2018 Fifa World Cup Qualifiers
2018 Fifa World Cup Qualifiers News
Carlos Cordeiro pips Hope Solo, others to be elected as President of United States Soccer Federation
Cordeiro, a Harvard-educated former investment banker, came through a crowded field of eight contenders to win on a third ballot at the USSF's annual meeting in Orlando.
FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Heavyweights Italy face tough battle in play-offs as teams rush for remaining berths
The last burst of qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup allows some nations a chance to dream, but for football aristocrats Italy, the next few days are a potential nightmare.
FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Australia's Aaron Mooy says team will look to build on Syria win against Honduras
Aaron Mooy said that it doesn't matter if it's away or home – they will look to go for the win and hopeful of taking a good result back to Sydney.
Liverpool's Ben Woodburn, 17, who made the headlines after his goal on his international debut for Wales in a World Cup qualifying win over Austria, was not named in the Champions League squad for the club
FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers: Ireland manager Martin O'Neill confident of qualifications, despite losing to Serbia at home
Ireland face Moldova in Dublin next month before concluding their campaign against Wales in Cardiff and even two wins would not guarantee them a place in the play-offs
Greece are third in Group H of European qualifying after a 2-1 defeat by Belgium saw them slip a point behind Bosnia and Herzegovina in the race for a play-off place.
FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Timo Werner cements his place as Miroslav Klose's successor with impressive show against Norway
With six goals in eight internationals, Timo Werner seems to be the answer to Germany's quest for a world-class striker, yet the fleet-footed forward remains unpopular with some German fans.
FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers: Davy Propper nets twice as Netherlands keep qualification hopes alive
Davy Propper was on target twice as the Netherlands boosted their hopes of making it to next year's World Cup with a 3-1 win over Bulgaria in Amsterdam on Sunday.
Chelsea defender Davide Zappacosta has been called up to the Italy squad for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Israel just days after signing for the Premier League champions.
Italy were outclassed by Spain in a demoralising 3-0 World Cup qualifying defeat in Madrid which leaves the four-time champions facing a precarious play-off in November to reach Russia.
Monaco star Thomas Lemar insists he is more than happy to stay with the French champions after playing a starring role in his country's thumping win over the Netherlands on Thursday.
FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Thomas Lemar stars as France beat Netherlands; Belgium thrash Gibraltar 9-0
Kylian Mbappe scored the final goal as France cruised to a 4-0 win over 10-man Netherlands in a key 2018 World Cup qualifier on Thursday, while Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick propelled Portugal to victory elsewhere.
FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Japan qualify for the mega event in Russia after beating Australia 2-0
Asano steered home a left-foot volley and Ideguchi sealed the victory with a stunning long-range strike as Japan became the fourth team to reach next year's finals.
Australia's hopes of qualifying for next year's World Cup have been dealt a blow after injury concerns forced skipper Mile Jedinak out of a 23-man squad to face Japan and Thailand in crunch qualifiers.
FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Ecuador coach Gustavo Quinteros urges team's unfancied players to take charge
Ecuador coach Gustavo Quinteros has urged his team's lesser known players to take greater responsibility as they attempt to secure a berth in FIFA World Cup 2018
Lionel Messi wrote on his Facebook page that 365 days are left to Russia and vows to keep fighting for the dream to qualify for the World Cup. Argentina bid to avoid missing the finals for the first time since 1970.
World Cup 2018 qualifier: Iran defeats Uzbekistan 3-0, secures place in global football extravaganza
Iran join hosts Russia and five-time champions Brazil in securing a place for the tournament which runs from 14 June to 15 July, 2018.
High flying India coming off six-consecutive wins set to face their toughest test against Kyrgyz Republic, in a bid to brighten their chances of qualifying in the main AFC cup to be held in UAE, 2019.
While Wales lie in third place in group D, Spain and Italy are level on points at the top of group G and will face each other when Italy travel to Spain in September .
Forward Sandro Wagner scored a hat-trick, his first goals for Germany, to lead the world champions to a predictably comfortable 7-0 stroll against minnows San Marino on Saturday.