Spain midfielder David Silva in action during his side's international friendly with England at Wembley on November 15, 2016
Result: Spain too strong for Israel in Gijon
Spain consolidate first position in Group G courtesy of a 4-1 win over Israel in Friday night's 2018 World Cup qualification fixture.
21:38
Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey in action during his side's World Cup qualifier with Serbia on November 12, 2016
Result: 10-man Wales earn point against Republic of Ireland
The Republic of Ireland and Wales earn a point each in their World Cup 2018 qualifying clash in Dublin after an ill-tempered contest at the Aviva Stadium.
21:38
Ross Barkley in action for Everton on September 30, 2016
Ross Barkley: 'Club form helped with England call-up'
Everton playmaker Ross Barkley speaks of his determination to prove himself as a starter in Gareth Southgate's new-look England side.
19:28
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 leads Spain line against visiting Israel
Chelsea frontman Diego Costa is elected to lead Spain's frontline as they take on Israel in their World Cup 2018 qualifying clash.
19:05
Ireland's coach Martin O'Neill attends the Euro 2016 group E football match between Ireland and Sweden at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis on June 13, 2016. The match ended in a 1-1 draw
Team News: Ireland make four changes for Wales visit
Martin O'Neill is forced into making four changes to Republic of Ireland's lineup for the visit of Wales, while the Dragons are able to name their first-choice XI
18:49
Spain midfielder David Silva in action during his side's international friendly with England at Wembley on November 15, 2016
Live Commentary: Spain 4-1 Israel - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the 2018 World Cup qualifier between Spain and Israel from Gijon.
18:45
Iceland players celebrate while England players show dejection after the UEFA EURO 2016 round of 16 match between England and Iceland at Allianz Riviera Stadium on June 27, 2016 in Nice, France
Eric Dier: 'England defeat to Iceland a painful reminder but good lesson'
Eric Dier admits that England's Euro 2016 defeat to Iceland will always serve as both a "painful reminder" and a "good lesson for the future".
15:41
Kevin De Bruyne in action during the international friendly between Belgium and Finland on June 1, 2016
Kevin De Bruyne ruled out of Belgium games with groin injury
Belgium manager Roberto Martinez reveals that Kevin De Bruyne will not take part in his country's upcoming fixtures against Greece and Russia due to a groin injury.
14:20
Ben Gibson of Middlesbrough in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Middlesbrough at St Andrews Stadium on December 07, 2013
Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson receives first senior England call-up
Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson is called up to the England squad for the first time following an injury to Chris Smalling.
13:41
Gareth Bale of Wales celebrates with Aaron Ramsey (R) as he scores their second goal during the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group B match between Wales and Andorra at Cardiff City Stadium on October 13, 2015
Republic of Ireland legend John Giles criticises Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey
Republic of Ireland legend John Giles believes that Gareth Bale is some way from being "a great player", while Aaron Ramsey "thinks he's a great player but isn't".
13:14
Gareth Bale celebrates scoring Wales's first goal against Slovakia at Euro 2016 on June 11, 2016
Chris Coleman: 'Wales must handle the pressure of being a scalp'
Chris Coleman acknowledges that Wales are now one of the teams to beat on the international stage due to their run to the semi-finals of Euro 2016.
11:12
Wales winger Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring during his side's World Cup qualifier with Serbia on November 12, 2016
Seamus Coleman: 'Republic of Ireland can't just focus on Gareth Bale'
Seamus Coleman believes that he knows exactly what it takes to keep Gareth Bale quiet when ROI tackle Wales on Friday, having "played against big players in the past".
Mar 23, 18:38
Interim England manager Gareth Southgate speaks with Jamie Vardy during the World Cup qualifier with Scotland at Wembley on November 11, 2016
England must hit goal trail against Lithuania at Wembley
England may have impressed during their friendly defeat in Germany, but now it is time for Gareth Southgate's team to return to the goal trail against Lithuania.
Mar 23, 17:21
Joe Ledley in action during the World Cup qualifier between Wales and Georgia on October 9, 2016
Joe Ledley could miss Wales' trip to Republic of Ireland
Wales star Joe Ledley could miss his country's trip to Republic of Ireland if his pregnant wife gives birth.
