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Germany 3 - 0 Czech Republic: Three and easy for Germany once again

Posted Sunday, October 09, 2016 by PA

Germany recorded their second successive 3-0 win in a comfortable start to their Group C World Cup qualifying campaign. Thomas Muller bagged a brace while Toni Kroos was also on target for Joachim Low's men, who inflicted an identical defeat on Norway last month and host Northern Ireland in their next qualifier on Tuesday. The result even flattered the Czech Republic, who were outplayed at H...Full Story »

Gerard Pique's Resurgence Under Luis Enrique Cements Barcelona Legend Status

Posted Sunday, October 09, 2016 by Goal.com

If you had to pick just one player who has benefited from Luis Enrique's stewardship at FC Barcelona, it would be Sergi Roberto. He has come the furthest since the Asturian coach arrived, moving from an also-ran to an essential first-team player. But while not as spectacular, because he already had first-team status and several trophies in the bank, Gerard Pique's rise to the heights he hits on ...Full Story »

Report: Red Bulls won’t pursue Bastian Schweinsteiger

Posted Sunday, October 09, 2016 by Goal.com

There’s been plenty of known interest from Major League Soccer when it comes to acquiring veteran German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger. The New York Red Bulls reportedly won’t be one of the clubs courting the Manchester United central midfielder, though. According to Bild, global head of soccer for the Red Bulls —Oliver Mintzlaff — has claimed that the reigning Easter...Full Story »

Southgate makes winning start with England

Posted Sunday, October 09, 2016 by Goal.com

London (AFP) - First-half goals by Daniel Sturridge and Dele Alli earned England a laboured 2-0 win over minnows Malta on Saturday in interim manager Gareth Southgate's first game in charge. Southgate has stepped into the breach following the departure of Sam Allardyce, who was brought down by a newspaper sting, and saw his side secure a successive World Cup qualifying victory. Sturridge and A...Full Story »

Southgate praises Lingard’s debut performance for England

Posted Sunday, October 09, 2016 by Goal.com

On a day where England dominated from start to finish, it was a Manchester United youngster that caught the eyes of the Three Lions’ new manager. Gareth Southgate‘s first match as England’s boss could have gone a bit smoother in the scoring department, however, the Three Lions comfortably dealt with Malta in a 2-0 decision at Wembley Stadium. While it was Daniel Sturridge and D...Full Story »

England 2-0 Malta: Sturridge & Alli give Southgate first win

Posted Sunday, October 09, 2016 by Goal.com

England 2-0 Malta: Sturridge & Alli give Southgate first win Jordan Henderson had a hand in both goals as the Three Lions made it two wins from two in World Cup qualifying after seeing off the Group F minnows at Wembley Stadium England eased past Malta 2-0 at Wembley thanks to goals from first-half goals Daniel Sturridge and Dele Alli to give interim manager Gareth Southgate his first win ...Full Story »

England 2 - 0 Malta: Southgate's England ease to low-key win over Malta

Posted Sunday, October 09, 2016 by PA

England put a tough fortnight behind them with a predictably straightforward victory against Malta, getting Gareth Southgate's interim reign off to a solid if unspectacular start. In the four months since the national team last trotted out at Wembley, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, the Three Lions suffered a humbling Euro 2016 exit to Iceland and Roy Hodgson's successor...Full Story »

Montenegro 5 - 0 Kazakhstan: Montenegro score five in thrashing of Kazakhstan

Posted Sunday, October 09, 2016 by PA

Montenegro routed Group E rivals Kazakhstan 5-0 in their World Cup qualifier in Podgorica. Zarko Tomasevic gave Montenegro a half-time lead before Nikola Vukcevic, Stevan Jovetic, Fatos Beqiraj and Stefan Savic all hit the target in a second period Ljubisa Tumbakovic's side dominated. Montenegro had gone close through Marko Simic and Tomasevic before the latter headed them into a 24th-minute ...Full Story »

Armenia 0 - 5 Romania: Romania crush 10-man Armenia for first win of qualifying campaign

Posted Sunday, October 09, 2016 by PA

Romania cruised to their first win of the new World Cup qualifying campaign with a 5-0 win over 10-man Armenia in Yerevan. The hosts' hopes were effectively dashed as early as the third minute when Gor Malakyan was sent off for a foul and Bogdan Stancu put the visitors ahead from the penalty spot. Romania, who drew their opening Group E game against Montenegro last month, doubled their lead af...Full Story »

Azerbaijan 1 - 0 Norway: Medvedev on target as Azerbaijan stun Norway

Posted Sunday, October 09, 2016 by PA

Maksim Medvedev's early strike proved enough for Azerbaijan to secure a shock win over Norway in their World Cup qualifying Group C clash in Baku. Medvedev threaded a low shot past visiting keeper Rune Jarstein to put the hosts in front and they hung on to maintain their 100 per cent start, having also won their opener in San Marino last month. Markus Henriksen and Haitam Aleesami were among t...Full Story »

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