Rocket League's next update introduces a mode that bends the game away from its soccer-with-RC-cars theme, using a new arena, a breakable surface and a different ball. Called "Dropshot," Rocket Leaguers will be tasked with destroying breakable panels on the surface of the opposing team's field, and scoring goals through those gaps instead of driving them into more traditional goal boxes. In Dropshot, two hits on an opposing panel knocks it out, while an electrified ball does an increasing amount of damage (to more tiles on the surface) the longer it is kept in the air.
Brazil topped Uruguay 4-1 to move on the verge of World Cup qualification, but there was much more to the first half of this match than meets the eye. Uruguay went ahead 1-0 on a 9th-minute penalty won and scored by Edinson Cavani, and for a moment it seemed like the home side might find its way to pull within a point of Brazil at the top of the CONMEBOL standings. That would not last very long. Just 10 minutes later, a bad giveaway near the midfield stripe saw Neymar casually feed Paulinho a good 50 yards from goal. The former Spurs man took matters into his own hands, charging forward and unleashing a vicious strike that continued to rise until it ripped the chords in the top-right corner.
South Korea's top football official promised on Friday that coach Uli Stielike's job was safe despite the national team's shock 1-0 loss to China in World Cup qualifying. Chung Mong-Gyu, head of the Korea Football Association, said South Korea "didn't play such a bad match" and that talks of any coaching changes were unwarranted. The match was played against the backdrop of high political tensions following Chinese anger over South Korea's deployment of a controversial missile defence system.