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Spain face possible 2018 FIFA World Cup ban over government interference
Soccer`s governing body has warned the RFEF that the Spanish government`s involvement in the election for the football federation`s new president could lead to them being expelled from next year`s World Cup.
 Zee News20 hours ago
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Football Briefs: Spain face possible 2018 World Cup ban
News of all that's transpired on and off the football field IMAGE: Spain's Diego Costa, centre, celebrates his goal with team-mates during the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier against Liechtenstein (Image used for representational purposes). Photograph: Eloy Alonso/Reuters Spain’s participation at the 2018 World Cup in Russia could be under threat after FIFA raised concerns about political interference within the Spanish football federation (RFEF). Soccer's governing body has warned the ...
 Rediff.com13 hours ago
FIFA 2018 World Cup: Australia approach Luiz Felipe Scolari
Scolari said he was happy to discuss a role with the Australians, but would want it to be long-term, not just for the June-July 2018 tournament. Courtesy: Twitter (@CSLfutbol) Sao Paulo: Australia have approached World Cup winning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari ...
 Zee News3 days ago
First 2018 FIFA World Cup store opens in Moscow
The first store carrying official 2018 FIFA World Cup merchandise had a grand opening here on Tuesday.The store has opened its doors on the first floor of the Central Children's Store on Lubyanka Street. CEO of the Russia-2018 Local Organising Committee ...
 Prokerala4 days ago
FIFA 2018 World Cup: Germany pick Moscow as base - Reports
Both daily newspaper Bild and magazine Kicker say the Germans are opting for Vatutinki, a village 40km southwest of Moscow city centre. Courtesy: Twitter (@DFB_Team) Berlin: Defending champions Germany are set to choose a small village south of Moscow for ...
 Zee News2 days ago
First Post.com
FIFA World Cup 2018: Argentina's Lionel Messi bats for out
Although Higuain is a regular scorer at club level, he has rarely reproduced that same form on the international stage, particularly in big matches. The post FIFA World Cup 2018: Argentina’s Lionel Messi bats for out-of-favour teammate Gonzalo ...
 First Post.com1 week ago
2018 FIFA World Cup: 1,318,109 tickets requested in 24 hours
FIFA has recorded more than 1,318,109 ticket requests for the 2018 World Cup in Russia in less than 24 hours since the sales resumed on December 5."Within the first 24 hours, fans from all over the world requested 1,318,109 tickets as the random-selection ...
 Prokerala1 week ago
FIFA 2018 World Cup: 1,318,109 tickets requested in 24 hours
The world football's governing body also noted that fans from Argentina, Peru, Mexico, the US, Colombia, Brazil, Morocco, Egypt, China and Poland all currently rank in the top ten. Courtesy: Twitter (@FIFAWorldCup) Zurich: FIFA has recorded more than ...
 Zee News1 week ago
First Post.com
FIFA World Cup 2018 draw: Argentina, Brazil slotted in tough groups; Spain and Portugal get ready for early duel
Lionel Messi and his Argentina team which struggled to qualify will play World Cup debutants Iceland as well as a dangerous Croatia outfit and Nigeria. The post FIFA World Cup 2018 draw: Argentina, Brazil slotted in tough groups; Spain and Portugal get ready ...
 First Post.com2 weeks ago
Watch: Teams brace up for World Cup draw
Germany will find out who stands between them and a successful defence of the World Cup as the draw for the 2018 finals in Russia is held in a glitzy ceremony within the Kremlin in Moscow on Friday. After beating Lionel Messis Argentina in the final at the ...
 Deccan Herald2 weeks ago
Rediff.com
Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup: 12 venues, 11 cities
Russia will host the 2018 World Cup finals in 12 venues spread across 11 cities. IMAGE: Official FIFA World Cup 2018 mascot Zabivak poses with a kid at Russia-Spain frielndly game in St. Petersburg. Photograph: FIFA MOSCOW   The Russian capital, a city of more than 12 million people, is home to two World Cup venues. Moscow's Luzhniki stadium, which will host seven matches including the final and opening match, has undergone extensive reconstruction work since 2013 to expand capacity to ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago
FIFA 2018 World Cup Factbox: 12 venues and 11 cities in Russia
Russia will host the 2018 World Cup finals in 12 venues spread across 11 cities. Here is a look at all the venues: Courtesy: Twitter (@FIFAWorldCup) Moscow: Russia will host the 2018 World Cup finals in 12 venues spread across 11 cities. Here is a look at all ...
