Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia make up World Cup Group E. Here's what to look for -- and you can vote for your winner.
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Basel will replace the pitch on ahead of next week's Champions League game against Manchester United because of damage.
Switzerland advanced to their fourth straight World Cup finals after a 0-0 draw against Northern Ireland that saw them go through 1-0 on aggregate.
Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill maintains his players still believe they can reach Russia and will not dwell on the infamous penalty decision.
Switzerland snatched an important 1-0 victory over Northern Ireland in the first leg of their World Cup playoff in Belfast on Thursday.
He is the player of the year in Switzerland but, in Arsenal's midfield, Granit Xhaka has performed to a disappointing standard.
Italy's tie vs. Sweden is the pick of the World Cup playoffs while Northern Ireland could spring an upset against Switzerland, writes Nick Miller.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal confirmed their spot at the 2018 World Cup by beating Switzerland 2-0 in their final UEFA qualifier on Tuesday.
The seedings for the European World Cup qualifying playoff draw can be confirmed after the conclusion of the group stage.
Switzerland goalkeeper Roman Burki has undergone dental surgery and withdrawn from the national team ahead of two decisive World Cup qualifying games.
Brazil are back on top of the FIFA rankings, replacing World Cup holders Germany.
Brazil briefly lost the No. 1 position earlier this month after Germany won the Confederations Cup. But the two nations will swap positions again.
Germany will return to the summit of the FIFA World Ranking after their Confederations Cup victory over Chile.
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Netherlands are in danger of failing to qualify for a second straight major tournament after losing 2-0 to Bulgaria in a World Cup qualifier.
He may not have featured for club side Stoke City since January, but Xherdan Shaqiri has demonstrated that he very much still has "it".
Charyl Chappuis says he will celebrate like WWE wrestler John Cena should he help Thailand beat Saudi Arabia in Thursday's Bangkok WC qualifier.
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka insists he will never change his aggressive playing style and doesn't see his poor disciplinary record as a problem.
Josee Belanger's big left foot propelled Canada right into the Women's World Cup quarterfinal on home soil with her goal in the 52nd minute on Sunday.
Fabienne Humm and Ramona Bachmann both had second-half hat tricks as Switzerland beat Ecuador 10-1.
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When plotting out the bracket, it became clear that two of the world's best teams will likely meet early.
Aya Miyama scored a penalty kick in the 29th minute as defending Women's World Cup champion Japan opened with a 1-0 win over newcomers Switzerland.