World Cup 2022 qualifiers

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Scotland and Wales could meet in World Cup 2022 play-off final: football countdown – as it happened
The 2022 World Cup play-off draw threw up a potential showdown between Wales and Scotland.

Barry Glendenning and David Tindall

26, Nov, 2021 @5:04 PM

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Wales and Scotland on potential collision course in World Cup play-off final
Wales and Scotland will meet each other in a World Cup play-off final if they win their respective semi-finals, while Italy may face Portugal

Ewan Murray and Ben Fisher

26, Nov, 2021 @4:47 PM

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What we learned from Concacaf qualifying: USA wobble as Canada surge to the top
Gregg Berhalter’s team are far from perfect but are good enough to make Qatar 2022. Canada, meanwhile, look like a force for years to come

Tom Dart

17, Nov, 2021 @12:42 PM

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Socceroos’ blunt performance leaves World Cup hopes on knife edge | Joey Lynch
The stalemate in Sharjah leaves Graham Arnold’s side winless in their last three games and with their fate now out of their hands

Joey Lynch

16, Nov, 2021 @11:43 PM

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‘We’ve come a long way in a short time’: Steve Clarke revels in Scotland progress
Steve Clarke said his Scotland side ‘will be a tough game’ for anyone in their World Cup qualifying play-offs, following the impressive win over Denmark

Ewan Murray

16, Nov, 2021 @10:30 PM

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Wales 1-1 Belgium, Netherlands 2-0 Norway: World Cup qualifying – as it happened
Clockwatch: Wales secured seeding for the play-offs, while two late goals assured the Netherlands of their spot in Qatar. Scott Murray was watching.

Scott Murray

16, Nov, 2021 @10:15 PM

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Moore earns Wales draw with Belgium and World Cup play-off home berth
Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring but Kieffer Moore made it 1-1 and Wales now have home advantage in their World Cup play-off in March

Ben Fisher at Cardiff City Stadium

16, Nov, 2021 @10:13 PM

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International break a poignant reminder of the gap between haves and have-nots | Jonathan Liew
There are plenty of one-sided qualifiers but within them lies a reminder that football does not exist to serve the wealthy

Jonathan Liew

16, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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England’s young guns add verve and meaning to an absurd mismatch | Barney Ronay
The best thing about a farcically easy night for England in San Marino was the excellence and ebullience of the team’s younger players

Barney Ronay

15, Nov, 2021 @11:53 PM

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‘Queuing up to score’: Southgate hails hunger of his 10-goal England team
Gareth Southgate praised England’s hunger and mentality after they qualified for the 2022 World Cup by thrashing San Marino 10-0

Jacob Steinberg

15, Nov, 2021 @11:45 PM

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San Marino 0-10 England: player ratings from the World Cup qualifier
Emile Smith Rowe scored and impressed on his first England start, while Harry Kane led the line with four first-half goals

Jacob Steinberg

15, Nov, 2021 @10:50 PM

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World Cup clockwatch: Switzerland qualify, Italy in play-offs – as it happened
Switzerland thrashed Bulgaria to send Italy into the play-offs while Scotland beat Denmark to secure a play-off seeding

Daniel Harris

15, Nov, 2021 @10:11 PM

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