Sunday, October 20, 2013
Miralem Pjanic scored twice, once from the spot, to hand Roma a 2-0 win over Napoli and extend their lead in Italy's Serie A to five points on Friday.
Andros Townsend, English soccer's man-of-the-moment, has signed a new four-year contract with Tottenham Hotspur, the Premier League club announced Friday.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Defending champion Spain and England qualified for the World Cup on Tuesday along with Russia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, which earned its first berth as an independent nation.
Chile and Ecuador are into next year's World Cup in Brazil, and Uruguay can join them if it wins a two-match playoff next month against Jordan.
Monday, October 14, 2013
Didier Drogba scored as Ivory Coast overcame Senegal 3-1 in Abidjan Saturday to boost hopes of a third consecutive World Cup appearance.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Raul Jimenez scored an unbelievable goal five minutes from full-time to rescue Mexico's faltering World Cup campaign with a crucial 2-1 win over Panama at the Azteca Stadium on Friday.
Wayne Rooney saluted Andros Townsend after the Tottenham Hotspur winger made a memorable England debut in his country's crucial 4-1 win over Montenegro at Wembley.
Russia thumped Luxembourg 4-0 on Friday and then watched their closest European Group F rivals Portugal drop points against Israel to all but ensure automatic qualification for next year's World Cup.
Colombia qualified for the 2014 World Cup finals while Ecuador and Chile all but sealed tickets on Friday leaving Uruguay most likely to play a fourth successive inter-continental playoff to join them in Brazil next year.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Fit-again striker Daniel Sturridge can fire England into the World Cup finals if he replicates his blistering domestic form at international level, England captain and Liverpool team mate Steven Gerrard said.