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Italy fail to reach World Cup in 60 years

Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years after being held to a 0-0 home draw on Monday by a defiant Sweden, who

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Morocco and Tunisia qualify for 2018 World Cup

North African nations Morocco and Tunisia took contrasting routes Saturday as they qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Morocco scored twice within five minutes through Nabil Dirar and

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Algeria convert soft penalty to hold Nigeria

Yacine Brahimi won and converted a harshly-awarded late penalty to rescue a 1-1 draw for Algeria against already-qualified Nigeria Friday in a World Cup Africa zone Group B dead-rubber. The

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Senegal defeats South Africa 2-0 to qualify for 2018 World Cup

English Premier League pair Diafra Sakho and Sadio Mane played key roles as Senegal defeated South Africa 2-0 in Polokwane Friday to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. West Ham

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Portugal, France claim World Cup spots

Joao Mario and Johan Djourou (Photo:Gallo Images) Cristiano Ronaldo‘s Portugal and Antoine Griezmann’s France booked spots at the 2018 World Cup finals on Tuesday while the Netherlands crashed out. Portugal

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Messi treble fires Argentina into World Cup

Lionel Messi (photo: Gallo Images) Lionel Messi fired Argentina into the World Cup with a brilliant hat-trick on Tuesday as South American champions Chile suffered a shock elimination. Messi single-handedly

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US out of 2018 World Cup, Panama qualifies

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

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2018 World Cup: Argentina, Colombia advance, Chile out

Argentina (Gallo Images) Argentina, Uruguay and Colombia booked their place at next year’s World Cup finals on Tuesday in a thrilling final round of qualifiers that saw South American champions