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Berg's header puts Sweden in front

Euro 2020 qualifying: Marcus Berg (50') Sweden 1-0 Spain. Watch more Euro qualifying on ESPN+.

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Anderlecht fined for allowing Vincent Kompany coach team without license

Vincent Kompany was appointed Anderlecht's player-manager in May. Belgian giants Anderlecht were fined the maximum €5,000 ($5,516.00) on Tuesday for allowing Vincent Kompany to coach their team without the required diploma, the Belgian football association said. "The club violated the regulations for a long time and despite that it being against the rules did not hesitate to publicly unveil a coach without a diploma," the association's licensing committee said in a statement. Editor's Picks Top 30 players under 21 in men's soccer Freddy Adu: 'I'm not ready to give it up' - Viewers guide: Stream ESPN+ in U.S. - Follow Transfer Talk LIVE - Fantasy: Set lineups, check scores! Belgium requires the head coach at all its top-flight clubs to hold a UEFA...

Read more October 15, 12:39

Anderlecht fined for allowing Vincent Kompany to coach team without license

Vincent Kompany was appointed Anderlecht's player-manager in May. Belgian giants Anderlecht were fined the maximum €5,000 ($5,516.00) on Tuesday for allowing Vincent Kompany to coach their team without the required diploma, the Belgian football association said. "The club violated the regulations for a long time and despite that it being against the rules did not hesitate to publicly unveil a coach without a diploma," the association's licensing committee said in a statement. Editor's Picks Top 30 players under 21 in men's soccer Freddy Adu: 'I'm not ready to give it up' - Viewers guide: Stream ESPN+ in U.S. - Follow Transfer Talk LIVE - Fantasy: Set lineups, check scores! Belgium requires the head coach at all its top-flight clubs to hold a UEFA...

Read more October 15, 12:39

Pukki leads Finland past Armenia and closer to history

Teemu Pukki and Finland close in on their first ever major tournament. Watch Euro qualifying on ESPN+.

Read more October 15, 12:12

Denmark cruise to win over Luxembourg

Nice's Kasper Dolberg scored twice in the Danes' demolition of Luxembourg.

Read more October 15, 12:06

Italy score quickly in Liechtenstein

Euro 2020 qualifying: Federico Bernardeschi (2') Liechtenstein 0-1 Italy. Watch more qualifying on ESPN+.

Read more October 15, 12:01

Toe Poke Daily: Cristiano Ronaldo joins soccer legends Pele, Puskas and Romario in 700-goal club

Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty for Portugal vs. Ukraine is his 700th career goal for club and country. Craig Burley says that Fernando Santos seems to be struggling to balance Portugal's stars into the side. The Toe Poke Daily is here every day to bring you all the weirdest stories, quirkiest viral content and top trolling that the internet has to offer, all in one place. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 700th goal of his senior career as Portugal fell to a 2-1 defeat to Ukraine in Monday's Euro 2020 qualifier in Kiev, putting him in a very exclusive club that includes some of the game's greats.. Ronaldo had the chance to pass the milestone in Friday's match against Luxembourg, but he was only able to find...

Read more October 15, 12:00

Spain's David de Gea limps off in second half against Sweden

Euro 2020 qualifying: Marcus Berg (50') Sweden 1-0 Spain. Watch more Euro qualifying on ESPN+. David de Gea limped off with an injury in Spain's Euro 2020 qualifier against Sweden in Stockholm on Tuesday. De Gea had been superb until Marcus Berg nodded home the opener from close range in the 51st minute. Shortly afterwards the 28-year-old keeper sat down on the pitch before being replaced by Kepa Arrizabalaga. De Gea's club side Manchester United are set to meet leaders Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday.

Read more October 15, 11:20

David De Gea limps off early as Spain clinch Euro 2020 spot

Rodrigo broke Swedish hearts as Spain qualified for Euro 2020. Watch Euro qualifying on ESPN+. Steve Nicol and Gab Marcotti examine how Spain can improve after they booked their spot at Euro 2020. Euro 2020 qualifying: Marcus Berg (50') Sweden 1-0 Spain. Watch more Euro qualifying on ESPN+. David de Gea limped off with an undisclosed injury in Spain's Euro 2020 qualifier against Sweden in Stockholm on Tuesday. De Gea had been superb until Marcus Berg nodded home the opener from close range in the 51st minute. Shortly afterwards the 28-year-old keeper sat down on the pitch before being replaced by Kepa Arrizabalaga. The game finished 1-1 after substitute Rodrigo cancelled out Berg's strike with a stoppage-time goal, allowing La Roja to punch their ticket for Euro 2020. - Euro...

