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#World Cup 2018

# world-cup-2018 - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

'The feeling here is that Ireland will be tough to beat but, individually, we have the better players'

The Danes feel they have enough quality to get past the Republic of Ireland in the World Cup play-offs.

# world-cup-2018 - Friday 13 October, 2017

After humiliating World Cup failure, Bruce Arena is out as USA boss but who will replace him?

The team does not have a competitive fixture until 2019 so there’s no need to rush things.

# world-cup-2018 - Thursday 12 October, 2017

Ex-Concacaf chief Jack Warner revels in 'laughing stock' US failing to reach World Cup

‘As far as I am concerned this is the beginning of the end for U.S. football.’

# world-cup-2018 - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

'It's football and we play to win' - Peru player denies making World Cup pact with Colombia

With the scores at 1-1, Colombia were set to qualify automatically while Peru were heading for a play-off against New Zealand.

Alexis Sanchez won't be at the World Cup after Arsenal team-mate's bizarre blunder Oh Dear This post contains videos

Alexis Sanchez won't be at the World Cup after Arsenal team-mate's bizarre blunder

Colombia’s David Ospina parried an indirect set-piece into his own net, which earned a point for Peru.

'Belgium played Bosnia on a cow pasture' - former player has no time for US excuses

The United States will not play at the 2018 World Cup.

# world-cup-2018 - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

U2 delay concert in Argentina to allow fans watch crucial World Cup qualifier

Argentina need a win against Ecuador to have a chance of securing one of the four automatic qualification spots for the tournament in Russia.

# world-cup-2018 - Monday 9 October, 2017

'I knew what I was doing' - Harry Arter explains his role in Ireland's golden goal

The Bournemouth midfielder had a hand in James McClean’s winner against Wales in Cardiff.

McClean fires Ireland to World Cup play-off with vital victory in Cardiff

The West Brom winger struck in the second half to keep Ireland on track to make it to Russia.

Ireland fans have taken over Cardiff ahead of tonight's World Cup qualifier The Green Party This post contains videos

Ireland fans have taken over Cardiff ahead of tonight's World Cup qualifier

Many have travelled to the Welsh capital without tickets for the crucial Group D fixture.

'It'll definitely be a night for cool heads. Play the game, not the occasion'

Ireland goalkeeper Darren Randolph says composure will be key in tonight’s massive World Cup qualifier.

The Long wait, Welsh World Cup woe and more big match talking points

Can Ireland keep their bid to qualify for the 2018 World Cup on track tonight in Cardiff?

# world-cup-2018 - Sunday 8 October, 2017

For first time since 'that rubbish' and Dunphy controversy, Egypt will be at a World Cup Long Time Coming This post contains videos

For first time since 'that rubbish' and Dunphy controversy, Egypt will be at a World Cup

Liverpool’s Mo Salah was the hero with a crucial 95th-minute penalty.

O'Neill calls on Ireland to channel spirit of Lille in crunch Cardiff clash Italian Job This post contains videos

O'Neill calls on Ireland to channel spirit of Lille in crunch Cardiff clash

“It’s not that far back in the memory that the players shouldn’t consider it when we are approaching this game.”

Before a ball has even been kicked in Norway, Northern Ireland are now assured of play-off place

Michael O’Neill’s side now don’t require anything from this evening’s clash in Oslo.

Wales want to give their fans 'something to be proud of' after 60-year wait

“When we have an atmosphere like we know they can create, it’s a really tough place to come.”

# world-cup-2018 - Friday 6 October, 2017

A World Cup without Messi? Argentina's qualifying bid is in danger after Peru stalemate

They werre held to a 0-0 draw in Buenos Aires last night.

# world-cup-2018 - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

All was going to plan regarding Russia's World Cup venues until this happened

The Central Stadium in Ekaterinburg will host four group-stage games.

# world-cup-2018 - Friday 29 September, 2017

Another headache for Martin O'Neill as Harry Arter emerges as Ireland injury doubt

The Bournemouth midfielder hasn’t trained all week and will miss the clash with Leicester tomorrow.

# world-cup-2018 - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Xavi: 'I got the feeling that Messi and Mascherano did not enjoy playing with their national team'

Xavi believes Argentina will reach the World Cup in spite of fundamental problems on and off the field.

# world-cup-2018 - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

# world-cup-2018 - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

'Conversation should be about state of Irish football, not O'Neill and Keane'

Richie Sadlier says there’s bigger issues than Weso’s selection.

# world-cup-2018 - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

No bitterness from Cork City as Maguire finally receives Ireland recognition

The Preston North End striker has been included in Martin O’Neill’s provisional squad.

# world-cup-2018 - Sunday 25 June, 2017

'When you know what he went through to get the green jersey, words can't describe the emotions'

The summer of 2017 is one the Longs won’t forget in a hurry.

# world-cup-2018 - Saturday 10 June, 2017

Germany score 7, Lewandowski bags a hat-trick, Eriksen nets for Denmark

A round-up of the rest of tonight’s World Cup qualifying action across Europe.

Kane ends international drought to rescue England in dramatic finale with Scotland

The Scots were denied a famous victory by the Tottenham Hotspur star in the dying moments.

Injury-time goal secures big away win for Northern Ireland in World Cup qualifiers

Michael O’Neill’s side were heading for a goalless draw in Azerbaijan until the 92nd minute.

# world-cup-2018 - Friday 9 June, 2017

Northern Ireland boss: ‘If I named a 35-man squad, Martin O’Neill would be in it’

Michael O’Neill says his side are punching above their weight as they bid to reach another major tournament.

Marriage of Fancy Dan and Plain Jane brings out the best in the Boys in Green

It’s time to throw off the inferiority complex and take that next step, writes Tommy Martin.

# world-cup-2018 - Thursday 25 May, 2017

Ireland trio in contention to make senior debuts against Mexico

“We want them to give the manager a headache for Uruguay but, more importantly, the Austria match.”

# world-cup-2018 - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Threat of football hooligans at next year's World Cup 'fake' and 'overblown'

One of the Russian organisers for the 2018 finals believes negative media coverage has been unwarranted.

# world-cup-2018 - Saturday 29 April, 2017

The season-ending injury which 'could have been a lot worse'

David Meyler will miss Ireland’s crucial World Cup 2018 qualifier against Austria in June.

# world-cup-2018 - Sunday 26 March, 2017

O'Neill confirms successful surgery for Coleman following double leg break

“It will obviously take some time but Seamus has got great determination,” the Ireland boss said.

# world-cup-2018 - Friday 24 March, 2017

Poll: Who will win tonight's World Cup qualifier between Ireland and Wales? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who will win tonight's World Cup qualifier between Ireland and Wales?

It’s a huge game for Martin O’Neill’s side.

# world-cup-2018 - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Quiz: Before they face Ireland, how well do you remember these Welsh footballers?

Chris Coleman’s side are in action in the Aviva Stadium on Friday night.

# world-cup-2018 - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

Roy Keane: 'I expected Gareth Bale to be fit - but we'll be ready for him'

The Ireland assistant boss says they’ll be “up against a very, very good team” when Wales come to Dublin.

# world-cup-2018 - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Coleman sees the League of Ireland as 'the better route' for young players

Ireland’s captain believes there are benefits to experiencing first team football before moving across the water.

# world-cup-2018 - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Wales fans 'outraged' by ticket allocation for World Cup qualifier in Dublin

The Football Association of Wales have been allocated 6.4% of tickets for the game against Ireland in March.

# world-cup-2018 - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Ireland's ticket allocation for World Cup qualifier in Cardiff revealed

The number would rise in the unlikely event that Wales change venue for the final Group D game, however.

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