 Zee News2 weeks ago
FIFA 2018 World Cup: Lionel Messi's Argentina on collision course with Spain
Messi and 2014 finalists Argentina were placed alongside a Croatia side featuring Barcelona team-mate Ivan Rakitic and Real Madrid`s Luka Modric, with Nigeria and debutants Iceland rounding out a competitive Group D. Courtesy: Reuters Lionel Messi`s quest to ...
 Zee News2 weeks ago
FIFA 2018 World Cup: Analysis of the eight World Cup groups
England, who failed to get out of their group in 2014 and were knocked out by Iceland at the last European Championship, will have fond memories of beating Tunisia in the 1998 tournament, when manager Gareth Southgate played centre back. Courtesy: Reuters ...
 Zee News2 weeks ago
Business Standard
2018 Fifa World Cup: Russia-Saudi duel to kick off, tough draw for Germany
Lionel Messi and his Argentina team which struggled to qualify will play World Cup debutants Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria ANI | New York Last Updated at December 2, 2017 15:26 IST Argentinian soccer legend Diego Maradona, center, waves to the crowd during the ...
 Business Standard2 weeks ago
Top coaches cautious after 2018 FIFA World Cup draw
Defending champions Germany have been placed along with lower ranked nations Mexico (16), Sweden (18) and Korea Republic (59) in Group F on Friday. Title contenders Brazil have been placed with Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E. European champions ...
 Business Standard2 weeks ago
FIFA 2018 World Cup: Russia breathe sigh of relief after drawing 'ideal' group
Russia should face a sterner test in Luis Suarez's Uruguay -- the two-time World Cup winners who also have Paris Saint-Germain's danger man Edinson Cavani. Courtesy: Reuters Moscow: Russia breathed a collective sigh of relief after avoiding Spain and looking ...
 Zee News2 weeks ago
First Post.com
FIFA World Cup 2018 draw sees banana skins strewn in paths of heavyweights; England, France get easy groups
The absence of heavyweights like the Netherlands, Italy and Chile from this World Cup had nearly ensured that there was going to be no Group of Death. But there are a few groups which will offer banana skins for heavyweights. The post FIFA World Cup 2018 draw ...
 First Post.com2 weeks ago
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Analysis: Which is the toughest group at 2018 FIFA World Cup?
Analysis of the eight groups for the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia. Group ARussia, a lowly 65th in FIFA's rankings, will be reasonably confident of making progress to the last 16 after being drawn against Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Uruguay.The hosts will face the Saudis, ranked 63rd, in the tournament's opening match where a win will be essential. Uruguay will be favourites to top the section with Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani forming a fearsome attack although Egypt, back at the ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago
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FIFA World Cup 2018 draw: Iceland placed in Argentina group in first-ever appearance at marquee event
Iceland and their Viking fans became the Euro 2016 darlings after shocking England 2-1 to reach the quarter-finals. The post FIFA World Cup 2018 draw: Iceland placed in Argentina group in first-ever appearance at marquee event appeared first on Firstpost .
 First Post.com2 weeks ago
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HIGHLIGHTS | FIFA 2018 World Cup draw: Spain, Portugal in group of death
Here are highlights of the FIFA 2018 World Cup draw ceremony from Moscow.
 DNA2 weeks ago
Business Standard
2018 Fifa World Cup Draw: Spain, Portugal ready for early duel; Germany handed tough games
Following a long road of qualifying joy and heartache, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia finally got into "game mode" after the Final Draw in Moscow's Kremlin State Palace.According to CNN, Hosts Russia will open the event against Saudi Arabia at Moscow's ...
 Business Standard2 weeks ago
FIFA 2018 World Cup: Spain, Portugal drawn in same group
Russia will face Saudi Arabia in the tournament opener on June 14 in Moscow. By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Dec 01, 2017, 23:29 PM IST Comments| Courtesy: Reuters Highlights World Cup's leading scorer and German legend Miroslav Klose introduced the trophy.
 Zee News2 weeks ago
DNA
FIFA 2018 World Cup: Here is how the 32 teams stack up for the mega event in Russia
Unlike previous laborious draw ceremonies, Friday's event at the State Kremlin Palace was a quick-fire operation.
