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Australia beat Honduras 3-1, become 31st team to qualify for 2018 FIFA World Cup

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.

Nov 15, 2017, 17:55 PM IST
Who needs what for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

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.

Oct 08, 2017, 23:07 PM IST
Argentina to attack from start in crunch World Cup qualifier against Peru

Argentina to attack from start in crunch World Cup qualifier against Peru

Argentina are fifth in the South American qualifying group on 24 points, the same as fourth-placed Peru, who hold the advantage on goal difference.

Oct 05, 2017, 09:18 AM IST
Lionel Messi's misfiring Argentina face awkward hurdle in 2018 World Cup qualifier

Lionel Messi's misfiring Argentina face awkward hurdle in 2018 World Cup qualifier

A lacklustre 1-1 home draw with Venezuela in their last outing on September 5 left Argentina`s hopes of automatic qualification for next year`s finals in Russia hanging by the slenderest of threads.

Oct 04, 2017, 12:18 PM IST
2018 FIFA World Cup: Six talking-points ahead of this week's European qualifiers

2018 FIFA World Cup: Six talking-points ahead of this week's European qualifiers

Italy`s problems are minor compared to Netherlands who must win away to Belarus on Saturday and then beat Sweden at home, probably by several goals, next Tuesday to have a realistic chance of finishing second in Group A and making the playoffs.

Oct 04, 2017, 08:27 AM IST
Wayne Rooney left out of England squad, international career looks over

Wayne Rooney left out of England squad, international career looks over

The 31-year-old striker has lost his place at Manchester United and was similarly omitted from Gareth Southgate`s England squad announced in March, although he was carrying a knee injury at the time.

May 26, 2017, 00:15 AM IST
World Cup Qualifier: Luis Suarez suspension an advantage for Brazil over Uruguay, says Casemiro

World Cup Qualifier: Luis Suarez suspension an advantage for Brazil over Uruguay, says Casemiro

Uruguay won three of their first four qualifiers without him and have continued their run of good form to sit second in the 10-team South American qualifying group with 23 points from 12 games.

Mar 20, 2017, 19:13 PM IST
Bumpy plane ride too much for Lionel ​Messi

Bumpy plane ride too much for Lionel ​Messi

Lionel Messi had to reach for the sick bag on Monday as the plane carrying the Argentina team endured a bumpy ride from Buenos Aires to San Juan ahead of a World Cup qualifier.

Nov 15, 2016, 04:59 AM IST

Weekly sports roundup, October 3-9: From money minting MS Dhoni biopic to India's shock defeat to South Korea

Highlights of the week were India reclaiming number one spot in ICC Test ranking and India suffering a rare defeat in kadaddi.

Oct 09, 2016, 21:51 PM IST
World Cup Qualifier: Nine players get FIFA green light to represnt Kosovo

World Cup Qualifier: Nine players get FIFA green light to represnt Kosovo

Kosovo became the 210th member of FIFA in May, but the Balkans outfit`s historic match has been marred by questions over who will be allowed to play for the team.

Sep 05, 2016, 15:35 PM IST
World Cup Qualifier: Dele Alli, Daniel Sturridge, Chris Smalling out for Sam Allardyce`s England opener

World Cup Qualifier: Dele Alli, Daniel Sturridge, Chris Smalling out for Sam Allardyce`s England opener

England look likely to begin with a 4-2-3-1 formation similar to United`s, with Harry Kane leading the line.

Sep 03, 2016, 17:38 PM IST
World Cup Qualifier: Feel good factor to remain for Spain in their first match

World Cup Qualifier: Feel good factor to remain for Spain in their first match

Morata will be fit for Monday`s game and Lopetegui will have to decide whether he continues with the Real Madrid striker or keeps substitute Diego Costa in the side.

Sep 03, 2016, 17:06 PM IST
Lionel Messi battling groin injury, could miss Venezuela qualifier on Tuesday

Lionel Messi battling groin injury, could miss Venezuela qualifier on Tuesday

Messi is now back gunning for a fourth World Cup appearance in Russia in 2018 with Argentina heading the 10-nation group with 14 points from seven matches.

Sep 02, 2016, 18:10 PM IST
Injured Aaron Ramsey not in Chris Coleman's Wales squad

Injured Aaron Ramsey not in Chris Coleman's Wales squad

"When you`ve got a player as good as Aaron, take him out of any team and you are going to know about it," Coleman told a press conference.

Aug 24, 2016, 19:28 PM IST

World Cup qualifier: Paraguay prepare mission `impossible` for Brazil

Paraguay coach Ramon Diaz said his team will try to make life "impossible" for Brazil as they aim to score another upset over the South American giants in World Cup qualifying on Tuesday. 

Mar 29, 2016, 01:52 AM IST
Iran beat lacklustre India 4-0 in football World Cup qualifier

Iran beat lacklustre India 4-0 in football World Cup qualifier

Ehsan Hajsafi (33rd, 66th minutes) struck twice from the penalty spot, while Sardar Azmoun (61st) and Alireza Jahanbakhsh (78th) struck once each.
 

Mar 25, 2016, 06:58 AM IST
Atletico defender Jemerson gets Brazil call

Atletico defender Jemerson gets Brazil call

Jemerson has made more than 100 appearances for Atletico Mineiro.

Nov 15, 2015, 12:20 PM IST
Uncapped defender Jemerson gets Brazil call

Uncapped defender Jemerson gets Brazil call

 Brazil coach Dunga has called up uncapped Atletico Mineiro defender Jemerson for the team's home World Cup qualifier against Peru in Salvador on November 17.

Nov 15, 2015, 12:17 PM IST
Brazil will try to hit us on counter, says Argentina coach

Brazil will try to hit us on counter, says Argentina coach

Brazil and Argentina face a crucial high-profile game on Thursday.

Nov 12, 2015, 10:31 AM IST
World Cup qualifier: Argentina train without Lionel Messi for Brazil game

World Cup qualifier: Argentina train without Lionel Messi for Brazil game

Argentina recalled striker Gonzalo Higuain last month for the upcoming games against Brazil and Colombia.

Nov 10, 2015, 08:53 AM IST

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