Posted on August 31, 2017
With Serbia and Republic of Ireland sitting four points clear at the Group D summit, this will feel as the last chance for both Wales and Austria to improve their qualifying hopes. The two sides are currently tied on eight points and they are both aware that anything but a win in Cardiff would spell
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Posted on August 30, 2017
Trailing second-placed Northern Ireland four points, Czech Republic need to try and defeat the World Cup holders in order to keep their qualifying hopes alive. Six straight wins and 27:1 goal difference are enough to suggest that beating red-hot Germany will be no easy task as die Mannschaft hope to book their ticket to Russia
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Posted on August 29, 2017
Two of Europe’s most famous national teams will battle for a chance to edge closer to booking their ticket to Russia, with France holding a three-point advantage at the moment. Netherlands will be under a great deal of pressure as a defeat could effectively end their hopes of reaching the tournament finals. Having missed a
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Posted on September 2, 2016
Former under-21 England international goalkeeper Alex McCarthy has been called in to replace Southampton teammate Fraser Forster in the England squad for Sunday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Slovakia. The 26-year-old McCarthy has so far won only three caps for England under-21 national set-up and the trip to Slovakia will be his debut inclusion
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Posted on March 22, 2016
The FIFA Ethics Committee has opened a bribery investigation into seven officials from Germany’s 2006 World Cup bid team, Sky Sports have reported. Among those under investigation is the German legend Franz Beckenbauer who is suspected of wrongdoing linked to the winning of hosting rights in 2000 together with four other members of the German
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Posted on April 30, 2015
Bayern Munich hotshot Franck Ribery will not be coming out of international retirement, according to his official representative. The 32-year-old decided to retire from international duty after missing the 2014 World Cup through injury and was heavily criticized for the decision. However, Ribery’s agent believes his client was not given the respect he deserves and
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Posted on July 13, 2014
Real Madrid are believed to be closing in on Monaco attacking midfielder James Rodriguez, Spanish daily Marca has suggested. Los Blancos have been impressed with the player’s performances at the 2014 World Cup and they seem to have made him their number one transfer target. Real Madrid chiefs met with his representatives some two weeks
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Posted on July 12, 2014
Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has warned his side not to underestimate their opponents in the World Cup final. Germany go into the match at Maracana on the back of a stunning 7-1 victory over hosts Brazil, but Mertesacker is adamant Die Mannschaft cannot afford to get complacent. “We can’t lose our focus now because we
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Posted on July 11, 2014
The 2014 World Cup concludes in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday as Germany take on Argentina in the final. Joachim Low’s side thumped hosts Brazil 7-1 in the semi-finals in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday; a result that broke a whole manner of records in the competition. It was the joint biggest defeat in Brazil’s history
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Posted on July 11, 2014
Argentina boss Alejandro Sabella has received a major boost as key midfielder Angel Di Maria stepped up his recovery from a though injury. The Real Madrid star took part in Thursday’s training session, although he worked with team physios away from the rest of the squad. Nonetheless, this is enough to suggest that Di Maria
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