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World Cup winner tipped to succeed Bruce Arena as USMNT boss

Tuesday, Oct 17 2017
Arena resigned as manager of the Stars and Stripes after their failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
The US men’s national team are currently manager-less. Bruce Arena stepped down as boss after a disappointing World Cup qualifying campaign which saw the Stars and Stripes miss out on a ticket to Russia.

A number of candidates have been linked...


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European World Cup playoffs: Italy get Sweden, Northern Ireland draw Switzerland

Tuesday, Oct 17 2017
The draw has been completed, leaving fans with four thrilling playoffs to excite fans during the international break.
On Tuesday, the draw for the European World Cup playoffs was held. The results left us with juicy matchups that will leave fans excited for an international break.

Heavyweights Italy, who finished second behind Spain, were handed a tough opponent...


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Former Chile boss predicted La Roja's fall from grace two years ago

Friday, Oct 13 2017
The current Argentina manager had his doubts about the team's chances of making it to Russia in 2015, especially due to the behaviour of his players.
Chile's elimination from the 2018 World Cup might have come as a surprise for most, but not for their former boss, Jorge Sampaoli.

Chilean journal Las Últimas Noticias spoke with Sampaoli two years ago. The contents of the interview were...


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Panama fans experience National Holiday after sealing WC spot

Wednesday, Oct 11 2017
Roman Torres' goal sealed Los Canaleros' spot in the World Cup, and the country's president had a special gift for the fans.
This will be a great example against those who claim that football "is just a game", and you shouldn't take it too seriously.

Following Panama's historical World Cup Qualifying round, which saw La Marea Roja secure their spot in Russia...


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Chilean National Team slammed by Claudio Bravo's wife

Wednesday, Oct 11 2017
The back-to-back Copa América champions failed to qualify to the World Cup after losing their match against Brazil.
Disregarding all dressroom codes, Claudio Bravo's wife, Carla Pardo, had some harsh words for her husband's team-mates after the nation's elimination from the World Cup on Tuesday.

Using her Instagram feed, Pardo criticized some of La Roja's players...


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USMNT fans demand Arena's sacking after baffling post-match quotes

Wednesday, Oct 11 2017
The American boss failed to do a proper damage control following the shocking elimination from the 2018 World Cup.
Finishing fifth out of six teams in the CONCACAF region wasn't enough reason for Bruce Arena to step down as the USMNT's coach. The former LA Galaxy boss, who led the team to their most successful World Cup run in this century had some disappointing words...


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Trolls galore: The best reactions after USA failed to qualify for 2018 World Cup

Wednesday, Oct 11 2017
The Stars and Stripes bottled it in the final game, losing 2-1 to Trinidad and Tobago to miss out on a ticket to Russia.
On Tuesday, the unexpected happened in CONCACAF. USA bottled their final World Cup qualifier to miss out on the 2018 World Cup, finishing fifth in the standings – outside the playoff spot.

Bruce Arena’s men were in third heading into...


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The Best XI of players who won’t feature in the 2018 World Cup

Wednesday, Oct 11 2017
With the likes of Chile, Wales, Netherlands, and USA failing to qualify; several aces will be forced to miss the tournament in Russia.
 The World Cup qualifiers are almost over. Only a few games – the playoffs and a few qualifiers in Africa – remain before the final 32 teams for the tournament in Russia is finalized.

However, next year’s competition will...


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How Messi and Co. celebrated Argentina qualifying for the World Cup [Video]

Wednesday, Oct 11 2017
A hat-trick from La Pulga on the final day sent them to Russia and was the catalyst for emphatic dressing-room scenes.
There is nothing more thrilling than qualifying for the World Cup on the final day. Argentina, who were in sixth prior to their clash with Ecuador, needed victory in order to book their ticket to Russia.

And win, they did – scoring three...


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FIFA World Cup 2018: Who's in, who's out with nine spots left

Tuesday, Oct 10 2017
Argentina and Portugal booked their spot in the final matchday, while other teams will have to watch the tournament at home.
With only two games left for those teams that made it to the playoffs, there are now 23 teams that can start making ticket reservations for their trip to Russia.

We were treated with some of the finest World Cup Qualifying games in history, as...


