World Cup Qualifiers
Football  /  Published 03.05.22

Senegal fined for laser use by fans

Fifa fined Senegal’s soccer federation 175,000 Swiss francs ($180,000) on Monday for fan disorder at a World Cup playoff game, including shining laser pointers at Egypt star Mohamed Salah in the...
By Agencies in Zurich

Football  /  Published 31.03.22

Africa’s night of drama and ‘laser show’

The final night of African qualifying for the World Cup produced high drama and upsets on Tuesday with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, who was targeted by lasers, missing a vital shoot-out penalty as...
By The Telegraph

Football  /  Published 26.03.22

Portugal live to fight another day

Portugal survived a nervy finale to move one step closer to reaching the World Cup with a 3-1 win over Turkey, who missed a late penalty that could have forced extra-time in their play-off semi-final ...
By Agencies in Porto

Football  /  Published 25.03.22

Friends turn rivals in quest for berth

Africa’s World Cup play-offs will serve up a Mohamed Salah vs Sadio Mané sequel as the Liverpool teammates face off on opposite sides again with their countries, this time for a place at ...
By Agencies in Cape Town

Football  /  Published 25.03.22

Mitoma seals it for Japan

Substitute Kaoru Mitoma scored twice in the final few minutes to give Japan a 2-0 win over Australia at a rain-soaked Olympic Stadium on Thursday and send his country through to the seventh successive...
By Reuters in Sydney


Football  /  Published 10.03.22

WC Qualifiers: Ukraine tie vs Scotland deferred

Fifa has postponed Ukraine’s World Cup qualification playoff against Scotland on March 24, it said in a statement on Tuesday. The winners of the game at Hampden Park in Glasgow will take on Aust...
By Reuters

Sports  /  Published 27.02.22

Poland and Sweden take stand

Support for Ukraine and peace reverberated around the Premier League matches on Saturday — (top) Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick and players stand together with the Watford footb...
By The Telegraph

Football  /  Published 03.02.22

WC Qualifiers: Brazil cruise past Paraguay

Brazil scored twice in the last four minutes, including a first international goal for Real Madrid striker Rodrygo, to cap a comfortable 4-0 win over Paraguay in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier he...
By Agencies

Football  /  Published 29.01.22

VAR grabs limelight in qualifier

Brazil had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Ecuador in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday after Felix Torres’ header 15 minutes from time cancelled out an early Casemiro strike. The match saw both si...
By Reuters

Football  /  Published 19.11.21

Referee suspended for ‘serious errors’

The referee and the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) who officiated in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina have been suspended for “serious errors”, the South Ame...
By Agencies


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