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Ranking the 16 World Cup group stage exiles
17:00 Friday 29th June 2018

Can you imagine the fit that club presidents and managers would have if FIFA announced a Europa League equivalent for the World Cup? Like third-place finishers in the Champions League group stages, the World Cup group also-rans could decamp…

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World Cup Group G: Panama, Tunisia, one last game before they go
15:30 Thursday 28th June 2018

On Wednesday, the wailing boys of Group G will lock horns in a game that has nothing at stake but pride. Panama and Tunisia are not the worst football teams in the world, but they've certainly not given a good account of themselves. Their…

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World Cup Group G: Can England's two Harries leave Panama saying they missed it by isthmus?
08:30 Sunday 24th June 2018

The opening Group G games went as anticipated. Belgium saw off Panama 3-0. England followed with a 2-1 victory over Tunisia. Both powerhouses had much to improve on, though. The Red Devils did that yesterday, demolishing the Eagles of Carthage…

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World Cup Group G: Belgium out to prove Panama don't know Jack
09:30 Monday 18th June 2018

Group G gets underway in Sochi today at 16:00 BST. Highly fancied Belgium take on plucky overachiever Panama. The two nations will battle it out in front of 45,000 fans attending the Fisht Stadium.   Belgium will accept nothing less…

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Russia 2018 World Cup Preview: Group G
09:30 Wednesday 13th June 2018

When the World Cup draw was made, few groups offered a straightforward selection of teams to make it through. Although Group G, made up of Belgium, Panama, Tunisia and England did exactly that. With Belgium's golden generation still intact…

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World Cup: Ranking the 32 nations based on squad strength
08:00 Sunday 10th June 2018

The FIFA World Cup is upon us. All participating nations have revealed their contingents. Squad strength doesn't guarantee success but what if it did? Who would be the world champion. Who would be the first to bow out? Here’s…

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2018 World Cup draw: the three Lions view
13:00 Wednesday 6th December 2017

English fans couldn’t really ask for much better, right? For Gareth Southgate, the World Cup draw is as good as it gets. It is a relief to avoid E and F, as it contains Brazil and Germany. This is England, though, it can still be…

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2018 FIFA World Cup: Analysing the draw
19:55 Friday 1st December 2017

The 2018 FIFA World Cup draw is now official and all eight groups have been confirmed. Let's take a quick look to analyse which team had better luck in the first round. Group A: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay Russia and Uruguay clearly…

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England World Cup Scenarios: How good or bad could it be?
14:45 Tuesday 21st November 2017

With lower expectations than ever, coupled with being in Pot 2, England has the unfortunate risk of being drawn against one of the favourites, including France, Brazil or Germany. However, the lack of optimism could serve to be a blessing for…

Road To The Promised Land
3 surprising countries which clinched 2018 World Cup berths
18:30 Saturday 14th October 2017

The World Cup Qualifiers have not ended yet, as places are still to be determined through the European and intercontinental playoff rounds. However, we already know 23 nations that have qualified for the tournament. And as is the case every…

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The USA will miss Russia’s World Cup Party
05:08 Friday 13th October 2017

Defeat to Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday coupled with Panama's 2-1 victory over Costa Rica means that the US, for the first time since 1986, will not be at the World Cup finals next summer. As the World Cup qualifying reached its exciting…

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3 CONMEBOL/CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers to watch this week
12:00 Thursday 5th October 2017

As with UEFA, the CONMEBOL and CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers are entering critical moments. Here are three games from the two regions not to be missed this week.

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Concacaf World Cup Qualifying: The Stretch Run
15:00 Friday 1st September 2017

Russia 2018 is just months off. Before the New Year, all 32 participants will be known. Here's how Concacaf World Cup qualifying is set for the stretch run. The Concacaf balance of power differs greatly from UEFA, whose World Cup qualifying…

Match Reports
Conservative Tactics Against Panama May Haunt Arena And US
10:30 Thursday 30th March 2017

Wrapped in euphoria following the United States' six-goal romp against Honduras, I did not fail to remember the difficulty in winning on the road in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. Therefore, it was no surprise to see the US Men's National Team…