WC Qualifying

Eric Garcia showed exactly why Manchester City wanted to keep him in the Premier League as Spain took their first steps towards the World Cup, according to Luis Enrique. The…
An emotional Igor Angelovski suggested a sensational win over Germany was comparable to European Championship success for his North Macedonia side. In the biggest shock of the World Cup qualifying…
Germany head coach Joachim Low was left "bitter" after the country's shock loss at home to North Macedonia in World Cup qualifying. Low's Germany were sensationally humbled in Duisburg, where…
Germany dropped their first points in World Cup 2022 qualifying as they suffered a shock 2-1 loss at home to North Macedonia on Wednesday. Joachim Low's side had defeated Iceland…
Spain went top of World Cup Qualifying Group B after goals from Dani Olmo, Ferran Torres and Gerard Moreno earned Luis Enrique's side a 3-1 win over Kosovo. Dani Olmo,…
Antoine Griezmann scored the only goal as a below-par France edged past Bosnia-Herzegovina 1-0 in their World Cup qualifying clash on Wednesday. The 2018 winners followed up their opening Group…
England have the right squad composition to be a force at upcoming major tournaments, according to former Three Lions winger Shaun Wright-Phillips. Gareth Southgate led his side to the semi-finals…
Guyana convincingly recovered from an opening-round loss to Trinidad and Tobago with a 4-0 win over the Bahamas in the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday. Goals from Terrence Vancooten…
Spain coach Luis Enrique has defended his rotation policy following their slow start to 2022 World Cup qualifying. La Roja needed a 92nd-minute Dani Olmo strike to edge Georgia 2-1…
Joao Felix is not expected to be a combative player for Portugal, but Fernando Santos suggested the Atletico Madrid star must do more to stand out. Portugal came from behind…
Frank de Boer hit out at Gibraltar for perceived histrionics that he felt amounted to "anti-football" during Netherlands' 7-0 win on Tuesday. The Oranje crushed their hosts in World Cup…
Cristiano Ronaldo edged closer to Ali Daei's international goals record as he opened his account for the World Cup qualifying campaign in Portugal's 3-1 comeback win over Luxembourg. Ronaldo had…
Leandro Trossard and Hans Vanaken scored twice as Belgium eased past Belarus 8-0 to move to the top of their World Cup 2022 qualifying group in style. Belgium fell behind…
Netherlands had little difficulty seeing off Gibraltar in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier as their crushing 7-0 victory saw them meet coach Frank de Boer's pre-match expectations. The Oranje were subject…
England boss Gareth Southgate expects Poland to be highly motivated for Wednesday's World Cup qualifier at Wembley in the absence of captain and leading goalscorer Robert Lewandowski. The Bayern Munich…
Kylian Mbappe cannot be satisfied with his performances in France's opening two World Cup 2022 qualifiers, according to head coach Didier Deschamps. The Paris Saint-Germain forward played 77 minutes of…
Japan thumped Mongolia 14-0 at the Fukuda Denshi Arena on Tuesday to close in on the third round of Asia's qualifying tournament for the 2022 World Cup finals. The win…
England could be without Mason Mount for Wednesday's World Cup qualifier against Poland at Wembley. Mount was absent from Tuesday's training session, with the Chelsea midfielder undergoing work with the…
Grzegorz Krychowiak and Kamil Piatkowski are the latest Poland players to test positive for coronavirus ahead of the World Cup qualifier against England on Wednesday. Midfielder Mateusz Klich was the…
Luke Shaw has spoken of his "massive regrets" over withdrawing from England squads in the past as the in-form left-back attempts to make up for lost time. Manchester United defender…
Thibaut Courtois says Belgium's players are "hungry" to get their hands on a first-ever World Cup in Qatar next year. Belgium, ranked number one in the world, finished third at…
Cristiano Ronaldo will not be stripped of the Portugal captaincy after his "moment of great frustration" in the closing stages of Saturday's controversial draw with Serbia, head coach Fernando Santos…
Wales captain Gareth Bale would support a boycott of social media sites unless greater action is taken to combat online abuse. International team-mates Ben Cabango and Rabbi Matondo were victims…
Frank de Boer is demanding a high-scoring victory when the Netherlands face Gibraltar in World Cup qualifying on Tuesday. Having started their campaign with a 4-2 defeat to Turkey, the…
Italy were far from at their best against Bulgaria on Sunday, but Roberto Mancini did not expect anything different from his side. Mancini's unbeaten run as Italy boss was extended…
Cristiano Ronaldo was denied a dramatic late winner in contentious circumstances as Portugal threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Serbia in World Cup qualifying on Saturday. Diogo…
Romelu Lukaku maintained his magnificent form to rescue a 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw for Belgium against the Czech Republic on a miserable Saturday in Prague. A superb first senior…
Georginio Wijnaldum suggested the Netherlands must be more "eager" to score after a dominant display against Latvia only resulted in a 2-0 World Cup qualifying win. Frank de Boer's Oranje …
Frank de Boer claimed a much-needed victory as his Netherlands team defeated Latvia 2-0 in World Cup qualifying. Requiring a strong response following a 4-2 defeat to Turkey in their…
Luis Enrique is confident Spain can find their creative spark when they face Georgia on Sunday after being frustrated by Greece in their opening World Cup qualifying clash. Spain had…
Germany head coach Joachim Low admits he is not completely satisfied with his side with just three months to go until the delayed European Championship finals. Die Mannschaft cruised to…
Italy boss Roberto Mancini handed first call-ups to Atalanta captain Rafael Toloi and Spezia midfielder Matteo Ricci as he selected a 38-man squad for the three upcoming World Cup qualifiers.…
Jamal Musiala should not change his approach while away with Germany, Hansi Flick insisted after the Bayern Munich teenager was handed his first senior international call-up. Having elected to represent…
Teenagers Jamal Musiala and Florian Wirtz have been called up to Germany's senior squad for the first time, but there is still no place for Thomas Muller, Mats Hummels or …
Roberto Martinez remains "very positive" Eden Hazard will be fit and firing in time for Euro 2020 despite missing out on Belgium's latest squad. And the Red Devils coach called…
Zlatan Ibrahimovic insists he is deserving of his place in the Sweden squad, even if he is no longer the same player he was when last representing his national side…
Pedri and Bryan Gil are among four players to have been called up to the Spain squad for the first time for March's World Cup qualifiers. Barcelona midfielder Pedri and…
Arthur revelled in his first international goal after helping Brazil continue their perfect start to World Cup qualifying with a win over Uruguay. The Juventus midfielder's deflected effort opened the…
Lionel Messi praised Argentina's performance against Peru and believes they are only getting stronger. Nicolas Gonzalez and Lautaro Martinez scored first-half goals in Lima on Tuesday, lifting Lionel Scaloni's men…
Nicolas Gonzalez continued his rapid rise and Lautaro Martinez was on target as Argentina maintained their unbeaten start to CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying with a 2-0 win over Peru. Argentina's…
Brazil continued their perfect start to World Cup qualifying with a 2-0 win over Uruguay in Montevideo on Tuesday. First-half goals from Arthur and Richarlison lifted a Neymar-less Brazil to…
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