WORLD CUP 2018 QUALIFIERS NEWS
Portugal defeat Switzerland to secure berth at 2018 World Cup

Portugal defeat Switzerland to secure berth at 2018 World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal confirmed their spot at the 2018 World Cup by beating Switzerland 2-0 in their final UEFA qualifier on Tuesday.

Antoine Griezmann leads France to win and place at 2018 World Cup

Antoine Griezmann leads France to win and place at 2018 World Cup

Antoine Griezmann scored one and made another as France secured World Cup qualification with a narrow 2-1 victory over Belarus in Paris.

Antonio Candreva's goal enough to give Italy victory in Albania

Antonio Candreva's goal enough to give Italy victory in Albania

Antonio Candreva's second-half strike was enough for Italy to end their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign with a narrow 1-0 victory in Albania.

McClean goal lifts Rep. of Ireland into playoff

McClean goal lifts Rep. of Ireland into playoff

James McClean sent the Republic of Ireland into a World Cup playoff as Wales' hopes of qualification were ended by a 1-0 defeat in Cardiff.

Serbia seal World Cup berth as Croatia reach play-offs

Serbia seal World Cup berth as Croatia reach play-offs

Serbia qualified for the 2018 World Cup after a 74th-minute goal by substitute Aleksandar Prijovic gave them a 1-0 home win over Georgia on Monday and enabled them to finish top of Europe's Group D with 21 points from 10 games.

Iceland down Kosovo to qualify for World Cup for first time

Iceland down Kosovo to qualify for World Cup for first time

Iceland reached the World Cup for the first time when they beat Kosovo 2-0 on Monday to finish top of Group I and qualify for next year's finals in Russia.

Illarramendi stunner ensures Spain finish campaign unbeaten

Illarramendi stunner ensures Spain finish campaign unbeaten

Spain ended their qualification campaign by beating Israel 1-0 on a frustrating night at the Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem.

Robert Lewandowski helps Poland seal World Cup berth with Montenegro win

Robert Lewandowski helps Poland seal World Cup berth with Montenegro win

Poland sealed their first World Cup spot since the 2006 tournament after an early onslaught and a late flourish, including a goal from the excellent Robert Lewandowski, gave them a 4-2 home win over Montenegro on Sunday.

Germany beat Azerbaijan to maintain perfect qualification record

Germany beat Azerbaijan to maintain perfect qualification record

Leon Goretzka inspired Germany to a 5-1 rout over Azerbaijan as the defending champions wrapped up their World Cup qualification campaign in style.

Harry Kane penalty enough to seal dull England win over Lithuania

Harry Kane penalty enough to seal dull England win over Lithuania

England once again disappointed in victory as Gareth Southgate's men stuttered against Lithuania in the final competitive match before next summer's World Cup.

Egypt qualify for Russia 2018 with late Mohamed Salah goal

Egypt qualify for Russia 2018 with late Mohamed Salah goal

Egypt became the second African nation after Nigeria to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup following a last-gasp 2-1 win against Congo-Brazzaville.

Italy finish second place in Group G after Macedonia draw

Italy finish second place in Group G after Macedonia draw

Giampiero Ventura's misfiring Italy limped into the uncertainty of the World Cup qualifying playoffs after being held to a 1-1 draw by Macedonia in Turin.

Spain book Russia spot with comfy defeat of Albania

Spain book Russia spot with comfy defeat of Albania

Spain sealed their place in next year's World Cup finals with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Albania in a match which saw La Roja centre-back Gerard Pique once again the target of whistles and jeers.

Carlos Lampe the hero as Brazil draw vs. Bolivia in La Paz

Carlos Lampe the hero as Brazil draw vs. Bolivia in La Paz

Brazil and Bolivia played an entertaining 0-0 draw in a game that did nothing to change either side's World Cup fate on Thursday.