Read more October 15, 11:20

Top 5 Golden Boy candidates

Steve Nicol ranks his top five candidates of who will win the 2019 Golden Boy award.

Read more October 15, 11:17

Pukki brace puts Finland on brink of historic Euro qualification with win over Armenia

Finland Armenia 3 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Finland picked up a crucial home win in their quest to qualify for Euro 2020 as Teemu Pukki netted a brace to down Armenia 3-0 in Turku on Tuesday night. Fredrik Jansen opened the scoring just past the half-hour mark for Finland, who have never qualified for the European Championship finals. - Euro 2020: Who will reach the finals? - Euro 2020 qualifying: All you need to know Norwich striker Pukki added a pair of cheeky second-half goals, chipping Armenia keeper Aram Airapetyan twice to secure the...

Read more October 15, 11:00

U.S. players lack 'passion and love' - Earthquakes coach Matias Almeyda

Weston McKennie feels Christian Pulisic's additional minutes for the USMNT will do him a load of confidence. Shaka Hislop evaluates the state of the U.S. under Gregg Berhalter ahead of a crucial match vs. Canada. Michael Bradley says the U.S. will have to be at their best to win their Nations League match in Canada. Gregg Berhalter explains why he played Christian Pulisic in multiple positions in the USMNT's win vs. Cuba. San Jose Earthquakes coach and former Argentina international Matias Almeyda warned that players from the United States need to play like every match matters and put more passion into their game.  The United States competes for the 16th time this year, against Canada, in CONCACAF Nations League play on Tuesday. Canada hasn't beaten the U.S. since a 2-0 friendly win back in 1985, a stretch of 17 games. Last week, the United States beat Cuba, 7-0, in their most recent tournament match. Almeyda,...

Read more October 15, 10:24

Western Sydney Wanderers sign Germany international Nicolai Muller

Perth Glory had the game in their hands but let it slip through their fingers in the final minute of play as Roy O'Donovan scored a late equaliser. Mark Rudan secured victory on his first return to Wellington with his Western United side. Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City couldn't sort out their differences at Marvel stadium as their match ended in a draw. Western Sydney Wanderers kicked off their new A-League season with a 2-1 win over the Central Coast Mariners. Defending A-League champions Sydney FC kicked off with a 3-2 win over Adelaide United. Australia maintain their perfect start to 2022 World Cup qualifying with a 7-1 victory at Chinese Taipei. Big names from across the A-League launch the new season, set to get underway on Friday October 11. A-League side Western Sydney Wanderers have signed German attacker Nicolai Muller from Eintracht Frankfurt to bolster their stocks. Muller, 32, joins on an injury replacement contract for Polish midfielder Radoslaw Majewski, who is sidelined with a long-term knee injury. The winger has been capped by Germany, while his former clubs include German sides Mainz, Hamburg and Hannover 96. - Ruthless Socceroos hit Chinese Taipei for seven - Ex-Premier League boss Scudamore to help A-League clubs - A-League...

Read more October 15, 09:41

Sources: Manchester United's Luke Shaw a doubt but Anthony Martial could return vs. Liverpool

Gab Marcotti identifies areas of Manchester United's squad that need strengthening in January. Stewart Robson offers his plan to fix Man United, starting with a change to the system to help Marcus Rashford. Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is sweating on the fitness of defender Luke Shaw ahead of Liverpool's visit to Old Trafford on Sunday, sources have told ESPN FC. Shaw, 24, has not played since suffering a hamstring injury during the defeat to Crystal Palace in August and despite returning to training before the international break remains a doubt to face Jurgen's Klopp's table-toppers. - ESPN Premier League fantasy: Sign up now! - VAR in the Premier League: Ultimate guide - When...

