World Cup News

The injured Diego Costa of Chelsea looks on prior to leaving the pitch due to injury during the Capital One Cup fourth round match between Stoke City and Chelsea at the Britannia Stadium on October 27, 2015 in Stoke on Trent, England.
Diego Costa to miss World Cup?
Spain manager Julen Lopetegui warns Diego Costa that he will miss out on the World Cup if he does not resolve his club future soon.
Sep 20, 12:58
A general view of Wembley Stadium on May 3, 2012
England fans 'facing commuter chaos' as Tube strike announced
Tube strike action has been announced for October 5, which is the day that England are scheduled to take on Slovenia in a qualifying fixture at Wembley Stadium.
Sep 19, 18:40
Dele Alli in action during England's World Cup qualifying win over Slovakia on September 4, 2017
Football Association responds to FIFA over Dele Alli middle-finger gesture
The Football Association responds to FIFA over Dele Alli's middle-finger gesture in England colours, reportedly including previously unseen video evidence of the incident.
Sep 14, 12:45
Eric Dier celebrates with teammates after scoring during the World Cup qualifier between England and Slovakia on September 4, 2017
World Cup tickets to go on sale Friday
FIFA confirms that the first wave of tickets for the Russia World Cup will go on sale this Friday.
Sep 12, 16:51
Marco Verratti in action during an Italy training session on September 2, 2015
Marco Verratti hits out at Italy supporters
Italy midfielder Marco Verratti criticises the supporters that 'jeered' the national team during Tuesday night's 1-0 win over Israel.
Sep 6, 22:45
Sergio Busquets in action during the Euro 2016 Group D game between Spain and Czech Republic on June 11, 2016
Sergio Busquets: 'One more win enough for Spain'
Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets says that his team need just one more win to book their spot at the 2018 World Cup.
Sep 6, 22:18
Alvaro Morata of Spain celebrates scoring in the Euro 2016 match against Turkey on June 17, 2016
Julen Lopetegui: 'We did what we had to do'
Spain boss Julen Lopetegui pays tribute to his team's professional performance in Tuesday night's 8-0 victory over Liechtenstein.
Sep 6, 15:15
Jamie Vardy larks about during an England training session on August 29, 2017
Jamie Vardy: 'Dele Alli gesture was harmless'
Jamie Vardy insists that Dele Alli's middle-finger salute during the latter stages of England's 2-1 win over Slovakia on Monday night was "harmless".
Sep 6, 14:48
Milan Skriniar appears to kick Dele Alli during the World Cup qualifier between England and Slovakia on September 4, 2017
Ian Wright: 'Dele Alli naive and daft'
Ian Wright brands Dele Alli "naive and daft" after the Tottenham Hotspur attacker was pictured using an abusive gesture during England's 2-1 win over Slovakia.
Sep 6, 14:34
Celta Vigo's forward Iago Aspas celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match Celta Vigo vs Real CD Espanyol at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on December 12, 2015.
Iago Aspas reveals Alvaro Morata friendship
Iago Aspas says that his close friendship with Spain teammate Alvaro Morata helps the pair thrive while playing together.
Sep 6, 13:24
Chile's forward Alexis Sanchez celebrates after scoring a goal during the Round of 16 football match between Brazil and Chile at The Mineirao Stadium on June 28, 2014
Chile forward Alexis Sanchez "tired" of unreasonable criticism
Arsenal and Chile forward Alexis Sanchez admits that he is "tired" of having to listen to abuse aimed his way following a difficult fortnight.
Sep 6, 10:26
Republic of Ireland's new football manager Martin O'Neill speaks during a press conference to announce his official appointment at the Gibson Hotel in Dublin, Ireland on November 9, 2013
Martin O'Neill "proud" of players despite Republic of Ireland loss to Serbia
Martin O'Neill is proud of his Republic of Ireland charges despite their World Cup qualifying hopes suffering a huge setback with a 1-0 loss to Serbia on Tuesday.
