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Gian Piero Ventura sacked by Italy following World Cup failure

Published: November 15, 2017

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Gian Piero Ventura has been sacked as coach of Italy after failing to guide them to next summer’s World Cup,


Italy face humiliation

Published: November 12, 2017

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A World Cup without Italy is unthinkable but it could be confirmed on Monday. The Azzurri’s mix of experienced veterans and unproven youngsters must improve on a dismal first leg if they are to overcome Sweden


World Cup faceoff: Who deserves a place?

Published: November 10, 2017

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Who will get through the World Cup playoffs? The Exploding Heads reveal why each team deserves a spot in the World Cup finals.


Colombia’s Radamel Falcao admits on-pitch Peru result discussion in qualifier

Published: October 13, 2017

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Colombia captain Radamel Falcao has said he spoke to Peru players as the two sides played out a


The biggest players to miss World Cup

Published: October 11, 2017

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Alexis Sanchez and Gareth Bale are among those who will miss the World Cup. There are still some playoffs to come, but here’s an XI of the biggest players who will definitely not be on the plane to Russia. Read »


Messi’s genius saves Argentina

Published: October 11, 2017

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When they needed their talisman most, Lionel Messi stepped up for Argentina. On a dramatic final day of CONMEBOL qualifying, Messi’s hat trick beat Ecuador, as Uruguay and Colombia also clinched qualification. Tim Vickery »


WATCH: Iceland Viking clap after WC berth

Published: October 9, 2017

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Nigeria seal 2018 berth; Ghana hopes fade

Published: October 8, 2017

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Trending: Argentina’s World Cup place in doubt after draw with Peru

Published: October 6, 2017

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Friday’s latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC’s What’s Trending …


The toughest road to the World Cup

Published: October 4, 2017

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From high altitude to high quality, South America qualifying is the hardest. It’s long, perilous and packed with the world’s top talent in the world’s toughest stadia, as those who have experienced it explain.


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