2018 FIFA World Cup

Messi magic sparks Argentina, Brazil marches on in World Cup qualifiers

Nov 16, 2016 - 3:14 PM

The victory elevates Argentina into the qualifying places after a disastrous run of results which saw them take just two points from their previous four games

VICTORY. Argentina's Angel Di Maria (L) celebrates with teammate Lionel Messi after scoring against Colombia during their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier football match in San Juan, Argentina, on November 15, 2016.  EITAN ABRAMOVICH / AFP

Marquez sinks US as Mexico snatches World Cup qualifying thriller

Nov 12, 2016 - 12:30 PM

Marquez heads home a Miguel Layun corner in the dying minutes of a pulsating battle to end the USA s long record of dominance at Columbus s Mapfre Stadium where they had beaten Mexico in the past 4 World Cup cycles

Members of the Mexico men's national team celebrate Rafael Marquez's goal against the US men's national team during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match in Columbus, Ohio on November 11, 2016.  Paul Vernon / AFP

Wayne Rooney to end England career after 2018 World Cup

Aug 30, 2016 - 9:16 PM

My mind is made up Russia will be my last tournament declares England captain Wayne Rooney

WINDING DOWN. Wayne Rooney's international career with England is winding down. He is seen here acknowledging fans after England lost 2-1 to Iceland in the Euro 2016 round of 16. PAUL ELLIS / AFP

Azkals–Yemen preview: Still so much to play for

Nov 10, 2015 - 2:15 PM

Minus Phil Younghusband the Azkals face Yemen on Thursday The World Cup dream is fading but the team will have plenty of motivation to achieve victory

AZKALS. (From left to right) Iain Ramsay, Amani Aguinaldo, Kenshiro Daniels, and Rob Gier during training on Monday, November 9 at the McKinley Hill Stadium. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Azkals drop World Cup qualifier rematch with Bahrain

Oct 14, 2015 - 1:33 AM

Bahrain scores goals at 52 and 60 to close the gap on third place in Group H of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers

SET BACK. After winning their first two matches, the Philippines has been winless in their last 3. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Azkals vs Bahrain preview: A whole new ball game

Oct 12, 2015 - 3:53 PM

After a gutsy draw in Pyongyang the Azkals face a different challenge in Tuesday s qualifier

Thomas Dooley (left) and Manny Ott. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Azkals in Group H of 2018 World Cup qualifiers

Apr 14, 2015 - 8:54 PM

The Philippines will face countries like Uzbekistan Bahrain DPR Korea and Yemen in the aforementioned bracket

Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Executive Director of Competitions, Shin Man Gil, shows the ticket of the Philippines during the 2018 World Cup Asian Qualifiers second round draw