 DNA2 weeks ago
Rediff.com
Russia 2018 World Cup draw: Spain, Portugal in same group
After almost three years of qualifying, 868 matches and 2454 goals, the draws for the 2018 FIFA World Cup are being announced.Reigning European champions Portugal, lead by FIFA player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo are drawn in Group B along with Spain. They are joined by Morocco and Iran. Meanwhile, Germany, the reigning world champs. have been drawn  into Group F and will be playing against Mexico, Sweden and South Korea.  ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago
DNA
FIFA 2018 World Cup draw ceremony: Live streaming and where to watch in India
Here's how you can watch the draw ceremony of the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Moscow.
 DNA2 weeks ago
Russia ready for 2018 FIFA World Cup draw with Spain the team to avoid
President Vladimir Putin is expected to address the footballing world that has descended upon Moscow, in the midst of a freezing Russian winter, to find out who will play who, when and where at the competition next year. Courtesy: Twitter (@FIFAWorldCup) ...
 Zee News2 weeks ago
Mathrubhumi
FIFA World Cup draw: Spain, Portugal in Group B
MOSCOW:Cristiano Ronaldos Portugal will come up against Spain in the standout fixture of the 2018 World Cup group stage, while England were handed an encounter with a dangerous Belgium side in Fridays draw. Spain, the 2010 World Cup winners, have been ...
 Mathrubhumi2 weeks ago
EXPLAINED: 2018 FIFA World Cup Draw
No teams from the same confederation, with the exception of UEFA, cannot be drawn in the same Group. Then again, a maximum of two European teams can be in any Group.
 Zee News2 weeks ago
FIFA 2018 World Cup Draw: Live Streaming, TV Guide, Date, Time, Venue
England international Gary Lineker would conduct the draw along with Russian sports journalist Maria Komandnaya. 
 Zee News2 weeks ago
Iranian referee Faghani to officiate at 2018 FIFA World Cup
will officiate at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which is scheduled to take place in Russia from June 14 to July 15 next year, Press TV reported on Sunday. The 39-year-old Iranian is among the six Asian referees, who have been chosen to officiate at the ...
 Business Standard3 weeks ago
Lineker, Komandnaya to conduct 2018 World Cup draw
Former English striker Gary Lineker has been chosen to conduct the 2018 World Cup Final Draw scheduled for December 1 at Moscow's Kremlin Palace, world football's governing body FIFA announced on Friday.Lineker, the 1986 World Cup's top scorer, is set to be ...
 Prokerala4 weeks ago
DNA
FIFA 2018 World Cup: Here are the 32 countries that have qualified for the finals
Peru down New Zealand to complete World Cup lineup!
 DNA1 month ago
Australia beat Honduras 3-1, become 31st team to qualify for 2018 FIFA World Cup
Australia, competing in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) qualification, finished third, behind Japan and Saudi Arabia in the Group B.
 Zee News1 month ago
Australia qualify for FIFA World Cup
Sydney, Nov 15 - Australia on Wednesday crushed Honduras 3-1 in their second leg of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification playoffs to seal the ticket to Russia. The first leg had ended goalless and in the second leg, Mile Jedinak converted two penalties in ...
 Nerve1 month ago
Stunned Italy fail to reach 2018 FIFA World Cup, Sweden qualify
A desperate 0-0 draw at home to a defiant Sweden ended the four-time world champions' hopes of reaching next year's finals in Russia and with it the international careers of several of Italy's biggest names. Dejected Italian players (Reuters) Milan: Italian ...
 Zee News1 month ago
DNA
FIFA 2018 World Cup: Lionel Messi reveals the teams he fears most
But while naming the would-be contenders isn't hard, what is in store for the rest of the 32-team field?
 DNA4 weeks ago
2018 FIFA World Cup: What`s lurking beyond the usual suspects?
The five giants have won 13 of the last 16 World Cups between them. Spain and Germany both qualified without losing, while Brazil sealed first place in the South American group with four rounds to play. Courtesy: Reuters Paris: Lionel Messi knows the teams he ...
 Zee News4 weeks ago
2018 FIFA World Cup: Pots announced for final draw
The final draw will take place on Friday 1 December at Moscow’s State Kremlin Palace.
