Mexico book early passage to Russia

Mexico book early passage to Russia

World Cup 2018
Mexico have qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia with three matches to spare following their 1-0 triumph over Panama in Mexico City on Friday. Hirving Lozanos headed
Football heralds return to school in Russia 2018 Host Cities

Football heralds return to school in Russia 2018 Host Cities

Returning to school is a big moment for children in Russia: the summer holidays have finally come to an end and it is time to get back to the books
Hat-trick heroes prove the difference-makers

Hat-trick heroes prove the difference-makers

Hat-tricks are usually a rare occurrence in football. However, in under 24 hours of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying, four different players bagged trebles, with two even coming in the
Nacho: Spain must stay relaxed against Italy

Nacho: Spain must stay relaxed against Italy

Nearly every boy dreams of being a goalscorer when they grow up. There are always exceptions, though, and Nacho Fernandezis one of them. Ive enjoyed being a defender since I
Japan clear challenging hurdles on road to Russia

Japan clear challenging hurdles on road to Russia

The record books will show Japan reached a sixth successive FIFA World Cup with a match to spare, after a 2-0 win over Australia in Saitama on Thursday guaranteed top
Wood stars as All Whites hit Solomons for six

Wood stars as All Whites hit Solomons for six

New Zealand have taken a huge step towards qualifying for an intercontinental FIFA World Cup play-off with a resounding 6-1 win over Solomon Islands. The victory, in which All
Paraguay and Peru close in on top five

Paraguay and Peru close in on top five

THE DAY REPLAYED . Paraguays surprise win in Chile and Perus home defeat of Bolivia grabbed the headlines on Matchday 15 of the South American qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA
Goals galore as Belgium take giant step towards Russia

Goals galore as Belgium take giant step towards Russia

THE DAY REPLAYED Thursdays European qualifying matches for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia saw nets bulge continuously all over the continent, with 37 goals registered in just nine scheduled
Mexico on brink of reaching Russia

Mexico on brink of reaching Russia

The headline going into the seventh matchday of Round 5 of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying in CONCACAF is that Mexico is on the brink of reaching the tournament
Samurai Blue through as quintet have to leave it late

Samurai Blue through as quintet have to leave it late

Japan became the second Asian team to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, joining Iran at the global finals after beating Australia 2-0 at home. The Socceroos are,
Japan qualify for sixth successive World Cup

Japan qualify for sixth successive World Cup

Japan have qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, joining Iran, Brazil and hosts Russia in taking their place at the global finals. They did so with a hard-fought 2-0
Panama doing it for Amilcar

Panama doing it for Amilcar

On 15 April 2017, Canalero international Amilcar Henriquez was gunned down at the door to his house. News of the 33-year-old defensive midfielders death stunned the country and plunged
Pacific pair read for final push

Pacific pair read for final push

Just two matches separate New Zealand and Solomon Islands from a berth in a 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia intercontinental play-off against a South American opponent. The pair have outlasted
Pacific pair ready for final push

Pacific pair ready for final push

Just two matches separate New Zealand and Solomon Islands from a berth in a 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia intercontinental play-off against a South American opponent. The pair have outlasted
Muslera: Born in Argentina, 100 per cent Uruguayan

Muslera: Born in Argentina, 100 per cent Uruguayan

Uruguays first-choice goalkeeper could well have been named Pedro Pablo Muslera. Indeed, he would have been, had his mother Norma followed the suggestion made by the obstetrician who delivered him.
Update on Russia 2018 stadium progress

Update on Russia 2018 stadium progress

As national teams from all over the world enter the final stretch of their qualifying campaigns for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, the finishing touches are being applied to
Too close to call in South America

Too close to call in South America

There are only four rounds of matches left in the worlds most competitive qualification tournament and, true to its reputation, there is still everything to play for. Behind runaway leaders
CAS confirms sanction against Bolivia for fielding ineligible player

CAS confirms sanction against Bolivia for fielding ineligible player

FIFA has taken note of the decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport CAS in the case involving the Bolivian Football Association FBF, who was sanctioned by the FIFA