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European champions Portugal celebrated their 2-0 viictory of Switzerland in Lisbon that saw the Portuguese titan club qualify for the World Cup finals in Russia next summer. The World Cup qualifying stages are drawing to a close, and to date it is already determined that twenty-three teams will definitely feature in the upcoming December 2017 draw for World Cup Russia 2018, some teams could still make it, and other teams will definitely miss out.

Of the 23 clubs of the 32 teams that will contest next summer's World Cup final have already secured their qualification spots are Russia, Brazil, Itan, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Belgium, Germany, England, Poland, Costa Rica, Nigeria, Egypt, Iceland, Serbia, Spain, France, Portugal, Panama, Argentina, Uruguay, Columbia. Buy Russia World Cup Tickets for England, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, France and more now!

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Costa Rica reached their 4th World Cup finals with a game remaining from their CONCACAF qualification group. Nigeria is the first team from Africa to reach Russia. Nigeria have missed only one tournament, Germany 2006, since qualifying in 1994 for the first time. Egypt’s Mohamed Salah scored twice to send the North Africans to their first World Cup Finals since 1990. Iceland qualified for their 1st World Cup, giving Croatia a guaranteed place in Russia. Serbia qualify as winners of Group B. World Cup winners in 2008, Spain qualified as Group G winners finishing five points ahead of Italy. France qualified as winners of Group A. Portugal defeated Switzerland in their final qualification game to go through to next summer's finals. Panama reached their first World Cup ever after defeating Costa Rica in the final group game of their qualification campaign. Argentina superstar Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick in his side's final qualification game to secure their spot in the World Cup Russia finals. Urugua finished second to Brazil in their group to secure a spot in the finals. Colombia took the fourth and final automatic qualification spot in the South American group.

Hosts Russia qualified when they won the chance to host the competition back in Dec 2010. Brazil, CONMEBOL round robin winners, qualified in March 28, 2017. Iran, quaqlified as AFC third round group A winners. Japan qualified as AFC third round group B winners. South Korea qualified as runners-up to Iran in Group A. Saudi Arabia qualified as runners-up in Group B. Mexico qualified as North and central America and Caribbean round 5 winners. Belgium qualified as Uefa group H winners.. Germany secured their place as Group C winners after beating Northern Ireland 3-1 in Belfast. Gareth Southgate's England side beat Slovenia at Wembley Stadium in London to secure their spot in Russia as winners of Group F. Poland became the fourth European team to qualify.

Teams that could still qualify

Europe 

The top team in each of the nine groups below qualifies to go to Russia, with the eight best runners-up going into four play-offs. The four winners of the two-legged play-offs will qualify for the 2018 World Cup finals games in Russia, making a total of 13 teams.

Group A

Qualified: France
Play-off spot: Sweden
Eliminated: Belarus, Bulgaria, Holland and Luxembourg

France secured their ticket toe the World Cup finals after Didier Deschamps's side beat Belarus in the final game of their qualification campaign in Paris, while Sweden took the play-off spot.

Belarus, Bulgaria, Holland and Luxembourg all failed to qualify.

Group B

Qualified:Portugal
Play-off spot: Switzerland
Eliminated: Andorra, Faroe Islands, Hungary and Latvia

European champions Portugal beat Switzerland 2-0 in Lisbon to progress to the World Cup finals as winners of Group B, while the Swiss must go into the play-offs after finishing second on the same points as Fernando Santos's side.

Andorra, Faroe Islands, Hungary and Latvia failed to qualify. 

Group C

Qualified:Germany
Play-off spot: Northern Ireland
Eliminated: Azerbaijan, Czech Republic, Norway and San Marino

Holders Germany qualified with 30 points having won all 10 of their games in Group C while Michael O’Neill’s Northern Ireland side claimed a play-off place leaving them just 180 minutes away from their first World Cup finals for 32 years.

Neither Azerbaijan, Czech Republic, Norway or San Marino will be in Russia for the World Cup.

