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23dAssociated Press

Club vs. country row brews for World Cup matches

Players who face mandatory quarantine of at least five days or government-imposed border restrictions can excused from call-ups.

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81dReuters

Qatar to be 'guest team' in European WCQs

Qatar will be included as a guest team in European World Cup qualifying Group A as part of their preparation for hosting the 2022 tournament.

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1yReuters

UEFA unveils '22 WC playoff path, hits at VAR

UEFA is to introduce a new-look playoff system for its 2022 World Cup qualifying while its president criticised the usage of VAR in competitions.

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3yESPN staff

What are the fastest goals in history?

Christian Eriksen's 11 second strike for Tottenham against Man United was the third fastest goal in Premier League history. But what were quicker?

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3yAssociated Press

Hierro reappointed at RFEF

The Spanish Football Association has re-appointed former Spain and Real Madrid defender Fernando Hierro as its sporting director.

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3yBen Gladwell

Tavecchio blasts Ventura team selection

The president of the Italian FA, Carlo Tavecchio blamed Gian Piero Ventura's team selections for Italy's failure to reach the 2018 World Cup finals.

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3yBen Gladwell

Ventura: 'Difficult days' since Italy sacking

Ventura was sacked on Wednesday. after 15 months in charge following the 1-0 aggregate playoff defeat to Sweden.

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3yBen Gladwell

Sweden praise De Rossi for bus gesture

Daniele De Rossi boarded the Sweden bus following Italy's World Cup playoff defeat to apologise for the whistles heard during the Swedish anthem.

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3yBen Gladwell

Italian FA eyes big name Ventura successor

Italian Football Federation (FIGC) president Carlo Tavecchio says he is seeking a "big name" successor to Gian Piero Ventura as Italy coach.

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3yESPN staff

O'Neill hints at Republic of Ireland stay

Martin O'Neill has indicated that he plans to stay on as Republic of Ireland manager despite the nation's failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

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3yESPN staff

Hareide thanks Ireland for 'giving us space'

Denmark manager Age Hareide thanked Republic of Ireland for giving Christian Eriksen the space within which to thrive.

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3yChris Wright

Denmark celebrate with beer shower

Christian Eriksen and company soaked Jacobson to the bone, with the ex-Everton defender forced to stand there at the pundits' table and soak it up.

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3yPA Sport

World Cup absent XI: Buffon, Sanchez, Bale

Alexis Sanchez and Gareth Bale headline a host of big names who will be absent from next summer's World Cup after their countries failed to qualify.

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3yJohn Brewin

O'Neill tips hat to 'world-class' Eriksen

Martin O'Neill admitted his Ireland team were "well beaten" by a "world-class" player in Christian Eriksen after Denmark's 5-1 win in Dublin.

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3yMichael Cox

Where have all the centre-forwards gone?

If the four UEFA World Cup play-off ties highlighted anything, it was the true lack of top-class centre-forwards in Europe, writes Michael Cox.

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3yJohn Brewin

Eriksen leads Denmark to World Cup

Christian Eriksen's hat trick was too much for Ireland as Denmark booked their World Cup spot with a 5-1 win, writes John Brewin in Dublin.

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3yESPN staff

Eriksen magic puts Denmark in World Cup

Christian Eriksen's hat trick helped Denmark qualify for the 2018 World Cup with a 5-1 win over Republic of Ireland.

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