Category Archives: World Cup Qualifying

Uruguay on brink of World Cup berth after routing Jordan in playoff first leg

By FRANCO PANIZO Forget having one foot in the door. Uruguay is as close to having both in as any team could after playing just the first leg of a playoff series. Uruguay all but looked to have assured its … Continue reading »

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Mexico cruises past New Zealand in first leg playoff to move closer to World Cup

Mexico dismantled New Zealand 5-1 at Estadio Azteca on Wednesday afternoon in the first leg of their playoff series to move one step closer to the 2014 World Cup. Continue reading »

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Mexico set to host New Zealand in first leg of much-anticipated World Cup playoff series

It is do-or-die time for Mexico, who are set to host New Zealand in the first of a two-legged World Cup qualifying playoff series at Estadio Azteca on Wednesday afternoon. Continue reading »

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Portugal drawn with Sweden, France with Ukraine in UEFA Playoff draw

Portugal was drawn with Sweden in the UEFA playoff draw, meaning that one of either Cristiano Ronaldo or Zlatan Ibrahimovic won’t be in action at the World Cup next year. Continue reading »

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USMNT 3, Panama 2: Match Reaction

The postgame reaction from the U.S. Men’s National Team players following their come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Panama in World Cup qualifying on Tuesday night. Continue reading »

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Five things to draw from USMNT’s successful Hexagonal campaign

The U.S. Men’s National Team enjoyed a largely successful final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, and several things were learned about the team as they navigated their way through the Hex. Continue reading »

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UEFA Rewind: England reaches World Cup, Iceland among teams to reach decisive play-offs, and more

By KEVIN KOCZWARA England sure likes to make their fans sweat.┬áIt seems to be part of the process in qualifying for the Three Lions, making an entire country wait and wait. Instead of breezing through a group like fans and … Continue reading »

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CONMEBOL Rewind: Uruguay beats Argentina, Chile edges Ecuador and more

By FRANCO PANIZO To no one’s surprise, Luis Suarez was back at the center of some controversy on Tuesday. Suarez helped Uruguay defeat Argentina, 3-2, in their final 2014 World Cup qualifier at Estadio Centenario in Montevideo on Tuesday night, … Continue reading »

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A closer look at Mexico’s reaction to USMNT’s victory over Panama

The day after the U.S. Men’s National Team saved Mexico from an embarrassingly early exit in World Cup qualifying, Mexican media was full of kind words for the Americans. Continue reading »

Posted in CONCACAF, Featured, International Soccer, Mexican Soccer, U.S. Men's National Team, World Cup Qualifying | 80 Comments

How do you feel about USMNT saving Mexico?

The U.S. Men’s National Team rescued Mexico’s World Cup hopes by beating Panama on Tuesday night, but were you happy or displeased to see the Americans help out their arch-rivals? Continue reading »

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USMNT 3, Panama 2: Match Highlights

The U.S. Men’s National Team ended their successful 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign with a dramatic 3-2 victory in Panama that sent the Canaleros out of qualifying and kept Mexico in. Here are the full match highlights. Continue reading »

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USMNT rally to beat Panama late, save Mexico’s World Cup hopes

The U.S. Men’s National Team pulled off a dramatic stoppage-time comeback to defeat Panama on Tuesday night, and the result helped Mexico avoid elimination from World Cup qualifying despite losing to Costa Rica. Continue reading »

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