Argentina's World Cup hopes in trouble after goalless draw vs. Peru

Argentina's World Cup hopes in trouble after goalless draw vs. Peru

Argentina are in peril of missing their first World Cup since 1970 after they were held to a 0-0 draw against Peru.

Germany seal place in World Cup finals with comfortable victory over Northern Ireland

Germany seal place in World Cup finals with comfortable victory over Northern Ireland

Germany will be in Russia next summer to defend their World Cup crown having sealed their qualification by inflicting a first competitive home defeat on Northern Ireland in four years.

Harry Kane sends England to Russia World Cup with stoppage-time winner

Harry Kane sends England to Russia World Cup with stoppage-time winner

England claimed their place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia courtesy of a late Harry Kane goal against Slovenia on Thursday night, while a 10-man Slovakia were beaten 1-0 by Scotland.

Italy edges Israel to keep pressure on Spain

Italy edges Israel to keep pressure on Spain

Italy kept the pressure on Spain in the race for automatic World Cup qualification as Ciro Immobile scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Israel.

Alvaro Morata, Iago Aspas lead Spain to rout of Liechtenstein

Alvaro Morata, Iago Aspas lead Spain to rout of Liechtenstein

Alvaro Morata and substitute Iago Aspas each scored twice as Spain moved closer to the World Cup finals with an 8-0 win over Group G minnows Liechtenstein in Vaduz.

Germany put six past Norway to remain perfect in qualifying

Germany put six past Norway to remain perfect in qualifying

Germany coasted to a 6-0 victory over Norway with a four-goal first-half blitz to extend their 100 percent record to eight matches -- but it still was not enough to guarantee them World Cup qualification.

Marcus Rashford inspires England to victory over Slovakia

Marcus Rashford inspires England to victory over Slovakia

Marcus Rashford turned from zero to hero for England as he recovered from an early mistake to score and assist as the Three Lions beat Slovakia 2-1 to move a step closer to qualifying for the World Cup.

France held to shock goalless draw against tiny Luxembourg

France held to shock goalless draw against tiny Luxembourg

France's World Cup qualification hopes suffered a setback as they were held to a shock goalless draw at home to minnows Luxembourg.

Isco gives Spain huge win over Italy in crucial World Cup qualifier

Isco gives Spain huge win over Italy in crucial World Cup qualifier

Isco scored twice as Spain beat Italy 3-0 at the Bernabeu to move clear at the top of World Cup qualifying Group G.

Mats Hummels' late header keeps Germany perfect in qualifying

Mats Hummels' late header keeps Germany perfect in qualifying

Mats Hummels' late header secured Germany a 2-1 win over the Czech Republic in Prague to guarantee the world champions at least a playoff place from World Cup qualifying Group C.

Harry Kane on target as England cruise to win over Malta

Harry Kane on target as England cruise to win over Malta

England are on the brink of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup after a 4-0 win in Malta on Friday night.

Uruguay and Argentina play to goalless draw in Montevideo

Uruguay and Argentina play to goalless draw in Montevideo

Argentina were unable wrest a top-four berth away from Uruguay in the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying section after being held to a goalless draw in Montevideo.

Coutinho score as Brazil secure first place with Ecuador win

Coutinho score as Brazil secure first place with Ecuador win

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho put aside speculation about his club future to help Brazil beat Ecuador and secure a first-placed finish in their World Cup qualification group.

Ronaldo hat trick in Portugal win

Ronaldo hat trick in Portugal win

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick in Portugal's 5-1 win over minnows Faroe Islands. The victory keeps the Real Madrid striker's team in second place in Group B behind Switzerland, who eased past Andorra 3-0.

Thomas Lemar, Kylian Mbappe lead France over Netherlands

Thomas Lemar, Kylian Mbappe lead France over Netherlands

Thomas Lemar and Kylian Mbappe underlined why they have had Europe's top sides chasing them all summer as they scored three goals between them in France's crushing 4-0 victory over Holland in a World Cup qualifier at the Stade de France.

