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Ireland stifle Denmark in first-leg draw

Ireland shut Christian Eriksen down and take a 0-0 score back to Dublin. Their gameplan was simple but effective, sitting deep and denying Denmark's playmaker space. It's now anyone's game in the second leg. Mark Ogden »
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/blog/the-match/60/post/3264783/ireland-frustrate-denmark-and-christian-eriksen-in-scoreless-playoff-first-leg

Italy in real trouble after Sweden loss piles pressure on Gian Piero Ventura

"What rotten luck," <a
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/team/italy/162/blog/post/3266638/italy-in-dire-state-after-sweden-defeat-pressure-on-gian-piero-ventura

WATCH: Marcotti slams 'horrendously embarrassing' Italy

Gab Marcotti rips into Gian Piero Ventura for saying Italy deserved better than their first-leg playoff defeat at Sweden.
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/video/espn-fc-tv/86/video/3265994/watch-marcotti-slams-horrendously-embarrassing-italy

2018 World Cup: Who has qualified for the finals and who can get there?

The qualifying process for
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/fifa-world-cup/story/2484717/2018-world-cup-who-has-qualified-for-the-finals-and-who-can-get-there

Morocco stun Ivory Coast to join Tunisia in qualifying for World Cup

Morocco stunned Ivory Coast <a
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/world-cup-qualifying-caf/story/3266946/morocco-stun-ivory-coast-to-join-tunisia-in-qualifying-for-2018-world-cup

Republic of Ireland hold Denmark to 0-0 draw in first leg

Darren Randolph was the Republic of Ireland's hero as they returned from Denmark with a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw after surviving a stern test of their
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/report?gameId=497790

Kasper Schmeichel critical of Denmark's 'horrendous' pitch after playoff draw

COPENHAGEN -- Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel described the Parken Stadium pitch as "horrendous" after the Republic of Ireland secured a 0-0 draw in
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/world-cup-qualifying-uefa/story/3267151/kasper-schmeichel-critical-of-denmarks-horrendous-pitch-after-playoff-draw

Injury forces Man United defender Phil Jones to withdraw from England squad

Dominic Solanke, Lewis Cook and Angus Gunn have been drafted into the England squad for the first time after Phil Jones became the eighth
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/england/story/3267096/injury-forces-man-united-defender-phil-jones-to-withdraw-from-england-squad

Diego Simeone 'untouchable' at Atletico Madrid - president

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has strongly defended coach Diego Simeone following recent criticism. Simeone has
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/atletico-madrid/story/3266465/diego-simeone-untouchable-at-atletico-madrid-president

David Silva's brace helps Spain dominate Costa Rica in friendly

David Silva scored twice as Spain coasted to a 5-0 win over against Costa Rica in Saturday's friendly at La Rosaleda in Malaga. Jordi Alba gave
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/report?gameId=497667

Loftus-Cheek relishes regular play at Crystal Palace after Chelsea 'journey'

LONDON -- Ruben Loftus-Cheek admitted that a lack of first-team opportunities at Chelsea has slowed his development after producing a
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/england/story/3267156/loftus-cheek-relishes-regular-play-at-crystal-palace-after-chelsea-journey

Real Madrid should stick with Keylor Navas - Costa Rica FA president

Costa Rica FA president Rodolfo Villalobos has warned Real Madrid they would be making a mistake if they were to replace goalkeeper Keylor
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/real-madrid/story/3266517/real-madrid-should-stick-with-keylor-navas-costa-rica-fa-president

Sergio Aguero goal sees Argentina to victory in Russia friendly

Sergio Aguero left it late to fire Argentina to a 1-0 international friendly victory over future World Cup hosts Russia in
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/report?gameId=479255

Javier Mascherano hopes Argentina are 'never' without Lionel Messi again

Javier Mascherano says he hopes Argentinta "never" have to play without Lionel Messi after&nbsp;La Albiceleste secured a late 1-0 over Russia in a
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/argentina/story/3266882/javier-mascherano-hopes-argentina-are-never-without-lionel-messi-again

Australia draw at Honduras in World Cup playoff first leg

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SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras -- Australia will fancy their chances of booking a place at next year's World Cup finals after playing out a goalless draw in the first leg of their playoff clash in Honduras.
The Australians dominated the match and created the better scoring opportunities, but Honduras defended resiliently at home and neither side was able to break the stalemate in a tense opening leg at the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano.
Australian striker Tomi Juric missed two clear-cut chances to score...
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/report?gameId=497669


Ale Bedoya, Tim Ream embracing role as U.S. team veteran leaders


DeAndre Yedlin hopes to be a role model for the younger players in the U.S. squad and become more of a leader moving forward.
LISBON - Tuesday's game between the U.S. men's national team and European champions Portugal will be an opportunity for some younger members of the American player pool to get their first taste of international competition.
Players such as Schalke midfielder Weston McKennie, New York Red Bulls midfielder Tyler Adams and Sheffield United defender Cameron Carter-Vickers are among the performers in line to get their first caps. But throughout the past week there have been a few veteran heads by their...
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/team/united-states/660/blog/post/3267120/alejandro-bedoya-tim-ream-embracing-role-as-us-team-veteran-leaders

Neymar returns to London, where the Brazilian got his first taste of Europe


Craig Burley and the FC crew explain why Neymar's tears after being defended by Brazil coach Tite were just for show.

Neymar comes to Wembley on Tuesday at the peak of his powers. He is the outstanding attacking talent of a successful, attractive team, building up to what promises to be the World Cup in which he makes the definitive statement of his worth as a player.

He is a global star, and pays the price for such status. The French press is full of whispers about a breakdown in relations at Paris Saint-Germain between him and coach Unai Emery, or tension between him and his teammate, Uruguayan striker Edinson...
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/team/brazil/205/blog/post/3267167/neymar-returns-to-london-where-the-brazilian-got-his-first-taste-of-europe


Denmark 0-0 Ireland: Goalkeepers heroic

Denmark and Ireland head to the second leg of their World Cup playoff scoreless after some crucial saves.
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/world-cup-qualifying-uefa/67/video/3267152/denmark-0-0-ireland-goalkeepers-heroic

Cincinnati, Nashville make moves in busy week for MLS expansion


With several cities clamoring for an MLS franchise, Taylor Twellman looks at Cincinnati and other markets' credentials. The MLS expansion picture gained some clarity this week, with signs of forward movement in Cincinnati, Nashville and Miami, while Austin began to explore the viability of a relocated Columbus Crew.
Potential ownership groups in twelve locations are vying for four MLS expansion slots, with the first two expected to be chosen sometime around the MLS Cup final in December.
MLS has made it clear that the construction of a soccer-specific stadium is critical to any bid, and&nbsp;Jeff Berding, the president...
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/major-league-soccer/story/3267149/cincinnati-nashville-make-moves-in-busy-week-for-mls-expansion

Spain 5-0 Costa Rica: Silva pulls the strings

David Silva scored twice and provided an assist as Spain routed Costa Rica in a friendly.
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/international-friendly/53/video/3267150/spain-5-0-costa-rica-silva-pulls-the-strings

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