A general view of Konstantin Palace gardens ahead of the preliminary draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia on July 24, 2015
World Cup 2018 organisers to offer free travel around Russia
Supporters will be given the chance to travel between host cities using free public transport at next summer's World Cup as part of a new scheme launched by organisers.
Jul 4, 21:09
New FIFA president Gianni Infantino prior to the Premier League match between Swansea City and Norwich City at Liberty Stadium on March 5, 2016
FIFA: 'Russia hosting of Confederations Cup was great success'
FIFA claims that Russia's hosting of the 2017 Confederations Cup was a "great success" and believes that it bodes well for next year's World Cup.
Jul 3, 13:47
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon in action for his side during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
Gianluigi Buffon "99.9% certain" of retirement date
Gianluigi Buffon will retire from football at the end of next season unless he helps Juventus to end their Champions League hoodoo.
Jun 12, 21:29
England's midfielder Dele Alli (L) vies against France's midfielder Blaise Matuidi during the friendly football match between England and France at Wembley Stadium in west London on November 17, 2015
Preview: France vs. England
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's international friendly between France and England at the Stade de France in Paris.
Jun 12, 19:35
Aaron Ramsey scores the opener during the Euro 2016 Group B match between Russia and Wales on June 20, 2016
Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey: 'I meant my Panenka penalty'
Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey confesses that he was unaware of the significance of his Panenka penalty at Rajko Mitic Stadium, but was happy to see it come off.
Jun 12, 19:22
Chris Coleman leads a Wales training session on March 22, 2016
Chris Coleman: 'Wales can still qualify for World Cup'
Wales manager Chris Coleman insists that his side can still qualify for next summer's World Cup despite dropping more points in a 1-1 draw with Serbia.
Jun 11, 22:15
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill asks 'Is it bigger than a bread bin?' during his side's Euro 2016 qualifier with Germany.
Martin O'Neill slams "very poor" referee
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill criticises the performance of the referee during his side's 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw with Austria.
Jun 11, 22:01
Italy's Andrea Belotti in action for his side during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
Result: Italy keep pressure on Spain with comfortable win over Liechtenstein
Italy keep the pressure on Spain at the top of Group G courtesy of a 5-0 win over Liechtenstein at the Dacia Arena in Udine/
Jun 11, 21:40
Wales manager Chris Coleman on the touchline during his side's World Cup qualifier with Serbia on November 12, 2016
Result: Wales earn vital qualifying point with draw away against Serbia
An audacious penalty from Aaron Ramsey helps Wales to secure an important point as the Dragons earn a vital 1-1 draw with Serbia in their World Cup 2018 qualifying clash.
Jun 11, 21:39
Alvaro Morata of Spain and Nathaniel Clyne of England during an international friendly on November 15, 2016
Result: Spain survive Macedonia scare to stay top of Group G
Spain maintained their spot at the top of Group G in World Cup qualifying with a surprisingly hard-fought 2-1 win over Macedonia in Skopje.
Jun 11, 21:37
Andrew Robertson of Scotland celebrates scoring their first goal during the International Friendly between Scotland and England at Celtic Park Stadium on November 18, 2014
Andrew Robertson: 'Scotland can still qualify for World Cup'
Scotland full-back Andrew Robertson insists that his side can still qualify for the World Cup despite dropping more points during their 2-2 draw with England.
Jun 11, 20:29
Martin O'Neill the manager of the Republic of Ireland reacts during the UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier play off, second leg match between Republic of Ireland and Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Aviva Stadium on November 16, 2015
Result: Jonathan Walters goal helps Republic of Ireland draw with Austria
A late goal from Jonathan Walters earns Republic of Ireland a potentially crucial 1-1 draw with Austria in Dublin.
Jun 11, 18:52
Wales manager Chris Coleman on the touchline during his side's World Cup qualifier with Serbia on November 12, 2016
Live Commentary: Serbia 1-1 Wales - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's coverage as Aaron Ramsey's penalty gives Wales a vital World Cup qualifying point from their 1-1 draw against Serbia in Belgrade.
Jun 11, 18:45
Wales striker Sam Vokes in action during his side's World Cup qualifier with Serbia on November 12, 2016
Team News: Sam Vokes wins 50th Wales cap
Wales striker Sam Vokes wins his 50th cap as Chris Coleman makes three changes to his side to face Serbia in a World Cup qualifier.
