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Gianluigi Buffon remains positive after Italy’s failure to reach World Cup

Published: November 14, 2017

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Italy’s legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon struggled to fight back tears but remained positive about the future as he tried to come to terms with


All the ways US advances to World Cup: A win, tie or pray

Published: October 10, 2017

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The United States’ road to the World Cup is clearer after Friday night when a heroic performance by 19-year-old sensation Christian Pulisic put the Americans on the doorstep of securing a berth in the tournament when he scored on a dazzling, field-long run in the 11th minute.


Iceland becomes smallest nation ever to qualify for World Cup

Published: October 10, 2017

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Iceland qualified for the 2018 World Cup with a 2-0 victory over Kosovo. Iceland, a country of 340,000, one of the most sparsely populated in the world, just south of the Arctic Circle, qualifying for the World Cup


FIFA to consider changing rankings formula

Published: September 6, 2017

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FIFA is planning on evaluating its rankings system to keep from punishing teams who schedule more friendlies, and to keep from teams that schedule less friendlies from jumping into seeded positions for the World Cup. Despite leading its UEFA qualification group having played eight matches unbeaten, England dropped to 13th in the latest world rankings due to narrow losses to Germany and France, both in friendlies. Manager Gareth Southgate has made his opinion on the situation public, saying he will not stop scheduling friendlies simply to help the country’s ranking.


USMNT unfazed by murky World Cup status

Published: September 3, 2017

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Even after the U.S.


Rooney retires from England national team

Published: August 23, 2017

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Wayne Rooney made the announcement Wednesday, less than 10 months before what would have been his fourth World Cup.


Mourinho still looking to add other pieces

Published: July 10, 2017

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Man United correspondent Rob Dawson says Jose Mourinho is still actively targeting players despite having just landed Lukaku.


World Cup qualifying, one year out: Where things stand across the globe

Published: June 14, 2017

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With one year to go until the World Cup kicks off, we asked writers from around the world to summarise the state of qualifying play in


With powerful foes ahead, U.S. needs to step up its attack

Published: June 12, 2017

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Christian Pulisic can’t play alone.


Three key battles for U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Mexico

Published: June 10, 2017

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It may have been a throwaway comment at the end of a postgame interview by the precocious Christian Pulisic after a two-goal game. Heading into the USMNT’s rematch with Mexico at the Estadio Azteca, the U.S


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