It`s mountain to climb for us: Colaco

Indian football team coach Armando Colaco admitted that his side face an uphill task to turn the tables on UAE in the World Cup qualifiers second round on Thursday.

India face uphill task vs UAE in WC qualifiers

India face an uphill task to advance to the next stage of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers as they take on United Arab Emirates on Thursday.

`We`re confident after decent show with 9 men`

Indian football striker Sunil Chhetri sought to draw positives from his side`s 0-3 loss to UAE in the away leg of World Cup qualifiers.

Spirited India ready for UAE challenge

An inspired India will look to put up a spirited show when they take on UAE in the first leg of their 2014 World Cup qualifiers in Al Ain near on Saturday.

Boys need to convert more chances, feels Armando

India`s interim football coach Armando Colaco is pretty satisfied with his team`s 1-1 draw in an international friendly against Maldives but wants his boys to improve the conversion rate.

India held 1-1 by Maldives in int`l friendly

India played out a 1-1 draw against Maldives in an international friendly ahead of their World Cup qualifiers on Sunday.

India take on Maldives in test of strength for WC

A new-look Indian football team will test their strength in Armando Colaco`s first match as coach when they take on Maldives on Sunday in an international friendly ahead of their World Cup qualifiers.

I am totally fit, declares goalkeeper Subrata Paul

India`s first-choice goalkeeper Subrata Paul has declared that he has fully recovered from his arm injury.

The boys are gelling well: Armando

Armando Colaco is happy that the team is gelling well ahead of the team`s first round World Cup qualifiers against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) later this month.

France warm up for playoffs wth 3-1 Austria win

France warmed up for next month`s World Cup playoffs by beating Austria 3-1 in their final Group Seven qualifier at Stade de France on Wednesday.

Inspired Negredo completes perfect 10 for Spain

Striker Alvaro Negredo scored twice and created two more goals to lift European champions Spain to a 5-2 victory over Bosnia on Wednesday and make it 10 wins out of 10 in World Cup qualifying Group Five.

Berbatov hat-trick helps Bulgaria crush Georgia

A first-half hat-trick from striker Dimitar Berbatov helped Bulgaria end their World Cup Group Eight qualifying campaign with an emphatic 6-2 win over 10-man Georgia on Wednesday.

Lacklustre Brazil held 0-0 by Venezuela

Brazil failed to beat Venezuela in a competitive international for the first time on Wednesday when they were held 0-0 at home in their final World Cup qualifying match.

Hungary hand Denmark first defeat of campaign

Group One winners Denmark lost for the first time in this World Cup qualifying campaign, going down 1-0 at home to Hungary on Wednesday.

Wales sign-off with 2-0 victory over Liechtenstein

Wales ended a disappointing 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign with a 2-0 victory over Liechtenstein in Vaduz on Wednesday.

No joy for Czechs after goalless draw with NI

Czech Republic`s World Cup qualifying campaign ended in disappointment after a 0-0 draw with Northern Ireland on Wednesday.

Crouch double crowns England qualification

Striker Peter Crouch scored twice as England rounded off their 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign with a low-key 3-0 win over Belarus at Wembley on Wednesday, making it nine wins from 10 in Group Six.

Ukraine crush Andorra to seal playoff spot

Ukraine secured a place in the playoffs for the 2010 World Cup finals when Andriy Shevchenko scored to set up a 6-0 thrashing of Andorra on Wednesday.

Capello won`t rest England stars for last qualifiers

Fabio Capello insists he will not rest Wayne Rooney or any of England`s star players for his side`s final two World Cup qualifiers against the Ukraine and Belarus.

Paraguay beat Argentina 1-0 to reach World Cup

Paraguay reached their fourth successive World Cup finals and plunged Argentina into further disarray with a 1-0 win in their qualifier on Wednesday.