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US knocked out of World Cup after Trinidad defeat

Couva (Trinidad and Tobago) Oct 11 (AFP) – The United States failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1986 on Tuesday, crashing to a shock 2-1 defeat against already-eliminated Trinidad and Tobago. In a result that will be viewed as a catastrophe for soccer in …

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Messi hat-trick fires Argentina into World Cup

Quito Oct 11 (AFP) – Lionel Messi scored a brilliant hat-trick as Argentina sealed their place at the 2018 World Cup with a 3-1 victory over Ecuador here Tuesday. Barcelona superstar Messi single-handedly rescued Argentina’s World Cup hopes as the South American giants came from behind to win in Quito. …

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France pass test to clinch World Cup spot

Paris (AFP) – France clinched qualification for the World Cup thanks to goals from Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud in a hard-fought 2-1 win over Belarus on Tuesday. Didier Deschamps’s side successfully completed their tricky challenge of beating Bulgaria and Belarus in their final two qualifiers. The victory at the …

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Ronaldo, Portugal lock down World Cup spot

Ronaldo, Portugal lock down World Cup spot

Lisbon (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal defeated Switzerland 2-0 in Lisbon on Tuesday to earn a place at the 2018 World Cup and consign their opponents to next month’s play-offs. An own goal from Johan Djourou handed Portugal the lead on 41 minutes and Andre Silva netted a second before …

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2018 World Cup: Rohr ready to drop Mikel Obi, Ighalo

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has admitted he might have to leave out captain John Obi Mikel and Odion Ighalo, from their 2018 World Cup qualifier against Algeria on November 11. The fixture has become a mere formality, after Nigeria booked their place at next year’s tournament, …

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Loss to South Africa woke us up – Super Eagles Coach Rohr

A Franco-German tactician, Gernot Rohr, has expressed pleasure working with the Super Eagles, following the three-time African champion’s qualification for Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup on Saturday. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Nigeria became the first African country to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia …

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World Cup: FIFA, CAF Probe Nigeria, Zambia Match 

Fifa and the Confederation of Africa Football have launched an investigation into the behavior of the Copper Bullets fans during Nigeria’s 1-0 win over Zambia on Saturday evening. Photographs show the Zambian fans displaying a banner: “H.E. E.C. LUNGU GOD BLESS YOU,” in the stands at the Godswill Akpabio International …

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