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Uruguay recall Edinson Cavani for World Cup qualifiers

Uruguay recall Edinson Cavani for World Cup qualifiers

Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani was recalled to Uruguay's national football squad for the FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Chile next month.

Boys shaping up well for U-17 World Cup: Bhaichung Bhutia

Boys shaping up well for U-17 World Cup: Bhaichung Bhutia

 Indian football icon Bhaichung Bhutia was all praise for the national U-16 side who have produced an impressive performance in the qualifying round in Iran.

India gain a place to 155th in FIFA rankings

India gain a place to 155th in FIFA rankings

The Indian football team has climbed up a place to occupy 155th spot in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday.

Mohun Bagan rope in Haitian playmaker

Mohun Bagan on Wednesday roped in Haitian playmaker Sony Norde as their fourth foreigner for the 2014-15 season.

FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Seeding incentive for Uruguay against arch rivals Argentina

Uruguay may be resigned to having to face a playoff for their World Cup ticket but they take on Argentina on Tuesday with the incentive of protecting their high FIFA ranking.

Andres Iniesta back where it all began for Georgia qualifier

Andres Iniesta will always have a special place in the hearts of Spanish soccer fans for scoring the dramatic extra-time goal that secured the Iberian nation`s first world title in South Africa in 2010.

Mario Balotelli loses his cool again

Italy striker Mario Balotelli still finds tough to control his temper.

FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Uruguay resigned to World Cup playoff

Uruguay, semi-finalists at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, will be under no illusion about their prospects on Tuesday when they seek an unlikely high-scoring triumph over Argentina.

FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Pride at stake as Germans hunt revenge in Sweden

With only pride at stake for Sweden and Germany in Tuesday`s World Cup qualifier, the Germans come to Stockholm to settle a score following last year`s dramatic draw in Berlin.

Italy`s Mario Balotelli doubtful for Armenia tie

Italy striker Mario Balotelli is unsure about facing Armenia in their final World Cup qualifier here Tuesday as he is suffering from a stomach upset.

2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Germany vs Ireland - Preview

Coach Joachim Loew has said he wants Germany to be "greedy" against the Republic of Ireland in Friday`s World Cup qualifier to finally secure their Brazil 2014 berth.

FIFA World Cup qualifiers: England vs Montenegro - Preview

England`s chances of securing automatic qualification for next year`s World Cup in Brazil will be in the balance when they host Montenegro in their penultimate qualifying match on Friday.

FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Spain vs Belarus - Preview

World champions Spain can move to the brink of qualification for next year`s World Cup in Brazil when they host Belarus in Mallorca on Friday.

Spain qualifier unlikely to be affected by explosion

Spain`s World Cup qualifier against Belarus on Friday is unlikely to be affected by an electrical explosion at the San Moix stadium hosting the match in Palma de Mallorca, Real Mallorca officials said.

FIFA confident Brazil can ensure World Cup security

Football`s world governing body FIFA is confident Brazil can ensure security during next year`s World Cup, its secretary general said on Thursday.

Mauro Icardi called up by Argentina after Messi injury

Lionel Messi`s injury has opened the international door to Inter Milan forward Mauro Icardi, called up for the first time by Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella for their last two World Cup qualifiers.

Fourteen people arrested in Singapore over football match-fixing

Fourteen people thought to be members of an organised crime ring involved in football match-fixing have been arrested in Singapore, law enforcement authorities said on Wednesday.

Frank Lampard joins England`s 100 club

Frank Lampard became the eighth player to make 100 appearances for England when he was in the starting lineup for his country`s World Cup, Group H qualifier away to Ukraine on Tuesday.

FIFA World Cup qualifiers: `Tears of blood` jibe stokes Korea-Iran ire

South Korea and Iran appear headed for one of Asia`s worst-tempered World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday after their coaches traded barbs.

FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Portugal beat Azerbaijan 2-0 to keep hopes alive

Portugal kept their World Cup qualifying hopes alive with a vital 2-0 win over Azerbaijan in Baku to move just one point behind Group F leaders Russia.