England ready to face Brazil

Tweet Gareth Southgate’s inexperienced England squad continue their World Cup preparations as they welcome to Wembley the five-time world champions Brazil. The Three Lions’ boss will most likely rotate his team following the 0-0 draw with Germany on Friday, during which Joe Gomez, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Jack Cork and Tammy Abraham made their debuts. Joe Hart and Gary Cahill are amongst four players that did not play and could be expected start the game. As for Brazil, they beat Japan 3-1 on Friday afternoon in a friendly played in Lille, France….

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Ireland ready for final hurdle

Tweet The Republic of Ireland travel to Copenhagen on Saturday to face Denmark in the World Cup qualifiers play-offs. The day has finally arrived! 📆 Saturday 11 November⏰ 19:45🏟️ Parken Stadium⚽ Denmark 🇩🇰🏆 @FIFAWorldCup Play Off📺 RTÉ 2📱 @FAIreland #COYBIG 🇮🇪 pic.twitter.com/XlG0gnd5lF — FAIreland ⚽️🇮🇪 (@FAIreland) November 11, 2017 Eire will try to eliminated the 1992 European champions and reach the World Cup finals for the first time since the tournament was held in Japan and South Korea 15 years ago. The stakes are equally high for Denmark who have…

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Northern Ireland saying ‘goodbye Russia’?

Tweet Northern Ireland 0 Switzerland 1 A surprising defeat left Northern Ireland with a Swiss mountain to climb in the second leg of the World Cup play-offs following a controversial penalty. Switzerland dominated the ball early on but were nearly caught out on a counter-attack that was stopped by a crunching tackle from Fabian Schar on Stuart Dallas. Schar was lucky to see only a yellow card after his intervention. The first chance of the game came from a looping Xherdan Shaqiri cross that found Haris Serefovic but his effort…

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African football’s Road to Russia

Tweet The final group games will be played over the next week to determine who will qualify for the World Cup next summer and who will miss out.   In Group A Tunisia, on the brink of qualifying, are three points clear of Congo DR, with 13. They hosts Libya, who are bottom of the group and have only one win, at home against Guinea. A draw for Tunisia will see them through to the World Cup, for the first time since Germany 2006.  Congo DR faces Guinea, who also have only…

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