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Sports » Football

NZ win Oceania qualifiers, face playoff for World Cup spot

05 Sep 2017 | 12:10 PM

Undated, Sept 5 (Reuters) Myer Bevan's first international goal and an own goal by Haddis Gagame was enough for New Zealand to advance to an inter-continental playoff for the 2018 World Cup finals following a 2-2 draw with the Solomon Islands on Tuesday.

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Scotland, Slovenia set up dramatic finale with home wins

Scotland, Slovenia set up dramatic finale with home wins

05 Sep 2017 | 8:28 AM

GLASGOW, Sept 5 (Reuters) Scotland and Slovenia set up a dramatic finale to their World Cup qualifying group with straightforward home wins which put them within one point of second-placed Slovakia on Monday.

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Lewandowski penalty seals Poland's 3-0 win over Kazakhstan

Lewandowski penalty seals Poland's 3-0 win over Kazakhstan

05 Sep 2017 | 8:21 AM

Bartosz Chmielewski WARSAW, Sept 5 (Reuters) Poland cemented their grip on Group E as headers by Arkadiusz Milik and Kamil Glik and a Robert Lewandowski penalty secured a 3-0 win over Kazakhstan in a World Cup qualifier on Monday.

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Spain striker Villa ruled out of Liechtenstein game due to injury

Spain striker Villa ruled out of Liechtenstein game due to injury

04 Sep 2017 | 4:32 PM

MADRID, Sep 4 (Reuters) David Villa's return to the Spanish national team has been cut short by an adductor injury, with the forward leaving the squad before they face Liechtenstein in a World Cup qualifier tomorrow.

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Swiss beat Latvia 3-0 for eighth straight qualifying win

Swiss beat Latvia 3-0 for eighth straight qualifying win

04 Sep 2017 | 1:30 PM

RIGA, Sep 4 (REUTERS) Switzerland eased to their eighth straight win in World Cup qualifying, even affording themselves the luxury of a missed penalty, as they won 3-0 away to bottom side Latvia on Sunday.

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Croatia beat Kosovo 1-0 in prolonged qualifier

Croatia beat Kosovo 1-0 in prolonged qualifier

03 Sep 2017 | 9:30 PM

ZAGREB, Sept 3 (Reuters) Croatia stayed on course to reach the 2018 World Cup after a 1-0 home win over Kosovo in a World Cup qualifier which started on Saturday and finished on Sunday after it was abandoned due to unplayable conditions on a waterlogged pitch.

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Japan captain Hasebe to miss Saudi Arabia qualifier

Japan captain Hasebe to miss Saudi Arabia qualifier

02 Sep 2017 | 4:07 PM

TOKYO, Sept 2 (Reuters) Japan captain Makoto Hasebe has withdrawn from the team's final World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia in Jeddah on Tuesday, the Japan Football Association said.

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Mexico qualify for World Cup in Russia with 1-0 win over Panama

Mexico qualify for World Cup in Russia with 1-0 win over Panama

02 Sep 2017 | 11:03 AM

Undated, Sep 2 (Reuters) Mexico became the first side from the Northern, Central Amerian and Caribbean (CONCAFAC) region to qualify for the Russia World Cup on Friday when an Hirving Lozano goal gave them a 1-0 win over Panama at the Azteca stadium in Mexico City.

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Urena double complicates US World Cup hopes

Urena double complicates US World Cup hopes

02 Sep 2017 | 8:46 AM

NEW YORK, Sep 2 (REUTERS) The United States' chances of qualifying for Russia 2018 took a hit on Friday after Marco Urena got a goal in each half to give Costa Rica a 2-0 victory in a scrappy game in New York.

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Japan can be challengers, not tourists in Russia - coach

Japan can be challengers, not tourists in Russia - coach

01 Sep 2017 | 3:45 PM

TOKYO, Sep 1 (Reuters) Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic has urged the country's soccer authorities to give him as much time as possible to prepare the team for next year's World Cup finals in Russia.

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Saudi coach bemoans 'unnecessary' blow to World Cup hopes

Saudi coach bemoans 'unnecessary' blow to World Cup hopes

30 Aug 2017 | 2:49 PM

Undated, Aug 30 (REUTERS) Saudi Arabia coach Bert van Marwijk bemoaned a second "unnecessary" defeat for his team after a loss to the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday dealt a hefty blow to their hopes of direct qualification for next year's World Cup.

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Rodriguez out of Colombia's World Cup qualifier against Venezuela

Rodriguez out of Colombia's World Cup qualifier against Venezuela

28 Aug 2017 | 2:54 PM

Undated, Aug 28 (Reuters) James Rodriguez has been ruled out of Colombia's World Cup qualifier against Venezuela today because of a thigh injury but could face Brazil five days later, the midfielder's club Bayern Munich have said.

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Ex-England keeper Green signs for Huddersfield

Ex-England keeper Green signs for Huddersfield

28 Aug 2017 | 12:26 PM

Undated, Aug 28 (REUTERS) Former England goalkeeper Robert Green has joined Huddersfield Town on a season-long contract after being released by Championship side Leeds United, the Premier League club has said.

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Host city mascot for FIFA U-17 Guwahati unveiled

Host city mascot for FIFA U-17 Guwahati unveiled

26 Aug 2017 | 7:42 PM

Guwahati, Aug 26 (UNI) In an iconic day for the city of Guwahati, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today launched the Guwahati Host City Logo, a venue of one of the semi-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.

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Madrid not looking for new signings, says Zidane

Madrid not looking for new signings, says Zidane

26 Aug 2017 | 6:30 PM

Undated, Aug 26 (Reuters) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said today he was satisfied with his squad and ruled out any more signings before the transfer window shuts even though his side are short in defence and attack for Sunday's game with Valencia.

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