Wayne Rooney retires from international football, rejects recall chance

Wayne Rooney retires from international football, rejects recall chance

The striker, who has been in fine form for Everton this season, scoring twice in the Premier League, is the leading all-time scorer for his country but has called time on his international career.

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Italy to play Sweden, Rep of Ireland to meet Denmark in World Cup playoff
World Cup playoff draw

Italy to play Sweden, Rep of Ireland to meet Denmark in World Cup playoff

Italy have been drawn against Sweden in the European playoffs for the 2018 World Cup, while Republic of Ireland will meet Denmark.

Lionel Messi at his best as hat trick carries Argentina into World Cup
Ecuador 1 - 3 Argentina

Lionel Messi at his best as hat trick carries Argentina into World Cup

Argentina conceded after just 37 seconds in their must-win game against Ecuador -- but Lionel Messi came to the rescue as his side booked their place at next summer's World Cup.

United States will miss the 2018 World Cup after loss to Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago 2 - 1 USA

United States will miss the 2018 World Cup after loss to Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago beat the United States 2-1 in the team's final Hexagonal World Cup qualifier, meaning the Americans will miss out on the game's biggest tournament in Russia in 2018.

Netherlands eliminated from World Cup contention despite win
Netherlands 2 - 0 Sweden

Netherlands eliminated from World Cup contention despite win

Sweden secured a spot in the UEFA World Cup qualifying playoffs despite losing 2-0 to Netherlands, whose elimination was confirmed.

Portugal defeat Switzerland to secure berth at 2018 World Cup
Portugal 2 - 0 Switzerland

Portugal defeat Switzerland to secure berth at 2018 World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal confirmed their spot at the 2018 World Cup by beating Switzerland 2-0 in their final UEFA qualifier on Tuesday.

Antoine Griezmann leads France to win and place at 2018 World Cup
France 2 - 1 Belarus

Antoine Griezmann leads France to win and place at 2018 World Cup

Antoine Griezmann scored one and made another as France secured World Cup qualification with a narrow 2-1 victory over Belarus in Paris.

Antonio Candreva's goal enough to give Italy victory in Albania
Albania 0 - 1 Italy

Antonio Candreva's goal enough to give Italy victory in Albania

Antonio Candreva's second-half strike was enough for Italy to end their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign with a narrow 1-0 victory in Albania.

McClean goal lifts Rep. of Ireland into playoff
Republic of Ireland 1 - 0 Wales

McClean goal lifts Rep. of Ireland into playoff

James McClean sent the Republic of Ireland into a World Cup playoff as Wales' hopes of qualification were ended by a 1-0 defeat in Cardiff.

Serbia seal World Cup berth as Croatia reach play-offs
Serbia 1-0 Georgia

Serbia seal World Cup berth as Croatia reach play-offs

Serbia qualified for the 2018 World Cup after a 74th-minute goal by substitute Aleksandar Prijovic gave them a 1-0 home win over Georgia on Monday and enabled them to finish top of Europe's Group D with 21 points from 10 games.

Iceland down Kosovo to qualify for World Cup for first time
Iceland 2 - 0 Kosovo

Iceland down Kosovo to qualify for World Cup for first time

Iceland reached the World Cup for the first time when they beat Kosovo 2-0 on Monday to finish top of Group I and qualify for next year's finals in Russia.

Illarramendi stunner ensures Spain finish campaign unbeaten
Israel 0 - 1 Spain

Illarramendi stunner ensures Spain finish campaign unbeaten

Spain ended their qualification campaign by beating Israel 1-0 on a frustrating night at the Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem.

Robert Lewandowski helps Poland seal World Cup berth with Montenegro win
Poland 4 - 2 Montenegro

Robert Lewandowski helps Poland seal World Cup berth with Montenegro win

Poland sealed their first World Cup spot since the 2006 tournament after an early onslaught and a late flourish, including a goal from the excellent Robert Lewandowski, gave them a 4-2 home win over Montenegro on Sunday.

