FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup

Ronaldo’s Portugal and Euro champion Italy in same play-off bracket

European champions Italy and Portugal could meet for a place at the 2022 World Cup after being drawn in the same play-off path on Friday

This handout photo taken and released by FIFA on 26 November, 2021, shows Portuguese former football player Tiago holding the slip for Portugal during the draw for the European and Intercontinental play-offs for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 football tourament, in Zurich

'Friends forever': Pele remembers Maradona

Brazilian football great Pele paid tribute to his fellow legend Diego Maradona Thursday on the first anniversary of the Argentine's death at age 60

Soccer legends Diego Maradona (L) and Pele rest on a hammock during a reception in Rio de Janeiro, 14 May, 1995

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Dutch book ticket to Qatar with win over Norway

Two late goals by Steven Bergwijn and Memphis Depay on Tuesday saw the Netherlands book a ticket to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, as they held Norway at bay with a 2-0 victory in Rotterdam

Netherlands' forward Steven Bergwijn (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's first goal during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifying round Group G football match between Netherlands and Norway at the Feijenoord stadium in Rotterdam on 16 November, 2021

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Argentina qualify for World Cup after Brazil draw

Argentina qualified for next year's World Cup in Qatar as a point in their 0-0 draw with Brazil on Tuesday proved enough after defeats for Chile and Uruguay

Players of Argentina acknowledge the crowd after tying 0-0 with Brazil in a South American qualification football match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at the San Juan del Bicentenario stadium in San Juan, Argentina, on 16 November, 2021

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Morata finds redemption in Seville as he sends Spain to Qatar

Alvaro Morata said he was blessed to have scored the goal that sent Spain to the World Cup finals in Qatar in the same venue where he suffered jeers from the national team fans in June

 Spain's forward Alvaro Morata (R) celebrates after scoring a goal during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualification group B football match between Spain and Sweden, at La Cartuja Stadium in Seville, on 14 November, 2021

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Serbia stuns Portugal to reach Qatar World Cup

Serbia clinched an automatic berth in the 2022 World Cup finals after a 90th-minute header by halftime substitute Aleksandar Mitrovic gave them a comeback 2-1 win over Portugal in their Group A ...

Serbia's players celebrate at the end of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualification group A football match between Portugal and Serbia, at the Luz stadium in Lisbon, on 14 November, 2021

Di Maria winner puts Argentina on brink of WC qualification

Angel Di Maria's goal on Friday put Argentina on the verge of qualifying for next year's World Cup in Qatar as Lionel Messi was on the bench for the 1-0 win away to Uruguay

Argentina's Angel Di Maria (11) celebrates with teammates after scoring against Uruguay during their South American qualification football match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, at the Campeon del Siglo stadium in Montevideo on 12 November, 2021

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Italy draw 1-1 with Switzerland to leave top spot still up for grabs

Italy's bid to return to the World Cup after eight years away is still in the balance after a late penalty miss from Jorginho led to the European champions drawing 1-1 with Switzerland on Friday

Italy draw 1-1 with Switzerland to leave top spot still up for grabs

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England on verge of reaching World Cup as Kane treble destroys Albania

Harry Kane fired England to the verge of World Cup qualification as he became his country's record goalscorer in competitive matches with a hat-trick in Friday's 5-0 demolition of Albania

England's midfielder Jordan Henderson celebrates with teammates after scoring their third goal during the FIFA World Cup 2022 Group I qualifier football match between England and Albania at Wembley Stadium in London on 12 November, 2021

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Martinez takes Argentina run to 25 unbeaten, Brazil thrash Uruguay

Peru’s approach was industrious and crude, with Lionel Messi subjected to several rash challenges

Argentina's Lautaro Martinez celebrates after scoring against Peru during the South American qualification football match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, at the Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires, on 14 October 2021
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