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Watch: Panama qualifies to 1st-ever World Cup thanks to 'phantom goal'

Tuesday, Oct 10 2017
Los Canaleros came from behind to beat Costa Rica, but their first goal was a bit 'questionable', to say the least.
Panama's players usually complained about how refs had a hand in their eliminations from Gold Cup games and previous World Cup matches. Today, the tables have turned and Los Canaleros have to thank the linesman for a rather questionable call that gave...


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How Ospina's goalkeeping blunder left Arsenal team-mate out of the World Cup

Tuesday, Oct 10 2017
The Colombian shot-stopper had a direct influence in Chile's elimination by trying to clear an indirect free kick.
Alexis Sánchez's hopes of playing the World Cup ended due to the intervention of David Ospina, who had the misfortune of allowing a goal that could have been avoided.

The Colombian goalkeeper put a hand to Paolo Guerrero's indirect free...


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Messi saves Argentina with first-ever WCQ hat-trick

Tuesday, Oct 10 2017
'La Pulga' led La Albiceleste to a comeback win after a first-minute goal by Romario Ibarra.
Some heroes don't need to wear a cape, and Lionel Messi is a hero of the sort for  Argentina.

Just when things seemed to be darker for La Albiceleste, Messi manufactured himself a hat-trick, his first ever in a World Cup Qualifying match...


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CR7 maintains flawless record with Portugal as team qualifies for World Cup

Tuesday, Oct 10 2017
The Portuguese ace scored 15 goals during the qualifiers, good enough for second place behind Robert Lewandowski's 16.
The current UEFA Euro Champions may have struggled, but they ended securing their spot in the 2018 World Cup.

Their 2-0 win today against Switzerland saw them claim the top spot in Group B of the Qualifiers, with Cristiano Ronaldo being crucial...


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Robben leaves Dutch team following The Netherlands' WC disappointment

Tuesday, Oct 10 2017
The Oranje side needed to win by a nine-goal margin in order to eliminate Sweden. Robben scored the game's only goals in the first half.
October 10 will go down in history as the date when one of the most decisive Dutch players of all-time decided to leave his National Team. Captain Arjen Robben will bid farewell to the Oranje after 14 years, where he led the team to the second place in...


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Why Paraguay - Venezuela is a must-watch game in CONMEBOL's WCQ

Tuesday, Oct 10 2017
La Albirroja holds all the cards to earn a spot in the World Cup, but Venezuela have improved in recent weeks. Watch the game that could decide the future of four teams!
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Who's playing? Paraguay and Venezuela lock horns in a key World Cup Qualifier for La Albirroja. The team coached by Francisco Arce has been out of the Top 5 spots since Matchday 6, but their recent wins against Chile and Colombia...


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Syrian players left in tears after heartbreaking extra-time loss to Australia

Tuesday, Oct 10 2017
The worn-torn nation needed to beat the Socceroos for a playoff spot, but fell just short.
On Tuesday, Syria locked horns with Australia in an odd World Cup qualifier. None expected the worn-torn nation to achieve much, but they shocked many to battle the Socceroos for AFC’s playoff berth.

Syria, sadly, were unable to over their...


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Greece vs Gibraltar: Preview, TV Listings - World Cup qualifier

Tuesday, Oct 10 2017
Greece simply need a win against an already eliminated Gibraltar to earn a play-off spot. LiveSoccerTV.com provides info to catch Greece-Gibraltar.
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Who's playing: Greece are guranteed a play-off spot as long as they can take care of business against an already eliminated Gibraltar.

What time: Tuesday, October 10th at 11:45 PST/14:45 EST/18:45 GMT/19:45 BST/20:45 CET

What...


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2018 World Cup: The heavyweights in danger of failing to qualify for Russia

Tuesday, Oct 10 2017
Argentina are struggling to qualify, but Messi and Co. are not the only ones sweating over their World Cup fate.
The 2018 World Cup is fast approaching, with 17 teams having already booked their spot in next year’s tournament. The qualifiers enter its final round, with 15 vacant positions still up for grabs.

Nonetheless, there are more teams than there...


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Trinidad and Tobago vs USA: Preview, TV Listings for USMNT - WC Qualifier

Tuesday, Oct 10 2017
Three points are all the USMNT needs to secure their spot at next year's tournament. They'll be taking on Trinidad & Tobago on Tuesday, October 10th, and LiveSoccerTV.com has all the info to catch the match.
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Who's playing: After a bad patch, the USMNT have turned things around. A win for the Stars and Stripes will now guarantee them an automatic ticket to next year's World Cup. Can they finally get the job done against an already eliminated...


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