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2018 World Cup qualifiers: England come back to beat Slovakia

Eric Dier scored his third goal for England (Image credit: Rex Features)

England survived a scare as they came from behind to beat Slovakia at Wembley and take a giant stride towards qualification for next summer’s World Cup in Russia. Stanislav Lobotka took advantage of sloppy defensive work to put Slovakia ahead after just three minutes – the start of a shoddy first-half display by Gareth Southgate’s side. Marcus Rashford was culpable ...

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Upset tummy rules Jordan Ayew out of Congo clash


The Black Stars will not have the services of forward Jordan Ayew in Brazzaville on Tuesday due to an upset tummy. The news was confirmed by GFA spokesperson, Ibrahim Saane Daara, on Monday after the team’s final training session in Ghana at the Accra Sports Stadium. Jordan Ayew played in the 1-1 draw in Kumasi last Friday but according to ...

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2018 World Cup qualifiers: Spain dominate Italy, as other groups remain tantalisingly close

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THE DAY REPLAYED – In the eagerly-awaited pick of Saturday’s European FIFA World Cup Russia 2018™ qualifiers, Spain recorded a surprisingly resounding 3-0 win over Italy to ensure they finished the evening as undisputed Group G leaders, while Groups D and I remain as close as ever. The match between Croatia and Kosovo was postponed until Sunday 3 September because of ...

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Ronaldo outright second on all-time list of international scorers

Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C) kicks the ball to score the opening goal during the WC2018 qualifying football match Portugal vs Faroe Islands at the Bessa stadium in Porto on August 31, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCISCO LEONG        (Photo credit should read FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo has moved clear of Sándor Kocsis in second place in the list of Europe’s all-time leading marksmen. The Real Madrid forward struck Portugal’s opener in tonight’s European Qualifier against the Faroe Islands, taking him to 76 for his country and ahead of Kocsis, and Ronaldo then completed a hat-trick. His tally of 78 is even one ahead of ...

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Black Stars to use lifeline against Congo Brazzaville

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The Black Stars will hope to take advantage of Egypt’s loss to Uganda in Thursday’s 2018 World Cup when they face Congo Brazzaville on Friday in Kumasi. The team must have watched in glee as Emmanuel Okwi’s shot went into the net to hand Uganda the victory but they will have to hold their end of the deal up later ...

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Uganda stun Egypt to go top of Group E

Uganda Cranes players celebrate a score against Gambia during the International friendly on 09 June 2015 at Mandela Stadium, Namboole in preparation for the 2017 Afcon Qualifiers.
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Uganda stunned Egypt 1-0 in the 2018 Fifa World Cup Qualification (CAF), Group E match at the Mandela National Stadium in Kampala on Thursday. The victory takes Uganda to the top of Group E standings with seven points, while Egypt slip down to the second spot ahead of the return leg which will be played in Alexandria next week Tuesday. ...

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Egypt coach Hector Cuper reveals plans for Uganda match


Head coach of the Egyptian national team, Hector Cuper, says he has figured out the Cranes of Uganda and he knows to get the needed result in their clash today in Kampala. Egypt have 6 points while the Ugandans have 4 and a win for the home team will be good news to Ghana. However, Cuper, has other ideas and ...

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