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Germany, England close in on berths

/ Sep 5, 2017

Germany, England close in on berths

Germany roared back to its best in a 6-0 demolition of Norway, while England also closed in on World Cup qualification, albeit in contrasting fashion in a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Slovakia on Monday. An early Marcus Rashford blunder put England on the back foot, ...

Ideguchi vows to keep improving

/ Sep 4, 2017

Ideguchi vows to keep improving

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Man of the moment Yosuke Ideguchi is refusing to get carried away by his heroics against Australia, but hopes to get another chance to shine by retaining his place in the starting lineup for Japan's final World Cup qualifier away to Saudi Arabia on ...

Japan defender Nagatomo set to become father

/ Sep 3, 2017

Japan defender Nagatomo set to become father

Japan defender Yuto Nagatomo was one of the stars of Thursday's 2-0 win over Australia that sealed automatic qualification for next year's World Cup finals. And there was cause for further celebration on Saturday as the Italy-based 30-year-old revealed he is set to become a ...

Okazaki cautions Japan against complacency

/ Sep 3, 2017

Okazaki cautions Japan against complacency

Leicester City striker Shinji Okazaki on Saturday warned Japan not to take its foot off the pedal when it faces Saudi Arabia away in its final qualifier for the 2018 World Cup finals. With Vahid Halilhodzic's men having already secured qualification for Russia after their ...

Urena bags brace, steers Costa Rica past U.S.

/ Sep 2, 2017

Urena bags brace, steers Costa Rica past U.S.

The United States put its hopes of an eighth straight World Cup berth in peril, giving up a pair of goals to Marco Urena in a 2-0 defeat to Costa Rica on Friday night that brought the Americans' resurgence under coach Bruce Arena to ...

Everton's Rooney arrested on suspicion of drunk driving

Sep 1, 2017

Everton's Rooney arrested on suspicion of drunk driving

Everton striker Wayne Rooney has been charged with drink-driving, British police said Friday. The 31-year-old Everton striker was reportedly stopped by police near him home outside Manchester early Friday. He has been released on bail and is due to appear in court on Sept. 18. "The ...