Group D

Qualified: Serbia
Play-off spot: Ireland
Eliminated: Austria, Georgia, Moldova and Wales

Serbia finished top of their group with 19 points, leapfrogging Wales at the last. Chris Coleman's 'golden generation' failed to reach a play-off place after losing to Ireland at home in their final match of the qualifying campaign. James McClean's strike was enough to send Martin O'Neill's team through to the play-offs.

Austria, Georgia and Moldova all also missed out on qualifying for the finals.

Group E

Qualified:Poland
Play-off spot: Denmark
Eliminated: Armenia, Kazakhstan, Montenegro and Romania

Poland qualified with 25 points having dropped points in just two games while Denmark managed to take the play-off spot ahead of Montenegro who joined Armenia, Kazakhstan and Romania in being eliminated.

Group F

Qualified:England
Eliminated: Lithuania, Malta, Scotland, Slovakia and Slovenia

England qualified for Russia following an unbeaten – though largely uninspiring – qualifying campaign in which they won eight games and drew twice.

Group G

Qualified: Spain
Play-off spot: Italy
Eliminated: Albania, Israel, Liechtenstein and Macedonia

Spain, the 2010 winners, qualified with a game remaining while Italy claimed a play-off spot. Albania, Israel, Liechtenstein and Macedonia all failed to qualify.

Group H

Qualified: Belgium
Play-off spot: Greece
Eliminated: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cyprus, Estonia and Gibraltar

Belgium were the first European team to qualify with 22 points from eight games while 2004 European champions Greece guaranteed a play-off spot after beating Gibraltar 4-0 in their final game of their qualification campaign.

Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cyprus, Estonia and Gibraltar all failed to qualify.

Group I

Qualified:Iceland
Play-off spot: Croatia
Eliminated: Finland, Kosovo, Turkey and Ukraine

Iceland got the job done and qualified for their first ever World Cup by beating Kosovo – who have earned just one point – 2-0 in their final match of the group. Croatia claimed a play-off spot. Finland, Kosovo, Turkey and Ukraine did not.

Play-off spots

"The eight runners-up with the best record against the teams first, third, fourth and fifth in their groups proceed to play-offs to decide the remaining four European berths," according to FIFA. There are nine teams vying for eight play-off spots, with records determined by removing results against the teams that finished bottom of each group. A draw takes place in Oct to determine opponents.  The two-legged ties take place in early Nov. The winners of the four ties go to Russia next summer. 

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Andorra v Portugal - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier

Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the opening goal past Andorra goalie Josep Gomes during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier at the Estadi Nacional on October 7, 2017

Andorra v Portugal - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal celebrates after scoring the opening goal past Andorra goalie Josep Gomes during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier at the Estadi Nacional on October 7, 2017

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World Cup 2018 Russia is only 15 months away and the latest round of qualifying games are just around the corner. Titan teams expected to challenge for the coveted trophy in Russia are Brazil, Germany, France, and Belgium. Argentina’s fate is less certain due to their superstar striker Lionel Messi’s four match ban.

Brazil are top of the South American qualifying round, having been rejuvenated under manager Tite’s leadership with Argentina in fifth with a key game against Chile coming up on Thursday. Spain, France, Poland, Republic of Ireland and Croatia sit atop their groups. DR Congo, Nigeria and Egypt are on top with six points from their opening games. Meanwhile Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Japan are top of their gourps.  

World Cup Russia 2018 is the last chance for Lionel Messi to be crowned the undisputed king of football, as Maradona was in Mexico in 1986  The match against Chile on Thursday in Buenos Aires on the Road to World Cup Russia; it is a must-win for Messi’s national team. Argentina’s new head coach Edgardo Bauza decided to keep players Tata Martino and Alejandro Sabella who did not play in the past six years. Footballers Gonzalo Higuaín, Ángel Di María, Sergio Agüero, Javier Mascherano and Lionel Messi have a good chance to become world champions after losing three major finals in the past three years (Brazil 2014, Copa Américai Chile 2015, and US 2016).

With four rounds of World Cup Qualifiers fixtures remaining in the South American qualifying competition, Brazil are in first place with 33 points, followed by Colombia (24), Uruguay and Chile (23). Argentina (22) are in fifth place, thereby earning a two-leg play-off against the top-ranked Oceania region side.