Sep 5, 22:57
Chris Coleman leads a Wales training session on March 22, 2016
Chris Coleman: 'Everything to play for in final World Cup qualifiers'
Chris Coleman says there is "everything to play for" as Wales's 2-0 win over Moldova puts them second in their World Cup qualifying group with two fixtures left.
Sep 5, 22:43
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.
Spain boss Julen Lopetegui calls for calm
Spain manager Julen Lopetegui says that his side "must guard against euphoria" ahead of their 2018 World Cup qualifier against Liechtenstein.
Sep 5, 17:51
Alvaro Morata of Spain celebrates scoring in the Euro 2016 match against Turkey on June 17, 2016
Julen Lopetegui coy on team selection
Spain boss Julen Lopetegui refuses to reveal his team for Tuesday night's 2018 World Cup qualifier against Liechtenstein.
Sep 5, 17:10
David Villa of Spain scores his team's first goal with a back heel past Mathew Ryan of Australia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Australia and Spain at Arena da Baixada on June 23, 2014
David Villa: 'Injury came at worst moment'
New York City FC forward David Villa reveals his disappointment at being forced to withdraw from the latest Spain squad through injury.
Sep 5, 16:55
New York City Football Club (NYCFC) player David Villa poses during an event to unveil Major League Soccer (MLS) new logo, in New York on September 18, 2014
Julen Lopetegui: 'More chances for David Villa'
Spain boss Julen Lopetegui insists that there "will be more opportunities" for David Villa after the striker was forced to withdraw from the La Roja squad.
Sep 5, 16:40
David De Gea answers a personal question during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Crystal Palace on April 20, 2016
David de Gea hails "incredible" Isco
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea says that Spain teammate Isco "will become one of the greatest in the game".
Sep 5, 16:27
Marcus Rashford sends in the second during the World Cup qualifier between England and Slovakia on September 4, 2017
Phil Jones: 'Marcus Rashford is a special talent'
Defender Phil Jones describes Manchester United and England teammate Marcus Rashford as a "special talent" after his contribution against Slovakia on Monday night.
Sep 5, 14:40
Antoine Griezmann flaunts his locks during the World Cup qualifier between France and the Netherlands on August 31, 2017
France's Antoine Griezmann heaps praise on Luxembourg
France forward Antoine Griezmann says that "11 warriors" helped Luxembourg gain a goalless draw in the World Cup qualifier between the two nations.
Sep 5, 13:12
Gareth Bale in action during the World Cup qualifier between Wales and Austria on September 2, 2017
Gareth Bale confident Wales can finish top of World Cup qualifying group
Gareth Bale is confident that Wales can finish top of Group D in their World Cup qualifying campaign despite being four points off the pace.
Sep 5, 11:32
Scotland manager Gordon Strachan on the touchline during his side's World Cup qualifier against England at Wembley on November 11, 2016
Gordon Strachan explains why Scotland's win over Malta had "low tempo"
Scotland manager Gordon Strachan explains why the players performed at a "low tempo" in their win over Malta.
Sep 4, 23:01
Jonny Evans of Northern Ireland celebrates after the EURO 2016 Group F qualifier at Windsor Park on March 29, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland's Jonny Evans: 'We had to work extremely hard for victory'
Jonny Evans says that Northern Ireland had to work "extremely hard" to get all three points from Czech Republic in their World Cup qualifier.
Sep 4, 22:49
England forward Marcus Rashford speaks with interim manager Gareth Southgate during his side's international friendly with Spain at Wembley on November 15, 2016
England boss Gareth Southgate: 'Marcus Rashford lifted the crowd'
England manager Gareth Southgate discusses Marcus Rashford's performance following Monday's 2-1 win over Slovakia at Wembley.
Sep 4, 22:36
Dele Alli misses the chance to nab the winner during the international friendly between Germany and England on March 26, 2016
Dele Alli in danger of missing England qualifiers after middle-finger gesture
Dele Alli could face an England ban after appearing to direct a middle-finger gesture at the referee during this evening's win over Slovakia.
