FIFA 2018 World Cup

FIFA 2018 World Cup: Gareth Southgate safe even if England fail in World Cup

FIFA 2018 World Cup: Gareth Southgate safe even if England fail in World Cup

Southgate took the reins on a permanent basis 12 months ago on a four-year contract and oversaw a successful qualification for the 2018 showpiece event, where England will face Belgium, Tunisia and Panama in the group stage.

Dec 04, 2017, 16:44 PM IST
FIFA 2018 World Cup: Lionel Messi's Argentina on collision course with Spain

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.

Dec 02, 2017, 16:58 PM IST
FIFA 2018 World Cup: Analysis of the eight World Cup groups

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.  

Dec 02, 2017, 16:50 PM IST
FIFA 2018 World Cup: Russia breathe sigh of relief after drawing 'ideal' group

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.

Dec 02, 2017, 16:00 PM IST
FIFA 2018 World Cup Draw: Live Streaming, TV Guide, Date, Time, Venue

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. 

Nov 30, 2017, 20:03 PM IST
FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers: Northern Ireland fume in defeat, Croatia cruise

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.

Nov 10, 2017, 09:22 AM IST
Argentina's Javier Mascherano says FIFA 2018 World Cup will be his last

Argentina's Javier Mascherano says FIFA 2018 World Cup will be his last

The two-times champion reached the final in Brazil three years ago, losing to Germany in extra-time, while they also lost the finals of the 2015 and 2016 Copas America.

Oct 13, 2017, 09:55 AM IST
N'Golo Kante ruled out of France's final FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier

N'Golo Kante ruled out of France's final FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier

France beat Bulgaria 1-0 away on Saturday to move within touching distance of qualifying for next year's World Cup in Russia, but Kante limped off shortly after half an hour and was replaced by Adrien Rabiot.

Oct 09, 2017, 11:39 AM IST
Mohammed Salah goals take Egypt to first FIFA World Cup since 1990

Mohammed Salah goals take Egypt to first FIFA World Cup since 1990

Egypt last qualified for the World Cup in 1990 with the record seven-time African champions suffering numerous heart-breaking failures since.

Oct 09, 2017, 09:26 AM IST
Germany win historic 10th 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier

Germany win historic 10th 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier

Joachim Loew's side are only the second team to achieve the feat in a European qualifying campaign after Spain managed it on their way to winning the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Oct 09, 2017, 08:51 AM IST
Robert Lewandowski helps Poland seal FIFA 2018 World Cup berth with Montenegro win

Robert Lewandowski helps Poland seal FIFA 2018 World Cup berth with Montenegro win

The result left Poland top of Group E with 25 points from 10 games, five ahead of second-placed Denmark who sealed a playoff berth after a 1-1 home draw with Romania.

Oct 09, 2017, 08:47 AM IST
Super sub Cristiano Ronaldo lifts Portugal to victory in FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier

Super sub Cristiano Ronaldo lifts Portugal to victory in FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier

Coach Fernando Santos decided to leave Ronaldo on the bench for the start as Portugal's record scorer was carrying a yellow card and another would have ruled him out of the Switzerland game.

Oct 08, 2017, 10:16 AM IST
Spain clinch FIFA 2018 World Cup spot with slick win over Albania

Spain clinch FIFA 2018 World Cup spot with slick win over Albania

Despite missing influential players such as Alvaro Morata, Andres Iniesta and Dani Carvajal through injury, the 2010 world champions looked as irresistible as in their 3-0 win over Italy last month, scoring three times in the space of 11 minutes.

Oct 07, 2017, 09:31 AM IST
Wales beat Georgia to keep FIFA 2018 World Cup qualification hopes alive

Wales beat Georgia to keep FIFA 2018 World Cup qualification hopes alive

Without Gareth Bale, Wales produced a disciplined performance against a tricky Georgian side who drew 1-1 in Cardiff - one of five draws for Coleman's team.

Oct 07, 2017, 09:25 AM IST
Argentina frets over possible Lionel Messi-less FIFA 2018 World Cup

Argentina frets over possible Lionel Messi-less FIFA 2018 World Cup

Sitting sixth, Argentina now almost certainly need to win their final pool game away to Ecuador or miss out entirely on the global footballing showpiece, a prospect that had newspapers in the country retching with horror.

Oct 07, 2017, 09:09 AM IST
Argentina's FIFA 2018 World Cup hopes in trouble after goalless draw vs Peru

Argentina's FIFA 2018 World Cup hopes in trouble after goalless draw vs Peru

Argentina visit Ecuador at high altitude in Quito in the final round of matches on Tuesday while Peru, who are hoping to go to the finals for the first time in 36 years, host Colombia in Lima.

Oct 06, 2017, 10:37 AM IST
Bolivia hold Brazil to goalless draw in FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier

Bolivia hold Brazil to goalless draw in FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier

The point extended his run in the qualifiers to 11 games without defeat. Brazil top the South American standings with 38 points from 17 games, while Bolivia have 14 points

Oct 06, 2017, 10:30 AM IST
Germany qualify for FIFA 2018 World Cup with easy win over Northern Ireland

Germany qualify for FIFA 2018 World Cup with easy win over Northern Ireland

The raucous 18,000 crowd were silenced within two minutes as Rudy lashed home a stunning right-footed effort into the top corner from outside the area that gave Michael McGovern no chance.

Oct 06, 2017, 10:25 AM IST
Harry Kane sends England​ to FIFA 2018 World Cup with last-minute winner against Slovenia

Harry Kane sends England​ to FIFA 2018 World Cup with last-minute winner against Slovenia

It is the sixth time in succession England have qualified for the World Cup, but after making such heavy work of defeating Slovenia, they are unlikely to give the game's super-powers many sleepless nights.

Oct 06, 2017, 10:21 AM IST
Improved second half gives Brazil 2-0 win over Ecuador

Improved second half gives Brazil 2-0 win over Ecuador

The result means that Brazil, who became the first South American side to qualify for Russia earlier this year, sit atop the group with 36 points after 15 games, 11 points clear of second-placed Colombia.

Sep 01, 2017, 11:14 AM IST