World Cup 2018 qualifiers

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Diego Maradona lives like he played, with blatant disregard for the rules and norms
His performance in the stands while watching Argentina v Nigeria was a sad reminder of his struggles but we have to accept his extremes and that he is neither good nor bad – but both

Marcela Mora y Araujo

27, Jun, 2018 @1:30 PM

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Republic of Ireland’s Cyrus Christie reveals racist abuse after World Cup loss
The Republic of Ireland defender Cyrus Christie has said in a statement that he received ‘a number of racist comments’ after the World Cup play-off defeat by Denmark

Niall McVeigh and agencies

20, Nov, 2017 @10:51 PM

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David Squires on ... the Socceroos' qualification for a fourth consecutive World Cup
This week our resident cartoonist takes a look at Mile Jedinak’s hat-trick, homophobic bakers and Ange Postecoglou’s position as coach

David Squires

16, Nov, 2017 @5:00 PM

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Where it went wrong for the teams who missed out on the World Cup
Fans from 21 countries explain why they will be staying at home next summer. Holland were unlucky, Italy were mismanaged and Mongolia were a disaster

Guardian readers and Tom Stevens

16, Nov, 2017 @2:46 PM

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All players have felt like Daniele De Rossi but we shouldn’t show it | Liam Rosenior
The Italy midfielder’s angry reaction to being asked to warm up against Sweden when a goal was needed was heartfelt but we can’t have players debating managers’ decisions mid-match

Liam Rosenior

16, Nov, 2017 @1:50 PM

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Inherent volatility of football comes to Socceroos' aid on final step to Russia | Ante Jukic
A moment of randomness changed the complexion of Australia’s must-win World Cup qualifier against Honduras

Ante Jukic

16, Nov, 2017 @1:00 AM

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World Cup 2018: which teams have made it to Russia?
Our rundown of all the teams to have made it as Morocco and Tunisia book their places while Italy miss out for the first time since 1958

Guardian sport

15, Nov, 2017 @6:42 PM

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Socceroos end mammoth qualifying campaign but work still to be done | Jonathan Howcroft
Victory over Honduras was very much job done but the mastermind behind it may not get to experience the fruits of his labour

Jonathan Howcroft

15, Nov, 2017 @5:00 PM

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Martin O’Neill’s midfield miscalculation calls Ireland future into question | Paul Doyle
The Republic of Ireland manager’s substitutions abandoned the heart of midfield to Christian Eriksen and Denmark, and the manner of defeat could hardly have been worse for O’Neill

Paul Doyle in Dublin

15, Nov, 2017 @3:25 PM

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Ange Postecoglou decision on Socceroos' future 'won't take too long'
The Socceroos are going to next year’s World Cup, but the identity of the coach who will lead them there remains the subject of conjecture

Naaman Zhou at ANZ Stadium

15, Nov, 2017 @1:07 PM

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Australia beat Honduras 3-1 to reach World Cup 2018 – as it happened
Minute-by-minute report: Mile Jedinak scores second-half hat-trick in Sydney to send Socceroos to next year’s World Cup in Russia

Paul Connolly

15, Nov, 2017 @11:32 AM

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Mile Jedinak hat-trick against Honduras sends Australia to World Cup
Captain’s match-winning display secures Australia’s passage to next year’s World Cup finals in Russia

Mike Hytner at ANZ Stadium

15, Nov, 2017 @10:54 AM

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