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Czech Republic 0 - 0 Azerbaijan: Winless Czech Republic held by unbeaten Azerbaijan

Posted Wednesday, October 12, 2016 by PA

Azerbaijan remain unbeaten in Group C and Czech Republic are still without a win after a goalless draw in Ostrava. With the Czechs yet to score a goal during the qualifying campaign and Azerbaijan yet to concede, perhaps the scoreline was inevitable. There were few real opportunities in the match. Jiri Skalak put a header over the crossbar for the hosts early on before Ramil Sheydayev missed t...Full Story »

Slovenia 0-0 England: Hart heroics save shambolic Three Lions

Posted Wednesday, October 12, 2016 by goal.com

The on-loan Torino goalkeeper made four superb saves to deny the home side as Gareth Southgate's side maintained their unbeaten start to World Cup qualifying Gareth Southgate's decision to drop much-maligned captain Wayne Rooney did little to improve England as an attacking force as they relied on Joe Hart to secure a 0-0 World Cup qualifying draw in Slovenia. Rooney's ineffective display in S...Full Story »

Germany 2-0 Northern Ireland: Draxler & Khedira on target as hosts ease to win

Posted Wednesday, October 12, 2016 by goal.com

The World Cup holders have started their campaign in imperious form, and had no problem in disposing of Michael O'Neill's men with two goals in the first half Germany maintained their 100 per cent record in Group C after strolling to a 2-0 World Cup qualifying victory over Northern Ireland in Hannover on Tuesday. Joachim Low's men were high on confidence following their impressive 3-0 win over...Full Story »

Slovenia 0 - 0 England: Joe Hart saves England from Slovenia defeat

Posted Wednesday, October 12, 2016 by PA

Joe Hart's exceptional display prevented England from falling to a first qualifying defeat in seven years as Gareth Southgate's ponderous side were given a scare in Slovenia. The build-up was dominated by the bold - and perhaps belated - decision to leave out-of-sorts captain Wayne Rooney on the bench, but it was another jilted player that rose to the fore in Ljubljana. Hart, unfancied by Ma...Full Story »

Slovakia 3 - 0 Scotland: Scotland thrashed in Slovakia as World Cup qualification hopes dented

Posted Wednesday, October 12, 2016 by PA

Scotland's 2018 World Cup took another heavy blow with a 3-0 defeat to Slovakia at the Stadion Antona Malatinskeho in Trnava. The Scots had started with some confidence in the crucial Group F qualifier but Robert Mak drove the home side ahead in the 18th minute, although it appeared the visitors had been denied a clear foul before the Slovaks countered. Mak added a second in the 56th minute be...Full Story »

Norway 4 - 1 San Marino: Late goals help Norway overcome San Marino

Posted Wednesday, October 12, 2016 by PA

Norway got their World Cup qualifying campaign up and running with a 4-1 home win over San Marino. Per-Mathias Hogmo's side went into the match against the Group C minnows on the back of defeats to Germany and Azerbaijan but they took an early lead through Davide Simoncini's 11th-minute own goal. However, the comfortable evening that was expected to follow did not materialise and San Marino eq...Full Story »

Germany 2 - 0 Northern Ireland: Germany prove too much for spirited Northern Ireland

Posted Wednesday, October 12, 2016 by PA

A pair of goals in four first-half minutes saw Germany coast to a 2-0 World Cup qualifying victory over Northern Ireland in Hanover. Julian Draxler's opener and Sami Khedira's header both came inside the first 17 minutes and Michael O'Neill may have feared the worst against the team that gave them the run-around at the European Championship in France four months earlier. However, the visitor...Full Story »

Kazakhstan 0 - 0 Romania: Romania draw in Kazakhstan

Posted Wednesday, October 12, 2016 by PA

Romania wasted the chance to stamp their authority on Group E as they were held to a goalless draw by Kazakhstan in Astana. An early kick-off handed the visitors an opportunity to move three points clear of Poland and Montenegro but they rarely threatened during a drab contest. Bogdan Stancu drilled two low efforts wide during the first half and created the game's best opening three minutes fr...Full Story »

Paul Pogba answers critics with THIS stunning long-range strike against Holland

Posted Tuesday, October 11, 2016 by Dailystar.co.uk

The £89m-man has come under fire for both club and country in recent weeks following a string of below-par performances. But he proved his class once again despite the dip in form, firing Les Bleus ahead with a long-range rocket during their World Cup qualifying showdown with Holland tonight. The former Juventus man picked the ball up deep inside the Orange half, sauntering through a non-...Full Story »

'Shut up you absolute idiot' Furious Coleen Rooney slams England captain's critics

Posted Tuesday, October 11, 2016 by Dailystar.co.uk

DEFENCE: Coleen Rooney has supported her under-fire husband The 30-year-old England captain – who was dropped by Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho last month – will be left out of his country's clash with Slovenia tomorrow. He was booed during England's weekend win over Malta at Wembley, Gareth Southgate's first game in charge of the nation. But the ex-Everton forward's angry w...Full Story »

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