Greece's Portuguese coach Fernando Santos is pictured during a group C football match between Colombia and Greece at the Mineirao Arena in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014
Portugal boss Fernando Santos demands improvement
Portugal boss Fernando Santos says that his team struggled to reach their usual level in Tuesday's 2-0 defeat to Switzerland.
Sep 7, 15:02
Roberto Martinez looks on prior to the FA Cup fifth-round match between Bournemouth and Everton on February 20, 2016
Result: Romelu Lukaku nets twice in Belgium win
Romelu Lukaku scores twice as Belgium open their 2018 World Cup qualification campaign with a 3-0 victory away to Cyprus.
Sep 6, 22:04
Admir Mehmedi is congratulated after scoring during the Euro 2016 Group A game between Romania and Switzerland on June 15, 2016
Result: Portugal suffer two-goal loss in Switzerland
Breel Embolo and Admir Mehmedi score the goals as Switzerland record a 2-0 win over Portugal in their 2018 World Cup qualification opener.
Sep 6, 21:48
Spain's David Silva celebrates after scoring during the Group C Euro 2016 qualifying football match Luxembourg vs Spain at the Josy Barthel stadium in Luxembourg, on October 12, 2014.
Julen Lopetegui pleased with Spain start
Spain boss Julen Lopetegui says that it was "important to start well" after his team beat Liechtenstein 8-0 in their opening 2018 World Cup qualifier.
Sep 6, 13:13
Scotland manager Gordon Strachan at a press conference on June 3, 2016
Video: Scotland boss Gordon Strachan tells reporter to "get a f***ing move on"
Scotland manager Gordon Strachan tells a Maltese reporter to "get a f***ing move on" following his nation's win on Sunday.
Sep 6, 10:37
Chris Coleman the Wales manager waves to the crowd during the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying match between Wales and Belgium at the Cardiff City Stadium on June 12, 2015
Wales boss Chris Coleman: 'We needed a good start to qualifying campaign'
Wales manager Chris Coleman says that it was important for the team to have a "good start" to their World Cup qualifying campaign following a 4-0 win over Moldova.
Sep 5, 22:39
Chris Coleman leads a Wales training session on March 22, 2016
Result: Wales begin World Cup qualifying campaign with victory over visitors Moldova
Wales begin their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign with a victory after beating visitors Moldova 4-0 in Group D at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Sep 5, 21:43
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill asks 'Is it bigger than a bread bin?' during his side's Euro 2016 qualifier with Germany.
Result: Daryl Murphy secures point as Republic of Ireland draw with Serbia in qualifier
Daryl Murphy rescues a point for the Republic of Ireland to seal a 2-2 draw in their 2018 World Cup qualifier.
Sep 5, 21:37
Spain's forward Diego Costa (L) vies with England's defender Phil Jones during the friendly football match Spain vs England at the Jose Rico Perez stadium in Alicante on November 13, 2015.
Team News: Diego Costa replaces Alvaro Morata in Spain's World Cup qualifier
Diego Costa comes in for Alvaro Morata in Spain's opening World Cup qualifier against Liechtenstein in Leon.
Sep 5, 19:02
Sam Vokes of Wales in action during the International Friendly match between Wales v Ireland at the Cardiff City Stadium on August 14, 2013
Team News: Sam Vokes handed starting role for Wales
Striker Sam Vokes is preferred to Hal Robson-Kanu for Wales's World Cup qualifier with Moldova.
Sep 5, 18:48
Chris Coleman leads a Wales training session on March 22, 2016
Live Commentary: Wales 4-0 Moldova - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's coverage as Wales beat Moldova 4-0 in the first game of their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign in Cardiff.
Sep 5, 18:45
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 fixture passes pitch inspection
The World Cup qualifier between Serbia and Republic of Ireland will take place as scheduled after the pitch passed a late inspection.
Sep 5, 18:36
Chris Martin for Derby County on October 25, 2014
Chris Martin: 'I was surprised to start for Scotland'
Striker Chris Martin admits that he was "surprised" to be given a starting role with Scotland after a slow start to the season in the Championship.
Sep 5, 17:26
Porto's Spanish coach Julen Lopetegui gestures from the touchline during the UEFA Champions League Group G football match between Chelsea and Porto at Stamford Bridge in London on December 9, 2015.
Julen Lopetegui "delighted" with Spain squad
New Spain boss Julen Lopetegui says that his players have shown the right "attitude" in the build-up to Monday night's 2018 World Cup qualifier at home to Liechtenstein.
