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Veteran Paredes breaks Chile scoring record

In scoring a brace in his side’s 3-1 defeat of Venezuela on Tuesday, Esteban Paredes became Chile’s oldest ever goalscorer, at the age of 36 years and 239 days.

29-03-2017, 15:57

Kiwis advance, parity for PNG & Tahiti reviews the latest action in Oceania 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying as New Zealand moved a step closer, while Papua New Guinea and Tahiti set up a grand finale.

29-03-2017, 13:54

Osorio keeps his word… but not his hair

The bet was as simple as it was fun: if Mexico took all six points from their Russia 2018 qualifiers against Costa Rica and Trinidad and Tobago, their coach Juan Carlos Osorio would shave his head. And that’s what happened.

29-03-2017, 12:55

Brazil qualify as race for places tightens

Five-time world champions Brazil maintained their record of competing at every World Cup, while the race further down tightened, with only six points now separating second from eighth.

29-03-2017, 11:30

PNG stun Tahiti to stay in the hunt

Papua New Guinea have revived their FIFA World Cup qualifying hopes with a hard-fought 2-1 win away to Tahiti.

29-03-2017, 10:25

Brazil ease their way to Russia

Brazil have become the second nation to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia after a 3-0 home win over Paraguay on Tuesday in Sao Paulo.

29-03-2017, 09:13

Mexico increase lead after gritty night in Hex

Mexico extended their lead at the top of the Hexagonal table with a narrow win in Trinidad and Tobago. takes a closer look at all the action from a night that showcased the competitive nature of the fifth and final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.

29-03-2017, 08:18

Iran move within a whisker, Thailand out rounds up all the action from FIFA World Cup™ qualifying in Asia, where all six hosts recorded three points on home soil.

28-03-2017, 23:24

Thomas-inspired New Zealand seal play-off spot

New Zealand have secured top spot in Group A and a place in November’s Oceania play-off with a comfortable 2-0 win over Fiji in Wellington.

28-03-2017, 11:33

Panama’s Henriquez daring to dream again

Defeats do not come much more painful than the one Panama suffered against USA in their final match of the CONCACAF qualifying campaign for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.

27-03-2017, 21:18

Panama eye American scalp, T&T face El Tri casts an eye over the lay of the land in the CONCACAF region, ahead of the second round of FIFA World Cup qualifiers in March, with USA looking to continue a mini-resurgence and Mexico attempting to rubberstamp their dominance.

27-03-2017, 19:12

Behind the World Cup record: Oleg Salenko hears from Oleg Salenko on the five-goal haul against Cameroon at USA 1994 that made him a World Cup record-breaker.

27-03-2017, 14:22

Dutch hunt coach to salvage 2018 dreams

The Netherlands have placed U-21 coach Fred Grim in temporary charge and are now looking for their third manager in less than two years.

27-03-2017, 11:33

Iran look to edge closer, duo aim to bounce back previews Tuesday's matchday in Asian qualifying for Russia 2018, where the jostling for a ticket to the world stage continues to intensify heading into the home straight. 

27-03-2017, 09:27

Veteran strikers turn back time to boost European big guns reviews Sunday’s qualifying action in Europe where some big-name players proved that age is not necessarily a barrier to success.

27-03-2017, 04:56

Bradley and Jermain's special bond

​ ​takes a closer look at the special bond between Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery and his hero Jermain Defoe, after the pair stepped out at Wembley Stadium together ahead of England's FIFA World Cup qualifier against Lithuania.

26-03-2017, 21:05

Precious points to play for in South America looks ahead to Matchday 14 of FIFA World Cup qualifying in CONMEBOL, which could well yield another new-look top five before the action resumes again in August.

26-03-2017, 14:22

Bundesliga regulars make the difference

Germany’s top flight played a key role in Saturday’s European FIFA World Cup qualifiers as Bundesliga players netted the first five goals of the evening. brings you all the key moments from the latest step on the road to Russia.

