World Cup qualifiers

Booters to have camp in Saudi Arabia before facing Palestine twice

Bangladesh national football team will have a two-week residential camp in Saudi Arabia before playing back-to-back matches of the World Cup Qualifiers against Palestine, informed Bangladesh Football Federation’s vice-president Kazi Nabil Ahmed.

Organisers accused of negligence over Brazil-Argentina brawl

Brazilian police and football authorities traded blame Wednesday after a brawl broke out ahead of Brazil's match against arch-rivals Argentina, leaving several injured in what fans called a "tragedy foretold."

Bangladesh’s game against Maldives had everything: Alfaz Ahmed

Former Bangladesh national team star forward Alfaz Ahmed wants national players to showcase an attitude similar to the one they had yesterday in future fixtures as well, after the men in red and green confirmed their place in the World Cup Qualifiers for the third time in a row with a 2-1 win over Maldives in the second leg of the preliminary round on Tuesday.

Messi called up for Argentina qualifiers despite injury

Messi missed Inter's 4-1 defeat to Chicago on Wednesday as he continues to struggle with his fitness -- he has played just 37 minutes for the club since September 3.

Messi-less Argentina cruise to 3-0 win over Bolivia

Messi, who has had a hectic schedule with his club Inter Miami, watched his teammates from the bench but was not listed as a substitute, having complained of tiredness after scoring the winner in Thursday's 1-0 victory over Ecuador.

Messi to lead Argentina in opening World Cup qualifiers

Coach Lionel Scaloni's 32-man squad also features stalwarts including Angel Di Maria, who returned to Benfica this year, and defender Nicolas Otamendi.

Neymar in, Paqueta out as Brazil name squad for World Cup qualifiers

Brazil have omitted West Ham United midfielder Lucas Paqueta from their squad for next month's World Cup qualifiers amid media reports that the English FA and FIFA have opened an investigation into potential betting rule breaches.

Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka target World Cup with Windies in danger

Hosts Zimbabwe and former champions Sri Lanka are in prime position to clinch the final two qualifying spots for this year's Cricket World Cup, while two-time winners the West Indies risk missing the tournament for the first time.

West Indies, Zimbabwe win opening World Cup qualifiers

Two-time world champions West Indies recovered from the early loss of openers Brandon King and Kyle Mayers as four players hit half-centuries as they made 297 all out off 49.3 overs.

May 9, 2023
May 9, 2023

Tigers sent in to bat first by Ireland

Ireland will need to win all three matches of the series including a big-margin win in one of those to have a chance of directly qualifying for this year's ODI World Cup.

August 17, 2022
August 17, 2022

Brazil v Argentina qualifier not to be replayed

The World Cup qualifier between Argentina and Brazil suspended last year will not be replayed, the Argentine Football Association (AFA) said on Tuesday.

October 31, 2015
October 31, 2015

'Lionel Messi of Barcelona makes rivals insecure and afraid'

Emiliano Insua says the mere presence of Barcelona forward Lionel Messi makes rivals feel afraid and insecure on the pitch.

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