portugal will have to do without Ronaldo after all as they look to overcome Bosnia in the first leg of their World Cup play-off tie on Saturday.
Ireland captain Richard Dunne has opened up a war of words with France coach Raymond Domenech ahead of the World Cup qualification play-offs.
Portugal have found themselves embroiled in a club versus country row as they battle to improve their World Cup qualification odds by getting Ronaldo fit for Saturday's crucial tie with Bosnia.
France have ruled out calling on the experience of midfielder Patrick Vieira for their World Cup play-off tie against Ireland.
World Cup betting markets have Costa Rica and Uruguay almost level in the battle to claim a win in the first play-off fixtures.
Portugal's World Cup odds may be affected by an injury to Cristiano Ronaldo as he struggles to make the qualification play-offs.
Uruguay will have to avoid overconfidence to make good their world cup odds and win their play-off against Costa Rica next month.
Betfair has Portugal and France as odds-on to qualify for next year's World Cup after the draw for the qualification play-offs.
Being labelled as World Cup betting favourites well in advance of the competition does not always fare a team well, statistics show.
Argentina's odds of winning the World Cup have dropped to 10.00 after they narrowly clinched qualification for next year's finals.
Argentina are on world cup odds of 3.10 to beat Uruguay tonight and finally seal a place in South Africa next year.
Socceroos must beat Oman to keep alive their Asian Cup hopes
Russia can all but guarantee their place in the final betting markets for World Cup 2010 by beating Germany in Moscow on Saturday.
Australia face one of the favourites in the betting for World Cup 2010 when they take on the Netherlands in Saturday's friendly international.
Portugal are among the big sides desperate to improve their chances in the World Cup betting stakes when they bid for a qualification victory on Saturday.
Brazil are still the early favourites in the World Cup betting markets having already qualified for next year's tournament in South Africa.
Argentina's World Cup chances hang in the balance.
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