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Category: World Cup 2022 qualifiers

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Socceroos’ road to Qatar still pockmarked with potential potholes | John Duerden

There is a sense in Saudi Arabia and China that Australia, who were not really tested in the second round, are vulnerableA long-awaited rematch with Iran would have been more fun but Australia’s draw in the final round of World Cup qualification means …

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Socceroos wrap up perfect World Cup qualifying phase with win over Jordan

Harry Souttar header gives Australia 1-0 victory in KuwaitGraham Arnold’s side top group with eighth straight winThe Socceroos completed a perfect first phase of 2022 World Cup qualification after defeating Jordan 1-0 to make it eight wins from eight g…

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Australia ease past 10-man Nepal to secure World Cup qualifying progress

Nepal 0-3 Australia (Leckie 6, Karacic 38, Boyle 57)Socceroos earn seventh straight win in AFC groupThe Socceroos have progressed smoothly into the third round of qualifiers for the World Cup, guaranteeing top spot in Group B with a 3-0 win over Nepal….

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Australia ease past 10-man Nepal to secure World Cup qualifying progress

Nepal 0-3 Australia (Leckie 6, Karacic 38, Boyle 57)Socceroos earn seventh straight win in AFC groupThe Socceroos have progressed smoothly into the third round of qualifiers for the World Cup, guaranteeing top spot in Group B with a 3-0 win over Nepal….

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Ajdin Hrustic points to bright future as Socceroos dust off cobwebs in Kuwait | Emma Kemp

In his first start the playmaker gave coach Graham Arnold food for thought as Australia posted a fifth straight World Cup qualifying win Graham Arnold has a general policy of trying to play his personnel in the positions they play for their clubs. It s…

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Socceroos rejoin long and winding road to Qatar with focus unchanged | Emma Kemp

Australia are heavily favoured to progress in Asian World Cup qualifying, with four rapid-fire matches to determine their fateIt has been 567 days since the Socceroos last played, 567 days during which the world has been altered irrevocably and, yet, i…

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New faces as Socceroos prepare for first matches since 2019

Australia’s World Cup qualifying campaign resumes after 550 daysSeven uncapped players called into Graham Arnold’s squadAustralia’s bid to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will finally resume next month when they take on Kuwait with several new …

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Gareth Southgate is not a risk-taker but he is ideal for this England team | Barney Ronay

Southgate has proven to be a master of managing expectation and criticism of his methods evokes memories of Alf RamseyWe. Want. Goals. It is easy to forget that when England won their only international trophy they did so against an early chorus of une…

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Southgate praises John Stones’ recovery to help England win after costly error

England manager says focus has been on eradicating mistakes‘The pleasing thing was John regained his composure quickly’Gareth Southgate praised John Stones for showing resilience after the centre-back recovered from a costly error and helped England to…

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North Macedonia inflict historic World Cup qualifying defeat on Germany

Germany suffer first home World Cup qualifying loss since 2001Spain see off Kosovo despite error from goalkeeper Unai SimónNorth Macedonia stunned Germany with a 2-1 World Cup qualifying victory in Duisburg, as Eljif Elmas’s 85th-minute winner earned t…

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Raheem Sterling shows his value to deliver spark in sluggish team display | Barney Ronay

Forward was England’s sole figure running with real purpose against Poland– but his game is still a little misunderstoodWith 58 minutes gone at Wembley, the score 1-0, and all sense of attacking pep drained from England’s fuel cells, an important life …

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Northern Ireland draw with Bulgaria to further dent World Cup hopes

Northern Ireland’s hopes of qualifying for next year’s World Cup suffered a major setback as they were held to a goalless draw by Bulgaria at Windsor Park.Ian Baraclough’s side dominated on a night Steven Davis earned a British record-breaking 126th ca…

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England 2-1 Poland: Player ratings for Gareth Southgate’s side

Declan Rice and Raheem Sterling shone but it was a tougher night for John Stones and goalkeeper Nick PopeNick Pope Powerless to stop Poland’s leveller. Concerns over his distribution persist after a shaky early clearance. 5Kyle Walker Defensively sound…

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Maguire’s blast bails out Stones as England scrape nervy win over Poland

John Stones winced and raised a hand in apology. It was a horror moment and the central defender could not hide, a lapse that presented Poland with an equaliser to shock England and set all kinds of dark thoughts in train.He was turned back towards the…

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John McGinn’s double settles Scotland nerves against Faroe Islands

Where would Scotland be without John McGinn? It is a question Steve Clarke must hope he will never have to answer after the Aston Villa midfielder scored twice and Che Adams registered his first international goal to help them ease past the Faroe Islan…

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England v Poland: World Cup qualifying – live!

Updates from the 7.45pm BST game at WembleyClockwatch: Scotland, Spain and Germany in actionAnd feel free to email scott.murray@theguardian.com 9.14pm BST 71 min: Poland have visibly grown in confidence. Mount tries to brush Krychowiak off the ball and…

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England v Poland: World Cup qualifying – live!

Updates from the 7.45pm BST game at WembleyClockwatch: Scotland, Spain and Germany in actionAnd feel free to email scott.murray@theguardian.com 9.14pm BST 71 min: Poland have visibly grown in confidence. Mount tries to brush Krychowiak off the ball and…

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Scotland v Faroes, Germany v North Macedonia: World Cup qualifying – live!

World Cup 2022 qualifying updates from around EuropeLive scores | Follow England v Poland with Scott MurrayAnd you can email Paul or tweet him @Paul_Doyle 9.12pm BST A sweeping move by the Scots concludes with Robertson curling the ball from the let-ha…

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World Cup qualifying roundup: Ronaldo on target in Portugal win

Diogo Jota also scores as Portugal beat Luxembourg 3-1Netherlands defeat Gibraltar 7-0; Belgium 8-0 BelarusCristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal in the 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign but then missed a sitter as Portugal were forced to come from b…

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Lewandowski-less Poland hope for 1973 repeat as Southgate ponders options | David Hytner

England manager searches for balance and wary of Poland on Wednesday despite absence of their star man When Paulo Sousa, the new Poland manager, feared that Robert Lewandowski would miss the World Cup qualifier against England at Wembley because of cor…