Cristiano Ronaldo is heading to Qatar, but Mohamed Salah isn't and neither is Zlatan Ibrahimovic, whose dream of becoming the first outfield player to bridge a 16-year gap between appearances at the World Cup fizzled out in a late, fruitless substitute rescue act for Sweden in Poland.
The Peruvian men's national team secured fifth place in the Conmebol qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with a 2-0 victory over Paraguay on Wednesday at the National Stadium in the capital Lima.
They sent shockwaves around the world of football last week by dumping Italy out of World Cup qualifying and now, Portugal are in North Macedonia's sights. https://twitter.com/FIFAWorldCup/status/1508775989152690177?s=20&t=iGIILnCFbo5Z8mMCN-u-2w The two sides meet at Lisbon's Estadio do Dragao on Tuesday night with the...
We're almost there. So far, 20 countries have qualified for the World Cup, with 12 slots left. We've played 838 games and there are 17 left to go, including the two inter-confederation playoffs: the winner of Oceania vs. fourth place in CONCACAF, and fifth place in Asia versus fifth place in South America.
With a swipe of his right boot, Aleksandar Trajkovski sent Italy back in time: to November 2017, their lowest moment, a nightmare that a nation has spent four and a half years trying to escape. Back then, the head of the Italian Football Federation, Carlo Tavecchio, described missing out on a World Cup as an “apocalypse”. What word could describe a repeat of the end of all things?
With one day to go before the end of the World Cup qualifiers in the CONMEBOL zone and awaiting the outcome of the match between Argentina and Venezuela this Friday, Brazil extended its sweeping pace, while two other countries...
It used to be pretty simple: put Cristiano Ronaldo in the lineup, win a lot of soccer games. From 2012 through 2018, Ronaldo's teams won two LaLiga titles, four Champions League trophies, and a European Championship. That's one major trophy per year -- in the age of Lionel Messi's Barcelona, Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich, Vicente Del Bosque's Spain, Jogi Low's Germany and Didier Deschamps's France.