World Cup News
Jose Mourinho: 'England can win World Cup'Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says that England have enough "potential" to triumph at the World Cup next summer.
Nov 16, 08:52
Alex Iwobi: 'Playing for Nigeria is where I belong'Alex Iwobi reveals that his family played a big part in his decision to play for Nigeria instead of England.
Nov 15, 12:12
Ronaldinho: 'Neymar can win World Cup with Brazil'Former footballer Ronaldinho says that Neymar is good enough to guide Brazil to a sixth World Cup in Russia next summer.
Nov 15, 11:56
Brazil coach Tite: 'England one of favourites for World Cup'Brazil boss Tite claims that England should be regarded as one of the favourites to win next year's World Cup.
Nov 14, 11:45
Sweden boss Janne Andersson dismisses Zlatan Ibrahimovic tweetSweden boss Janne Andersson ignores a tweet from Zlatan Ibrahimovic to praise his side after they qualified for next summer's World Cup at Italy's expense.
Nov 14, 11:10
Gian Piero Ventura 'resigns as Italy head coach following World Cup failure'Gian Piero Ventura reportedly resigns as Italy head coach following the team's failure to qualify for the 2018 Russia World Cup.
Nov 13, 23:05
Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon 'confirms retirement from international football'Gianluigi Buffon suggests that he has retired from international football following Italy's failure to qualify for the 2018 Russia World Cup.
Nov 13, 22:17
Michael O'Neill not thinking about Northern Ireland futureMichael O'Neill is unwilling to discuss his future as Northern Ireland boss following an aggregate World Cup qualifying playoff defeat to Switzerland.
Nov 12, 22:45
Mats Hummels amazed by France's strength in depthGermany defender Mats Hummels says that he has "never seen anything like" the number of options France boss Didier Deschamps has to choose from.
Nov 12, 21:50
Niklas Bendtner: 'Denmark have the advantage ahead of second leg'Niklas Bendtner is confident that Denmark can overcome Republic of Ireland and make it to the World Cup finals, predicting a more open game at the Aviva Stadium.
Nov 12, 21:38
Lionel Messi explains early exit from Argentina campLionel Messi hopes that his week-long break will help him enter next year's World Cup finals in peak fitness for Argentina.
Nov 12, 20:10
Michael O'Neill "could not be any prouder" of Northern Ireland playersMichael O'Neill admits that the manner of Northern Ireland's 1-0 aggregate defeat to Switzerland leaves a bitter taste in the mouth, settled by a controversial goal.
Nov 12, 19:34
Iain Dowie: 'Michael O'Neill may quit Northern Ireland if World Cup not reached'Michael O'Neill may decide that the time is right to move on from Northern Ireland if they fail to qualify for the World Cup, according to Iain Dowie.
Nov 12, 16:59
Gareth McAuley hints at international retirementVeteran defender Gareth McAuley is readying himself for international retirement ahead of Northern Ireland's crucial World Cup qualifying playoff against Switzerland.
Nov 12, 15:26
Martin O'Neill: 'Everything to play for in Dublin'Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill says that his players "did splendidly" to restrict Denmark in Saturday evening's qualifying playoff first leg.
Nov 11, 22:40
Harry Arter: 'World Cup finals place now feels closer'Republic of Ireland's Harry Arter declares himself pleased with his side's stalemate with Denmark, admitting that the most important thing was not to lose the first leg.
Nov 11, 22:01
Granit Xhaka tells Northern Ireland fans to stop complainingGranit Xhaka claims that referee Ovidiu Hategan's contentious decision to point to the spot for Switzerland's win over Northern Ireland 'is not such a big topic'.
Nov 11, 21:26
Julen Lopetegui relishing Costa Rica, Russia testsSpain boss Julen Lopetegui says that his team's next two friendlies against Costa Rica and Russia will stand them in good stead for the 2018 World Cup.
Nov 11, 16:26
Northern Ireland's Stuart Dallas a fitness doubt for second legStuart Dallas is a major doubt for Northern Ireland's meeting with Switzerland at St Jakob-Park after travelling to Basel on crutches due to a heavily bruised foot.
Nov 11, 14:27
Liverpool winger Sadio Mane stars as Senegal reach World CupLiverpool winger Sadio Mane plays a leading role as Senegal earn a place at next summer's World Cup with a 2-0 win over South Africa.
Nov 11, 11:59
Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill hints at positive tactics in DenmarkRepublic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill hints that he will encourage his side to push for victory in the first leg of their World Cup playoff with Denmark.
Nov 11, 11:44
Italy boss Giampiero Ventura: 'Sweden result harsh'Italy manager Giampiero Ventura bemoans his side's "harsh" defeat to Sweden in the World Cup qualifying playoffs.
Nov 10, 22:18
Corry Evans: 'Penalty call awarded against Northern Ireland was disgraceful'Northern Ireland's Corry Evans admits that he is "absolutely gutted" after a controversial penalty was awarded against him in his nation's 1-0 defeat to Switzerland.
Nov 10, 10:12
Xherdan Shaqiri: 'Switzerland worthy winners against Northern Ireland'Xherdan Shaqiri does not know whether Switzerland deserved to win a penalty against Northern Ireland but believes that his side were worthy of their victory at Windsor Park.
Nov 9, 22:33
Michael O'Neill "staggered" by controversial penalty decisionNorthern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill admits that he is "staggered" by the decision to award Switzerland a penalty in their World Cup playoff first leg.
Nov 9, 22:18
Jeff Hendrick emerges unscathed from Republic of Ireland trainingJeff Hendrick emerges unscathed from training with the Republic of Ireland ahead of their World Cup playoff first leg against Denmark on Saturday.
Nov 9, 20:15
Xherdan Shaqiri: 'Switzerland are better than Northern Ireland'Winger Xherdan Shaqiri claims that Switzerland possess more quality in their squad than World Cup playoff opponents Northern Ireland.
Nov 9, 16:58
Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 'Sweden under less pressure without me'Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic says that Sweden now play without pressure after he retired from international football in 2016.
Nov 9, 16:41
Lionel Messi: 'We want to avoid Spain'Lionel Messi reveals that Argentina are desperate to avoid Spain in the group stages of the 2018 World Cup.
Nov 9, 14:03
Josh Magennis: 'Northern Ireland will handle pressure'Forward Josh Magennis says that Northern Ireland will handle the pressure which comes with facing Switzerland in the World Cup playoffs.
Nov 9, 11:44
Argentina forward Lionel Messi: 'Spain team to avoid at World Cup'Argentina's Lionel Messi tips Brazil, Germany and Spain as the favourites to win next summer's World Cup, admitting that he would like to avoid the latter in particular.
Nov 8, 16:30
Steven Davis ready for midfield battle against SwitzerlandSteven Davis acknowledges the quality that Switzerland possess, but insists that Northern Ireland can exploit their weaknesses and make it through to Russia 2018.
Nov 8, 10:51
Trio drop out of Republic of Ireland squadRepublic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill trims his squad by three players ahead of the World Cup playoff with Denmark.
Nov 6, 17:59
Michael O'Neill wants Northern Ireland playoff tie to be "close"Northern Ireland need their World Cup play-off tie against Switzerland to be "close", according to manager Michael O'Neill.
Nov 5, 15:06
Jose Mourinho reveals aspirations of managing international sideManchester United boss Jose Mourinho admits that the "experience of living a World Cup or European Championship from the inside" is something that appeals to him.
Oct 28, 12:09
Jonny Evans to undergo groin scanWest Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis hints that Jonny Evans could be a doubt for Northern Ireland's World Cup qualifying playoffs due to a groin injury.
Oct 21, 21:08