Facing as close to a must-win situation as it had in many years for a World Cup qualifier, the U.S. poured in three goals in the first 32 minutes and rode a Clint Dempsey hat trick to a 6-0 beatdown of Honduras in coach Bruce Arena’s first qualifier since 2005. The U.S. marketing slogan for this game was #Get3-as in the three points that were crucial after losing the first two Hexagonal games in November-but few would have imagined that the U.S. would get three goals in the first half. In the end, the raft of goals came from Sebastian Lletget (who had to leave the game early with an injury), Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey (three) and Christian Pulisic.
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) Two Russian fans have been hospitalized with serious injuries after being stabbed following a friendly soccer match between Red Star Belgrade and Lokomotiv Moscow. Serbian Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic said Sunday police were looking for the knife-wielding perpetrators who attacked a group of Lokomotiv fans in downtown Belgrade late Saturday. Serbian media reports said the Russian fans were attacked by supporters of Red Star’s rival Partizan Belgrade. The match, which Red Star won 2-1, was meant to promote Serbia’s traditional friendship with Russia. Stefanovic says “nobody should think they could hurt the Serbian-Russian friendship” with such attacks. Serbia has
March 26 (Gracenote) - Results and standings from the World Cup Qualifying European Group C matches on Sunday Sunday, March 26 Azerbaijan 1 Germany 4 Northern Ireland 2 Norway 0 San Marino 0 Czech Republic 6 Standings