Harry Kane celebrates scoring with Jamie Vardy during the international friendly between England and Turkey on May 22, 2016
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
Arsenal attacker Alex Iwobi in action during his side's Premier League clash with Brighton & Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium on October 1, 2017
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
Neymar in action during the international friendly between Japan and Brazil on November 10, 2017
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
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill asks 'Is it bigger than a bread bin?' during his side's Euro 2016 qualifier with Germany.
Result: Denmark run riot to deny Republic of Ireland World Cup spot
Tottenham Hotspur's Christian Eriksen nets a hat-trick as Denmark dump Republic of Ireland out of next summer's World Cup in the qualification playoffs.
Nov 14, 21:35
Ireland's coach Martin O'Neill attends the Euro 2016 group E football match between Ireland and Sweden at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis on June 13, 2016. The match ended in a 1-1 draw
Team News: Daryl Murphy leads line for Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill opts to keep striker Daryl Murphy in his starting lineup for the second leg of the World Cup playoff with Denmark.
Nov 14, 18:35
Tite participates in a Brazil training session at the team headquarters in Sao Paulo on June 15, 2016
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's players celebrate after Ireland scored an own goal during the Euro 2016 group E football match between Ireland and Sweden at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis on June 13, 2016
Sweden boss Janne Andersson dismisses Zlatan Ibrahimovic tweet
Sweden 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
Italy manager Giampiero Ventura on the touchline during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
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 goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon in action for his side during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
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
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon in action for his side during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
Result: Italy to miss first World Cup in 60 years as Sweden win playoff tie
The World Cup will be staged without Italy for the first time in 60 years due to the Azzurri's defeat to Sweden in their playoff tie.
Nov 13, 21:42
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill after the Euro 2016 Qualifier between Northern Ireland and Faroe Islands at Windsor Park on October 11, 2014
Michael O'Neill not thinking about Northern Ireland future
Michael 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
Thomas Lemar celebrates with teammates after scoring during the World Cup qualifier between France and the Netherlands on August 31, 2017
Mats Hummels amazed by France's strength in depth
Germany 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
Ireland's coach Martin O'Neill attends the Euro 2016 group E football match between Ireland and Sweden at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis on June 13, 2016. The match ended in a 1-1 draw
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 in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Lionel Messi explains early exit from Argentina camp
Lionel 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 during the Euro 2016 Group C match between Ukraine and Northern Ireland on July 16, 2016
Michael O'Neill "could not be any prouder" of Northern Ireland players
Michael 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
Admir Mehmedi is congratulated after scoring during the Euro 2016 Group A game between Romania and Switzerland on June 15, 2016
Result: Switzerland reach World Cup at expense of Northern Ireland
Switzerland reach the 2018 World Cup at Northern Ireland's expense with a goalless draw in Sunday's second leg in Basel for a 1-0 aggregate win.
Nov 12, 19:00
Hull City Football Management Consultant Iain Dowie looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City on April 30, 2010
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 of West Bromwich Albion during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion at Britannia Stadium on August 29, 2015 in Stoke on Trent, England.
Gareth McAuley hints at international retirement
Veteran 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
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill asks 'Is it bigger than a bread bin?' during his side's Euro 2016 qualifier with Germany.
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
Irish players celebrate next to a dejected Joe Ledley after the World Cup qualifier between Wales and the Republic of Ireland on October 9, 2017
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
Ireland's coach Martin O'Neill attends the Euro 2016 group E football match between Ireland and Sweden at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis on June 13, 2016. The match ended in a 1-1 draw
Result: Republic of Ireland claim first-leg draw in Copenhagen
Republic of Ireland hold on for a goalless draw in the first leg of their World Cup qualifying playoff against Denmark in Copenhagen.
Nov 11, 21:37
Switzerland's midfielder Granit Xhaka celebrates with teammates midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri (L) and midfielder Gokhan Inler after he scored the team's second goal during the Euro 2016 qualifying football match between Switzerland and Estonia at the Swisspo
Granit Xhaka tells Northern Ireland fans to stop complaining
Granit 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
Alvaro Morata of Spain and Nathaniel Clyne of England during an international friendly on November 15, 2016
Julen Lopetegui relishing Costa Rica, Russia tests
Spain 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
Stuart Dallas and Artem Fedetskiy during the Euro 2016 Group C match between Ukraine and Northern Ireland on July 16, 2016
Northern Ireland's Stuart Dallas a fitness doubt for second leg
Stuart 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
Sadio Mane in action during the Champions League playoff between Liverpool and Hoffenheim on August 23, 2017
Liverpool winger Sadio Mane stars as Senegal reach World Cup
Liverpool 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
New Ireland Manager Martin O'Neill looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Real Sociedad de Futbol and Manchester United at Estadio Anoeta on November 5, 2013
Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill hints at positive tactics in Denmark
Republic 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 manager Giampiero Ventura on the touchline during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
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
Sweden's players celebrate after Ireland scored an own goal during the Euro 2016 group E football match between Ireland and Sweden at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis on June 13, 2016
Result: Jakob Johansson strike gives Sweden first-leg advantage over Italy
Sweden claim a 1-0 advantage over Italy in the first leg of their World Cup qualifying showdown.
Nov 10, 21:40
Taras Stepanenko and Corry Evans during the Euro 2016 Group C match between Ukraine and Northern Ireland on July 16, 2016
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
Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri in action during the Euro 2016 match against Romania on June 15, 2016
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
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards 2015.
Michael O'Neill "staggered" by controversial penalty decision
Northern 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
Michael O'Neill during the Euro 2016 Group C match between Ukraine and Northern Ireland on July 16, 2016
Result: Controversial penalty helps Switzerland defeat Northern Ireland
Switzerland edge into pole position for a place at the 2018 World Cup thanks to a 1-0 win over Northern Ireland in Thursday's playoff first leg at Windsor Park.
Nov 9, 21:38
Jeff Hendrick (L) of Ireland and Karol Linetty of Poland vie for the ball during the Euro 2016 Group D qualifying football match between Poland and the Republic of Ireland at the Stadion Narodowy in Warsaw on October 11, 2015.
Jeff Hendrick emerges unscathed from Republic of Ireland training
Jeff 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
Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri in action during the Euro 2016 match against Romania on June 15, 2016
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
Aaron Ramsey of Wales and Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Sweden during the international friendly on June 5, 2016
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 during an Argentina training session on March 22, 2016
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 of Northern Ireland (L) and Vangelis Moras of Greece (R) during the Euro 2016 Group F international football match at Windsor Park on October 8, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
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
Lionel Messi during an Argentina training session on March 22, 2016
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
Steve Davis of Northern Ireland celebrates after scoring his side's third goal against Greece during the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier between Northern Ireland and Greece at Windsor Park on October 8, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Steven Davis ready for midfield battle against Switzerland
Steven 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
New Ireland Manager Martin O'Neill looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Real Sociedad de Futbol and Manchester United at Estadio Anoeta on November 5, 2013
Trio drop out of Republic of Ireland squad
Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill trims his squad by three players ahead of the World Cup playoff with Denmark.
Nov 6, 17:59



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2Manchester UnitedMan Utd128222762126
3Chelsea1281323101325
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs127232091123
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20Crystal Palace12129624-185