SYDNEY (Reuters) - United Arab Emirates coach Mahdi Ali resigned on Tuesday after a loss to Australia dealt an all but fatal blow to the country's chances of reaching next year's World Cup in Russia. SBS
Republic of Ireland extended their unbeaten run to six games and remained in a good position to qualify for the 2018 World Cup thanks to a goalless draw with Wales, and they now hope to produce another.. SoccerNews.com
U.S. men's national team captain Michael Bradley warns against overreacting after a 6-0 World Cup qualifying win vs. Honduras, as work remains to be done on the road to Russia 2018. Source: Sports Illustrated -
Tony Cottee believes Sunderland's Jermain Defoe should be in England's squad for next year's World Cup in Russia provided they qualify - and as long as he is still a Premier League player. Source: Sky Sports UK -
World Cup qualifying is back and it is hard to predict which of the big guns in South America will be falling short of getting one of CONMEBOL's 4.5 bids...Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador? Anything.. Source: Copa90 -
Veteran hitman Jermain Defoe and his wealth of goalscoring experience can be a major asset for England’s youthful squad for the long term, according to Three Lions playmaker Adam Lallana.
Defoe.. City A.M.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese fans are expected to travel to the 2018 World Cup finals in record numbers with the growing interest in football and a cordial relationship with hosts Russia seen as key.. SBS Also reported by •SuperSport
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Under-pressure Australia coach Ange Postecoglou has downplayed the significance of Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against United Arab Emirates as the Socceroos battle to remain in.. SBS
BELFAST (Reuters) - Jamie Ward took just 90 seconds to score and set Northern Ireland on their way to a 2-0 home win over Norway in their World Cup qualifier at Windsor Park on Sunday to keep the Irish.. SBS
Andre Schuerrle scored twice and set up another goal as world champions Germany cruised to a comfortable 4-1 victory over Azerbaijan on Sunday to stay on track for a spot in next year's World Cup in.. Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning Herald •The Age •SBS
England took another step towards booking their place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia by beating Lithuania 2-0. Here is how the Three Lions rated, man by man.
*Joe Hart 6*
Made only save he had.. City A.M.
Danny Blind has said he will think about his future as coach of the Netherlands after Saturday's 2-0 defeat in Bulgaria left them facing an uphill struggle to qualify for next year's World Cup in.. SuperSport
SOFIA (Reuters) - Danny Blind has said he will think about his future as coach of the Netherlands after Saturday's 2-0 defeat in Bulgaria left them facing an uphill struggle to qualify for next year's.. SBS
Coach Gianni Biasi apologised for Albania's flare-throwing fans on Friday after a 2-0 defeat to Italy that maintained a rejuvenated Azzurri's hopes of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. SuperSport
KRASNODAR, Russia (Reuters) - Jonathan Kodjia and Wilfried Zaha scored stunning goals as the Ivory Coast beat Russia 2-0 in Krasnodar on Friday, a result that raised the alarm bells for the World Cup.. SBS Also reported by •SuperSport
Hat-trick hero Paulinho said he never dreamed of scoring three goals for Brazil after the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying leaders took another step toward Russia 2018. Paulinho was the unlikely.. SoccerNews.com
Lionel Messi converted a penalty as Argentina laboured to a 1-0 win over Chile in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday that put them back in the automatic qualifying spots for next year's finals in.. SuperSport Also reported by •SBS