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DUBLIN (Reuters) - Wales face a tough task to qualify directly for the World Cup after sharing a goalless draw with Ireland in a game overshadowed by the sending off of Neil Taylor for a horrendous foul on Seamus Coleman at Dublin's Aviva Stadium on Friday.
(Reuters) - Jason Day’s mother, Dening, is resting comfortably following surgery for lung cancer on Friday at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, the Day family said in a statement.
ANKARA (Reuters) - Cenk Tosun scored twice in the first 13 minutes as Turkey beat Finland 2-0 in their World Cup Group I qualifier in Antalya on Friday and boost their hopes of qualification for next year's finals.
TBILISI (Reuters) - Serbia stayed on course to reach their first major tournament in eight years after goals from Dusan Tadic, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Mijat Gacinovic gave them a smash-and-grab 3-1 win over Georgia in a World Cup Group D qualifier on Friday.
KRASNODAR, Russia (Reuters) - Jonathan Kodjia and Wilfried Zaha scored stunning goals as the Ivory Coast beat Russia 2-0 in Krasnodar on Friday, a result that raised the alarm bells for the World Cup hosts.
MILAN (Reuters) - Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, owner of Italian storied soccer club AC Milan, has agreed to postpone the closing of the deal by an extra six weeks after being granted a further 100 million euros in cash and securities, a source told Reuters.
(Reuters) - Candidates vying for the four available Asian Football Confederation (AFC) seats on the FIFA council have been cleared to stand for election by the world governing body, the AFC said on Friday.
ZURICH (Reuters) - A Pan-American tournament similar to last year's Copa Centenario could be played on a regular two or four-yearly basis depending on the outcome of discussions between the two confederations involved.