Majestic Tadic steers Serbia to 3-2 win over Austria

Published : 11:59 am  October 10, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Dusan Tadic maintained his impressive international form with a goal and two assists to give Serbia a 3-2 home win over Austria in an absorbing World Cup Group D qualifier on Sunday.

Clinical Mandzukic keeps Croatia ticking

Published : 11:54 am  October 10, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Striker Mario Mandzukic continued his fine scoring form with an opportunist header as Croatia beat Finland 1-0 in their World Cup Group I qualifier in Tampere on Sunday.

Immobile brings Italy back from brink against Macedonia

Published : 11:50 am  October 10, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Italy’s Ciro Immobile scored twice in the last 15 minutes to earn a 3-2 win in Macedonia in Sunday’s World Cup qualifier after the four-times champions appeared on the brink of a humiliating defeat.

Costa and Nolito earn Spain hard-fought win in Albania

Published : 11:41 am  October 10, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Spain’s Diego Costa and Nolito scored second-half goals to seal a battling 2-0 win away to Albania on Sunday that moved them top of World Cup qualifying Group G on goal difference.

Georgia hold Wales as Bale closes in on record

Published : 10:13 am  October 10, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Gareth Bale scored his 25th goal for Wales but Georgia fought back strongly to earn a deserved 1-1 draw in a World Cup Group D qualifier in Cardiff.

Few smiles as Southgate starts England reign with win

Published : 8:31 am  October 9, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Gareth Southgate’s plea for England to play with adventure and style was answered only fitfully as his reign as caretaker manager began with a 2-0 win over Malta in a World Cup Group F qualifier on Saturday.

Mueller grabs another double in easy Germany win

Published : 8:27 am  October 9, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Thomas Mueller scored twice for the second World Cup qualifier in a row to lead dominant Germany to a comprehensive 3-0 win over Czech Republic on Saturday.

Lewandowski hat-trick helps Poland sink Denmark

Published : 8:21 am  October 9, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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A hat-trick by deadly finisher Robert Lewandowski lifted Poland to a 3-2 victory over Denmark in a thrilling World Cup Group E qualifier on Saturday.

Kronaveter gives Slovenia 1-0 win over Slovakia

Published : 8:11 am  October 9, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Slovenia’s Rok Kronaveter scored his first international goal with his first touch of the ball after coming on as a substitute to give his side a 1-0 home win over Slovakia in a scrappy World Cup Group F qualifier on Saturday.

McArthur salvages point for Scotland at home to Lithuania

Published : 8:07 am  October 9, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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James McArthur’s 89th minute header salvaged a 1-1 draw for Scotland at home to Lithuania in their World Cup qualifying Group F clash at Hampden Park on Saturday.

Rooney, Walcott set for England starts

Published : 9:19 am  October 8, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Captain Wayne Rooney and winger Theo Walcott will both start England’s World Cup qualifier at home to Malta on Saturday, interim manager Gareth Southgate confirmed on Friday.

Four-goal Ronaldo targets perfect run-in to Russia

Published : 9:12 am  October 8, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Cristiano Ronaldo marked his international return with four goals in a 6-0 mauling of hapless Andorra on Friday and then demanded eight more wins to guarantee Portugal a place in the 2018 World Cup.

Sloppy Korea to keep focus on attack ahead of Tehran test

Published : 12:51 pm  October 7, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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South Korea were caught out by two Qatari counter attacks before fighting back for a 3-2 win in their World Cup qualifier on Thursday, and while coach Uli Stielike is concerned about defensive lapses he will not change their attacking focus.

Imperious first half helps Brazil thump Bolivia

Published : 12:49 pm  October 7, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Brazil hammered Bolivia 5-0 in World Cup qualifiers on Thursday, giving coach Tite his third successive win in the most convincing performance from the five-time world champions for some time.

Argentina drop two more qualifying points without Messi

Published : 12:37 pm  October 7, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Argentina were held 2-2 by Peru in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers on Thursday, their second successive away draw without injured talisman Lionel Messi, which dropped them to fifth in the South American group.

England have learnt lesson from shock Euro 2016 exit – Walker

Published : 11:59 pm  October 6, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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England have learnt from their humiliating Euro 2016 exit against Iceland and are eager to display a more “streetwise” style of play in their World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovenia, left back Kyle Walker said.

Cahill keen to silence critics and prove worth at Chelsea

Published : 11:46 pm  October 6, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Chelsea defender Gary Cahill is eager to iron out the “easy to correct” errors in his game to both prove doubters wrong and retain his starting spot in Antonio Conte’s first team.

Wenger ‘ideal’ for England, but not now: Pires

Published : 11:01 am  October 6, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Arsene Wenger would be an “ideal” manager for England but should remain with Arsenal beyond the end of this season, the club’s former star Robert Pires told AFP on Wednesday.

No more wonder goals, says Pique, as Spain face Italy

Published : 10:49 am  October 6, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Barcelona’s Gerard Pique does not expect to see another Alessandro Florenzi wonder-goal, but Spain will be wary of Italy’s attacking qualities when they meet on Thursday.

Deschamps backs Pogba to come good given time at United

Published : 9:59 pm  October 5, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba needs to be given more time to demonstrate his quality in England as his hefty price tag has raised expectations to a very high level, France coach Didier Deschamps has said.

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