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
United States, Canada and Mexico announce joint 2026 World Cup bid
The football federations of the United States, Canada and Mexico announce their plan to make a joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup.
Apr 10, 21:10
Argentina's forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a goal against Paraguay during a Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup South American qualifier football match at Defensores del Chaco stadium in Asuncion, Paraguay, on September 10, 2013
Argentine FA president Claudio Tapia: 'Lionel Messi ban not fair'
Claudio Tapia, the new president of the Argentine Football Association, believes that Lionel Messi's four-match international ban "does not abide by the rules".
Mar 30, 20:49
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 proposes playoff tournament for expanded World Cup
FIFA plans to introduce a six-team playoff tournament as part of its final proposals for a 48-team World Cup in 2026.
Mar 30, 20:04
Argentina's forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a goal against Paraguay during a Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup South American qualifier football match at Defensores del Chaco stadium in Asuncion, Paraguay, on September 10, 2013
Lionel Messi denies insulting assistant referee while on Argentina duty
Argentina captain Lionel Messi refutes claims that he verbally abused an assistant referee during his country's 1-0 win over Chile last week.
Mar 30, 19:28
Chris Coleman leads a Wales training session on March 22, 2016
John Toshack: 'Difficult for Wales to reach World Cup'
Former Wales manager John Toshack admits that it will be "difficult" for Chris Coleman's side to qualify for the World Cup having drawn their last four games.
Mar 27, 21:01
Scotland midfielder Scott Brown in action upon his return to international duty during the World Cup qualifier against England at Wembley on November 11, 2016
Scott Brown unsure of international future
Scotland midfielder Scott Brown hints that he may not make himself available for his side's World Cup qualifier with England in June.
Mar 27, 20:15
Interim manager Gareth Southgate watches on during England training on October 4, 2016
Dele Alli: 'It is a pleasure to play for Gareth Southgate'
England midfielder Dele Alli hails Gareth Southgate as a "fantastic coach" and says that it is a "pleasure to play" for the Three Lions boss.
Mar 27, 15:58
Interim England manager Gareth Southgate on the touchline during the international friendly with Spain at Wembley on November 15, 2016
Gareth Southgate "really impressed" with Adam Lallana
England manager Gareth Southgate says that he has been "really impressed" by Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana during his time in charge of the team.
Mar 27, 13:47
Jermain Defoe lies injured during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Sunderland on April 30, 2016
Gareth Southgate: 'Relegation could harm Jermain Defoe's England chances'
England manager Gareth Southgate hints that relegation for Sunderland could harm Jermain Defoe's chances of being called up in the future.
Mar 27, 13:38
England Under-21s manager Gareth Southgate looks on during his side's match against Croatia Under-21 on October 10, 2014
Gareth Southgate: 'Still a lot for England to do'
England manager Gareth Southgate warns that his side still have a number of tests to overcome before they qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Mar 27, 13:29
Jermain Defoe opens the scoring during the World Cup qualifier between England and Lithuania on March 26, 2017
Dele Alli: 'Jermain Defoe is a legend'
Tottenham Hotspur and England midfielder Dele Alli says that he regards Jermain Defoe as a "legend" following his goalscoring return to international duty.
Mar 27, 13:19
Jermain Defoe opens the scoring during the World Cup qualifier between England and Lithuania on March 26, 2017
Adam Lallana: 'Jermain Defoe can be massive for England'
England midfielder Adam Lallana believes that 34-year-old striker Jermain Defoe could have a "massive" impact at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Mar 27, 13:11
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: Neil Taylor's tackle on Seamus Coleman was "very poor"
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill describes Neil Taylor's tackle on Seamus Coleman - which broke the right-back's leg - as "very poor".
Mar 27, 10:53
Scotland manager Gordon Strachan at a press conference on June 3, 2016
Scotland boss Gordon Strachan 'very proud' of win over Slovenia
Scotland boss Gordon Strachan lavishes praise on his players following their 1-0 win over Slovenia.
Mar 26, 22:44
Michael O'Neill during the Euro 2016 Group C match between Ukraine and Northern Ireland on July 16, 2016
Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill: 'We can reach World Cup'
Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill insists that his side are capable of reaching the 2018 World Cup.
