World Cup qualifying resumes in Oceania this week One ticket to the continental play-off on offer with three teams in the hunt Winner to meet 2017 Confederations Cup participants New Zealand  The second participant for Oceania’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ play-off will be confirmed over the coming week as Round 3 draws 

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Jordan Morris earned his first USA cap before turning professional His first Stars and Stripes’ goal was in a friendly win over Mexico in 2015 USA face Trinidad and Tobago and Mexico this week in World Cup qualifying For a first year in professional football, Jordan Morris could not have asked for more. The 

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Hurtado made a record 73 appearances in FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers Played in five qualifying campaigns in all Also appeared at Korea/Japan 2002 and Germany 2006 Ecuador’s Ivan Hurtado was only 17 when he played his first international match, a friendly against Guatemala in May 1992, an occasion he marked by scoring 

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Edinson Cavani top scorer in Ligue 1, South American qualifiers Uruguayan speaks about extending his contract at PSG Cavani also discusses idol Batistuta and his evolution as a striker Edinson Cavani is in the form of his life. A haul of 35 goals in as many appearances established him, by some distance, 

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Ladislao Mazurkiewicz helped Uruguay reach the semi-finals in 1970 He was voted the tournament’s top keeper by the media Celeste star best known as the man flummoxed by a moment of Pele magic Type the name Ladislao Mazurkiewicz into any internet search engine and one moment from his career will immediately leap 

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Papua New Guinea’s fate in their own hands as OFC’s World Cup qualifying resumes The game in PNG has made massive strides in recent years Star striker Raymond Gunemba says the national team has new-found confidence Had the penalty shoot-out which decided last year’s OFC Nations Cup final panned out differently, it would have 

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Yu Hanchao is the second-highest home-grown scorer in the Chinese league Under Luiz Felipe Scolari he has excelled coming off the bench Hanchao looking to translate his club form to the international stage China PR’s indifferent attacking form is set to receive a boost for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ 

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Jorge Sampaoli is the new coach of Argentina, succeeding Edgardo Bauza He leaves his role as coach of Spanish club Sevilla after one season The former Chile coach’s first match will be a friendly versus Brazil on 9 June Jorge Sampaoli is the new coach of Argentina after the Argentinian FA confirmed 

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Already vastly experienced at just 21 His father is his role model and biggest fan “A special bond between team and fans” When Tin Jedvaj moved from Roma to Bayer Leverkusen in 2014, he was soon regarded as one of the continent’s most talented defenders. Despite a lengthy injury lay-off, the Croatian 

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This year’s FIFA Confederations Cup and next year’s FIFA World Cup™ will be tobacco-free events. FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) announced the news this Wednesday 31 May, as World No Tobacco Day is celebrated across the world in conjunction with the World Health Organisation (WHO). This decision is based on FIFA´s long-standing commitment 

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Australia name squad for crucial World Cup qualifier/Confederations Cup Three uncapped players included Squad features ten veterans of 2014 World Cup in Brazil Australia have announced a 23-man squad for a packed June schedule that incorporates a potentially decisive 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifier against Saudi Arabia, a high-profile home international 

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 • Bora Milutinovic coached five different teams at the World Cup finals  • First manager to take four different teams beyond the first round  • Milutinovic coached eight national teams in total Talk to Bora Milutinovic for one hour, or even one minute, and you’ll learn quickly about his passion for the people of the 

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Zaza went 10 months without scoring after penalty miss at EURO 2016 The striker has since regained his confidence at Valencia He talks to us about Italy’s push for a place at Russia 2018 A total of seven players – four Italians and three Germans – all missed from the spot in 

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