• European qualifying fixtures announced

    European qualifying fixtures announced

    All but two of the Groups in European Zone qualifying for Brazil 2014 have had their fixtures finalised, with England, France, Italy and Spain starting out away to Moldova, Finland, Bulgaria and Georgia respectively.

  • Bento: We're not the favourites

    Bento: We're not the favourites

    "We’re not favourites: Russia have a lot of talented individuals and Israel have proven they are very dangerous opponents for any team,” Portugal coach Paulo Bento.
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  • Brazil's goalkeeper Carlos clears the ball with defender Edinho as Northern Ireland's Alan McDonald.
  • Czech republic's Tomas Sivok (R) rushes in an air fight with Stephen Craigan of Northern Ireland
  • Czech republic's Tomas Hubschman (L)  and Steven Davis of Northern Ireland
  • Aaron Hughes (L) of Northern Ireland
  • Gareth McAuley (L) of Northern Ireland lands on Czech forward Milan Baros
  • aroslav Plasil of Czech Republic is tackled by Christopher Baird of Northern Ireland
  • Jaroslav Plasil (front) of Czech Republic battles for the ball
  • Jaroslav Plasil of Czech Republic is tackled by Christopher Baird of Northern Ireland.
  • Steven Davis of Northern Ireland looks dejected after their loss to Slovakia

Ranking

RankingTeam+/- Pts Jul 2011
60Gabon Gabon0Equal
61Scotland Scotland0Equal
62Northern Ireland Northern Ireland0Equal
63Libya Libya0Equal
63Morocco Morocco0Equal

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