World Cup qualifiers

2018 FIFA World Cup: Teams qualified so far

2018 FIFA World Cup: Teams qualified so far

As of 11 October, 23 nations have booked their respective places for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Oct 11, 2017, 08:26 AM IST
World Cup 2018 Qualifiers: Cristiano Ronaldo leapfrogs Pele in list of all-time international goalscorers

World Cup 2018 Qualifiers: Cristiano Ronaldo leapfrogs Pele in list of all-time international goalscorers

Ronaldo's 78 puts him alongside Iraq's Hussein Saeed at position 5. He is now six goals behind Hungary's Ferenc Puskas, who is still the top scorer among Europeans. Leading the chart is Iran's Ali Daei with 109 goals in 149 international appearances.

Sep 01, 2017, 16:33 PM IST
New Argentine FA  president vows to get Lionel Messi ban reduced

New Argentine FA president vows to get Lionel Messi ban reduced

Messi was suspended on Tuesday after FIFA said he had "directed insulting words at an assistant referee" during their 1-0 World Cup qualifying win over Chile on Thursday.

Mar 30, 2017, 09:50 AM IST
World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Germany, England continue rampant march; Netherlands sack coach Danny Blind

World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Germany, England continue rampant march; Netherlands sack coach Danny Blind

Gareth Southgate`s side are now the last team in European qualifying yet to have conceded a goal.

Mar 27, 2017, 09:25 AM IST
India beat South Africa by 45 runs in Women's World Cup Qualifiers

India beat South Africa by 45 runs in Women's World Cup Qualifiers

The top four from the Super Six qualify not only for the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 but also for the ICC Women's Championship.

Feb 15, 2017, 20:08 PM IST
Netherlands, Belgium play out a 1-1 friendly stalemate ahead of World Cup qualifiers

Netherlands, Belgium play out a 1-1 friendly stalemate ahead of World Cup qualifiers

A penalty from Davy Klaassen gave the Dutch a 38th-minute lead from the penalty spot before Yannick Carrasco levelled eight minutes from the final whistle.

Nov 10, 2016, 09:44 AM IST
World Cup Qualifiers: Lionel Messi back in Argentina squad for Brazil duel

World Cup Qualifiers: Lionel Messi back in Argentina squad for Brazil duel

Bauza`s side are currently fifth in the South American zone standings with 16 points from 10 matches.

Oct 22, 2016, 15:40 PM IST
World Cup qualifiers: England toil without Wayne Rooney against Slovenia as match ends in draw

World Cup qualifiers: England toil without Wayne Rooney against Slovenia as match ends in draw

England remain unbeaten and top of Group F on the road to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but this was exactly the kind of listless performance that led to their shock exit from Euro 2016 and Southgate`s decision to axe Rooney did little to improve their fortunes.

Oct 12, 2016, 09:40 AM IST
Blow for Real Madrid as captain Sergio Ramos gets sidelined with knee injury

Blow for Real Madrid as captain Sergio Ramos gets sidelined with knee injury

Spain captain Ramos, 30, was hurt late in the game after falling awkwardly following an aerial duel before he was eventually replaced by Inigo Martinez.

Oct 10, 2016, 21:34 PM IST
England manager Gareth Southgate urges fans to support Wayne Rooney

England manager Gareth Southgate urges fans to support Wayne Rooney

Rooney was employed in a midfield role by Southgate where the Manchester United star struggled to impress and was booed by several England fans.

Oct 09, 2016, 15:36 PM IST
World Cup Qualifiers: Kevin Gameiro's double earns France a handsome win over Bulgaria

World Cup Qualifiers: Kevin Gameiro's double earns France a handsome win over Bulgaria

It was only Gameiro`s second international goal, his first since netting in a friendly in Ukraine in June 2011.

Oct 08, 2016, 09:30 AM IST
World Cup Qualifiers: Cristiano Ronaldo scores four as Portugal romp 9-man Andorra 6-0

World Cup Qualifiers: Cristiano Ronaldo scores four as Portugal romp 9-man Andorra 6-0

Ronaldo completed his hat-trick two minutes after halftime when he volleyed in Andre Gomes` cross.

Oct 08, 2016, 09:07 AM IST
Argentina boss Edgardo Bauza blasts Barcelona over Lionel Messi injury

Argentina boss Edgardo Bauza blasts Barcelona over Lionel Messi injury

Argentina are third in the South American World Cup qualifying group, one point behind leaders Uruguay.

Sep 23, 2016, 09:04 AM IST
Lionel Messi led Argentina face Uruguay in World Cup qualifiers

Lionel Messi led Argentina face Uruguay in World Cup qualifiers

The match will be played at 20:30 local time (23:30 GMT) in the Malvinas Argentinas Stadium in the province of Mendoza, 1,068 km west of Buenos Aires, reports Xinhua.

Sep 01, 2016, 15:09 PM IST