2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier

June 22, 2017
June 22, 2017

Queiroz from Man Utd enforcer to Mr. World Cup

Carlos Queiroz was once Alex Ferguson's formidable number two at Manchester United, now he carves out a new reputation: the man who can take your team to the World Cup.

June 14, 2017
June 14, 2017

Tears, anger as China's World Cup dream fades

Marcello Lippi's China vows to fight on after their 2018 World Cup hopes were all but destroyed when Syria's late equaliser left them bottom of their qualifying group and with their...

June 11, 2017
June 11, 2017

Southgate heartened by England's resolve

England manager Gareth Southgate says his team's last-gasp 2-2 draw against Scotland demonstrated the kind of mental fortitude he is trying to instill in his players.

March 27, 2017
March 27, 2017

Blind sacked

Danny Blind was sacked as Netherlands coach on Sunday after a 2-0 defeat to Bulgaria left the team's chances of reaching the World Cup finals hanging by the slenderest of threads.

March 24, 2017
March 24, 2017

Yoshida 'buzzing' after Japan win

Japan defender Maya Yoshida said he was "buzzing" after leading his side to a 2-0 victory in Thursday's World Cup qualifier against United Arab Emirates in place of injured skipper...

March 22, 2017
March 22, 2017

Tight security for China v South Korea qualifier

Chinese authorities have stepped up security for Thursday's tense World Cup qualifier against South Korea, whose fans will receive a police escort after protests over Seoul's decision to...

March 17, 2017
March 17, 2017

Mali banned from international football

Mali has been suspended from international football after the West African country's sports minister sacked the executive committee of its football federation, soccer's governing body...

March 5, 2017
March 5, 2017

Souza replaces Jesus

Veteran forward Diego Souza was called up to replace injured Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus as Brazil made three changes to their squad for upcoming 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay...

March 4, 2017
March 4, 2017

FIFA chief ‘confident’ of video officials at WC

Video assistance for referees could be a reality at next year's World Cup finals despite teething problems when they were tested at the Club World Cup, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on...

March 1, 2017
March 1, 2017

Former FIFA secretary general Valcke appeals 10-year ban

Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against his 10-year ban from football, the tribunal said on Tuesday.