Tag Archives: FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers

Morroco beat Cote d’Ivoire to book World Cup place

Morocco will be back at a World Cup finals for the first time since 1998 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Morocco qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia with a 2-0 victory away to Ivory Coast, who missed out on a fourth consecutive appearance at the finals. Goals from defenders Nabil Dirar and Medhi Benatia in Abidjan ensured that Morocco would finish as Group C winners. Morocco needed only a draw in their last group game to finish top ...

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Arturo Vidal retires from Chile after World Cup disappointment

Chile's forward Alexis Sanchez (R) is congratulated by Chile's midfielder Arturo Vidal after scoring a goal during the 2017 Confederations Cup group B football match between Germany and Chile at the Kazan Arena Stadium in Kazan on June 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE        (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal has retired from international duty at the age of 30 after Chile failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Vidal said his decision comes with his “soul crushed” after he missed Chile’s final shot at qualification on Tuesday through suspension, the South American champions losing 3-0 to Brazil to miss out on the tournament ...

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Kwesi Appiah happy with players despite draw in Kampala

New Ghana Coach Kwesi Appiah

Black Stars head coach Kwesi Appiah was very satisfied with the output of the team despite not getting the victory in Kampala. Ghana needed to win to have a chance at qualifying for the World Cup but the goal scored by Raphael Dwamena in the 94th minute was ruled out for offside. Despite the displeasure at the decision, Kwesi Appiah ...

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FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifiers: Poland going to Russia, Germany perfect

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Robert Lewandowski scored a European qualifying record 16th goal as Poland defeated Montenegro 4-2 on Sunday to reach next year’s World Cup, while reigning champions Germany secured a 10th successive win. Bayern Munich striker Lewandowski struck again in what has been a remarkable qualifying campaign as Poland recovered from throwing away a two-goal lead in Warsaw to secure a first ...

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Partey named in 2018 World Cup Qualifying Africa Zone Best XI

Thomas Partey (Image credit: Images Image)

Ghana’s Thomas Partey was named among the best performers on the African continent after rounds 3 and 4 of the 2018 World Cup qualifying series. Partey scored four goals for Ghana in their two matches against Congo Brazzaville in Kumasi and Brazzaville and helped the Black Stars get its first win in the series. The Atletico Madrid midfielder has been ...

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Congo Brazzaville coach Migne wants super show against Ghana

Sebastien Migne

Congo Brazzaville head coach, Sebastien Migne, was very pleased with how his players fared against Ghana in Kumasi last Friday and he wants them to repeat the performance in Brazzaville on Tuesday. The Red Devils, just like Ghana, have not won any matches in the series and do not look like they will make their way to the World Cup. ...

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“We will fight for Ghana in Brazzaville”- Christian Atsu

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Black Stars winger Christian Atsu has revealed that he and his team are very ready to give off their best in Brazzaville on Tuesday when they face Congo. After the first encounter ended in a 1-1 draw last Friday, fans of the team have criticised the team’s performance and observers have ruled the team out of qualifying for the 2018 ...

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Black Stars continue Congo Brazzaville preps today

Ghana Black Stars training

The Black Stars will today continue their preparations for Friday’s World Cup 2018 qualifier against Congo Brazzaville. 22 players of the team, including Asamoah Gyan, Andre and Jordan Ayew, Afriyie Acquah, John Boye and Jonathan Mensah, trained on Tuesday at the Baba Yara Stadium in the team’s first major session and they were supervised by Kwesi Appiah and the rest ...

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FIFA 2018 WC Qualifiers: Black Stars begin Congo preps

Black Stars playing footy tennis at Golden Tulip Hotel, Kumasi (Image credit: Fentuo Tahiru/ Ultimate FM)

Only 11 players of Black Stars team were involved in the team’s first training session in Kumasi yesterday ahead of the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier against Congo Brazzaville on Friday. The team went through a recovery session and some footy tennis at its base, the Golden Tulip Hotel, after arriving in Kumasi at about 4pm under the supervision of ...

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Ghana squad named for World Cup double-header against Congo

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Black Stars Head coach Kwesi Appiah has named a 24-man squad for Ghana’s upcoming World Cup double legged qualifying games against Congo. The senior national team will host the Red Devils at the Baba Yara Stadium on September 1 before travelling to Brazzaville for the return encounter on September 5. Coach Appiah’s 24-man list includes debutants  Edwin Gyasi of Norwegian side ...

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