Sep 5, 12:57
Big John Stones in action during the international friendly between England and Turkey on May 22, 2016
John Stones: 'England relieved after late win'
England defender John Stones admits that there was a feeling of "relief" after Adam Lallana's late goal earned the Three Lions a 1-0 win over Slovakia.
Sep 4, 22:41
Wayne Rooney of England applauds the supporters after his team's 1-2 defeat in the UEFA EURO 2016 round of 16 match between England and Iceland at Allianz Riviera Stadium on June 27, 2016 in Nice, France
Wayne Rooney: 'Playing in midfield for England suits me'
Wayne Rooney says that playing in midfield for England suits him after he helped the Three Lions to a 1-0 win away in Slovakia.
Sep 4, 22:31
Scotland manager Gordon Strachan reacts during the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier between Scotland and Poland at Hampden Park on October 08, 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland.
Result: Robert Snodgrass nets hat-trick in Scotland win over Malta
Scotland overcome a shaky start to run out convincing 5-1 winners against Malta on Sunday evening.
Sep 4, 21:50
Michael O'Neill during the Euro 2016 Group C match between Ukraine and Northern Ireland on July 16, 2016
Result: Northern Ireland earn point in Czech Republic
Northern Ireland begin their qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup with a goalless draw away in Czech Republic.
Sep 4, 21:43
Thomas Muller and Tamas Kadar during the international friendly between Germany and Hungary on June 4, 2016
Result: Thomas Muller nets twice in Germany win over Norway
Thomas Muller scores twice as Germany begin their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign with a 3-0 victory in Norway.
Sep 4, 21:38
'Big' Sam Allardyce basks in the Mackem glory of having led Sunderland to survival in the Premier League with a 3-0 victory over Everton, following in the footsteps of messrs Di Canio, Poyet and Advocaat
Sam Allardyce: 'England deserved late winner'
England manager Sam Allardyce says that his team deserved their late winner as they edged out Slovakia by a 1-0 scoreline in Trnava.
Sep 4, 20:14
Wayne Rooney of England applauds the supporters after his team's 1-2 defeat in the UEFA EURO 2016 round of 16 match between England and Iceland at Allianz Riviera Stadium on June 27, 2016 in Nice, France
Sam Allardyce: 'Wayne Rooney can play where he wants'
England manager Sam Allardyce says that Wayne Rooney had the freedom to play where he wanted during the 1-0 win over Slovakia.
Sep 4, 19:46
England's midfielder Adam Lallana attends a training session at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte on June 23, 2014
Adam Lallana: 'Discipline was key against Slovakia'
England match-winner Adam Lallana suggests that the Three Lions' discipline was key during their 1-0 victory over Slovakia on Sunday evening.
Sep 4, 19:27
England's midfielder Adam Lallana attends a training session at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte on June 23, 2014
Adam Lallana: 'England goal was a long time coming'
Adam Lallana admits that his first England goal had been a "long time coming" after he netted in the last minute to earn the Three Lions a 1-0 win over Slovakia.
Sep 4, 19:13
'Big' Sam Allardyce basks in the Mackem glory of having led Sunderland to survival in the Premier League with a 3-0 victory over Everton, following in the footsteps of messrs Di Canio, Poyet and Advocaat
Result: Adam Lallana strikes late to win it for England
Sam Allardyce's England tenure begins with a 1-0 win over 10-man Slovakia in Sunday night's 2018 World Cup qualifier.
Sep 4, 18:58
Sunderland's English manager Sam Allardyce arrives for the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Sunderland at Selhurst Park in south London on November 23, 2015
Team News: Slovakia make three changes for England clash
Slovakia make three changes for the visit of England in their opening World Cup qualifying fixture, just under three months on from the sides' goalless draw at Euro 2016.
Sep 4, 16:32
Sam Vokes of Wales in action during the International Friendly match between Wales v Ireland at the Cardiff City Stadium on August 14, 2013
Sam Vokes: 'Wales expect World Cup qualification'
Wales striker Sam Vokes insists that his side expect to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia following their exploits at Euro 2016 this summer.
Sep 2, 14:17
Wayne Rooney of England applauds the supporters after his team's 1-2 defeat in the UEFA EURO 2016 round of 16 match between England and Iceland at Allianz Riviera Stadium on June 27, 2016 in Nice, France
Wayne Rooney to retire from international football after 2018 World Cup
England captain Wayne Rooney announces that he will retire from international duty after the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Aug 30, 13:27
Wayne Rooney of England applauds the supporters after his team's 1-2 defeat in the UEFA EURO 2016 round of 16 match between England and Iceland at Allianz Riviera Stadium on June 27, 2016 in Nice, France
Wayne Rooney: '2018 World Cup could be my last tournament'
England captain Wayne Rooney suggests that the 2018 World Cup could be his last major competition should the Three Lions qualify for the tournament.
