The 2018 FIFA World Cup has begun to take shape with the confirmation of all four Draw Pots ahead of the December 1st World Cup Draw. In a change of format, all pots will be determined by each national team’s most recent FIFA World Ranking. Pot 1 will contain the eight highest-ranked teams, Pot 2
All 32 participants have been decided for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The agony and the ecstasy of World Cup Qualifying was on full display; Panama and Iceland made history by qualifying for their first-ever World Cup Finals, while there were scenes of heartbreak in Milan when Italy failed to secure a World
Italy have parted ways with Giampiero Ventura after failing to secure World Cup qualification, as reported by the BBC. The Azzurri lost 1-0 to Sweden in the playoffs, excluding them from a World Cup for the first time since 1958. However, the 69-year-old absolved himself of any blame in the fallout of the disappointment, pointing
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Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny will retire from international football with France following the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The 32-year-old has made 49 appearances for Les Blues since debuting in 2011. “Yes, I think (to retire from France),” Koscielny told French outlet L’Equipe when asked on his retirement plans. “I have six months left to
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Argentina have left their World Cup status in the balance following a 0-0 draw at home to Peru in the penultimate CONMEBOL qualifier before the 2018 finals in Russia. The two-time World Champions now sit outside the qualifying spots in 6th place with just one game to play – away to Ecuador – and cannot
Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay will put in a collaborative bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup. The 2030 edition of the world’s most watched sporting event marks 100 years since its inception, when Uruguay hosted the 1930 World Cup. “The first meeting (to prepare the bid) will be organised in the first week of
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Anthony Martial’s blistering start to the season with Manchester United doesn’t appear to have left much of an impression on France boss Didier Deschamps. The 22-year-old was left out of France’s squad for World Cup qualification matches against Bulgaria and Belarus, which will be their last two competitive matches before next year’s tournament in Russia