2022 World Cup Qualifying Draw: England, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland & Wales Learn Groups

2022 World Cup Qualifying Draw

England will face Robert Lewandowski's Poland in Group I when 2022 World Cup qualifying gets underway in March, while Scotland have once again been drawn against Israel in a favourable looking Group F. Gareth Southgate's team went in as top seeds and were drawn against Poland, Hungary, Albania, Andorra and San Marino. Scotland will be looking to qualify for a second successive major tournament, and will face Israel - who they have been drawn with in each of their Nations League campaigns as well as a separate playoff - and Denmark, Austria, the Faroe Islands and Moldova. Wales will be tasked with facing Belgium in a group phase dominated by rematches from recent seasons. They also face the Czech Republic, Belarus and Estonia

Tabarez Happy To Face A Neymarless Brazil

Tabarez Happy To Face A Neymarless Brazil

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez admitted there was a sense of “relief” to be facing a Brazil side without Neymar in World Cup qualifying. Brazil’s perfect record in World Cup 2022 qualifying will be put to the test in Montevideo on Tuesday, and they will be without Neymar due to a thigh injury. Uruguay will be without a key player of their own after star forward Luis Suarez tested positive for coronavirus. While unsure if Neymar’s absence would give Uruguay an advantage, Tabarez said he was relieved. “Neymar is among the great players of today and beyond fulfilling obligations of tasks that he has to do at the defensive level, in attack he is very prominent … it shows that in Brazil space is given

Neymar is getting better and better – Tite hails forward after Brazil star passes Ronaldo

Neymar is getting better and better – Tite hails forward after Brazil star passes Ronaldo

Tite hailed Neymar and said the Brazil star was only getting better after the forward moved past Ronaldo on the nation’s goalscoring list. Neymar scored a hat-trick as Brazil recorded a hard-fought 4-2 win over Peru in World Cup qualifying on Tuesday. With 64 international goals, he moved past Ronaldo (62), with only Pele (77) having scored more times for Brazil than the 28-year-old. Tite was full of praise for Neymar, who netted two penalties in the win over a 10-man Peru. “Each historic moments of the selection, each generation, it has its own values,” the Brazil coach told a news conference, via Globo. “It has Ronaldo, extraordinary phenomenon. There are Rivaldo, Romario, Bebeto, each one in his own moment. It is unfair to make

Bolivia 1-2 Argentina: Correa completes turnaround in La Paz test

Bolivia 1-2 Argentina - Correa completes turnaround in La Paz test

Joaquin Correa came off the bench to score the winner as Argentina came from behind to defeat Bolivia 2-1 in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday. Argentina fell behind in the altitude of La Paz, which is situated at 3,650 metres above sea level, when Marcelo Moreno Martins found the back of the net after 24 minutes. Parity was restored before half-time as Jose Carrasco’s clearance cannoned in off Lautaro Martinez, who became the first Albiceleste player not called Lionel Messi to score in a World Cup qualifier since November 2016. Correa replaced Lucas Ocampos just before the hour mark and fired home the winner with 11 minutes remaining, with Argentina claiming their first victory in Bolivia for 15 years. Martins had a chance