WORLD CUP FOOTBALL QUALIFYING

  • Karim Benzema under pressure to end France goal drought September 2, 2013

    France: Karim Benzema is under pressure to end his 14-game scoring drought with France in upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Belarus. Benzema has scored twice in three league games for Real Madrid, and also set up two goals in Sunday's 3-1 home win against Athletic Bilbao. But he has...
  • World Cup qualifying clean of fixing: FIFA April 5, 2013

    Zurich: FIFA security director Ralf Mutschke believes the 500 plus qualifying matches so far for the 2014 World Cup have been clean of matchfixing. Mutschke tells the Associated Press " we don't have any leads that any match has been thrown." The full program of about 820 preliminary matches ends...