 Zee News1 month ago
Rediff.com
FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Goalless draw secures Tunisia finals berth
Images from the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers played across the globe on Saturday IMAGE: Tunisia fans celebrate after their team held Libya to a goalless draw to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Saturday. Photograph: Zoubeir Souissi/Reuters Tunisia booked their place in next year's World Cup finals after securing a point from a goalless draw at home against neighbours Libya on Saturday. Tunisia finished on 14 points in Group A of the African preliminaries, one ahead of the Democratic ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
First Post.com
FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: England have started to win back supporters, says Gareth Southgate
England manager Gareth Southgate hopes his young team have started to win back supporters following successive 0-0 draws against heavyweights Germany and Brazil. The post FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: England have started to win back supporters, says Gareth ...
 First Post.com1 month ago
Sakho, Mane star as Senegal book World Cup slot
English Premier League pair Diafra Sakho and Sadio Mane played key roles as Senegal defeated South Africa 2-0 in Polokwane to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.West Ham striker Sakho opened the scoring off a pass from Liverpool attacker Mane and both were ...
 Business Standard1 month ago
Switzerland secure 2018 FIFA World Cup spot edging out Northern Ireland
Switzerland held off Northern Ireland to seal a place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia with a 0-0 second-leg draw on Sunday that secured a 1-0 aggregate play-off victory. File photo of Switzerland football team celebrating (Reuters) Basel: Switzerland held off ...
 Zee News1 month ago
Croatia qualify for 2018 FIFA World Cup after 0-0 draw with Greece
Zlatko Dalic's men will be playing in their fifth World Cup in Russia next year, having only once failed to qualify in 2010. Image: Reuters Piraeus, Greece: Croatia qualified for the 2018 World Cup on Sunday by holding Greece to a 0-0 draw in the second leg ...
 Zee News1 month ago
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FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Shaky Italy look to seal spot in main event in two-legged playoff against Sweden
Italy are the only one of the eight previous winners not yet sure of their place in this World Cup. The post FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Shaky Italy look to seal spot in main event in two-legged playoff against Sweden appeared first on Firstpost .
 First Post.com1 month ago
DNA
FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers: Italy on the verge of elimination for first time in 60 years
Coach Ventura wants his players to win the game against Sweden by 'playing football.'
 DNA1 month ago
Asia Net India
FIFA unveils official ball for 2018 World Cup
World football governing body FIFA has unveiled the official match-ball for the world cup to be held in Russia next year. According to FIFA, the ball named ‘Telstar 18’ gets its name from its status as the ‘star of television’. The ...
 Asia Net India1 month ago
FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers: Northern Ireland fume in defeat, Croatia cruise
Northern Ireland coach Michael O'Neill said he was "staggered and bewildered" by a controversial penalty decision that gave Switzerland a 1-0 win in their World Cup play-off first leg on Thursday. Meanwhile in Zagreb, Croatia cruised to a 4-1 victory over ...
 Zee News1 month ago
2018 FIFA World Cup: Ireland hold Denmark to first-leg stalemate in qualifier
The closest either side came to a goal was when Pione Sisto fired wide in the first half for the hosts, while Yussuf Poulsen saw a 90th-minute header saved by Darren Randolph. Courtesy: Twitter (@FIFAWorldCup) Copenhagen: The Republic of Ireland and Denmark ...
 Zee News1 month ago
Morocco, Tunisia qualify for 2018 FIFA World Cup; Ivory Coast miss out
Senegal sealed a place in Russia on Friday by winning 2-0 in South Africa and the other two African qualifiers, Nigeria and Egypt, secured slots last month. Courtesy: Twitter (@FIFAWorldCup) Pretoria: North African nations Morocco and Tunisia took contrasting ...
 Zee News1 month ago
2018 FIFA World Cup: Politics, intrigue and drama mix in playoffs
From the Soviet Union`s refusal to travel to Chile in 1973 to the hole in the net blamed for denying Australia a place at the 1998 tournament, these gripping, but often quirky, fixtures boast a history of intrigue and drama.
 Zee News1 month ago
First Post.com
FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Andrea Pirlo criticises 'scared' Italy after loss to Sweden in play
"Playing in Europe is not like in Italy, where you get a free kick for even the slightest contact," said Pirlo. The post FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Andrea Pirlo criticises ‘scared’ Italy after loss to Sweden in play-off 1st leg appeared first ...
