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  1. Ronaldo lifts Portugal to win, sets up Switzerland showdown

    Substitute Cristiano Ronaldo has lifted Portugal to a labored 2-0 win at Andorra, and set up a showdown against Switzerland next week that will decide who advances to the World…
  2. France, Sweden on collision course for berth in World Cup

    France and Sweden will fight for automatic World Cup qualification next week and the Netherlands needs a miracle just to make it to the European…
  3. Netherlands beats Belarus as World Cup hopes dwindle

    Too little, too late? The Netherlands score twice in the last 10 minutes to beat Belarus 3-1 and keep alive extremely remote hopes of qualifying for the World Cup in…
  4. Belgium stutns Bosnia World Cup chances in 4-3 thriller

    Bosnia hopes of a group runner-up finish and staying in contention for World Cup qualification have been after Belgium scored late to win their matchup 4-3 in…
  5. Berg nets fout goals in Sweden rout of Luxembourg

    Striker Marcus Berg has scored four times and captain Andreas Granqvist a brace and Sweden has kept alive its hope of automatic qualification for the World Cup in an 8-0 demolition of…
  6. Bayern stopper Neuer could be out till March

    Manuel Neuer's injury absence could extend to up to six months as his rehabilitation process following foot surgery has taken longer than…
  7. Butland named starter for England at Lithuania

    Gareth Southgate has given Jack Butland the nod to start in goal for England's final World Cup qualifer match against Lithuania…
  8. Ireland's O'Neill upbeat ahead of Wales World Cup qualifier

    Ireland manager Martin O'Neill is upbeat over his team's chances of beating Wales in their must-win soccer World Cup qualifier in Cardiff on Monday. O'Neill said his team would 'go for…
  9. Croatia replaces coach after 1-1 draw with Finland

    Croatia coach Ante Cacic has been fired and replaced by Zlatko Dalic. The president of Croatia's soccer association says Dalic is taking over after Croatia stumbled in a 1-1 home draw against Finland on Friday in World Cup…
  10. US back on track for World Cup after Panama rout

    Christian Pulisic scored just eight minutes in, then split the defense to set up Jozy Altidore for the first of the forward's two goals and put the United States back on track for next year's World Cup with a 4-0 rout of…
  11. FC Dallas fined $100,000 for roster violation

    Major League Soccer has fined FC Dallas $75,000 of General Allocation Money plus $25,000 for incorrectly fielding winger Michael Barrios in the September 30 match against Orlando…
  12. Italy held by Macedonia 1-1, almost into World Cup playoffs

    Italy has all but secured a qualifying playoff spot for next year's World Cup but it was booed off the pitch after drawing with Macedonia 1-1 in…
  13. Iceland on path to World Cup with 3-0 win at Turkey

    Iceland has stayed on the path to becoming the smallest nation to qualify for the World Cup after beating Turkey…
  14. Spain clinches World Cup spot with win against Albania

    Spain has easily defeated Albania 3-0 to secure a World Cup berth. Rodrigo, Isco and Thiago Alcantara scored first-half goals to give Spain an insurmountable five-point lead over Italy with one round to go in Group…
  15. New Atlanta stadium roof to open for only 1 more 2017 event

    The roof on Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be open for MLS Atlanta United's final regular-season game against Toronto FC on Oct. 22, weather permitting, and will be closed for all other events this year, including remaining Atlanta Falcons home…