26-03-2017, 00:32

Captain Khedira, a leader and role model

Midfielder Sami Khedira will lead reigning world champions Germany onto the pitch as captain for their FIFA World Cup™ qualifying match against Azerbaijan in Baku on Sunday.

26-03-2017, 00:22

Mexico go top as USA, T&T rebound

Mexico sprang to the top of CONCACAF’s final Hexagonal round of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia with an impressive win over Costa Rica at the Estadio Azteca.

25-03-2017, 10:50

Twenty years of Rafael Marquez

Rafael Marquez’s appearance last night for Mexico against Costa Rica marked 20 years of wearing in green, having made his debut against Ecuador back in February 1997.

25-03-2017, 06:52

New Zealand outlast Fiji to edge towards play-off

New Zealand have one hand on a berth in Oceania’s play-off final following a 2-0 away win over Fiji in Lautoka on Saturday.

25-03-2017, 05:36

Powerhouses impress, Celtic duo play out stalemate

The initial instalment of the fifth round of European qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ were notable for the big guns confirming their lofty status, Republic of Ireland and Wales playing out a tense draw, and Gianluigi Buffon attaining another remarkable milestone.

25-03-2017, 02:28

Buffon plays 1,000th professional match

Italy veteran Gianluigi Buffon achieved the milestone of featuring in his 1,000th professional game and became Europe's all-time most-capped player, as Italy won their Russia 2018 qualifier against Albania.

25-03-2017, 00:10

Brazil's hat-trick hero relishing his resurrection

Everybody else had written Paulinho off. Moving to China was, apparently, his own acceptance that his Brazil career was over. An evening in Montevideo told an emphatically different story.

24-03-2017, 15:12

Salman Almuwashar, Saudi Arabia's super sub looks at the rise of Saudi Arabia’s Salman Almuwashar, who led his country to a 3-0 win over Thailand in the third round of AFC qualifying for Russia 2018.

24-03-2017, 11:38

Brazil run riot, Argentina edge Chile

Matchday 13 of the South American qualifying competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ saw Brazil pull further clear at the top and the six teams below them bunch even closer together.

24-03-2017, 09:17

Messi exorcises Argentina’s penalty demons

Lionel Messi banished memories of Argentina’s recent Copa America penalty shootout defeats to Chile, converting the spot-kick that give his side a precious win over La Roja on Thursday.

24-03-2017, 04:39

Trio move clear as underdogs triumph

Hard-fought victories and surprises defined matchday 6 as fans were treated to a wonderful night of football on Thursday across Asia. looks back on all the action.

23-03-2017, 20:23

El Tri, Ticos clash as USA start fresh previews the resumption of FIFA World Cup qualifying in the CONCACAF region headlined by a massive match-up as Mexico host Costa Rica, while USA will have fresh hopes under returning coach Bruce Arena.

23-03-2017, 19:45

High stakes as qualifying resumes in Europe previews the latest round of qualifiers in Europe, where some of the continent's heavyweights face crucial matches in the race to secure direct passage to Russia 2018.

23-03-2017, 15:00

Koke talks idols, Iniesta and Spain's new generation

Spain midfielder Koke speaks to about playing alongside one of his heroes and how La Roja's youngsters are making their mark.

23-03-2017, 10:49

Tahiti comeback breaks PNG hearts

Tahiti are a step closer to the Oceania play-off final after a 3-1 comeback victory over a courageous ten-man Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby.

23-03-2017, 09:23

Americans back in the Arena

USA enters crucial matches in CONCACAF's Hexagonal round of Russia 2018 qualifying under the leadership of head coach Bruce Arena, who sits down with to talk about his second stint at the helm.

22-03-2017, 20:06

Revenge on the menu in return legs previews Thursday's Russia 2018 qualifiers in Asia as the 12 remaining contenders enter the second half of their group schedule with all to play for.

