Result: Spain too strong for Israel in GijonSpain consolidate first position in Group G courtesy of a 4-1 win over Israel in Friday night's 2018 World Cup qualification fixture.
Result: 10-man Wales earn point against Republic of IrelandThe 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.
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.
Team News: Diego Costa leads Spain line against visiting IsraelChelsea frontman Diego Costa is elected to lead Spain's frontline as they take on Israel in their World Cup 2018 qualifying clash.
Team News: Ireland make four changes for Wales visitMartin 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
Live Commentary: Spain 4-1 Israel - as it happenedRelive Sports Mole's live commentary of the 2018 World Cup qualifier between Spain and Israel from Gijon.
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".
Kevin De Bruyne ruled out of Belgium games with groin injuryBelgium 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.
Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson receives first senior England call-upMiddlesbrough defender Ben Gibson is called up to the England squad for the first time following an injury to Chris Smalling.
Republic of Ireland legend John Giles criticises Gareth Bale, Aaron RamseyRepublic 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".
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.
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
England must hit goal trail against Lithuania at WembleyEngland 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 could miss Wales' trip to Republic of IrelandWales star Joe Ledley could miss his country's trip to Republic of Ireland if his pregnant wife gives birth.
Mar 22, 20:04
James McCarthy to stay with Republic of Ireland squadEverton 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 boss Gareth Southgate confirms Eric Dier is centre-back optionEngland 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
Martin O'Neill bemoans Republic of Ireland injury crisis ahead of Wales clashMartin 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
Liverpool forward Ben Woodburn receives first Wales call-upLiverpool 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
James McCarthy called up to Republic of Ireland squadRepublic 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
Neymar eyeing 2018 World Cup successBarcelona attacker Neymar says that his ultimate ambition in football is to lift the World Cup trophy with Brazil.
Feb 6, 12:57
Asia backing England for 2030 World CupThe president of the Asian Football Confederation lends his support to England hosting the World Cup in 2030.
Jan 12, 12:59
UEFA supports World Cup expansion plansUEFA issues a statement in favour of FIFA's plans for a 48-team World Cup from 2026.
Jan 10, 16:16
FIFA decides to expand World Cup to a 48-team tournament as of 2026A FIFA Council unanimously decides to increase the World Cup to 48 nations as of 2026.
Jan 10, 09:49
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
Jose Mourinho "totally in favour" of 48-team World CupManchester 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
Pep Guardiola concerned by increased workload for playersPep 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
Arsene Wenger "sceptical" over World Cup expansion plansArsene 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
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
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo nets brace in Portugal winCristiano 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
Live Commentary: Portugal 4-1 Latvia - as it happenedRelive 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
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: '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: '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
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: '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: '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
Result: Aleksandar Mitrovic denies Wales valuable victory in CardiffAleksandar 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
Result: Spain make light work of visitors Macedonia in qualifying victorySpain 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: '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
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