Nine-man India lose 0-3 to UAE in WC qualifier

India suffered a 0-3 defeat at the hands of United Arab Emirates in a World Cup football second round qualifying match.

Cambodia beats Laos 4-2 in WCup qualifier

Cambodia beat neighboring Laos 4-2 in the opening leg of their World Cup qualifier.

Nehru Stadium not ready to host WC qualifier

The Ambedkar Stadium will host Indian football team`s World Cup qualifier against UAE on June 28 as the AIFF feels the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium won`t be ready in time for the match.

Impressed with youngsters in the camp: Dias

India winger Steven Dias is impressed with the youngsters who are attending a training camp for the national football team`s World Cup qualifier against UAE.

Pakistan can host World Cup qualifier, says FIFA

Pakistan have been cleared to play next month`s 2014 World Cup qualifier at home in Lahore and there have been no formal requests from opponents Bangladesh to switch the game, FIFA said on Thursday.

Bhutia dropped from India`s World Cup qualifier probables

Bhaichung Bhutia was omitted from the 42 probables for India`s WC Qualifier against UAE in July.

Press gangs up against Maradona after his outburst

Diego Maradona`s sexually-explicit, foul-mouthed rant at his growing army of media critics, which overshadowed Argentina`s World Cup qualification, drew a scathing response on Thursday.

Argentinians want Maradona`s head - even if team qualifies

The beleaguered national football coach Diego Maradona should take his hat and leave - even if the team qualifies for the 2010 World Cup, according to an opinion poll released Friday.

Argentina look to turn World Cup corner v Peru

"Bad guy" Nolberto Solano hopes to lead cellar-dwelling Peru to an upset win over Argentina on Saturday that would put Diego Maradona`s team on the verge of World Cup elimination.

Maradona defiant after defeat in Paraguay

Diego Maradona showed no intentions of giving up his uphill battle to get Argentina into the World Cup finals after they lost 1-0 away to Paraguay for a third successive qualifying defeat on Wednesday.

Baros nets four as Czechs enjoy 7-0 win over San Marino

Milan Baros struck four times to help Czech Republic give their World Cup qualification hopes a lift with a 7-0 win over San Marino on Wednesday.

France jeered after home draw with Romania

France did their World Cup qualifying hopes few favours when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Romania on Saturday.

Silva and Villa doubles help Spain crush Belgium 5-0

David Silva and David Villa scored two goals apiece as Spain destroyed Belgium 5-0 to maintain their six-point lead in World Cup Group Five qualifying on Saturday.

Scotland beat Macedonia to cling on to qualification hope

Scotland kept their slim World Cup qualification hopes alive with a 2-0 home win over Macedonia on Saturday that strengthened their grip on second place in Group Nine.

Late Poland equaliser foils Northern Ireland

Poland snatched a late equaliser to secure 1-1 draw with Northern Ireland on Saturday in their European Group Three qualifier for next year`s World Cup finals in South Africa.

Brazil eye profit in Argentina`s need

Brazil can take advantage of Argentina`s desperation for points when the great South American rivals clash in Saturday`s World Cup qualifier, goalkeeper Julio Cesar said.