Mar 22, 20:04
Republic of Ireland midfielder James McCarthy during the Euro 2016 match with Belgium in Bordeaux on June 18, 2016
James McCarthy to stay with Republic of Ireland squad
Everton midfielder James McCarthy will stay with the Republic of Ireland squad in a bid to prove his fitness ahead of Friday's World Cup qualifier with Wales.
Mar 22, 13:10
England midfielder Eric Dier in action during his side's international friendly with Spain at Wembley on November 15, 2016
England boss Gareth Southgate confirms Eric Dier is centre-back option
England boss Gareth Southgate says that Eric Dier could start at centre-back in this Sunday's World Cup qualifier against Lithuania.
Mar 22, 12:57
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 bemoans Republic of Ireland injury crisis ahead of Wales clash
Martin O'Neill laments the 'worst injury crisis' he has known since taking on the Republic of Ireland job three years ago, as he prepares his side for the visit of Wales.
Mar 20, 22:11
A terrified Ben Woodburn in action during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Burnley on March 12, 2017
Liverpool forward Ben Woodburn receives first Wales call-up
Liverpool forward Ben Woodburn receives a first call-up to the Wales squad for the World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland on March 24.
Mar 16, 11:18
Republic of Ireland midfielder James McCarthy during the Euro 2016 match with Belgium in Bordeaux on June 18, 2016
James McCarthy called up to Republic of Ireland squad
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill once again includes Everton midfielder James McCarthy in his squad despite concerns over his fitness.
Mar 13, 13:10
Gonzalo Jara of Chile and Neymar of Brazil comnpete for the ball during the international friendly match between Brazil and Chile at the Emirates Stadium on March 29, 2015
Neymar eyeing 2018 World Cup success
Barcelona attacker Neymar says that his ultimate ambition in football is to lift the World Cup trophy with Brazil.
Feb 6, 12:57
England captain Wayne Rooney in action during his side's World Cup qualifier against Scotland at Wembley on November 11, 2016
Asia backing England for 2030 World Cup
The president of the Asian Football Confederation lends his support to England hosting the World Cup in 2030.
Jan 12, 12:59
Cristiano Ronaldo during the Euro 2016 Group F game between Portugal and Iceland on June 14, 2016
UEFA supports World Cup expansion plans
UEFA issues a statement in favour of FIFA's plans for a 48-team World Cup from 2026.
Jan 10, 16:16
German fans react at the end of the FIFA World Cup 2014 final football match Germany vs Argentina played in Brazil during an outdoor screening near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, on July 13, 2014
FIFA decides to expand World Cup to a 48-team tournament as of 2026
A FIFA Council unanimously decides to increase the World Cup to 48 nations as of 2026.
Jan 10, 09:49
Scotland manager Gordon Strachan at a press conference on June 3, 2016
Gordon Strachan: 'I love Scotland job'
Gordon Strachan says that he understands why some supporters want him to be sacked as Scotland boss but insists that he loves his job with the national side.
Jan 9, 21:18
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho watches on from the stands ahead of his side's Premier League clash with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on November 6, 2016
Jose Mourinho "totally in favour" of 48-team World Cup
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho comes out in favour of a 48-team World Cup, believing that an expanded tournament would be beneficial for football.
Jan 6, 13:11
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola looks on during his side's Premier League clash with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on November 19, 2016
Pep Guardiola concerned by increased workload for players
Pep Guardiola is the latest manager to question FIFA's proposal to expand the World Cup from 2026, claiming that players are already 'being killed' by their workload.
Dec 10, 09:59
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on the touchline during the Premier League clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford on November 19, 2016
Arsene Wenger "sceptical" over World Cup expansion plans
Arsene Wenger questions whether FIFA's proposal to expand the World cup by 16 teams from 2026 is a good idea, saying that the quality of the tournament will not improve.
Dec 8, 19:31
FIFA presidential candidate Gianni Infantino talks during the Extraordinary FIFA Congress at Hallenstadion on February 26, 2016
Gianni Infantino 'backs 48-team World Cup'
FIFA president Gianni Infantino gives his backing to a 48-team World Cup consisting of 16 groups of three teams.
Dec 7, 17:04
Cristiano Ronaldo during the Euro 2016 Group F game between Portugal and Iceland on June 14, 2016
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo nets brace in Portugal win
Cristiano Ronaldo nets a brace as Portugal record a 4-1 win over Latvia in Sunday's 2018 World Cup qualification clash.