Brazil became the first team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup Russia, maintaining their amazing record as the tournament’s only side to have qualified to play in every World Cup Tournament in history. The five-times champs beat Paraguay 3-0 for their eighth successive win in the South American qualifying competition. Peru’s surprise 2-1 win over Uruguay in a later game guaranteed Brazil a top-four finish. Uruguay and Argentina still have to face each other which means it is impossible for both teams to overtake Brazil.

In Brazil’s crucial win, Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho curled in a low opener for Brazil and Barcelona forward Neymar capped an exciting evening with a goal in the second half and Marcelo added a third goal late in São Paulo.

“My greatest joy is sharing joy,” Brazil manager Tite said. “When you look at the face of your family, when you see the players happy, when you see a happy little child, sharing joy is my greatest satisfaction. More pleasure.”

Neymar captained his side against the Paraguay defenders.

“I always think of overcoming my limits,” Neymar said. “First of all I want to help my team, always, and then I think about pushing the limits, reaching the marks of games and goals. I am very happy for this moment, not only mine, but also my team-mates. We are achieving our goals, which is to win and reach the World Cup as well.”

Paraguay coach, Juan Carlos Arce, was critical of the referee, Victor Carrillo, after the game. “The refereeing was bad today,” he said. “It is a shame, Brazil does not need it.”

Meanwhile Argentina dropped down to fifth in the standings after losing 2-0 away to Bolivia at high altitude in La Paz without Messi as he began his four-match ban. Five-times world player of the year Messi was suspended less than six hours before kick-off for swearing at an assistant linesman in the previous match that Argentina won 1-0 win against Chile. Messi will be available only for the last of Argentina’s games in Ecuador. Messi has appealed the severity of the ban.

Russia supporters are at risk of missing their own World Cup while Russian networks struggle to agree deal with Fifa. TV networks are struggling to reach a deal to secure the rights to show World Cup 2018. The country has invested around $11bn in preparation to host the 2018 tournament, but with only 14 months to go until the World Cup finals kick off, governing body Fifa are still looking for a broadcaster to show the games in Russia after state-run TV channels firmly turned down Fifa’s price of $120m for the rights to show the tournament. Fifa are being unreasonable in their financial demands.

World Cup Draw

The draw for the 2018 World Cup Russia is set to take place in the Kremlin on Friday, December 1. A Unesco World Heritage site, the Kremlin is a fortified complex in the heart of Moscow that contains several cathedrals and palaces, one of which is the official residence of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The draw itself will be staged in the State Kremlin Palace, a building intended to house meetings of the Soviet Union's Communist Party but now used as a concert hall. This famous venue has a capacity of 6,000. This summer's dress rehearsal is the Confederations Cup which takes place between June 17 and July 2, will feature Russia, 2014 World Cup winners Germany and the six reigning champions of world football's confederations: Australia, Chile, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal and the winners of the on-going Africa Cup of Nations.

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World Cup Russia 2018 Tickets and Qualifiers Fixtures