Aug 30, 12:58
Aaron Ramsey eyes the ball during the Euro 2016 Group B match between Russia and Wales on June 20, 2016
Aaron Ramsey left out of Wales squad for 2018 World Cup qualifier
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is left out of Wales's squad for their 2018 World Cup qualifier against Moldova.
Aug 24, 11:07
FIFA presidential candidate Gianni Infantino talks during the Extraordinary FIFA Congress at Hallenstadion on February 26, 2016
FIFA president Gianni Infantino pledges two more Africa World Cup places
Africa will get an additional two World Cup finals places should the tournament be expanded to 40 teams from 2026, according to FIFA president Gianni Infantino.
Jul 26, 13:13
Zinedine Zidane is given the bumps after the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Zinedine Zidane: 'Champions League success on par with lifting World Cup'
"Proud" Zinedine Zidane airs his delight at seeing his Real Madrid side lift the European Cup for an 11th time, which he says matches his success as a player.
May 29, 11:38
FIFA presidential candidate Gianni Infantino talks during the Extraordinary FIFA Congress at Hallenstadion on February 26, 2016
Gianni Infantino: 'Russia, Qatar World Cups to proceed'
New FIFA president Gianni Infantino confirms that the 2018 and 2022 World Cups will go ahead as planned in Russia and Qatar.
Feb 29, 13:51
FA Chairman Greg Dyke during a media conference on September 4, 2013
England to bid for 2030 World Cup?
The FA chairman Greg Dyke says that England may bid to host the 2030 World Cup following Gianni Infantino's election as FIFA president.
Feb 27, 13:29
Football Association chairman Greg Dyke on May 8, 2014
Greg Dyke: 'England will win World Cup soon'
FA chairman Greg Dyke insists that England will win the World Cup again one day soon.
Jan 5, 20:18
Football Association chairman Greg Dyke on May 8, 2014
Greg Dyke: 'Sepp Blatter exit could mean England World Cup bid'
FA chairman Greg Dyke suggests that England could again bid to host the World Cup now that FIFA president Sepp Blatter has been banned from football.
Dec 22, 15:57
A general view of Brazuca and the FIFA World Cup Trophy at the Maracana before the adidas Brazuca launch on December 3, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
FIFA considers 40-team World Cup
FIFA is considering increasing the number of teams that compete at the World Cup from 32 to 40 from 2026.
Dec 3, 14:24
Prince Ali delivers his speech ahead of the FIFA presidency vote on May 29, 2015
Prince Ali to support Russia, Qatar World Cups
FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali insists that he will not move the 2018 or 2022 World Cups from Russia and Qatar respectively.
Nov 18, 19:08
Ian Wright of England in action during the US Cup match against Brazil played in the United States in 1993
On this day: England's Ian Wright nets four goals against San Marino
Twenty-two years ago today, Ian Wright scored four goals as England recorded a 7-1 victory over San Marino.
Nov 17, 06:00
Wilfried Bony of Manchester City during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Manchester City at Goodison Park on August 23, 2015
Wilfried Bony ruled out of Ivory Coast World Cup qualifiers
Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony is ruled out of Ivory Coast's upcoming World Cup qualifying double-header with Liberia due to a hamstring injury.
Nov 11, 19:09
UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino holds up the name of Greek club Olympiacos during the draw for the last 16 of the UEFA Champions league tournament at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon on December 16, 2013
FIFA presidential candidate Gianni Infantino keen on 40-team World Cup
UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino would be interested in increasing the number of teams at a World Cup to 40 should he become FIFA president next year.
Nov 10, 11:37

CountryGoldGSilverSBronzeBTotal
1 ChinaChina1078151239
2 Great BritainGreat Britain643944147
3 UkraineUkraine413739117
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City66001851318
2Tottenham HotspurSpurs6420103714
3Arsenal6411157813
4Liverpool6411169713
5Everton6411104613
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd6402127512
7Crystal Palace6312107310
8Chelsea6312109110
9West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom62227618
10Watford521210917
11Leicester CityLeicester6213811-37
12Hull City6213712-57
13Bournemouth621349-57
14Southampton512246-25
15Middlesbrough612369-35
16Swansea CitySwansea6114510-54
17Burnley511338-54
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham5104713-63
19Stoke CityStoke6024415-112
20Sunderland6015512-71
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