 First Post.com1 month ago
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FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Senegal defeat South Africa to book finals berth after 16 years
Senegal striker Sakho opened the scoring off a pass from Liverpool attacker Mane and both were involved in the move that led to a Thamsanqa Mkhize own-goal before half-time. The post FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Senegal defeat South Africa to book finals ...
 First Post.com1 month ago
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Australia held to a goalless draw by Honduras despite dominating performance
Ange Postecoglou's men will return to Australia for Wednesday's second leg confident of reaching a fourth consecutive World Cup after a controlled display in hot, humid conditions The post FIFA World Cup 2018: Australia held to a goalless draw by Honduras ...
 First Post.com1 month ago
2018 FIFA World Cup: Italy lose to Sweden in play-off first leg
The last time Italy failed to reach the World Cup was for the 1958 tournament in Sweden. Courtesy: Twitter (@FIFAWorldCup) Stockholm: Sweden claimed a precious 1-0 first-leg victory over Italy in their World Cup play-off at Stockholm on Friday, leaving the ...
 Zee News1 month ago
2018 FIFA World Cup: Sakho, Mane star as Senegal book Russia ticket, Australia frustrated in Honduras play-off draw
English Premier League pair Diafra Sakho and Sadio Mane played key roles as Senegal defeated South Africa 2-0 qualify for the 2018 World Cup even as Australia played out a frustrating goalless draw with Honduras in their playoff on Friday. Courtesy: Twitter ...
 Zee News1 month ago
2018 FIFA World Cup official ball unveiled
as Football has unveiled the 'Telestar 18' official ball for the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia. Displaying its first look, Adidas Football tweeted on Friday: "An icon reinvented. Introducing: #Telstar18 ?? The Official Match Ball for the ...
 Business Standard1 month ago
Meet Telstar 18: The official 2018 FIFA World Cup ball
Messi will actually try to spin some of his magic on the Telstar 18 when Argentina take on Russia in a friendly at Moscow`s completely refurbished Luzhniki Stadium on Saturday. Courtesy: FIFA Moscow: What on Earth is Telstar 18? Several heads were left being ...
 Zee News1 month ago
First Post.com
FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Injured Radamel Falcao misses out as Colombia announce squad for upcoming friendlies
Injured Monaco striker Radamel Falcao is the key name missing in Colombia's squad released on Friday for upcoming friendlies against South Korea and China. The post FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Injured Radamel Falcao misses out as Colombia announce squad ...
 First Post.com1 month ago
FIFA no longer 'toxic' as World Cup prize money rises to 400m USD
Infantino hailed the increase to $400 million in prize money for next year`s World Cup in Russia -- including $38 million for the winning team -- as a sign of FIFA`s success. Courtesy: IANS Kolkata: FIFA leader Gianni Infantino insisted Friday that football`s ...
 Zee News1 month ago
FIFA World Cup 2018 prize money increased
The prize money for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia has been increased by 12 per cent, president Gianni Infantino said here after the council meeting on Friday.
 Business Standard1 month ago
First Post.com
FIFA World Cup 2018: Italy draw Sweden in playoffs, Republic of Ireland take on Denmark
Italy and veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, who were seeded for the draw in Zurich, will travel to Sweden for the first leg of their tie. The post FIFA World Cup 2018: Italy draw Sweden in playoffs, Republic of Ireland take on Denmark appeared first on ...
 First Post.com1 month ago
DNA
FIFA confirms 8 top-seeded teams in World Cup 2018 draw
Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina, Belgium, Poland and France join host Russia as top-seeded teams in the World Cup finals draw.
 DNA2 months ago
Rediff.com
FIFA World Cup 2018: Who's qualified, who still can
Twenty-three of the 32 finalists have now been decided; the remainder will be settled in November with four European play-offs, two intercontinental play-offs and the final round of African qualifiers, where three groups are still open. IMAGE: Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano (14) and other teammates celebrate after Argentina beat Ecuador to seal a place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Photograph: Edgard Garrido/Reuters The possibility of a World Cup without Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
MSN India
Lionel Messi hat-trick takes Argentina to 2018 FIFA World Cup
Two-time world champions Argentina were in danger of missing the showpiece tournament for the first time since 1970, having dropped to sixth and outside of the qualifying positions following three consecutive draws.
 MSN India2 months ago
Messi clinches World Cup spot for Argentina
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has bagged a hat-trick and with it Argentina has secured a direct berth at next year's World Cup in Russia with a 3-1 victory over Ecuador.In a dramatic final round on Tuesday in the South American zone qualifiers, Argentina, ...
