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World Cup 2018 Group B preview: Deceivingly tricky for Portugal, Spain

Every World Cup group has its own structure; its own unique feel. But a simple numerical alignment, separating the four teams into anywhere between one and four tiers, goes a long way toward framing the discussion. And Group B is a clear-cut 2-2 … right?

On paper, it certainly is. On paper, there are two clear favorites, Spain and Portugal; and there are two outsiders, Morocco and Iran. But as you’ll learn over the next 1,000-some words, in reality, it is anything but clear-cut. It’s more of a 1-1-1-1, each team in its own tier. It’s also prime territory for the group stage’s biggest upset………….Read More

Mexico punches ticket to 2018 World Cup

The first team from CONCACAF to punch its ticket to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia is exactly who you’d expect — Mexico. El Tri is comfortably on top of the Hex after a 1-0 win over Panama on Friday night, and the three points it secured ensures none of the teams placed fourth and blow can pass it in the standings…………Read More

Several member associations sanctioned for incidents during FIFA World Cup qualifiers

FIFA can today confirm that sanctions have been imposed by its Disciplinary Committee on several football associations for incidents involving, among others, unsporting and discriminatory conduct by fans during recent 2018 FIFA World Cup™ qualifying matches……………..Read More