International Friendly: Republic of Ireland 1 Serbia 2

International Friendly: Republic of Ireland 1 Serbia 2

Shane Long gave Ireland a dream start by capitalising on an error from Branislav Ivanovic, but Serbia, 38 places higher than their opponents in the FIFA world rankings, showed their class in the second half to turn the friendly in Dublin on its head. 

James McCarthy's own goal ended a superb incisive move after 48 minutes and Filip Djordjevic's close-range effort on the hour mark completed the turnaround. 

The game was the first in which Ireland have ... » Read more


Cape Verde lose appeal over World Cup expulsion

Cape Verde lose appeal over World Cup expulsion

The Africans were kicked out of the final stages of the CAF qualifying competition for Brazil 2014 after being punished for fielding an ineligible player in the win over Tunisia in September.

They had topped Group B of African qualifying after their 2-0 win over Nabil Maaloul's men in Rades. However, FIFA found the Cape Verdean Football Association guilty of fielding Fernando Varela, despite the defender not having served a full four-match suspension for a red ... » Read more


Mexican cauldron to reach boiling point for New Zealand

Mexican cauldron to reach boiling point for New Zealand A strong contingent of Kiwi Hyundai A-League stars have made the trip to Mexico and are preparing for New Zealand's World Cup play-off first leg. The All Whites topped their World Cup qualification group in Oceania with six wins from as many games, to earn the two-leg date with the fourth-placed nation in CONCACAF qualifying. However, their upcoming battle on Wednesday stands in stark contrast to their most recent qualifying clash - a 2-0 win over the Solomon Islands in front of ... » Read more