 Prokerala2 months ago
Rediff.com
2018 World Cup qualifiers: Lewandowski helps Poland seal berth
IMAGES from the FIFA World Cup qualifiers played across Europe on Sunday IMAGE: Poland’s Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring their third goal against Montenegro during their 2018 World Cup qualifiers at National Stadium Warsaw in Warsaw, Poland on Sunday. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters Poland sealed their first World Cup spot since the 2006 tournament after an early onslaught and a late flourish, including a goal from the excellent Robert Lewandowski, gave them a 4-2 home win over ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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England beat Lithuania in World Cup qualifiers
Visiting England beat Lithuania 1-0 in Group F of the 2018 FIFA World Cup European qualifiers. At the LFF Stadium here on 8 October evening, captain Harry Kane gave England the lead with a 27th minute penalty following a foul on Dele Alli, who was chopped ...
 catchnews.com2 months ago
DNA
WATCH | FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifiers: Messi, Messi, Messi! Argentina through thanks to little genius' magic
Argentina qualify for FIFA 2018 World Cup as Lionel Messi nets a hat-trick against Ecuador.
 DNA2 months ago
Spain qualifies for FIFA 2018 World Cup
Spain defeated Albania 3-0 to assure themselves a berth in the 2018 World Cup and consign Italy to second place in Group G, while the battle for the top spots in Groups D and I will come down to the 10th and final qualifying round.
 Business Standard2 months ago
Rediff.com
2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Cahill's extra-time winner keeps Australia alive
Images from Monday's 2018 World Cup qualifiers Tim Cahill heads the ball to score Australia's opening goal against Syria in the second leg of the Asian play-off FIFA World Cup qualifier on Tuesday. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters Tim Cahill scored twice, including the extra-time winner, as Australia kept their World Cup hopes alive with a 2-1 victory over Syria in the second leg of the Asian play-off on Tuesday. The 3-2 aggregate victory sends the Socceroos into an intercontinental play-off ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
Germany, England clinch 2018 FIFA World Cup berths
Germany remained perfect in the European zone qualifiers while England secured the top place in their group as both sides assured themselves of berths in the 2018 football World Cup in Russia.
 Business Standard2 months ago
Rediff.com
Messi and Argentina at risk of not qualifying for 2018 FIFA World Cup
Summary of the South American World Cup qualifiers played on Thursday IMAGE: Argentina's Lionel Messi cuts a figure of frustration at the end of their 2018 World Cup qualifier against Peru at La Bombonera stadium in Buenos Aires on Thursday. Photograph: Agustin Marcarian/Reuters Twice champions and 2014 runners-up Argentina were in serious danger of failing to reach the 2018 World Cup finals after being held to a 0-0 draw by Peru on Thursday. Lionel Messi's side are on 25 points in sixth ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
Who needs what for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
A World Cup without Lionel Messi. That is the very real prospect facing Argentina, who face already-eliminated Ecuador at altitude on Tuesday. Courtesy: Reuters Paris: Who needs what to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, with 13 of the 32 nations ...
 Zee News2 months ago
Nigeria's Super Eagles qualify for 2018 FIFA World Cup
Nigeria's Super Eagles qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup after a 1-0 win over Zambia in oil city of Uyo, with an unassailable 6-point lead after five matches in Group B.
 Business Standard2 months ago
First Post.com
FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifers: Gareth Southgate feels England players need better connect with fans
While Southgate believes more dynamic performances will get England's supporters back, he says work must also be done off the pitch to make his multi-millionaire players more relatable The post FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifers: Gareth Southgate feels England ...
 First Post.com2 months ago
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FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Captain Arjen Robben still believes Netherlands can qualify for tournament
With Sweden hosting lowly Luxembourg, the Netherlands need a victory to set up a likely straight fight for a play-off place against the Scandinavians in Amsterdam on Tuesday. The post FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Captain Arjen Robben still believes ...
 First Post.com2 months ago
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FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Spain book ticket to Russia, Italy forced to take play-offs route
Spain's Gerard Pique was greeted with a mixture of jeers and applause on his 92nd international appearance just days after voting in a referendum on the Catalan independence. The post FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Spain book ticket to Russia, Italy forced ...
