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Oceania to get automatic World Cup spot
Oceania to get automatic World Cup spot

Oceania is to have a guaranteed slot at the 2026 World Cup.

England dismiss limited Lithuania

Jermain Defoe claimed his goal, claimed the headlines and England claimed the points.

Blind sacked as Dutch coach after loss

Holland have sacked coach Danny Blind after their World Cup qualifying loss to Bulgaria.

Horror tackle sparks Twitter tirade... against the wrong man

Neil Taylor, an English politician, was abused after his namesake's horrific tackle.

Buffon safe for Italy over Albania
Buffon safe for Italy over Albania

Goalie Gianluigi Buffon kept a clean sheet in his 1000th match, as Italy beat Albania.

Selection questions vex Hudson
Selection questions vex Hudson

Anthony Hudson is frustrated and bemused by ongoing questions over some of his selections.

Wynne tips All Whites class to prevail
Wynne tips All Whites class to prevail

All Whites wing-back Deklan Wynne has backed his side's quality to steamroll Fiji.

Russian MP wants legalised hooliganism
Russian MP wants legalised hooliganism

A Russian politician has an unorthodox solution to the country's football hooliganism ahead of next year's World Cup.

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Football: 'Three of four' countries could host 2026 World Cup
Football: 'Three of four' countries could host 2026 World Cup

FIFA President Gianni Infantino plans to encourage co-hosting for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

Football: Historic doco on '82 All Whites

COMMENT: Radio Sport football commentator Jason Pine promotes a project to capture sporting history.

Will the Socceroos return to Oceania?

There's one thing that may yet block the All Whites' passage to an expanded World Cup tournament ...

US, Canada, Mexico set for joint 2026 World Cup bid

Football leaders in the U.S., Canada and Mexico are in talks about joining forces to stage the biggest-ever edition of the…

Bigger World Cup worth $14m for NZ
Bigger World Cup worth $14m for NZ

Football New Zealand would likely enjoy a windfall of "considerably greater" than $US10 million from…

Italy, Spain, Israel stay in the hunt for FIFA World Cup qualification

Italy, Spain and Israel all won to stay in the running in their tight World Cup qualifying group while Ireland also enjoyed…

Wellington to host All Whites' World Cup qualifier

Wellington's Westpac Stadium will host a New Zealand leg of the Fifa World Cup Intercontinental Playoff should the All Whites…

Football: Heartbreak for NZ U17s

New Zealand were yesterday knocked out of the Under-17 Fifa World Cup by Brazil - just seconds away from taking the football…

Blatter deserves a Nobel prize - Putin

He might president of a world body being investigated for bribery and corruption but Russian president Vladimir Putin believes…

Call Blatter corrupt, you go to jail
Call Blatter corrupt, you go to jail

Fifa president Sepp Blatter says anyone who calls him corrupt should be sent to jail. Blatter, 79…

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