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2018 World Cup qualifying - how it works

The qualifying process for the 2018 World Cup began on March 12, 2015 with preliminary ties between the 12 lowest-ranked nations in Asia.

Chiquito Do Carmo of Timor-Leste had the honour of scoring the very first goal on the road to Russia in a 4-1 victory at home to Mongolia.

There are 31 places up for grabs, joining hosts Russia.

The draw for the main sections of qualifying takes place on Saturday, July 25, 2015.


13 places

• European qualifying home page

Qualifying for 2018...

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Ex-South Africa official questions $10m FIFA payment

The former French international captain is favoured by many to take over as FIFA president after Blatter steps down. His former French international teammate, Luis Fernandez, speaks his praises and supports his decision to run for the position.
Former South Korean FA president Chung Mong-joon has vowed to fix "corrupt" FIFA after formally announcing his bid to replace Sepp Blatter at the helm of world football's governing body.

FIFA is facing further questions over its role in channelling a $10 million payment through its accounts after fresh disclosures about South Africa's role in the scandal.

A former senior official of the South African FA (SAFA) has claimed its executive board had been kept in the dark about the payment, which is alleged to have been as payment for World Cup votes.

It comes after a freedom of information request by South Africa's news group Media24 revealed that apart from two letters, no SAFA records...

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Mexico include Jonathan dos Santos, Guillermo Ochoa, clubs confirm

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno discusses the players recalled for El Tri's September friendlies and gives the latest on the ongoing search for a new manager.
ESPN FC's Mark Donaldson addresses the recent reports of Michael Laudrup being in the mix for the recently vacated head coach position for the Mexico national team.
ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti debates whether or not Marcelo Bielsa will become the manager of Mexico following his resignation as manager of Marseille.
ESPN FC's John Sutcliffe reports that Marcelo Bielsa is the front-runner to take over Mexico following the dismissal of Miguel Herrera.
ESPN FC's Mark Donaldson and Alejandro Moreno discuss the recent dismissal of Mexico head coach Miguel Herrera, and what that means for the national team.
ESPN's Fernando Palomo joins the ESPN FC crew to react to Miguel Herrera's firing as the Mexico head coach.

Despite not yet having named a new coach or officially announced a team, Mexico has recalled Spanish Primera Division players Jonathan dos Santos and Guillermo Ochoa, their respective clubs confirmed on Monday.

Mexico has yet to make an official announcement, but Villareal announced on its club website that El Tri have recalled midfielder Jonathan dos Santos for the two friendlies set for Sept. 4 vs. Trinidad-Tobago at Salt Lake City, Utah, and Sept. 8 vs. Argentina in Dallas, Texas.

U.S. prosecutor seeks extradition of more FIFA defendants

Swiss authorities said that one of the seven FIFA officials arrested in May has been extradited to the U.S.
The Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago has announced that he has received an extradition request from the United States over Jack Warner, while Warner himself remains defiant and claims the Attorney General owes him money.
U.S. Attorney Kelly T. Currie expands on CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb's involvement in soliciting and collecting bribes from sports marketing executives.

NEW YORK -- Lawyers for top football officials detained overseas in the FIFA bribery scandal are negotiating with U.S. authorities over coming to the United States to face racketeering and other charges, a prosecutor said on Friday.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Evan Norris told a judge in federal court in Brooklyn that there are ongoing extradition negotiations "with counsel of a number of other defendants" in a case that sent shockwaves through the soccer world. Norris didn't go into specifics and had...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Miguel Herrera admits scuffle with reporter in his apology

The Mexico Football Federation voted to sack coach Miguel Herrera following an alleged incident that took place at Philadelphia International Airport.
ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno says the United States' Gold Cup performance left questions ahead of the Confederations Cup playoff against Mexico.
The ESPN FC crew react to reports that Mexico boss Miguel Herrera punched a journalist following their Gold Cup win, and Craig Burley is not finding too many positives in their record seventh Gold Cup title.

Ousted Mexico national team coach Miguel Herrera said he will "return as exactly the same person" in an apology letter and first public acknowledgement of an incident that took place at Philadelphia International Airport with a TV Azteca reporter.

"I want to publicly apologize to the fans, the coaching staff, players, Mexico Football Federation and the media for my behavior in the regretful incident that I had with a commentator," Herrera said in the statement. "I understand that this is not an attitude...