 First Post.com2 months ago
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FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: USA take on revenge-seeking Panama in do-or-die match
Since 1990, the USA have qualified for every edition of the World Cup, a record of achievement that reflects the steady development of the world's most popular sport in a country which for so long remained impervious to its charms. The post FIFA World Cup ...
 First Post.com2 months ago
Rediff.com
Football Briefs: Maradona tells Madrid, give away Bale and bring Mbappe
News of all that's transpired on and off the football field IMAGE: Gareth Bale (left) has been riddled by injury this season. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images Diego Maradona says he has a solution to Real Madrid's scarcity of goals this season -- sign France teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe from Paris St Germain and give Gareth Bale away for free.   Real's record signing Bale has endured another nightmare season with injuries but fired the European champions into the Club World Cup ...
 Rediff.com1 day ago
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Football Briefs: East Bengal drop points after Aizawl shock win
News of all that's transpired on and off the football field   IMAGE: Aizawl FC William Lalnunfela celebrates with teammates after scoring the winning goal against East Bengal during their I League match in Kolkata on Tuesday. Photograph: I-League media Aizawl FC forward William Lalnunfela completed a brilliant brace in the dying minutes to hold East Bengal 2-2 in their thrilling I-League opener at the floodlit Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Tuesday. Two former Mohun Bagan teammates, ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago
Opportunity knocks for England, Germany hopefuls
London, AFP: With both squads beset by injuries, Fridays Wembley friendly between England and Germany represents an opportunity for fringe players and untested youngsters to stake claims to World Cup places. Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Raheem Sterling are among ...
 Deccan Herald1 month ago
2018 FIFA World Cup: 1,318,109 tickets requested in 24 hours
18,109 ticket requests for the 2018 World Cup in Russia in less than 24 hours since the sales resumed on December 5. "Within the first 24 hours, fans from all over the world requested 1,318,109 tickets as the random-selection draw sales period goes on until ...
 Business Standard1 week ago
Top coaches cautious after 2018 FIFA World Cup draw
December 2017|http://www.nerve.in/news:2535003973474|channel:Europe " --IANS" Moscow, Dec 2 - Coaches of top football nations Germany, Brazil and Portugal sounded a cautious note after the official draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup was announced here.
 Nerve2 weeks ago
Top coaches cautious after 2018 FIFA World Cup draw
Coaches of top football nations Germany, Brazil and Portugal sounded a cautious note after the official draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup was announced here.Defending champions Germany have been placed along with lower ranked nations Mexico (16), Sweden (18) ...
 Prokerala2 weeks ago
Iranian referee Faghani to officiate at 2018 FIFA World Cup
Iranian referee Alireza Faghani will officiate at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which is scheduled to take place in Russia from June 14 to July 15 next year, Press TV reported on Sunday.The 39-year-old Iranian is among the six Asian referees, who have been chosen ...
 Prokerala3 weeks ago
FIFA confirms 8 top-seeded teams in World Cup draw
FIFA uses October rankings to decide all four seeding pots despite nine places in the 32-team World Cup finals lineup to be decided in November. Courtesy: Reuters Highlights Russia is top-seeded for the World Cup despite being ranked No. 65. Chile at No. 9 is ...
 Zee News2 months ago
Nigeria's Super Eagles qualify for 2018 FIFA World Cup
Nigeria's Super Eagles qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup after a 1-0 win over Zambia in oil city of Uyo, with an unassailable 6-point lead after five matches in Group B.The Nigerian side prevailed over the Zambians at the Godswill Akpabio International ...
 Prokerala2 months ago
First Post.com
FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: England relying on in-form Harry Kane to confirm Russia berth
England will look to red-hot Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane to fire them to the World Cup finals when they tackle Slovenia in their penultimate qualifying match on Thursday. The post FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: England relying on in-form Harry Kane ...
 First Post.com2 months ago
Rediff.com
Messi and Argentina at risk of not qualifying for 2018 FIFA World Cup
Summary of the South American World Cup qualifiers played on Thursday IMAGE: Argentina's Lionel Messi cuts a figure of frustration at the end of their 2018 World Cup qualifier against Peru at La Bombonera stadium in Buenos Aires on Thursday. Photograph: Agustin Marcarian/Reuters Twice champions and 2014 runners-up Argentina were in serious danger of failing to reach the 2018 World Cup finals after being held to a 0-0 draw by Peru on Thursday. Lionel Messi's side are on 25 points in sixth ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

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