World Cup

Worker dies at World Cup stadium in Qatar

A worker has died in a "work-related" incident at a stadium in Qatar, local organizers for the 2022 World Cup said late Saturday.

Malta football chief: evidence of suspicious betting in WC qualifier

Malta's football chief says there is "overwhelming evidence" of suspicious betting around a World Cup qualifier against Lithuania last week which Malta lost 2-0.

Hart's heroics preserve England's 0-0 draw in Slovenia

Joe Hart's heroics preserved England's 0-0 draw against Slovenia in World Cup qualifying on Tuesday.

France deal Dutch World Cup blow as Benteke races to fastest goal

France dealt the Netherlands a major blow in their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup with a 1-0 victory over the Dutch in Amsterdam on Monday.

Spain go top with impressive 2-0 win in Albania

Spain cruised to the top of World Cup qualifying Group G on Sunday with an authoritative 2-0 win in Albania on second-half goals from Diego Costa and Nolito.

Italy leave it late for 3-2 win at Macedonia

Ciro Immobile struck twice to lead Italy's rally in a 3-2 win at Macedonia Sunday to keep the Azzurri level on points with leaders Spain in their World Cup qualification group.

Portugal, France score their first wins in World Cup qualifying

Euro 2016 finalists Portugal and France scored their first wins in qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup on Friday, at the expense of Bulgaria and Andorra.

Croatia cruised 6-0 in Kosovo. Spain held 1-1 by Italy, Wales draw 2-2 in Austria

Italy managed to battle out a 1-1 draw at home to a lively Spain on Thursday in Turin, in a high-profile World Cup qualifier.

Kosovo exhilarated ahead of football homecoming with Croatia

Several years after declaring independence, Kosovo play a first competitive football game at 'home' - in neighbouring Albania.

Albania defeat Macedonia in World Cup qualifier

Albania defeated Macedonia 2-1 Tuesday in a football World Cup qualifier which had been abandoned the previous evening after a heavy rainstorm.

Kosovo make their point on international football stage

After becoming a FIFA member in May, Kosovo celebrate a first point and first goal in international competition after a 1-1 draw against Finland in a World Cup qualifying match.

Turkey hold Croatia to 1-1 draw; Spain, Italy, Wales off to winning starts

Spain, Italy and Euro 2016 semi-finalists Wales began their World Cup campaigns with victories while newcomers Kosovo earned their first point and scored their first goal in international...

Kosovo boosted before World Cup opener as FIFA lets players switch

World Cup debutants Kosovo are being boosted Monday before their first-ever qualifier against Finland as players are still being assessed for eligibility, world governing body FIFA said.

Germany, England win away in World Cup qualifiers

Heavyweights Germany and England won away from home as European qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup began Sunday.

Kosovo steps on world football stage

Kosovo take part in a major international competition for the first time in qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup, but its unresolved diplomatic status still casts a shadow.