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Lionel Messi scored his 100th goal in European competition in Barcelona's 3-1 win, Paris Saint-Germain continued its hot streak in the Champions League and Atletico Madrid could be in trouble after a draw in Azerbaijan.
Tottenham held defending champion Real Madrid to 1-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday, while Liverpool racked up its biggest ever away win in Europe. Juergen Klopp's side ended its run of seven group matches by crushing Maribor 7-0 in Slovenia.
Four-time champion Italy will have to beat Sweden in a European playoff to qualify for its 15th straight World Cup. A regular at every World Cup since 1958, the Italians were drawn Tuesday to play in Sweden in the first leg of the playoff on Nov. 10.
Leicester City has fired manager Craig Shakespeare with the club in the English Premier League relegation zone after eight games. Shakespeare was in permanent charge of the surprise 2015-16 champions for just four months.
Toronto FC celebrated the arrival of the Supporters' Shield trophy with a 1-0 victory over the Montreal Impact on Sunday, tying a league record for single-season points in the process.
Valeri Qazaishvili scored in the 77th minute to cancel out Yordy Reyna's first-half goal as the San Jose Earthquakes salvaged a 1-1 tie with the Vancouver Whitecaps on Sunday.
Canadian international Will Johnson will have charges of domestic abuse against him dropped provided he completes a year-long diversion program including a 26-week counselling program.
U.S men's soccer coach Bruce Arena resigned on Friday after the team failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
A villa valued at $8.3 million US on an Italian island was allegedly how a Qatari television executive bribed a top FIFA official to secure broadcasting rights for the World Cup.
Canadian Christine Sinclair's 92nd-minute goal sealed the deal for the Portland Thorns four years ago in a 2-0 win over the Western New York Flash in the inaugural NWSL championship game.
The Qatari president of one of Europe's most glamorous soccer clubs, Paris Saint-Germain, is under investigation by Swiss prosecutors for suspected bribery of a top FIFA executive to get World Cup broadcasting rights.
The U.S. will be missing from the 2018 World Cup in part because of the lack of goal-line detection systems. Panama scored an equalizer that never crossed the line. A draw against Costa Rica would still have kept the U.S. on the path to Russia.
Qatar has come out strongly against criticisms of it hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, saying the tournament "is not up for discussion or negotiation" following comments this week by Emirati officials.
Twenty-eight years after one of the United States' most important victories came in stunning fashion at Trinidad to end a four-decade World Cup absence, the Americans' chances for the 2018 tournament in Russia ended on this island nation off the coast of Venezuela.
Iceland added to its incredible European Championship campaign by becoming the smallest nation ever to qualify for the World Cup on Monday. That means the Viking chant popularized by Iceland fans at Euro 2016 will be heard across Russia next year.