Argentina were facing the possibility of failing to qualify for a World Cup for the first time since 1970.However a Messi penalty gave them a laboured and much needed win.Argentina are in a bit of a mess at the moment – both football wise and otherwise.The country faces an economic crisis – with inflation at […]
Beijing (AFP) – Chinese fans and state-run media heaped praise on coach Marcello Lippi on Friday after a stunning win over South Korea kept their World Cup qualifying campaign alive. “Thanks Lippi,” gushed state broadcaster CCTV, after China climbed off the bottom of Group A following Thursday’s 1-0 victory in Changsha. Show More Summary
Alexis Sanchez v Argentina Not only did Alexis Sanchez start for Chile on Thursday night, the Arsenal star played the full match in the World Cup qualifier against Argentina. Indeed, Alexis was excellent for La Roja despite having suffered a knock to his right ankle in last weekend’s Premier League match at West Brom. Sanchez also […]
Seoul (AFP) – South Korea’s top football official promised on Friday that coach Uli Stielike’s job was safe despite the national team’s shock 1-0 loss to China in World Cup qualifying. Chung Mong-Gyu, head of the Korea Football Association,...Show More Summary
Philippe Coutinho v Uruguay Liverpool fans had plenty of interest in Brazil’s World Cup qualifier against Uruguay in Montevideo on Thursday night. The Selecao won the match 4-1 thanks to a hat-trick from former Spurs midfielder Paulinho. Show More Summary
Montevideo (AFP) – Brazil thrashed Uruguay to move to the brink of the World Cup finals on Thursday as Lionel Messi got Argentina’s faltering qualification campaign back on track with the only goal to sink Chile. A superb hat-trick from...Show More Summary
Al-Ain (United Arab Emirates) (AFP) – Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic warned his players not to get “silly” after a 2-0 win in the United Arab Emirates moved them closer to a sixth successive World Cup. Goals from Yuya Kubo and Yasuyuki...Show More Summary
When the U.S. takes the field for Friday’s World Cup qualifier against Honduras, it will be on ground both new and familiar. Never before have the Americans started the hexagonal round of qualifying with consecutive losses. And they’ve never been at the bottom of the six-team table heading into...
In a World Cup qualifying match tonight, Neymar scored a very cheeky goal to put Brazil up 3-1 against Uruguay. When the ball leaves his foot, it looks like he might have skied it, but it dips under the crossbar, landing just over the line. (Take care to note Miranda’s assist on this goal, too.) Read more...
It’s time for coaches to start saying no to Alexis. Chile lost 1-0 to Argentina in World Cup qualifying on Thursday, but the people who took the result hardest might have been Arsenal fans. Alexis Sánchez played 90 minutes despite hurting...Show More Summary
Buenos Aires (AFP) – Lionel Messi scored from the penalty spot as Argentina revived their World Cup qualifying campaign with a battling 1-0 win over rivals Chile on Thursday. Barcelona star Messi stroked home his penalty on 16 minutes after veteran Chile defender Jose Fuenzalida brought down Angel Di Maria with a clumsy challenge. Show More Summary
With fans freaking out after a pair of losses in World Cup, Bruce Arena coaches his first competitive international match in nearly 11 years as the Americans hope to start their rebound against Honduras
No team from region advanced after losing first three games of qualifying
Montevideo (AFP) – China-based midfielder Paulinho scored a hat-trick as Brazil thrashed Uruguay 4-1 to move to the brink of the World Cup finals here Thursday. Barcelona superstar Neymar scored Brazil’s other goal with a cheeky lob as the five-time world champions opened up a seven-point lead at the top of the South American qualifying standings. Show More Summary
November’s pair of World Cup qualifiers was an unmitigated disaster for the US Men’s National Team (USMNT), so much so that it cost Jurgen Klinsmann his job. The US saw their winning streak over Mexico in Columbus snapped and then got mauled 4-0 down in Costa Rica. Show More Summary
Neymar had a goal, but Brazil’s victory was a complete team performance. Away wins in South American World Cup qualifying are hard to come by, but Brazil were at their best in Montevideo on Thursday night. The Seleção conceded an early...Show More Summary
Neymar’s incredible lob Paulinho may have done all the hard work, but Neymar has stolen the headlines on a night when Brazil confirmed their place at Russia 2018. Brazil will surely finish first in South American World Cup qualifying and the 3-1 win at Uruguay was sealed by a sensational Neymar lob when put through […]
This was quite the strike from the former Tottenham man
Chris Coleman says he and his Wales side will be driven by "desperation" when they face the Republic of Ireland on Friday.
Doha (AFP) – Iran all but ended Qatar’s hopes of reaching the World Cup for the first time with a 1-0 victory in Doha on Thursday that exploded at the final whistle when staff and players from both sides clashed. Iran coach Carlos Queiroz,...Show More Summary