Read more October 15, 09:14

Fans star as insipid 'Indiaaaaa' revert to normal

On Tuesday, in a crucial World Cup qualifier, India salvaged a 1-1 draw against Bangladesh with a last-gasp goal from a corner. From the high of Doha, Indian football seems to have returned to its normal resting state: oh-no-not-this-again. Forty-five minutes of insipid football from the Indians was followed by a forty-five of chaotic endeavour. They over-complicated set pieces. They over-simplified open play. They did not defend well. Gurpreet Singh Sandhu went from hero who stopped Qatar to the...

Read more October 15, 09:09

Ratings: Shaky Sandhu 3/10 as India drop points at home again

Adil Khan's late equaliser helped India avoid a shock defeat against lower-ranked Bangladesh in their third group game of the FIFA World Cup and AFC Asian Cup qualifiers at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Tuesday. Despite an improved second-half performance, the hosts will rue their poor start, and particularly some sloppy defending that cost them two points in a game they were favourites to win.  Report: Adil saves India's blushes against Bangladesh Positives After a disappointing first...

Read more October 15, 08:55

Mexico cruise to Nations League win over Panama

Mexico Panama 3 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Roberto Alvarado and Jose Juan Macias scored on either side of halftime as Mexico cruised to a 3-1 win over Panama in a CONCACAF Nations League match on Tuesday in Mexico City. The win at Estadio Azteca ensured that Mexico won both their Nations League matches of the break after a 5-1 win at Bermuda last week. Alvarado got Mexico on the scoreboard in the 28th minute when a shot from the top of the penalty area. Mexico gifted the visitors a goal right before the break when Carlos Salcedo...

Read more October 15, 08:21

Twellman: U.S. in crisis mode after Canada defeat

ESPN's Ian Darke and Taylor Twellman slam the USMNT for their "alarming" performance against Canada.

Read more October 15, 07:23

Berhalter 'disappointed' U.S. didn't match Canada's intensity

Head coach Gregg Berhalter explains where his USMNT side came up short in their 2-0 defeat against Canada.

Read more October 15, 07:05

Canada shock USMNT for first win in 34 years

Canada gave their CONCACAF Nations League campaign a big boost by beating the USMNT for the first time since 1985.

Read more October 15, 06:54

Canada defeat USMNT for first time in 34 years

Canada gave their CONCACAF Nations League campaign a big boost by beating the USMNT for the first time since 1985.

Read more October 15, 06:54

Cavallini adds to U.S. misery with second goal for Canada

CONCACAF Nations League: Lucas Cavallini (90'+1') Canada 2-0 United States

Read more October 15, 06:25

United States fall flat in shock loss to Canada in Nations League

Canada United States 2 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats CONCACAF Nations League: Lucas Cavallini (90'+1') Canada 2-0 United States CONCACAF Nations League: Alphonso Davies (63') Canada 1-0 United States Christian Pulisic was none too pleased with being substituted in the 60th minute for the USMNT. CONCACAF Nations League: Christian Pulisic (51') Canada 0-0 United States Alphonso Davies scored in the 63rd minute, and Lucas Cavallini added the clincher in the first minute of second-half stoppage time to give Canada a 2-0 win over the United States men's national soccer in a CONCACAF Nations League match on Tuesday in Toronto. The Canadians beat their neighbors to the south for the first time since posting a 2-0 victory in a friendly on April 2, 1985. Canada's most recent victory in a competitive match against the United States had come in 1980. The Americans had...

Read more October 15, 06:21

United States falls flat in shock loss to Canada in Nations League

Canada United States 2 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats Alphonso Davies scored in the 63rd minute and Lucas Cavallini added the clincher in the first minute of second-half stoppage time to give Canada a 2-0 win over the United States men's national soccer team in a CONCACAF Nations League match on Tuesday in Toronto. The Canadians beat their neighbors to the south for the first time since posting a 2-0 victory in a friendly on April 2, 1985. Canada's most recent victory in a competitive match against the United States had come in 1980. The Americans...

Read more October 15, 06:21

Carli Lloyd says diminished World Cup role was 'worst time of my life'

Rather than the crowning achievement of her career, winning a second consecutive World Cup title marked the end of three years that Carli Lloyd hopes never to repeat. In an interview this week on ESPN's "Laughter Permitted with Julie Foudy" podcast, the 37-year-old Lloyd spoke at length about her frustrations with a diminished role on the U.S. women's national team after the 2016 Olympics and the toll the past three years took on her professionally and personally. "I'm not going to lie and sugarcoat...

Read more October 15, 06:15