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Brazil almost there, Argentina crash in World Cup qualifiers

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Montevideo (AFP) – Brazil put one foot in next year’s World Cup finals on Tuesday with a 2-0 victory over Paraguay as Argentina’s qualification campaign took a tumble against Bolivia after the shock suspension of Lionel Messi. Barcelona...Show More Summary

Jones, Ream, Zusi start at Panama as Arena makes changes

U.S. coach Bruce Arena made three changes to his starting lineup for a World Cup qualifier at Panama, inserting defenders Tim Ream and Graham Zusi, and midfielder Jermaine Jones, in place of Sebastian Lletget, John Brooks and Geoff Cameron        

Loew frustrated by bench-warming Germany stars

yesterdaySports / Football : EPL Talk

Berlin (AFP) – Joachim Loew says Germany duo Joshua Kimmich and Andre Schuerrle need more matches — and to spend less time on the bench — for their Bundesliga clubs ahead of next year’s World Cup defence. Neither Kimmich nor Schuerrle...Show More Summary

Sanchez stars as Chile down Venezuela in 2018 World Cup qualifier

yesterdaySports / Football : EPL Talk

Santiago (AFP) – Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez powered Chile to a 3-1 victory over Venezuela on Tuesday as the South American champions edged ahead of Argentina in the battle for places at the 2018 World Cup. Sanchez opened the scoring with a magnificent curling free-kick after only four minutes to give Chile the lead against bottom team Venezuela. Show More Summary

On Soccer: Bastian Schweinsteiger Maintains His Drive After Banishment From Manchester United

After being snubbed by the team’s new manager, Schweinsteiger, a German midfielder, stayed positive. His persistence paid off, and he landed with the Chicago Fire of M.L.S.

Manchester City game to seal Arsene Wenger’s fate [Star]

Wenger In or Out? In a season of lows, the 10-2 aggregate defeat to Bayern in the Champions League was a new low for the Wenger regime – and the defeat to West Brom just before the international break hasn’t helped matters. So of course, the Wenger Out Brigade are back out in full force, […]

Paul Ince calls presenter Jacqui Oatley ‘darling’ during VDR debate (Video)

Paul Ince Pundit As pundits go, Paul Ince is not exactly regarded as the next Gary Neville. The former Manchester United, Liverpool and Inter Milan midfielder has been pottering around the lower echelons of the punditry game for many years now to little avail or consequence. A failed manager, Ince seems to have made his […]

Spain benefits from video technology in 2-0 win over France

The benefit of using video referees during soccer games was highlighted when Spain rightly profited from two decisions made away from the field of play to beat France 2-0 in an international friendly        

Technology lends a hand as Spain beats France 2-0

Spain ended France's seven-game unbeaten run as substitutes David Silva and Gerard Deulofeu scored second-half goals to give the former world champions a 2-0 win over the European championship runner-ups at the Stade de France      ...

Two wrongs made right - video ref contributes to Spain victory

Video technology is used to reverse two incorrect decisions as Spain beat France in a friendly in Paris.

Humble & quiet, intelligent & athletic - how do you create the next N'Golo Kante?

What shaped him? Just how good is he? And what are Premier League clubs doing to create the next N'Golo Kante?

Messi-less Argentina slump to Bolivia loss

yesterdaySports / Football : EPL Talk

La Paz (AFP) – An Argentina side reeling from the shock suspension of captain Lionel Messi crashed to a 2-0 defeat against Bolivia on Tuesday, dealing a fresh blow to their 2018 World Cup qualification campaign. Goals from Juan Carlos...Show More Summary

Swedes ground Ronaldo before airport accolade

Cristiano Ronaldo scores on his home island of Madeira, a day before the local airport is to be named in his honour, as Portugal lose to Sweden.

Video replay aids Spain as Sweden foil Ronaldo

yesterdaySports / Football : EPL Talk

Paris (AFP) – Spain twice benefited from the use of video assistance to defeat France 2-0 on Tuesday, while Sweden rallied from two goals down to beat Portugal 3-2 and spoil Cristiano Ronaldo’s homecoming in Madeira. Antoine Griezmann...Show More Summary

Argentina beaten by Bolivia hours after Messi banned

Argentina lose to Bolivia in World Cup qualifying, just hours after captain Lionel Messi is given a four-game ban.

Seamus Coleman: O'Neill says Republic star expected to leave hospital on Wednesday

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill says Seamus Coleman is expected to be released from hospital on Wednesday.

Scotland U21s held to goalless draw

Scotland's under-21 side are held to a goalless stalemate by Estonia in a friendly at the Paisley 2021 Stadium.

Checkatrade Trophy: Revamped competition has a future - EFL chief Shaun Harvey

Changing the format of the EFL Trophy was "worth doing" and the competition has a future, says EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey.

Climate change fears over new Everton stadium

Researcher says rising sea levels call into question the wisdom of Everton's waterfront stadium plans.

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