Sep 4, 22:19
Marcus Rashford sends in the second during the World Cup qualifier between England and Slovakia on September 4, 2017
Marcus Rashford: 'We went back to basics'
England striker Marcus Rashford says that his side went "back to basics" following their slow start during the World Cup qualifier against Slovakia.
Sep 4, 22:01
Eric Dier celebrates with teammates after scoring during the World Cup qualifier between England and Slovakia on September 4, 2017
Eric Dier hails Marcus Rashford's "show of character" following England win
Eric Dier hails Marcus Rashford's "character" following England's 2-1 win over Slovakia at Wembley.
Sep 4, 22:00
France's forward Olivier Giroud celebrates after scoring the 1-0 during the Euro 2016 group A football match between France and Romania at Stade de France, in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on June 10, 2016
France striker Olivier Giroud 'frustrated' after shock home draw
France striker Olivier Giroud opens up on the 'frustration' of failing to overcome minnows Luxembourg, leaving Les Bleus with work to do if they are to reach Russia 2018.
Sep 4, 14:18
Jeff Hendrick in action for Burnley on September 26, 2016
Jeff Hendrick 'remains doubtful for Republic of Ireland'
Republic of Ireland are awaiting a fitness update on midfielder Jeff Hendrick ahead of Tuesday night's key World Cup qualifier against Serbia in Dublin.
Sep 4, 14:04
England midfielder Jesse Lingard in action during his side's international friendly with Spain at Wembley on November 15, 2016
Jesse Lingard, Harry Maguire cut from England squad
Jesse Lingard, Harry Maguire and Jermain Defoe are left out of England's 23-man squad to face Slovakia, while Eric Dier is included after returning from suspension.
Sep 4, 12:51
Everton manager Roberto Martinez looks on during the Capital One Cup semi-final first leg against Manchester City at Goodison Park on January 6, 2016
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez proud of qualifying for World Cup
Belgium boss Roberto Martinez says that the squad should be proud of becoming the first European nation to secure qualification for next year's World Cup.
Sep 4, 10:55
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.
England defender Phil Jones expects tough test from Slovakia
England defender Phil Jones admits that he and his Three Lions teammates are expecting Slovakia to provide their "biggest challenge" when the sides meet at Wembley.
Sep 4, 10:17
England Under-21s manager Gareth Southgate looks on during his side's match against Croatia Under-21 on October 10, 2014
Gareth Southgate: 'Phil Jones is England's best defender'
England boss Gareth Southgate describes Manchester United's Phil Jones as the Three Lions' best defender based on current form.
Sep 4, 10:03
Belgium players celebrate Romelu Lukaku's second during the Euro 2016 Group E match against Republic of Ireland on July 18, 2016
Belgium book spot at 2018 World Cup
Belgium become the sixth team to book their spot at the 2018 World Cup after recording a 2-1 victory over Greece in Sunday night's Group H fixture.
Sep 3, 22:42
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.
Ryan Fenech: 'Malta will make it tough for Scotland'
Malta midfielder Ryan Fenech insists that his team are 'not travelling to Hampden for a holiday' as the Group F minnows look to shock Scotland on Monday.
Sep 3, 22:15
Atletico Madrid striker David Villa celebrates scoring for Spain at the World cup on July 03, 2010.
Spain's David Villa 'a doubt for Liechtenstein match'
Spain reveal that record goalscorer David Villa suffered a thigh strain during Sunday morning's training session.
Sep 3, 19:44



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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City54101621413
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd54101621413
3Chelsea531185310
4Newcastle UnitedNewcastle53026429
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs52217348
6Huddersfield TownHuddersfield52215328
7Burnley52216518
8Liverpool52219908
9Southampton52214408
10West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom52214408
11Watford522179-28
12Arsenal521278-17
13Stoke CityStoke512256-15
14Swansea CitySwansea512225-35
15Leicester CityLeicester511379-24
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton511347-34
17West Ham UnitedWest Ham5113410-64
18Everton5113210-84
19Bournemouth510439-63
20Crystal Palace500508-80
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