22-03-2017, 07:38

Komolong leading PNG’s new breed hears from Papua New Guinea's young star Alwin Komomlong about his quirky background, footballing brothers and the hopes of Oceania's largest nation building further upon their recent success.

21-03-2017, 23:48

Wilmots takes charge of the Elephants

Marc Wilmots has been appointed the new coach of Côte d'Ivoire. The former Belgium coach takes charge of the Elephants after signing a two-year deal with the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) on Tuesday.

21-03-2017, 15:53

Russia 2018 hopefuls face turning point looks ahead to March's FIFA World Cup qualifiers in South America, with some mouth-watering encounters set to take place, as the race for Russia 2018 spots gets even hotter.

21-03-2017, 15:14

Abdulrahman: We have to beat Japan

Ahead of his side's FIFA World Cup qualifier against Japan, spoke exclusively with United Arab Emirates playmaker Omar Abdulrahman, who says beating Samurai Blue is key to UAE's Russia 2018 hopes.


21-03-2017, 10:41

Little margin for error in Oceania runs the rule over upcoming Oceania qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in what could prove to be a pivotal week in the Pacific.

21-03-2017, 07:04

Leopards roar to Germany 1974 looks back on how the Ebony Leopards of Zaire became the first sub-Saharan African side to reach a world finals by beating Morocco 3-0 in Kinshasa in 1973.

20-03-2017, 09:46

Feng: We can surprise Korea Republic

China PR captain Feng Xiaoting speaks with about improvements in the team under new head coach Marcello Lippi ahead of the country's crucial 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifier against Korea Republic.

20-03-2017, 04:02

Working conditions seminar held in Moscow

A practical seminar was held in Moscow on 21 February to draw conclusions from the first year of monitoring working conditions at stadiums being built or reconstructed for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

17-03-2017, 15:03

Bauza: I feel like a winner

Ahead of a mouth-watering FIFA World Cup™ qualifier between Argentina and Chile, spoke exclusively to Albiceleste coach Edgardo Bauza about his side's campaign so far, and his dream of guiding his team to global glory.

16-03-2017, 17:10

Chileans improvise for glimpse of heroes

Every week in the build-up to Russia 2018, will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. We continue with a look back to Chile 1962, where host nation fans were desperate to catch a glimpse of their heroes ahead of the semi-final with Brazil.

16-03-2017, 14:06

Chappuis and Thailand daring to dream hears from Thailand icon Charyl Chappuis on lifting the FIFA U-17 World Cup Nigeria 2009 with Switzerland, reaching the third and final AFC qualifying group on the road to Russia with the War Elephants, his love of wrestling away from football and more. 

16-03-2017, 12:10

Vecino: I knew Uruguay would come calling hears exclusively from Fiorentina’s Uruguayan midfielder Matias Vecino about making his senior international debut last year, taking inspiration from Sergio Busquets and Toni Kroos, and facing Brazil in his country's next FIFA World Cup qualifier.

14-03-2017, 15:00

Kiyotake: There is great pressure on Japan speaks with Japan midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake about Samurai Blue's tough campaign for Russia 2018 amid an increasing level of competition in Asia, the benefits of playing in Europe and much more.

14-03-2017, 10:20

Uzbekistan captain Ahmedov eyes World Cup debut

Ahead of the latest round of Asian zone qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, spoke exclusively with Uzbekistan captain Odil Ahmedov.

14-03-2017, 04:42

Behind the World Cup record: Antonio Carbajal

In disobeying his father and pursuing a career in football, Mexico’s Antonio Carbajal went on to play in a record-breaking five FIFA World Cups. spoke to the former goalkeeper.

13-03-2017, 16:50

Cafu: Russia are one of Confed Cup favourites

During his visit to St. Petersburg to celebrate 100 days to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, Brazil legend Cafu spoke with about the approaching festival of football in Russia and the best moments of his career.

13-03-2017, 09:31