• 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.
  • Vladimir Bystrov (L) of Russia vies for a ball with Rail Malikov (R) of Azerbaijan
  • Renat Yanbayev (R) of Russia vies with Rashad Sadigov (L) of Azerbaijan
  • Goalkeeper Kamran Aghayev of Azerbaijan reacts during a World Cup qualifier against Germany
  • Mario Gomez of Germany reacts during the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier
  • Per Mertesacker (R) jumps for a header with Vugar Nadirov
  • Rene Adler, goalkeeper of Germany reacts
  • (L-R) Michael Ballack, Mesut Oezil and Lukas Podolski of Germany celebrate the opening goal
  • Mario Gomez of Germany is challenged by Elnur Allahverdiyev
  • Rashad Sadigov (L) of Azerbaijan is challenged by Michael Ballack


RankingTeam+/- Pts Jul 2011
109United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates1Up
110Suriname Suriname-2Down
111Azerbaijan Azerbaijan1Up
112Faroe Islands Faroe Islands2Up
112Wales Wales2Up

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