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England To Play Nigeria And Costa Rica Ahead Of World Cup

England will play Nigeria at Wembley and Costa Rica at Elland Road in their final friendly matches ahead of this summer's World Cup. Nigeria will play England in an international friendly in June ahead of...

Carlos Tevez Hoping For Argentina Recall Ahead Of World Cup

Carlos Tevez said Tuesday that he hopes his return to Boca Juniors will help him earn a recall to Argentina's national team ahead of this year's World Cup. The 33-year-old former Manchester United, Manchester City...

Neymar: Belgium And Egypt’s Mohamed Salah Could Surprise At World Cup

Belgium could pull a surprise at next year's World Cup while five-time champions Brazil will be among the favorites, according to Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar. The 25-year-old Brazilian also nominated Liverpool's Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah...

Spain Face World Cup 2018 Ban As FIFA Fire Warning Over Alleged Government Interference...

FIFA is not happy with the Spanish government’s involvement in the RFEF (Royal Spanish Football Federation). After a complaint was filed by suspended president Angel Maria Villar, FIFA is investigating the situation surrounding the Spanish...

Arsenal Boss Arsene Wenger Opens Up On Olivier Giroud After Star Hinted At Loan...

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insisted that Olivier Giroud has a future at the North London club. The French striker has not started a single Premier League game for Arsenal this season since the arrival of...

World Cup 2018 Draw: England Land Dream World Cup Draw, Spain Paired With Portugal...

The Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia was held in the concert hall at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow on Friday. First thing fans search for after the groups are declared...

An Illustrated History Of World Cup Posters

FIFA have unveiled the official poster of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The posters features Ballon d’Or winner Lev Yashin as the main figure, and has been designed by Russian artist Igor Gurovich. “The Official...

Manchester City Star Gabriel Jesus Is Brazil’s New Ronaldo, Says Dani Alves

Dani Alves heaped praise on Gabriel Jesus and hailed him as their ‘new Ronaldo’ as Brazil prepare to lock horns with England in a friendly clash on Tuesday. Brazil are one of the favourites for...

Buffon, Barzagli And De Rossi End International Careers As Italy Fail To Reach The...

Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon announced his retirement from international football after the four-time champions failed to seal a place in the World Cup for the first time in 60 years. Italy failed to qualify for...

‘If You Love Football, You Love To Watch Messi’ – Wenger Delighted Barcelona Star...

Arsene Wenger has expressed his delight that Lionel Messi will grace the 2018 World Cup after Argentina qualified for next summer's tournament. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner scored an incredible hat-trick in Argentina’s 3-1 win...

Adidas Telstar 18 Unveiled As The Official Match Ball For Russia 2018

Adidas has unveiled the official match ball of the FIFA World Cup 2018, Russia and its the Telstar 18. Last seen at the 1974 World Cup in West Germany, the Telstar 18 has been embedded...

ISIS Issues Chilling Russia World Cup 2018 Threat With A Sick Poster Of Lionel...

Lionel Messi was featured in a poster by the Wafa Media Foundation, the picture of Barcelona legend was used in a poster by the ISIS in an attempt to spread fear among people ahead of next...

Coach Gareca Hopeful Of Ending Peru’s 36 Year World Cup Drought, Urges Nation To...

Peru coach Ricardo Gareca has urged the country's football fans to "keep the faith" after the Blanquirroja kept alive their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup for the first time since 1982. Peru secured...

South American Trio Announce Joint World Cup Bid

Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay have reaffirmed their interest in co-hosting the 2030 World Cup, which will mark the centenary of football's showpiece tournament. The presidents of the South American countries met at the Casa Rosada...

Messi : Argentina Deserve To Be In The World Cup

Argentina got what they deserved by qualifying for next year's World Cup in Russia with a 3-1 victory over Ecuador on Tuesday, according to Lionel Messi. The Albiceleste entered Tuesday's final round of South American...

Chelsea Boss Antonio Conte Could Make Italy Return After World Cup

The Italian Football Federation are reportedly set to make a stunning offer to Chelsea boss Antonio Conte to take charge as their manager for the second time.

Robben Announces International Retirement After Holland Fail To Secure World Cup Play-Off Berth

Arjen Robben has announced his retirement from the Dutch national team on Tuesday after failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

Netherlands Fail To Qualify For World Cup, Sweden To Play-offs

The Netherlands failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup despite a 2-0 win over Sweden in Amsterdam on Tuesday.

Messi Hat-Trick Secures Argentina World Cup Spot As Brazil Eliminate Chile

Lionel Messi bagged a hat-trick as Argentina secured a direct berth at next year's World Cup in Russia with a 3-1 victory over Ecuador on Tuesday.

Harry Kane Creates History For England But Gareth Southgate Refuses To Confirm Captaincy

Harry Kane has now become the first player to score in each of his first four games as England captain.

England Beat Lithuania 1-0 As Salah Sends Egypt To World Cup For The First...

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah caused a pitch invasion after sending Egypt to the 2018 World Cup with a 95th minute penalty.

Marcus Rashford Compared To Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo And Gareth Bale After Recent Performances

Marcus Rashford has displayed incredible form for both club and country and has been compared to Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Gareth Bale.

India U17 Star Pays Emotional Tribute To His Mother Ahead Of FIFA U17 World...

Indian defender Jitendra Singh paid an emotional tribute to his mother via his new hairstyle ahead of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Opener.