Germany beat Azerbaijan to maintain perfect qualification record
Germany 5 - 1 Azerbaijan

Germany beat Azerbaijan to maintain perfect qualification record

Leon Goretzka inspired Germany to a 5-1 rout over Azerbaijan as the defending champions wrapped up their World Cup qualification campaign in style.

Harry Kane penalty enough to seal dull England win over Lithuania
Lithuania 0 - 1 England

Harry Kane penalty enough to seal dull England win over Lithuania

England once again disappointed in victory as Gareth Southgate's men stuttered against Lithuania in the final competitive match before next summer's World Cup.

Egypt qualify for Russia 2018 with late Mohamed Salah goal
Egypt 2 - 1 Congo

Egypt qualify for Russia 2018 with late Mohamed Salah goal

Egypt became the second African nation after Nigeria to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup following a last-gasp 2-1 win against Congo-Brazzaville.

Italy finish second place in Group G after Macedonia draw
Italy 1 - 1 Macedonia

Italy finish second place in Group G after Macedonia draw

Giampiero Ventura's misfiring Italy limped into the uncertainty of the World Cup qualifying playoffs after being held to a 1-1 draw by Macedonia in Turin.

Spain book Russia spot with comfy defeat of Albania
Spain 3 - 0 Albania

Spain book Russia spot with comfy defeat of Albania

Spain sealed their place in next year's World Cup finals with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Albania in a match which saw La Roja centre-back Gerard Pique once again the target of whistles and jeers.

Carlos Lampe the hero as Brazil draw vs. Bolivia in La Paz
Bolivia 0 - 0 Brazil

Carlos Lampe the hero as Brazil draw vs. Bolivia in La Paz

Brazil and Bolivia played an entertaining 0-0 draw in a game that did nothing to change either side's World Cup fate on Thursday.

Argentina's World Cup hopes in trouble after goalless draw vs. Peru
Argentina 0 - 0 Peru

Argentina's World Cup hopes in trouble after goalless draw vs. Peru

Argentina are in peril of missing their first World Cup since 1970 after they were held to a 0-0 draw against Peru.

Germany seal place in World Cup finals with comfortable victory over Northern Ireland
Germany 1 - 3 Northern Ireland

Germany seal place in World Cup finals with comfortable victory over Northern Ireland

Germany will be in Russia next summer to defend their World Cup crown having sealed their qualification by inflicting a first competitive home defeat on Northern Ireland in four years.

Harry Kane sends England to Russia World Cup with stoppage-time winner
England 1 - 0 Slovenia

Harry Kane sends England to Russia World Cup with stoppage-time winner

England claimed their place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia courtesy of a late Harry Kane goal against Slovenia on Thursday night, while a 10-man Slovakia were beaten 1-0 by Scotland.

Italy edges Israel to keep pressure on Spain
Italy 1 - 0 Israel

Italy edges Israel to keep pressure on Spain

Italy kept the pressure on Spain in the race for automatic World Cup qualification as Ciro Immobile scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Israel.

Alvaro Morata, Iago Aspas lead Spain to rout of Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein 0 - 8 Spain

Alvaro Morata, Iago Aspas lead Spain to rout of Liechtenstein

Alvaro Morata and substitute Iago Aspas each scored twice as Spain moved closer to the World Cup finals with an 8-0 win over Group G minnows Liechtenstein in Vaduz.

Germany put six past Norway to remain perfect in qualifying
Germany 6 - 0 Norway

Germany put six past Norway to remain perfect in qualifying

Germany coasted to a 6-0 victory over Norway with a four-goal first-half blitz to extend their 100 percent record to eight matches -- but it still was not enough to guarantee them World Cup qualification.

Marcus Rashford inspires England to victory over Slovakia
England 2 - 1 Slovakia

Marcus Rashford inspires England to victory over Slovakia

Marcus Rashford turned from zero to hero for England as he recovered from an early mistake to score and assist as the Three Lions beat Slovakia 2-1 to move a step closer to qualifying for the World Cup.

