Category: World Cup 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018 News

Oct 12

Argentina’s debt to saviour Messi

After Lionel Messi’s hat-trick took Argentina through to the World Cup, FIFA.com looks at La Albiceleste’s reliance on their star man and hears his no-nonsense reaction to those final-day heroics.

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Oct 11

USA suffer a heartbreak all too familiar to Soca faithful

The wounds of missing out on a FIFA World Cup always sting in the immediate aftermath but USA’s pain will have been very familiar to some of those watching it being inflicted, as Trinidad and Tobago have suffered the same at their opponents’ hands.

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Oct 11

The World Cup qualifiers in numbers

Barça buddies breaking a goal record, a nation outscoring all their rivals but getting no reward and some remarkable campaigns feature in FIFA.com’s statistical review of the Russia 2018 preliminaries.

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Oct 11

Last-gasp drama provides joy for Panama, pain for USA

CONCACAF qualifying for the FIFA World Cup has a history of going down to the wire, and so it proved once again in the campaign for Russia 2018

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Oct 11

Night to remember for Uruguay, Argentina and Colombia

Uruguay, Argentina and Colombia secured the results they needed to qualify for Russia 2018 on a dramatic final evening of qualifying in South America on which Chile and Paraguay missed out.

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Oct 11

Final-day drama leaves Panama smiling, USA despairing

Panama are headed to their first FIFA World Cup after a highly dramatic final day of qualifying in the CONCACAF region, which saw USA unexpectedly slip from third to fifth to suffer a shock elimination.

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Oct 11

Final-day drama leaves Panama smiling

Panama are headed to their first FIFA World Cup after a highly dramatic final day of qualifying in the CONCACAF region, which saw USA unexpectedly slip from third to fifth to suffer a shock elimination.

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Oct 11

Trio qualify amid tense South American finale

Uruguay, Argentina and Colombia shored up South America’s final three tickets to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia amid a hugely dramatic final day of qualifying in the CONMEBOL region.

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Oct 11

Trio qualify amid tense South American finale

Uruguay, Argentina and Colombia shored up South America’s final three tickets to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia amid a hugely dramatic final day of qualifying in the CONMEBOL region.

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Oct 11

Portugal leapfrog Switzerland, France qualify

France and Portugal became the final two of nine group winners in European qualifying, while Sweden, Greece and Switzerland all finished as runners-up in their respective pools to claim a play-off spot.

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Oct 10

A party without a hangover for jubilant Iceland

“Are you kidding! We are going to the World Cup!” FIFA.com looks at the reaction in Iceland after a memorable and historic night in Reykjavik ended with them becoming the smallest nation ever to reach the FIFA World Cup.

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Oct 10

A party without a hangover for jubilant Iceland

“Are you kidding! We are going to the World Cup!” FIFA.com looks at the reaction in Iceland after a memorable and historic night in Reykjavic ended with them becoming the smallest nation ever to reach the FIFA World Cup.

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Oct 10

Serbians relieved, Icelanders in raptures

FIFA.com reviews Monday’s European 2018 World Cup qualifying action where Serbia and Iceland both locked up qualification for Russia, while two more play-off spots were locked up.

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Oct 09

Iceland and Serbia qualify for Russia 2018

Iceland and Serbia have added their names to their list of Russia 2018 participants after qualifying directly from Groups I and D, respectively.
 

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Oct 09

Five factors behind Egypt’s successful campaign

After the Pharaohs secured a long-awaited return to the FIFA World Cup, FIFA.com looks at five factors that proved critical to Egypt’s successful qualification for Russia 2018.

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Oct 09

Cheers for Poland, tears for Scotland

FIFA.com reviews Sunday’s European qualifying action where Robert Lewandowski set a new mark in helping Poland end their 12-year FIFA World Cup drought, while Slovakia’s joy meant heartbreak for Scotland.

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