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World Cup qualifying in Africa: How it stands

Published: August 30, 2017

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The competition between Nigeria and Cameroon will draw the most attention when World Cup qualifying in Africa returns with two matches squeezed into six days. While Nigeria and Cameroon tussle over one qualifying place available in their group, there are other intriguing possibilities for next year’s World Cup in Russia: Congo, which has played in only one World Cup — a tumultuous debut in 1974 when it was known as Zaire — leads Group A.


World Cup Bubble Watch: Where nations stand

Published: August 30, 2017

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The first international break of the season is upon us, and it marks some teams’ last chance to turn their qualifying campaigns around.


World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Which teams have qualified for the finals in Russia?

Published: August 29, 2017

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The field of potential teams for the 2018 World Cup in Russia is slimming, with some countries booking their spots and others falling out of the qualification race. We have now entered the final straight of qualification for next summer’s tournament


USMNT manager Bruce Arena not counting on DeAndre Yedlin for World Cup qualifiers

Published: August 24, 2017

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U.S. men’s national team defender DeAndre Yedlin is set to miss the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Costa Rica and Honduras. When asked about his availability for those games, U.S


Man United’s Paul Pogba: World Cup fans should focus on skill, not colour

Published: August 23, 2017

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MONACO — Paul Pogba has told ESPN FC of his hope that Russia 2018 will not be tarnished by racism towards players and supporters, and urged


Russian hackers open medical data on Carlos Tevez, others at World Cup

Published: August 22, 2017

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Carlos Tevez, Juan Sebastian


Predicting the USMNT’s September World Cup qualifying roster

Published: August 21, 2017

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The United States has a golden opportunity next month during their World Cup Qualifying matches to either make their 8th straight World Cup or miss out for the first time since 1986.


Russia denies its World Cup stadiums are built with forced labor from North Korea

Published: August 4, 2017

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Russia has denied using forced labor from North Korea to build facilities for the World Cup in 2018, after U.S. lawmakers called for a probe into reports of workers from the country not only spotted at the stadium sites but also of North Korean migrants dying under mysterious circumstances in Russia. Russian ex-Sports Minister and head of the World Cup organisation committee Vitaly Mutko said the sport’s world governing body FIFA could attest to the legitimacy of the tournament preparations


Who Should Succeed Bruce Arena As USA Soccer Coach After 2018 World Cup?

Published: August 2, 2017

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Tony Meola believes the U.S.


Which European teams have qualified for World Cup 2018 in Russia?

Published: July 21, 2017

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The likes of England, Germany and Belgium are all primed to book their place at next summer’s World Cup in Russia as European qualification heats up in the coming months. As usual, Joachim Low’s world champions have had few problems with their group


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