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World Cup 2018 group stage draw date and complete guide

Thursday, Nov 16 2017
Peru, who beat New Zealand in the playoffs, was the last team to qualify for Russia, completing the 32-side roster.
All the 32 teams participating in the 2018 World Cup have been decided. The qualifying round is over, including the playoffs, meaning all that is left is the group stage draw.

There will be some surprise absentees – Italy, Netherlands, Wales...


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2018 World Cup: South America’s best XI vs Europe’s all-star team

Thursday, Nov 16 2017
We have chosen the best eleven from South American and European players heading to next year’s tournament in Russia. Who would win in this continental clash?
It’s the old continental debate: who would win in a clash between South America’s best starting eleven and a European all-star team? With these two continents dominating the World Cup – South America’s Brazil is the most successful...


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Peruvian fans party hard after getting their hands on World Cup spot

Thursday, Nov 16 2017
President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski declared November 16 as a national holiday prior to the game, hoping that Los Incas would come through and beat New Zealand
At long last, all the spots for the World Cup have been filled. Perú's 2-0 win over New Zealand saw the South Americans book their first World Cup ticket in 36 years, and their fans had a blast celebrating the accomplishment.

Jefferson Farfán...


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2018 World Cup: 15 European stars football fans will miss in Russia

Wednesday, Nov 15 2017
With the likes of Italy, Netherlands, and Wales failing to qualify; there is a long list of talented players who won't be in next year's competition.
 With there being only 32 spots in next year’s World Cup, 14 for Europe alone, a number of big nations were mathematically set to miss out on Russia. The upsets were shocking, with Italy, Wales, USA, and Chile failing to qualify for Russia.

As...


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Australia 3-1 Honduras: 4 facts as Socceroos reach 2018 World Cup

Wednesday, Nov 15 2017
Ange Postecoglou’s side was rampant at home, brushing aside the CONCACAF outfit in the playoffs to book their ticket to Russia.
Socceroos fans can breathe a sigh of relief: Australia will appear in the 2018 World Cup. The 2015 AFC Cup champion booked their ticket to Russia the hard by winning in the playoffs.

After breaking the hearts of Syrian supporters, Ange Postecoglou’s...


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World of football unites to heap praise on Eriksen after hat-trick

Tuesday, Nov 14 2017
The midfielder led the way for the Danish team's comeback against Ireland, securing a spot in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Christian Eriksen's status as Denmark's top footballer was confirmed today, as the Dane scored a hat-trick to lead the way for the Danish Dynamite against Ireland.

This win gave Denmark the chance to play in their fifth-ever World Cup, and cemented...


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All 14 European teams at Russia 2018 and their World Cup history

Tuesday, Nov 14 2017
Belgium became the first team to earn their spot on the pitch, while Denmark/Ireland won it just a few moments ago.
The 2018 World Cup is just around the corner! Fourteen European countries will participate in it, hoping to keep their dominance over national teams from around the world. Only Brazil has been able to win a global tournament in European soil, and those...


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Peru vs New Zealand 2018 FIFA World Cup playoff live on Telemundo Deportes

Tuesday, Nov 14 2017
Peru hosts New Zealand in their last chance to qualify for the FIFA World Cup for the first time in 36 years
Telemundo Deportes, the Spanish-language home of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, secured the exclusive, Spanish-language media rights of the deciding leg of the playoffs between Peru and New Zealand as the Latin American team seeks a historic win...


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Casillas sends touching message to Buffon after World Cup heartbreak

Tuesday, Nov 14 2017
Italy failed to qualify for Russia in Gigi’s final official game, leaving the Juventus icon in tears.
Monday was a heartbreaking day for one of the most iconic goalkeepers to grace the beautiful game: Gianluigi Buffon. The 39-year-old shot-stopper, who promised to end his career once this season ends, was vying to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in what...


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Spanish referee steals the show during Italy's downfall

Monday, Nov 13 2017
Referee Mateu Lahoz was slammed by fans and experts during the game between Italy and Sweden due to his controversial calls.
The game between Italy and Sweden could have been decided earlier...if it wasn't for referee Mateu Lahoz.

The Spanish referee had at least three controversial calls during the second leg of the UEFA World Cup Qualifier between the Azzurri and the...


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Buffon breaks down in tears after Italy fail to qualify to Russia 2018

Monday, Nov 13 2017
The Italian shot-stopper will not be able to make history by becoming the first player to feature in six World Cup squads.
What some considered impossible has turned into a reality. Italy will break their streak of consecutive World Cup performances, and their captain could not hold back his tears after their elimination.

