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.
The headline “Chelsea Civil War” on the Sun website catches the eye and warms the heart, conjuring images of a tumultuous internal struggle at Stamford Bridge that sends the league leaders into meltdown and triggers an end-of-season capitulation that belatedly livens up the title race. The Sun says the Blues are “locked in a wrangle” because manager Conte wants to bring in Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata but technical director Michael Emenalo thinks the club should sign Everton’s Romelu Lukaku instead.
In June last year, Iceland’s soccer team pulled off a jaw-dropping upset and beat one-time World Cup winner England in a Euro Cup 2016 match. And this month, the small island nation is experiencing an unprecedented boom in births. Nine months after the historic 2-1 win. Curious. Asgeir Petur Thorvaldsson, an anesthesiologist at Reyjavik’s Landspitali University Hospital, said the hospital “set a record for the number of epidurals” in the maternity ward this weekend, referring to pain relief given to women about to go into labor. It wasn’t just any match, you see. The small island nation never qualified for a major European tournament before 2016 and it was the smallest country to ever advance