Jun 11, 18:43
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill asks 'Is it bigger than a bread bin?' during his side's Euro 2016 qualifier with Germany.
Live Commentary: Republic of Ireland 1-1 Austria - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Republic of Ireland's 1-1 draw with Austria in their World Cup qualifier in Dublin.
Jun 11, 16:30
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill asks 'Is it bigger than a bread bin?' during his side's Euro 2016 qualifier with Germany.
Team News: Republic of Ireland make five changes for Austria clash
Martin O'Neill makes five changes from Republic of Ireland's last competitive outing, as his men look to move clear at the top of Group D with victory over Austria.
Jun 11, 16:02
Stuart Dallas and Artem Fedetskiy during the Euro 2016 Group C match between Ukraine and Northern Ireland on July 16, 2016
Stuart Dallas proud after netting "biggest goal" of his career
Stuart Dallas says that he 'always dreamed' about scoring for his country, making his match-winning goal away to Azerbaijan all the sweeter for the Northern Ireland ace.
Jun 11, 11:46
Stuttgart's striker Timo Werner reacts during the German first division Bundesliga football match Borussia Dortmund vs VfB Stuttgart in Dortmund, western Germany on November 1, 2013
Joachim Low critical of Germany fans over Timo Werner treatment
Germany supporters' unfavourable treatment of RB Leipzig attacker Timo Werner "is simply not okay", insists national team boss Joachim Low.
Jun 11, 11:24
England's goalkeeper Joe Hart reacts after England lost 1-2 to Iceland in the Euro 2016 round of 16 football match between England and Iceland at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice on June 27, 2016
Gareth Southgate absolves Joe Hart of any blame for Scotland goals
Gareth Southgate refuses to blame England goalkeeper Joe Hart for the two quick-fire goals scored by Scotland in Saturday's qualifying fixture.
Jun 11, 09:34
Wales defender Ashley Williams in action during his side's World Cup qualifier with Serbia on November 12, 2016
Ashley Williams relishing challenge of taking on Serbia
Ashley Williams believes that Wales remain "in a good position" in the Group D standings and is hopeful of picking up a positive result away to Serbia on Sunday evening.
Jun 10, 22:41
England captain Wayne Rooney in action during his side's World Cup qualifier against Scotland at Wembley on November 11, 2016
Steven Gerrard tips Wayne Rooney to make England's World Cup squad
Steven Gerrard expects to see former international teammate Wayne Rooney at the World Cup next year should England qualify, citing his experience as the main reason why.
Jun 10, 20:27
Michael O'Neill during the Euro 2016 Group C match between Ukraine and Northern Ireland on July 16, 2016
Michael O'Neill delighted with "fantastic" victory over Azerbaijan
Michael O'Neill praises goalkeeper Michael McGovern and matchwinner Stuart Dallas after seeing his Northern Ireland side beat Azerbaijan 1-0 in Baku.
Jun 10, 20:14
Scotland manager Gordon Strachan on the touchline during his side's World Cup qualifier against England at Wembley on November 11, 2016
Scotland boss Gordon Strachan hails "phenomenal" effort
Scotland boss Gordon Strachan says that he was just seconds away from the "best result" of his career, having seen his side pegged back by England in added time.
Jun 10, 20:00
Interim England manager Gareth Southgate on the touchline during the international friendly with Spain at Wembley on November 15, 2016
Gareth Southgate: England "controlled the game completely"
Gareth Southgate insists that England 'should have won' their qualifying clash with Scotland after taking control of the game from the early stages.
Jun 10, 19:50
Gary Cahill of England celebrates after Jack Wilshere of England scored their first goal during the UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier between Slovenia and England on at the Stozice Arena on June 14, 2015
England defender Gary Cahill: Mixed feelings after "crazy" game
Gary Cahill confesses to being "disappointed" by England's inability to hold on to their lead against Scotland, but is happy with the "never-say-die attitude" to hit back.
Jun 10, 19:37
Harry Kane celebrates pulling one back during the international friendly between Germany and England on March 26, 2016
England captain Harry Kane: 'You have to expect the unexpected'
England striker Harry Kane describes his late equaliser against Scotland as a "special" moment, having helped maintain the Three Lions' unbeaten qualifying run.
