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.

Fresh start for England, says defender Stones

Published : 9:52 pm  October 5, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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England’s World Cup qualifying match against Malta on Saturday will signal a fresh start for the national team after a difficult few months, defender John Stones said on Wednesday.

Correa keen for Argentine starting role in Messi absence

Published : 9:44 pm  October 5, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Argentine forward Angel Correa says he is ready to fill the void left by talismanic striker Lionel Messi for their World Cup qualifier away at Peru on Thursday.

Memphis demands more playing time at Manchester United

Published : 12:56 pm  October 5, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Manchester United forward Memphis Depay is unhappy at being relegated to a bit-part role under new manager Jose Mourinho and has demanded more playing time after failing to start a Premier League game this season.

Sacked Di Matteo predicts bright future for Villa

Published : 11:48 am  October 5, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Roberto Di Matteo believes it is just a matter of time before Aston Villa begin reaping the rewards of his rebuilding efforts, though the Italian will not be around to take credit for any improvement after he was sacked by the club on Monday.

Allardyce sacking not our issue, says Rooney

Published : 10:15 pm  October 4, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Captain Wayne Rooney wearily flat-batted questions about the dismissal of Sam Allardyce and seemed equally unconcerned about the arrival of stand-in boss Gareth Southgate on Tuesday as he discussed England’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

United must come back stronger after international break – Herrera

Published : 9:52 pm  October 4, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Manchester United must avoid a repeat of last month’s performance in order to revive their Premier League campaign after the international break, midfielder Ander Herrera has said.

Chelsea’s Conte praises Moses’ impact as wing-back

Published : 9:46 pm  October 4, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte hailed the tactical flexibility of Victor Moses in Saturday’s 2-0 Premier League victory at Hull City, saying the 25-year-old would fit the wing-back role.

‘Ruthless’ Klopp can lead Liverpool to league title – Lewandowski

Published : 9:38 pm  October 4, 2016 |  No comments so far  |  Print This Post  |  
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Free from the extra burden of European football, Liverpool have a strong chance to win the Premier League this season under a “ruthless” Juergen Klopp, according to Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski.

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