• European qualifying fixtures announced

    European qualifying fixtures announced

    Thursday 1 December 2011

    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

    Monday 8 August 2011

    "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.

  • Portugal and Russia renew rivalry

    Portugal and Russia renew rivalry

    Monday 1 August 2011

    Group F features a couple of heavyweights in the form of Portugal and Russia who will both see themselves as destined for top spot, but the likes of Israel and Northern Ireland will look to rock the boat.

  • Drama and derbies await in Europe

    Drama and derbies await in Europe

    Sunday 31 July 2011

    The draw for the European zone yielded some potentially thrilling sections, with local rivalries set to be stirred and the world champions left to do battle with another winner of football's ultimate prize. 

  • Celebrations for Swiss, Slovaks

    Celebrations for Swiss, Slovaks

    Wednesday 14 October 2009

    Switzerland and Slovakia seized Europe's last two automatic berths in South Africa, while Portugal, Greece, Slovenia and Ukraine made the play-offs.

  • Russia held in Azerbaijan

    Russia held in Azerbaijan

    Wednesday 14 October 2009

    Andrei Arshavin was on target as Guus Hiddink's Russia concluded their Group 4 qualifying campaign with a 1-1 draw against Azerbaijan.