Jun 10, 19:27
Interim England manager Gareth Southgate alongside Scotland counterpart Gordon Strachan during the World Cup qualifier at Wembley on November 11, 2016
Result: Harry Kane saves England from brink of defeat against Scotland
Scotland and England play out a 2-2 draw at Hampden Park after Harry Kane's 93rd-minute equaliser cancels out two free kicks from Leigh Griffiths.
Jun 10, 19:02
Michael O'Neill during the Euro 2016 Group C match between Ukraine and Northern Ireland on July 16, 2016
Result: Stuart Dallas grabs late winner for Northern Ireland in Baku
Michael O'Neill's Northern Ireland earn a dramatic 1-0 win over Azerbaijan in their World Cup 2018 qualifying clash in Baku thanks to a late strike from Stuart Dallas.
Jun 10, 18:54
Julian Draxler scores his side's third goal during the Euro 2016 RO16 match between Germany and Slovakia on June 26, 2016
Team News: Germany captain Julian Draxler fit to face San Marino
Germany captain Julian Draxler is passed fit to lead the national team against San Marino.
Jun 10, 18:53
Michael O'Neill during the Euro 2016 Group C match between Ukraine and Northern Ireland on July 16, 2016
Live Commentary: Azerbaijan 0-1 Northern Ireland - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's coverage as Michael O'Neill and Northern Ireland earn a late 1-0 victory over Azerbaijan in their World Cup 2018 qualifying clash.
Jun 10, 16:30
Michael O'Neill during the Euro 2016 Group C match between Ukraine and Northern Ireland on July 16, 2016
Team News: Josh Magennis, Liam Boyce start up front for Northern Ireland
Liam Boyce and Josh Magennis lead the Northern Irish attack in Azerbaijan.
Jun 10, 16:16
Interim England manager Gareth Southgate on the touchline during his side's World Cup qualifier against Scotland at Wembley on November 11, 2016
Team News: England make five changes for World Cup qualifying showdown with Scotland
England ring the changes for their showdown with Scotland at Hampden Park.
Jun 10, 16:03
Interim England manager Gareth Southgate alongside Scotland counterpart Gordon Strachan during the World Cup qualifier at Wembley on November 11, 2016
Live Commentary: Scotland 2-2 England - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Scotland's dramatic 2-2 draw with England in their World Cup qualifier at Hampden Park.
Jun 10, 16:00
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill asks 'Is it bigger than a bread bin?' during his side's Euro 2016 qualifier with Germany.
Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill: "We have to take the game to Austria"
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill admits that each and every one of his players must be on top of their game if they are to pick up three points against Austria.
Jun 10, 15:40
Hugo Lloris of France acknowledges the fans after defeating Honduras 3-0 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between France and Honduras at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 15, 2014
Didier Deschamps: 'Hugo Lloris accepts blame for howler'
France manager Didier Deschamps says that skipper Hugo Lloris 'knows he cost his side' due to his late error in the 2-1 defeat to Sweden in Stockholm.
Jun 10, 14:17
Dele Alli misses the chance to nab the winner during the international friendly between Germany and England on March 26, 2016
Dele Alli prepared to 'stand his ground' for England at Hampden Park
Dele Alli warns his England teammates that "it is important you stand your ground" as they prepare for their World Cup qualifier against Scotland in Glasgow.
Jun 10, 13:19
Chris Coleman leads a Wales training session on March 22, 2016
Chris Coleman haunted by Serbia memories ahead of return trip
Wales manager Chris Coleman opens up on his pain of falling to a 6-1 loss in his first competitive away game in charge, as he prepares for his latest trip to Serbia.
Jun 10, 13:10
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Saudi Arabia escape punishment over minute's silence snub
FIFA rules that Saudi Arabia will face no disciplinary action for declining to take part in a minute's silence for the victims of the London terrorist attack.
Jun 9, 22:42
Belgium players celebrate Romelu Lukaku's second during the Euro 2016 Group E match against Republic of Ireland on July 18, 2016
Result: Belgium brush Estonia aside to extend Group H lead
Belgium ease to a 2-0 victory over group minnows Estonia in World Cup qualifying.
Jun 9, 22:22
Jan Andersson before the match between Malmo FF and IFK Norrkoping at Swedbank Stadion on October 31, 2015
Result: Ola Toivonen scores from halfway line to beat France and send Sweden top
Ola Toivonen scores from inside his own half with the last meaningful kick of the game to fire Sweden to a 2-1 win over France which takes them top of Group A.
Jun 9, 21:46



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