Moments after their goalless draw against Sweden...


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Ireland vs Denmark preview: Danes looking to end 32-year wait for victory

Monday, Nov 13 2017
Here is a comprehensive compilation of TV schedules and listings for Denmark's trip to the Republic of Ireland in the World Cup playoffs.
Broadcast info

Who’s playing: The Republic of Ireland hosts Denmark in the second-leg of their World Cup playoff.

What time: Tuesday, November 14th at 11:45 PST/14:45 EST/19:45 GMT/20:45 CET

Which stadium: At the 51,700-seat...


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European World Cup 2018 playoffs: 2nd leg kick-off times, date, match facts

Sunday, Nov 12 2017
With the first leg completed, 90 minutes remain for eight teams to battle for the four remaining spots at next year's World Cup. LiveSoccerTV.com takes a look at what everyone needs to do to get there.
The first leg has now concluded, meaning that 90 minutes are all that remain for Greece, Croatia, Northern Ireland, Sweden, Italy, the Republic of Ireland, Denmark, and Switzerland to try to seal a spot at next year's World Cup.

Some of these teams...


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Switzerland vs N. Ireland - Swiss side set to earn WC spot

Sunday, Nov 12 2017
After a controversial call by the ref, Switzerland seems to be in prime position to secure their spot in next year's World Cup.
Broadcast info

Who's playing? Switzerland and Northern Ireland will determine the winner of the first European playoff tie on Sunday. The Rossocrociati won the first leg thanks to a controversial penalty, with their World Cup hopes more alive than...


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Stats: Why Ivory Coast is unlikely to qualify for 2018 World Cup

Saturday, Nov 11 2017
The African powerhouse faces Morocco on Saturday, with the winner earning the ticket to Russia.
On Saturday, a highly-anticipated World Cup qualifier in Africa will take place. Continental powerhouse Ivory Coast will welcome Group C leaders Morocco to Abidjan in a winner-takes-all encounter.

The triumphant team will book a ticket to next...


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Blatter denies ‘ridiculous’ sexual harassment allegations from Hope Solo

Saturday, Nov 11 2017
The two-time Olympic gold medalist claims that the former FIFA president inappropriately grabbed her during a Ballon d'Or gala.
 As if Sepp Blatter needed more controversy to drag his name through the mud, the former FIFA president has now been accused of sexual harassment. However, it did not take long for the 81-year-old to respond to the allegations.

The claim came...


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Greece vs Croatia preview: Hosts face unprecedented battle against history

Saturday, Nov 11 2017
Greece will take on Croatia for part two of their World Cup qualifying clash on Sunday, November 12th. LiveSoccerTV.com provides info to catch Greece vs. Croatia.
Broadcast info

Who's playing: Greece will be facing an unprecedented battle against history as they hope to overturn a 4-1 deficit against Croatia in the second leg of their World Cup playoff on Sunday.

What time: Sunday, November 12th at...


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Italy boss Ventura suffers backlash after 1-0 World Cup playoff loss to Sweden

Saturday, Nov 11 2017
He was labelled the worst Italy manager in history, with calls for his dismissal being sung on social media.
A World Cup without Italy seems unfathomable for many. Just as was the case with Argentina, although the Azzurri isn’t likely to challenge for the title based on their current form, their absence would be a huge loss for the tournament given their...


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How Irish fans in the U.S. can watch Denmark vs Republic of Ireland European WC playoff

Thursday, Nov 9 2017
Denmark will take on Ireland in a must-watch World Cup qualifying clash on Saturday, November 11th. LiveSoccerTV.com provides info for fans to tune into Denmark vs. Ireland, starting at 14:45 EST.
Broadcast info

Who's playing: It's set to be a very tense match as Denmark welcome Ireland for the first leg of their two-part World Cup qualifying match on Saturday evening.

What time: Saturday, November 11th at 11:45 PST/14:45 EST/19:45...


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African World Cup 2018 qualifiers: who'll join Egypt and Nigeria in Russia?

Thursday, Nov 9 2017
Ahead of the remaining African World Cup qualifiers, LiveSoccerTV.com takes a look at the remaining groups, and who has a realistic chance at joining Egypt and Nigeria at next year's tournament.
With the 2018 World Cup just around the corner, several federations are finalizing who will be on the plane to the tournament next year and who will be watching it from home.

So far, Africa will be represented by Nigeria and Egypt. That means that...


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