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#World Cup Qualifiers Europe

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Yesterday’s News

Oxlade-Chamberlain may miss World Cup after suffering 'a really bad injury'

Losing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for the rest of the season is a “massive blow” for Liverpool, according to Jurgen Klopp.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Dele Alli not guaranteed to start at World Cup

The Tottenham star could face a tough fight to earn a place in England’s line-up when they meet Tunisia on 18 June.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

'98 World Cup winner heavily critical of Pogba and Griezmann

Christophe Dugarry has called on the pair to start concentrating on France’s World Cup preparations.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Monday 26 March, 2018

'Ghost' of 7-1 Germany mauling still haunts Brazil

Toni Kroos and Andre Schuerrle both scored twice over the 90 minutes as their opponents’ attack ran riot.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Brazil legend Ronaldo reveals reason behind famous 2002 World Cup haircut

The 98-cap former international donned a unique hairstyle while going on to fire his country to their fifth World Cup title

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Monday 12 March, 2018

Fears Harry Kane's World Cup hopes could be in jeopardy

The England international striker collided with Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic and limped off during the first half of Sunday’s clash.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Thursday 1 March, 2018

'They will never win the World Cup if there isn’t a winter break'

Sven-Goran Eriksson says there is a big obstacle preventing the English national team from fulfilling their potential.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Friday 23 February, 2018

'We’ve got ourselves in a great position in the group' - Key players return as Ireland prepare for vital qualifiers

Claire Walsh, Karen Duggan and Aine O’Gorman are among those included in the 24-player squad.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Ireland unchanged in latest Fifa rankings ahead of Nations League draw

The Martin O’Neill saga aside, it has been an uneventful few months for the Boys in Green.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

'Why don't the white players leave the field when Matuidi is insulted?'

France legend Lilian Thuram has blasted the handling in Italy of the racist abuse directed at Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Germans would get €350,000 each for World Cup title

Germany kick off their 2018 defence against Mexico on 17 June in Moscow.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Friday 17 November, 2017

The 21-player Ireland squad that will face the reigning European champions

Amanda Budden is one of the players included to take on the Netherlands, after missing the Slovakia trip due to college commitments.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

After World Cup failure, what's next for Ireland?

It is more than a year until the Boys in Green’s next qualifier for a major tournament.

Taxing times loom for Carlos Tevez and China's wantaway foreign stars

The transfer levy greatly stymied the Chinese league’s spending in the summer.

The 31 teams that have qualified for the 2018 World Cup so far

The final spot will be decided in the early hours of Thursday morning, as New Zealand take travel to face Peru.

Ireland could be part of 2018 event with World Cup absentees - reports

The US Soccer Federation officials are looking into hosting matches next year.

Last night's debacle is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Irish football's problems Opinion This post contains videos

Last night's debacle is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Irish football's problems

The Boys in Green suffered an embarrassing 5-1 World Cup play-off loss to Denmark at the Aviva Stadium.

7 Irish players facing uncertain futures after World Cup play-off exit

Tuesday night could spell the end for a number of veteran footballers’ international careers.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Ireland's system horribly exposed and the talking points from tonight's play-off defeat

Christian Eriksen proved his worth, while Martin O’Neill’s future in the job has come into question.

This emotional James McClean post-match interview is hard to watch Distraught This post contains videos

This emotional James McClean post-match interview is hard to watch

The West Brom winger suggested the occasion may have got to some players.

As it happened: Ireland v Denmark, World Cup qualification play-off

Ireland faced Denmark, with the winner set to earn a spot in Russia next summer.

The 9 teams that have reached every World Cup in the last 20 years or more

Italy failed to reach the tournament for the first time since 1958 after their loss to Sweden last night.

'This is stuff you dream of as a kid. Everybody wants to play at a World Cup and we're 90 minutes away'

The returning David Meyler is itching to get back into the Ireland team after missing the first leg against Denmark.

Can Ireland silence Danish critics and more talking points

We preview tonight’s crucial World Cup qualification play-off at the Aviva Stadium.

England among favourites for World Cup, says Brazil coach

“I’m not just saying that because I’m here at Wembley, speaking in front of English people,” he added.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Monday 13 November, 2017

'It is over. Apocalypse, tragedy, catastrophe' - Italy's press react to World Cup exit

The stalemate meant Sweden advanced thanks to a 1-0 victory in Friday’s first leg.

Gianluigi Buffon struggles to hold back the tears as his international career ends cruelly Heartbreak This post contains videos

Gianluigi Buffon struggles to hold back the tears as his international career ends cruelly

The Juventus icon helped Italy win the World Cup in 2006 but bowed out tonight after 20 years representing his country at senior level.

Humiliation for Italy as they fail to reach World Cup for first time since 1958 Woe

Humiliation for Italy as they fail to reach World Cup for first time since 1958

Sweden emerged victorious in Milan, thanks to a 1-0 aggregate victory.

Watch: Gigi Buffon responds to booing of Swedish national anthem with clapping Respect This post contains videos

Watch: Gigi Buffon responds to booing of Swedish national anthem with clapping

Tonight could potentially be the Italy legend’s last game for his country.

'He doesn't know the players' - Denmark hit back at David Meyler comments

The Hull midfielder claimed the Boys in Green have more heart and desire than their rivals.

'It puts things into perspective' - O'Neill lends support to his former Celtic player Miller

The pair worked together at the Glasgow giants, and news has emerged that the 36-year-old is battling cancer.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Arsenal star tells Northern Ireland to get over contentious penalty

Granit Xhaka has little sympathy.for Michael O’Neill’s side’s misfortune.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Two more countries qualified for the 2018 World Cup today

Morocco and Tunisia booked their places in Russia this evening.

As it happened: Ireland v Denmark, World Cup qualification play-off first leg

Ireland took on Denmark, with a spot in Russia 2018 up for grabs.

England see off Pumas in scrappy opener

Nathan Hughes scored his first Test try and Semesa Rokoduguni also crossed for England.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Friday 10 November, 2017

Stunned! Italy in big trouble after first-leg play-off defeat in Sweden

The pressure is on ahead of the second-leg in Milan.

How will Denmark set up against Ireland in tomorrow's World Cup play-off?

The home side have got plenty of experience throughout the team.

'If you were playing Fifa or Football Manager, there's no question you would be picking the Danish team' Looking Ahead This post contains videos

'If you were playing Fifa or Football Manager, there's no question you would be picking the Danish team'

Journalist Klaus Egelund gives the view from Denmark ahead of their World Cup play-off first-leg against Ireland this weekend.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Irish football fans warned against buying tickets in Danish section

“If they are capable of beating the security, stay quiet and take off the green jersey,” a DBU official added.

# world-cup-qualifiers-europe - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

'He's a world-class player and deserves all the credit he gets' - Arter on Denmark's danger man

The midfielder says Ireland must stop Christian Eriksen, but warned that they can’t concentrate on one player.

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