France held to shock goalless draw against tiny Luxembourg
France 0 - 0 Luxembourg

France held to shock goalless draw against tiny Luxembourg

France's World Cup qualification hopes suffered a setback as they were held to a shock goalless draw at home to minnows Luxembourg.

Isco gives Spain huge win over Italy in crucial World Cup qualifier
Spain 3 - 0 Italy

Isco gives Spain huge win over Italy in crucial World Cup qualifier

Isco scored twice as Spain beat Italy 3-0 at the Bernabeu to move clear at the top of World Cup qualifying Group G.

Mats Hummels' late header keeps Germany perfect in qualifying
Czech Republic 1 - 2 Germany

Mats Hummels' late header keeps Germany perfect in qualifying

Mats Hummels' late header secured Germany a 2-1 win over the Czech Republic in Prague to guarantee the world champions at least a playoff place from World Cup qualifying Group C.

Harry Kane on target as England cruise to win over Malta
Malta 0 - 4 England

Harry Kane on target as England cruise to win over Malta

England are on the brink of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup after a 4-0 win in Malta on Friday night.

Uruguay and Argentina play to goalless draw in Montevideo
Uruguay 0 - 0 Argentina

Uruguay and Argentina play to goalless draw in Montevideo

Argentina were unable wrest a top-four berth away from Uruguay in the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying section after being held to a goalless draw in Montevideo.

22/10/2017
07:00 | MotoGP - Australian Grand Prix
11:00 | WTA Finals - Singapore
11:00 | Karolina Pliskova v Venus Williams - WTA Finals - Singapore
12:00 | Villarreal - Las Palmas
13:00 | Damir Dzumhur v Ricardas Berankis - ATP 250 - Kremlin Cup Final
13:30 | Garbine Muguruza v Jelena Ostapenko - WTA Finals - Singapore
14:30 | Everton - Arsenal
15:00 | Grigor Dimitrov v Juan Martin Del Potro - ATP 250 - Stockholm Open Final
15:00 | Nice - Strasbourg
15:00 | Torino - Roma
15:00 | Milan - Genoa
16:15 | Celta Vigo - Atletico Madrid
16:15 | Diego Schwartzman v Jo-Wilfried Tsonga - ATP 250 - European Open - Antwerp Final
17:00 | Troyes - Olympique Lyon
17:00 | Tottenham Hotspur - Liverpool
18:00 | Wolfsburg - Hoffenheim
18:00 | Udinese - Juventus
20:45 | Lazio - Cagliari
20:45 | Real Madrid - Eibar
21:00 | Olympique Marseille - PSG
21:00 | Formula 1 - United States Grand Prix
23/10/2017
11:00 | ATP 500 - Vienna Open
11:00 | ATP 500 - Swiss Indoors Basel
11:00 | WTA Finals - Singapore
24/10/2017
11:00 | ATP 500 - Vienna Open
11:00 | ATP 500 - Swiss Indoors Basel
11:00 | WTA Finals - Singapore
18:30 | Wehen Wiesbaden - Schalke 04
18:30 | Bayer Leverkusen - Union Berlin
18:30 | Magdeburg - Borussia Dortmund
20:45 | Swansea City - Manchester United
20:45 | Inter Milan - Sampdoria
20:45 | Arsenal - Norwich City
20:45 | Leicester City - Leeds United
20:45 | Manchester City - Wolverhampton
25/10/2017
11:00 | ATP 500 - Vienna Open
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11:00 | WTA Finals - Singapore
20:45 | Tottenham Hotspur - West Ham United
20:45 | Bologna - Lazio
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20:45 | Chievo - Milan
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20:45 | Roma - Crotone
20:45 | RB Leipzig - Bayern Munich
20:45 | Juventus - SPAL
20:45 | FC Cartagena - Sevilla
20:45 | Elche - Atletico Madrid
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20:45 | Fuenlabrada - Real Madrid
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