Mar 26, 22:25
Jamie Vardy makes a flying leap over Ernestas Setkus during the World Cup qualifier between England and Lithuania on March 26, 2017
England striker Jamie Vardy downplays black eye
England striker Jamie Vardy says that the black eye he was sporting against Lithuania was caused by "a little accident" involving a football.
Mar 26, 21:48
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: Chris Martin keeps Scotland qualification hopes alive with late winner
Chris Martin came off the bench to rescue a late 1-0 win for Scotland over Slovenia, keeping his side's hopes of qualification for the 2018 World Cup alive.
Mar 26, 21:42
Michael O'Neill during the Euro 2016 Group C match between Ukraine and Northern Ireland on July 16, 2016
Result: Northern Ireland impress in win over Norway
Northern Ireland regain second place in Group C with an excellent 2-0 victory over Norway in their World Cup qualifying fixture in Belfast.
Mar 26, 21:40
Germany defender Mats Hummels in action for his side during the international friendly with Italy in Milan on November 15, 2016
Mats Hummels: 'Germany arrogant against Azerbaijan'
Mats Hummels describes Germany's performance against minnows Azerbaijan as "arrogant".
Mar 26, 21:26
Netherlands' coach Danny Blind reacts during the Euro 2016 qualifying fooball match Netherlands vs Czech Republic at the Amsterdam Arena in Amsterdam, October 13, 2015
Netherlands sack manager Danny Blind after Bulgaria defeat
The Netherlands part company with manager Danny Blind following a poor run of form.
Mar 26, 21:06
Joe Hart in action during England training on October 4, 2016
England goalkeeper Joe Hart: 'Wayne Rooney is our captain'
England goalkeeper Joe Hart insists that Wayne Rooney is still the captain of England.
Mar 26, 20:26
England Under-21s manager Gareth Southgate looks on during his side's match against Croatia Under-21 on October 10, 2014
Gareth Southgate: 'England not at their best against Lithuania'
England boss Gareth Southgate admits that the Three Lions were not at their best against Lithuania.
Mar 26, 19:56
Raheem Sterling and Jermain Defoe celebrate during the World Cup qualifier between England and Lithuania on March 26, 2017
England's Jermain Defoe: 'International return emotional'
England striker Jermain Defoe opens up about the intense emotions he felt when making his international comeback.
Mar 26, 19:36
Jermain Defoe celebrates scoring with Eric Dier and Adam Lallana during the World Cup qualifier between England and Lithuania on March 26, 2017
Result: Jermain Defoe on scoresheet in England win
England move onto 13 points in Group F courtesy of a 2-0 win over Lithuania in Sunday's 2018 World Cup qualification match at Wembley Stadium.
Mar 26, 18:55
Michael O'Neill during the Euro 2016 Group C match between Ukraine and Northern Ireland on July 16, 2016
Live Commentary: Northern Ireland 2-0 Norway - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Northern Ireland's 2-0 victory over Norway in their World Cup qualifying fixture.
Mar 26, 18:46
Scotland manager Gordon Strachan on the touchline during his side's World Cup qualifier against England at Wembley on November 11, 2016
Live Commentary: Scotland 1-0 Slovenia - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Scotland's 1-0 win over Slovenia, as Chris Martin bagged a late winner to rescue the hosts at Hampden Park.
Mar 26, 18:45
Jermain Defoe of England celebrates scoring his team's third goal during the Euro 2008 Qualifying match between England and Andorra at Old Trafford on September 2, 2006
Team News: Jermain Defoe starts for England
Jermain Defoe starts up front as England host Lithuania in their World Cup qualifier.
Mar 26, 16:03
Jermain Defoe celebrates scoring with Eric Dier and Adam Lallana during the World Cup qualifier between England and Lithuania on March 26, 2017
Live Commentary: England 2-0 Lithuania - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of the 2018 World Cup qualification match between England and Lithuania.
Mar 26, 16:00
England's Jermain Defoe eyes the ball during the World Cup 2014 qualifying football match between San Marino and England at Serravalle Stadium in San Marino on March 22, 2013
Report: Jermain Defoe to start for England against Lithuania
Jermain Defoe is to make his first England start in almost three years in the World Cup qualifier against Lithuania on Sunday, according to reports.
