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QCSL World Cup weekend results - Week Five

Monday November 16th, 2009 – Canada remains perfect and now sits at the top of the table as they leapfrogged idle Greece into first place after five weeks of play. Sweden finally got their first win of the season while Algeria and San Marino are still left looking for their first win of the season.

Canada 6 – Morocco 1
Canada made quick work of Morocco in the “Match of the Week” by defeating them by a six to one score line. Karl Stephen added two goals to his account for Canada and Gabard Fenelon defended the Canadian net well allowing only a single shot to get by him. The match was well balanced but Canada was able to put six goals passed the Moroccan goalkeeper on only 12 attempts. Canada will face Trinidad & Tobago next week and will try to remain undefeated and keep their two point lead at the top of the table.

Sweden 5 – France 4 (OT)
Sweden finally got their first win of the year at the expense of France. After the game ended in a four all draw a shootout was needed to determine a winner. Sweden put two passed Jean-Pierre Gignac while France only scored one goal in three attempts. Sweden put an end to an outstanding night from Max Gacougnolle after he had scored all four goals for France. France came into the weekend undefeated but left the weekend with a sour taste in their mouth after losing back to back games. They will look to regain their early season form next week versus winless San Marino.

Mali 8 – Haiti 0
Mali annihilated Haiti this passed weekend by an eight goal margin. Christian Kabeya and Arturo Cisneros each scored a hat trick for Mali who outshot Haiti 29 to 13. Patrick Geffard earned his first shutout of the season for Mali stopping all 13 shots that were sent his way. Mali who currently sits in third place will have a tough game next week when they play Morocco.

Italy 4 – Bosnia 3
Italy got their second win of the season by defeating Bosnia in the last game of the QCSL weekend. Max Pesce and Alex Iulianella each scored two goals for Italy and Andrew Olivieri made some key saves in a hard fought battle. Italy will try to win their third game of the season next week when they play Switzerland.

Other Results
Trinidad & Tobago 4 – France 2
DR Congo 5 – Sweden 2
Switzerland 4 – Mexico 1
Chile 9 – Algeria 2
Portugal 5 – San Marino 4

Next week's premium match
Sunday November 22nd at 6:00pm - Italy vs. Switzerland
My prediction: Italy 3 – Switzerland 1

For the current standings or for other scheduled matches in week six of the QCSL World Cup check out http://www.qcslworldcup.com/

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