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WC Qual. Europe

Van Hooijdonk warns Netherlands face 'hell of a job' to make World Cup

Pierre van Hooijdonk fears even four wins out of five qualifiers may not be enough for his country to play in the World Cup next year.

WC Qual. Europe

Van Hooijdonk backs 'tough guy' Ten Cate for Netherlands job

Former Netherlands striker Pierre van Hooijdonk has backed Henk ten Cate to take charge of the national team.

WC Qual. Europe

Tapia confirms Messi's FIFA hearing, denies Sampaoli and Simeone meetings

Barcelona star Lionel Messi is the sole reason for AFA president Claudio Tapia's trip to Spain, not Jorge Sampaoli or Diego Simeone.

WC Qual. Europe

Benzema still awaiting Deschamps phone call

With Didier Deschamps yet to contact Karim Benzema about his future with France, the Real Madrid striker is focusing on his club.

WC Qual. Europe

'Football proletariat' brave Serbia's crumbling, violent stadiums

Khalid Aucho and Takuto Yasuoka are among hundreds of footballers from Africa, Asia and South America whose dream of stardom has brought them to Eastern Europe.

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