Mar 26, 11:03
Romelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring during the friendly between Belgium and Norway on June 5, 2016
Result: Romelu Lukaku strikes late on to help Belgium draw with Greece
Romelu Lukaku's late goal spares Belgium's blushes in a 1-1 draw with Greece in Saturday's World Cup Group H qualifier in Brussels.
Mar 25, 21:47
Scotland manager Gordon Strachan at a press conference on June 3, 2016
Gordon Strachan: 'Pressure will bring best out of Scotland'
Under-fire Scotland boss Gordon Strachan backs his side to return to form when taking on Slovenia in a "must-win" game on Sunday evening.
Mar 25, 21:41
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
Portugal return to within three points of Group B leaders Switzerland courtesy of a 3-0 win over Hungary in Saturday's 2018 World Cup qualification clash in Lisbon.
Mar 25, 21:35
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
Gareth Southgate hints at first England start for Ben Gibson
England manager Gareth Southgate insists that it 'would not be a gamble' to start Ben Gibson against Lithuania, with injuries and suspensions forcing his hand slightly.
Mar 25, 20:29
Cristiano Ronaldo during the Euro 2016 Group F game between Portugal and Iceland on June 14, 2016
Live Commentary: Portugal 3-0 Hungary - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the 2018 World Cup qualifier between Portugal and Hungary from Lisbon.
Mar 25, 18:45
Belgium players celebrate Romelu Lukaku's second during the Euro 2016 Group E match against Republic of Ireland on July 18, 2016
Live Commentary: Belgium 1-1 Greece - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text commentary of the 1-1 draw between Belgium and Greece in Saturday's World Cup Group H qualifier in Brussels.
Mar 25, 18:33
England goalkeeper Joe Hart passes the ball out during his side's World Cup qualifier against Malta at Wembley on October 8, 2016
Joe Hart to captain England against Lithuania
England manager Gareth Southgate confirms that Joe Hart will captain the team during Sunday's World Cup qualifier with Lithuania.
Mar 25, 16:22
Interim England manager Gareth Southgate on the touchline during the international friendly with Spain at Wembley on November 15, 2016
Preview: England vs. Lithuania
Sports Mole previews Sunday's World Cup Group F qualifier between England and Lithuania at Wembley.
Mar 25, 15:47
Wales manager Chris Coleman on the touchline during his side's World Cup qualifier with Serbia on November 12, 2016
Chris Coleman "proud" of battling Wales display in Dublin
Chris Coleman declares himself pleased with the performance produced by his players in their goalless draw with Republic of Ireland, particularly after losing a man.
Mar 25, 12:17
Toby Alderweireld and Shane Long in action during the Euro 2016 Group E match between Belgium and Republic of Ireland on July 18, 2016
Shane Long: 'I tried to comfort Seamus Coleman'
Republic of Ireland striker Shane Long says that he tried to "comfort" teammate Seamus Coleman after he suffered a badly broken leg against Wales on Friday night.
Mar 25, 10:46
Spain midfielder David Silva in action during his side's international friendly with England at Wembley on November 15, 2016
Julen Lopetegui: 'Spain could have scored more against Israel'
Spain coach Julen Lopetegui says that his side should have scored more goals following their resounding 4-1 World Cup qualifying win over Israel.
Mar 24, 23:00



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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Chelsea33253569294078
2Tottenham HotspurSpurs32218368224671
3Liverpool34199670422866
4Manchester CityMan City32197663352864
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd321712350242663
6Everton341610860372358
7Arsenal31176863402357
8West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom33128133942-344
9Southampton32117143944-540
10Watford33117153754-1740
11Stoke CityStoke34109153750-1339
12Crystal Palace33115174653-738
13Bournemouth34108164963-1438
14West Ham UnitedWest Ham34108164459-1538
15Leicester CityLeicester32107154153-1237
16Burnley34106183349-1636
17Hull City3496193667-3133
18Swansea CitySwansea3494213968-2931
19Middlesbrough33412172343-2024
20Sunderland3256212658-3221
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