Nov 13, 21:40
Cristiano Ronaldo during the Euro 2016 Group F game between Portugal and Iceland on June 14, 2016
Live Commentary: Portugal 4-1 Latvia - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the 2018 World Cup qualifier between Portugal and Latvia, which ended in a 4-1 home win.
Nov 13, 18:45
Serbia's Branislav Ivanovic in action against Scotland during their World Cup qualifying match on March 26, 2013
Branislav Ivanovic: 'No favourites in Group D'
Serbia captain Branislav Ivanovic insists that there are no favourites in Group D of World Cup qualifying, despite Republic of Ireland currently leading the way.
Nov 13, 15:52
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 can still qualify for World Cup'
Wales striker Sam Vokes insists that his side are still very much in the hunt for World Cup qualification despite their draw with Serbia leaving them four points adrift.
Nov 13, 14:53
Jonathan Walters of Republic of Ireland in action during the Euro 2016 qualifying football match between Republic of Ireland and Polandat Aviva Stadium on March 29, 2015
Jonathan Walters: 'Still a long way to go in World Cup qualifying'
Republic of Ireland forward Jonathan Walters warns his side against getting ahead of themselves after moving top of Group D in World Cup qualifying.
Nov 13, 13:59
Wales manager Chris Coleman looks on during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier Group D match between Wales and Macedonia at Cardiff City Stadium on October 11, 2013
Chris Coleman: 'Wales did enough to beat Serbia'
Wales boss Chris Coleman says that his side did enough to earn all three points against Serbia despite having to settle for a 1-1 draw with Slavoljub Muslin's side.
Nov 12, 22:25
Joe Ledley in action during the World Cup qualifier between Wales and Georgia on October 9, 2016
Joe Ledley: 'Wales need to stay positive despite Serbia draw'
Wales midfielder Joe Ledley calls on his teammates to stay positive despite drawing 1-1 with visitors Serbia in their World Cup qualifying encounter in Group D.
Nov 12, 22:11
Gareth Bale in action during the World Cup qualifier between Wales and Georgia on October 9, 2016
Gareth Bale: 'Two points dropped against Serbia'
Wales playmaker Gareth Bale admits that his side "lost two points" following their 1-1 draw with visitors Serbia in their World Cup qualifying encounter in Cardiff.
Nov 12, 21:56
Wales manager Chris Coleman looks on during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier Group D match between Wales and Macedonia at Cardiff City Stadium on October 11, 2013
Result: Aleksandar Mitrovic denies Wales valuable victory in Cardiff
Aleksandar Mitrovic heads home late on to cancel out Gareth Bale's earlier opener, as Wales and Serbia play out a 1-1 draw in World Cup qualifying.
Nov 12, 21:38
Gerard Pique celebrates scoring during the Euro 2016 Group D game between Spain and Czech Republic on June 13, 2016
Result: Spain make light work of visitors Macedonia in qualifying victory
Spain continue their march towards qualification for the 2018 World Cup with a comfortable 4-0 victory over visitors Macedonia at the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes.
Nov 12, 21:36
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
Martin O'Neill: 'Republic of Ireland have great resilience'
Republic of Ireland coach Martin O'Neill talks up his side's resilience after their important 1-0 World Cup qualifying victory over hosts Austria.
Nov 12, 21:01
Jakub Wawrzyniak of Poland tackles Seamus Coleman of Republic of Ireland during the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between Republic of Ireland and Poland at Aviva Stadium on March 29, 2015
Seamus Coleman: 'It's a privilege to play for this Republic of Ireland side'
Republic of Ireland full-back Seamus Coleman tells of his pride following the country's 1-0 away victory over Austria in their World Cup qualifying fixture.
Nov 12, 20:00



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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Chelsea28223359213869
2Tottenham HotspurSpurs28178355213459
3Manchester CityMan City28176554302457
4Liverpool29168561362556
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd271410342231952
6Arsenal27155756342250
7Everton29148751302150
8West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom29127103938143
9Stoke CityStoke2999113342-936
10Southampton2796123336-333
11Bournemouth2996144254-1233
12West Ham UnitedWest Ham2996144052-1233
13Burnley2995153142-1132
14Watford2887133348-1531
15Leicester CityLeicester2886143347-1430
16Crystal Palace2884163646-1028
17Swansea CitySwansea2983183663-2727
18Hull City2966172658-3224
19Middlesbrough28410142033-1322
20Sunderland2855182450-2620