World Cup qualifying started badly for Argentina, and now it's getting a whole lot worse. Argentina sits fifth in South American qualifying, the same position it occupied two matches ago. Tuesday's 2-0 defeat in Bolivia, combined with other results from the 14th round of matches, has left the 2014 finalists in a continental playoff position - against a team from Oceania.
ST. LOUIS • Major League Soccer’s commissioner said he’s “confident” St. Louis will get a team in the league’s four-team expansion, if voters approve financing for a stadium next Tuesday. “I’m very confident that if we’re able to go forward here, all that energy behind bringing MLS to St. Louis for many, many years will be fulfilled,” Don Garber said Monday at a news conference. “But we still have work to do.” Garber was referring to the expansion process, which includes bids from St. Louis and 11 other communities around the country. Two of the four new franchises are expected to be announced this year. Garber appeared in St. Louis a week before city voters will decide on Proposition 2, which
When Tite found out the Brazil team he has coached back from the abyss had become the first to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, he gave thanks to God. Most Brazil fans would agree the 55-year-old coach deserves a celebratory drink. When Tite was appointed to replace the sacked Dunga, it seemed things couldn't get worse for the five-time world champions.