England Skipper Harry Kane Delighted To Secure World Cup Qualification

England skipper Harry Kane said that the most important thing now is that the Three Lions have qualified for the World Cup scoring the winner against Slovenia at Wembley.

Brazil Squad Recover From “Inhumane” Playing Conditions In Bolivia With Oxygen Masks Following Draw

The Brazil squad was snapped recovering with Oxygen masks following their frustrating goalless draw in the World Cup qualifier clash with Bolivia

Neymar, Coutinho And Gabriel Jesus All Denied As Brazil Are Held By Bolivia

Bolivia held Brazil to a goalless draw in their World Cup qualifier here on Thursday, a result that had little impact on the CONMEBOL group standings.

Argentina Coach Sampaoli Still ‘Confident’ Of World Cup Berth

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli said he believes his team will participate in next year's World Cup despite a goalless draw with Peru that left them outside the qualification places.

Argentina Drop Out Of World Cup 2018 Qualification Places After Failing To Score On...

Argentina's chances of qualifying for next year's World Cup were on a knife edge on Thursday after a 0-0 home draw with Peru.

Hazard Branded ‘Eden Mcgregor’ As He Does A Boxing Workout During Belgium Training

Belgium star Eden Hazard has been busy showcasing his boxing skills while on international duty for the FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Gerard Pique Explains His Position Over Spain National Side And Catalonia

Gerard Pique gave a press conference on Wednesday to explain his position regarding playing for the Spain national team and the issue of Catalan independence.

Argentina Boss Sampaoli Explains Not Pairing Messi And Dybala

Jorge Sampaoli insisted that playing Lionel Messi and Paulo Dybala together involves too much risk as Argentina are desperately fighting to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Monaco Left-Back Jorge Called Up For Brazil World Cup Qualifiers

Monaco left-back Jorge has been called up for Brazil's national team for World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Chile, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said on Thursday.

Kenya To Bid For Junior FIFA World Cup Events

Kenya will now bid to host either the FIFA Under 17 or Under 20 World Cup after being stripped of the right to stage the 2018 Africa Home Nations Championships (CHAN).

Meet The 21 Players Who Will Represent India For The First Time In A...

India have announced a 21-member squad for the U-17 tournament. The young guns will carry the hopes and dreams of 1.3 billion Indians on their shoulders.

Juventus Full-Back Sandro Earns Brazil Call-Up

Juventus full-back Alex Sandro has been drafted into Brazil's national squad for World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Chile, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Friday.

Uganda Extends Term Of National Football Coach To End Of 2018 World Cup Qualifiers

Uganda's football governing body has extended the term of the national football coach to the end of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, a senior officials said on Wednesday.

Ecuador Still Hopeful Of World Cup Berth: Coach

Ecuador national team coach Jorge Celico said he remained optimistic about his team's 2018 World Cup qualifying hopes despite having to rely on results from other matches.

Higuain Again Left Out Of Argentina Squad

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has called up forward Papu Gomez for pivotal World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Ecuador.

Uganda Remains Top In Eastern Region In Latest FIFA Ranking

Uganda has remained the top ranked football team in Africa's eastern region in the latest rankings released by the sports' world governing body in Zurich, Switzerland on Thursday.

Argentina Cleared To Play World Cup Qualifier At Bombonera

World football governing body FIFA has given permission to Argentina to stage their World Cup qualifier against Peru on October 5 at the Bombonera stadium, according to widespread media reports.

FIFA Open Disciplinary Proceedings Against Dele Alli Over One-Fingered Hand Gesture During England’s Win...

FIFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against Dele Alli over his one-fingered hand gesture during England’s win over Slovakia on Monday.

South Africa v Senegal World Cup Qualifier To Be Replayed After Referee Ban

FIFA on Wednesday ordered that the World Cup African zone qualifier between South Africa and Senegal to be replayed this November.

Argentina, Chile Stumble In World Cup Qualifiers

Argentina's hopes of qualifying for next year's World Cup were left hanging in the balance on Tuesday after a listless 1-1 home draw with Venezuela.

Bolivia Beat Chile In World Cup Qualifier

Juan Carlos Arce struck a second-half penalty as Bolivia defeated Chile 1-0 to complete a nightmare double-header of World Cup qualifiers for the reigning Copa America champions.

Argentina World Cup Hopes In Balance After 1-1 Draw With Venezuela

Argentina's hopes of qualifying for next year's World Cup were left hanging in the balance on Tuesday after a listless 1-1 home draw with Venezuela.

Key Takeaways From CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers

Four things that we learned from the latest double header of CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers completed on Tuesday.

Germany Crush Norway 6-0 In World Cup Qualifier

Reigning FIFA World Cup champions Germany reaped their eighth win in as many games after crushing Norway with six goals in Group C of the World Cup qualifiers on Monday.

Uruguay Striker Suarez Fit For World Cup Clash With Paraguay

Luis Suarez will be fit for Uruguay's crucial World Cup qualifier against Paraguay in Asuncion on Tuesday after overcoming injury concerns.

Nigeria Beat Cameroon 4-0 In World Cup Qualifier

Nigeria's Super Eagles Friday defeated Indomitable Lions of Cameroon 4-0 in a 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier in southern city of Uyo.

Uganda Beat Egypt 1-0 In 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

Uganda climbed to top of Group E in African zone 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers after a 1-0 win over Egypt on Thursday.