Posted on October 9, 2017
Nine straight victories will not be enough for Switzerland to secure the first place in the standings if they lose to Portugal, who are three points behind the group leaders, but boast superior goal difference. The Euro 2016 champions are, therefore, just a win away from booking a ticket to Russia, where their opponents will
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Posted on October 6, 2017
The last-gasp goal they conceded at Wembley could prove the decisive moment of Slovenia’s qualifying campaign, meaning that not even a win over Scotland might prove enough for a play-off berth. Their opponents, on the other hand, would secure the second position with three points from Ljubljana, but they will not have an easy job
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Posted on October 5, 2017
Considering they face minnows Luxembourg on Tuesday, Bulgaria could squeeze into the play-offs with a win over France, but that is clearly easier said than done. Les Bleus would make a giant step towards automatic qualification by winning in Sofia and that is precisely what they are looking to do. Bulgaria have endured some tough
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Posted on October 4, 2017
Trailing second-placed Wales five points, Austria have all but lost all chances to reach the play-offs, but they will definitely want to win their final two games. Serbia, on the other hand, need just one more win to secure an automatic qualifying berth, and they will attempt to record it in Wien. Austria were pretty
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Posted on October 3, 2017
Northern Ireland did brilliantly to secure a play-off berth with three games to go and they will now attempt to keep their hopes of finishing in first place alive. That is easier said than done considering the Germany boasts a perfect record with eight wins and 35 goals scored in the process. Northern Ireland first
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Posted on October 2, 2017
Spanish national team leads the way in Group G with a three-point advantage in front second-placed Italy and need four points to secure their place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Julen Lopetegui’s men will need to make it happen over the next two games later this week as Spain prepares to play
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Posted on September 5, 2017
Wales manager Chris Coleman welcomes back Joe Allen and Neil Taylor ahead of the important qualifier against Moldova after the pair missed the 1-0 triumph over Austria through suspension. Liverpool starlet Ben Woodburn was the hero of the night as he scored on his debut for the national team, helping the Dragons keep their qualifying
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Posted on September 5, 2017
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has moved to confirm that important midfielder Jeff Hendrick will miss the key qualifier against Serbia. The Burnley star was unable to help the Irish against Georgia due to a thigh injury, but he trained individually after said game. Nonetheless, it has now been revealed that Hedrick has failed
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Posted on September 4, 2017
Following the controversial defeat to Ukraine, Turkey face a must-win game against group leaders Croatia, who hold a five-point advantage over Mircea Lucescu’s side. Vatreni narrowly defeated Kosovo on Sunday after the original fixture was interrupted due to a waterlogged pitch a day earlier. Turkey haven’t quite managed to live up to the billing in
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Posted on September 1, 2017
Greece remained in second place in spite of the failure to beat Estonia at home, but they are now virtually out of the race for the first place in the group. Sitting six points clear at the top, Belgium can book their ticket to Russia with a win at Stadio Georgios Karaiskaki in Athens. Greece
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