JUN 9 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Sweden v France Tickets Friends Arena - Solna, Sweden
JUN 10 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Scotland v England Tickets 
Hampden Park - Glasgow, United Kingdom
JUN 9 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Netherlands v Luxembourg Tickets Feyenoord Stadium - De Kuip - Rotterdam, Netherlands
JUN 10 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Germany v San Marino Tickets Frankenstadion - Nuremberg, Germany
JUN 11 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Italy v Liechtenstein Tickets Stadio Friuli - Udine, Italy
AUG 31 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers France v Netherlands Tickets Stade de France - Paris, France
AUG 31 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers France v Netherlands Tickets Stade de France - Paris, France
AUG 31 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Portugal v Faroe Islands Tickets TBD - PORTUGAL - , Portugal
AUG 31 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Switzerland v Andorra Tickets TBD - SWITZERLAND - , Switzerland
SEP 2 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Spain v Italy Tickets TBD - SPAIN - TBD, Spain
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SEP 3 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers France v Luxembourg Tickets Stade de France - Paris, France
SEP 3 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Netherlands v Bulgaria Tickets TBD - NETHERLANDS - Amsterdam, Netherlands
SEP 4 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers England v Slovakia Tickets Wembley Stadium - London, United Kingdom
SEP 4 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Germany v Norway Tickets TBD - GERMANY - Berlin, Germany
SEP 5 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Italy v Israel Tickets TBD - ITALY - Rome, Italy
OCT 5 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers England v Slovenia Tickets Wembley Stadium - London, United Kingdom
OCT 5 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Northern Ireland v Germany Tickets Windsor Park - Belfast, Northern Ireland
OCT 6 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Italy v FYR Macedonia Tickets TBD - ITALY - Rome, Italy
OCT 6 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Spain v Albania Tickets TBD - SPAIN - TBD, Spain
OCT 7 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Switzerland v Hungary Tickets TBD - SWITZERLAND - , Switzerland
OCT 8 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Germany v Azerbaijan Tickets TBD - GERMANY - Berlin, Germany
OCT 10 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers France v Belarus Tickets Stade de France - Paris, France
OCT 10 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Netherlands v Sweden Tickets TBD - NETHERLANDS - Amsterdam, Netherlands
OCT 10 2017 World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Portugal v Switzerland Tickets TBD - PORTUGAL -  Portugal

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Euro 2012 Qualifying Results

To date, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands have maximum points in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying.

Fifty one teams began the journey to Poland and Ukraine last summer. Title holders and world champions Spain have maximum points along with Germany and the Netherlands. Russia and Norway have also made perfect starts. Montenegro had an impressive debut campaign.

The qualifying results are below - group standings will largely stay unchanged until late March – lots of great matches ahead in 2011.

Belgium 4 – Austria 4
Kazakhstan 0 – Germany 3
Azerbaijan 1 – Turkey 0
Armenia 4 – Andorra 0
Slovakia 1 – Ireland 1
Macedonia 0 – Russia 1
Italy v Serbia Canceled
Estonia 0 – Slovenia 1
Faroe Islands 1 – Northern Ireland 1
Belarus 2 – Albania 0
France 2 – Luxembourg 0
Finland 1 – Hungary 2
San Marino 0 – Moldova 2
Netherlands 4 – Sweden 1
Latvia 1 – Georgia 1
Greece 2 – Israel 1
England 0 – Montenegro 0
Switzerland 4 – Wales 1
Iceland 1 – Portugal 3
Denmark 2 – Cyprus 0
Liechtenstein 0 – Czech Republic 2
Scotland 2 – Spain 3

Tickets will be sold in March for 31 matches, including the opening game in Warsaw on June 8th and the final on July 1 in Kyiv. Euro 2012 opening ceremony, and the semi-final match to be played at National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland. National Stadium can hold more then 50000 football fans. Other match-ups will be played in Poznan, Wroclaw, Gdansk, Lvov, Donetsk and Kharkiv. Euro 2012 final will be held in Kiev in Ukraine. The Olympic Stadium can hold about 77,000 fans.

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Community Shield Competition Fierce at the Top

Competition is intense in the fight to play for the FA Community Shield (formerly the Charity Shield) – an exciting annual match between the Premier League Champions and the FA Cup winners at Wembley Stadium in London.

Manchester City defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers winning 4-3 moving briefly into first place in English soccer’s Premier League. Carlos Tevez scored two goals as City went one point ahead of rival Manchester United in the Premiership standings.

Arsenal defeated West Ham 3-0, Chelsea beat Blackburn 2-0, West Brom defeated Blackpool 3-2, Stoke beat Bolton 2-0 and Wigan drew 1-1 with Fulham.

Currently, Manchester United (1), Manchester City (2), Arsenal (3), Chelsea (4), and Spurs (5) are on top of the Premier League.

Spain are on top followed by World Cup finalists Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, Argentina, England, Uruguay, Portugal, Croatia, and Egypt in the fight for the FA Cup Championship.

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