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Southgate appointed England manager on permanent basis

Gareth Southgate has been handed the England manager’s role on a permanent basis and will lead the Three Lions through qualifying for the 2018 World Cup and the European Championship two years…

Gareth Southgate has been handed the England manager’s role on a permanent basis and will lead the Three Lions through qualifying for the 2018 World Cup and the European Championship two years…

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Klinsmann sacked as US coach

Juergen Klinsmann has been sacked as coach of the US national football team.

Juergen Klinsmann has been sacked as coach of the US national football team.

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2018 World Cup qualifying: Belgium top Group H as Netherlands and Portugal also win

Manchester United’s Memphis Depay came off the bench to score twice and help the Netherlands beat Luxembourg 3-1 and move second in Group A of the 2018 World Cup qualifying…

Manchester United’s Memphis Depay came off the bench to score twice and help the Netherlands beat Luxembourg 3-1 and move second in Group A of the 2018 World Cup qualifying…

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Unbeaten Republic of Ireland inch closer to 2018 World Cup with win over Austria

The Republic of Ireland boosted their chances of reaching the 2018 World Cup in Russia after they beat Austria for the first time since 1963 to move top of qualifying Group…

The Republic of Ireland boosted their chances of reaching the 2018 World Cup in Russia after they beat Austria for the first time since 1963 to move top of qualifying Group…

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Road to Russia 2018 rolls on

This edition of "The Corner" looks at England's new manager and the national side's World Cup 2018 qualification campaign so far

This edition of "The Corner" looks at England's new manager and the national side's World Cup 2018 qualification campaign so far

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European Champions Portugal and France enjoy resounding victories in World Cup qualifiers

Kevin Gameiro scored a brace of goals while Dimitri Payet and Antoine Griezmann hit one apiece as France beat Bulgaria 4-1 in their second Group A World Cup qualifier at the Stade de France on…

Kevin Gameiro scored a brace of goals while Dimitri Payet and Antoine Griezmann hit one apiece as France beat Bulgaria 4-1 in their second Group A World Cup qualifier at the Stade de France on…

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Italy and Spain share the spoils in World Cup qualifier

Italy and Spain shared the spoils with a 1-1 draw in their Group G World Cup qualifier at the Juventus Stadium in Turin on Thursday.

Italy and Spain shared the spoils with a 1-1 draw in their Group G World Cup qualifier at the Juventus Stadium in Turin on Thursday.

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FIFA happy with Luzhniki refurbishment ahead of 2018 World Cup

A FIFA delegation is in Moscow to inspect the refurbishment work being carried out on the Luzhniki Stadium ahead of the 2018 World Cup.

A FIFA delegation is in Moscow to inspect the refurbishment work being carried out on the Luzhniki Stadium ahead of the 2018 World Cup.

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Magnificent minnows in a night of World Cup action

In the World Cup qualifiers in Group A France were in Belarus and with all the talent on show failed to breakdown a stubborn home side. The Euro 2016 hosts and runners-up go home unhappy.

In the World Cup qualifiers in Group A France were in Belarus and with all the talent on show failed to breakdown a stubborn home side. The Euro 2016 hosts and runners-up go home unhappy.

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Germany knock three past Norway in World Cup qualifiers

Defending Champions Germany got their world cup 2018 qualifiers off to a flying start in Oslo Bayern Munich striker Thomas Muller scored in each half while Joshua Kimmich struck on the edge of half ti

Defending Champions Germany got their world cup 2018 qualifiers off to a flying start in Oslo Bayern Munich striker Thomas Muller scored in each half while Joshua Kimmich struck on the edge of half ti

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German football legend Beckenbauer investigated over 2006 World Cup

Swiss authorities have opened criminal proceedings against German soccer great Franz Beckenbauer and two former presidents of Germany’s football federation (DFB) in connection with its successful bid

Swiss authorities have opened criminal proceedings against German soccer great Franz Beckenbauer and two former presidents of Germany’s football federation (DFB) in connection with its successful bid

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Cheaper 2018 World Cup tickets announced for Russians

Prices have been announced for the 2018 World Cup tickets in Russia. For the final they will cost the equivalent of almost 1,000 euros, but there will be cheaper tickets just for Russians.

Prices have been announced for the 2018 World Cup tickets in Russia. For the final they will cost the equivalent of almost 1,000 euros, but there will be cheaper tickets just for Russians.

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Qatar under fire again over treatment of World Cup workers

Qatar has come under fire again over the treatment of World Cup workers, alleging systematic abuses including forced labour. Amnesty International’s

Qatar has come under fire again over the treatment of World Cup workers, alleging systematic abuses including forced labour. Amnesty International’s

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Beckenbauer sanctioned by FIFA over failure to cooperate

FIFA’s ethics committee has warned and fined Germany’s World Cup-winning captain and coach Franz Beckenbauer for stonewalling an investigation. The

FIFA’s ethics committee has warned and fined Germany’s World Cup-winning captain and coach Franz Beckenbauer for stonewalling an investigation. The

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Top FIFA sponsors demand Sepp Blatter quits immediately

Major football sponsors are demanding the immediate resignation of FIFA president Sepp Blatter. Companies that have long linked their brand names to

Major football sponsors are demanding the immediate resignation of FIFA president Sepp Blatter. Companies that have long linked their brand names to

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Business as usual as Blatter joins Putin for World Cup draw

Despite the corruption scandals surrounding Fifa and the investigations into the bidding process that awarded Russia the World Cup in 2018 and Qatar

Despite the corruption scandals surrounding Fifa and the investigations into the bidding process that awarded Russia the World Cup in 2018 and Qatar

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Russia shows off preparations for World Cup 2018

Russia’s preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup are in full swing as the country gets 11 cities ready to host the tournament. Eager to avoid the

Russia’s preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup are in full swing as the country gets 11 cities ready to host the tournament. Eager to avoid the

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USA into World Cup final with Germany win

Carli Lloyd and Kelley O’Hara fired the United States passed European Champions Germany and into their fourth Women’s World Cup final. It was a

Carli Lloyd and Kelley O’Hara fired the United States passed European Champions Germany and into their fourth Women’s World Cup final. It was a

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Serbia beat Brazil to become Under-20 World Cup champions

In a shock result, Serbia have been crowned champions of the Under-20 World Cup after beating Brazil in the final in New Zealand on Saturday. The

In a shock result, Serbia have been crowned champions of the Under-20 World Cup after beating Brazil in the final in New Zealand on Saturday. The