Donovan: Imperative USMNT reach 2022 World Cup (1:22)

Tom Marshall Mexico correspondent 

Argentina leading Mexico 1-0 at halftime here in Cordoba. El Tri striker Raul Jimenez hit the bar in the 2nd minute and Marco Fabian was through on goal seconds later, but it's been mainly Argentina since then. Ramiro Funes Mori headed in just before the break. Plenty to think about for El Tri coach Ricardo Ferretti.

Tom Marshall Mexico correspondent 

Argentina leading Mexico 1-0 at halftime here in Cordoba. El Tri striker Raul Jimenez hit the bar in the 2nd minute and Marco Fabian was through on goal seconds later, but it's been mainly Argentina since then. Ramiro Funes Mori headed in just before the break. Plenty to think about for El Tri coach Ricardo Ferretti.

Tom Marshall Mexico correspondent 

The trip to Argentina to play back-to-back friendlies against La Albiceleste isn't going well so far for Mexico. El Tri trained in an indoor gym instead of at Estadio Botique Tuesday because there was a problem with the transport bringing the gear to the stadium. The previous night, players were heavily delayed getting into Cordoba due to poor weather conditions in the area. El Tri will be hoping Wednesday's double sessions ahead of Friday's game go a little smoother.

Glenn Price Liverpool correspondent 

There was a bit of controversy about Liverpool's opening goal. Aleksandar Mitrovic thought he had given Fulham an unlikely lead when he headed in, but the linesman adjudged the striker to be offside. Replays appear to suggest it was an extremely close call. Just seconds later, Liverpool were up the other end celebrating Mohamed Salah's eighth goal of the season after a rapid breakaway. Anfield will not care, though, having watched their side start sluggish in this early kick-off.

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10dAssociated Press

Infantino wants 'corruption' back to ethics code

Gianni Infantino will request the term "corruption" is restored to the ethics code covering world soccer after criticism over its symbolic removal.

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11dAssociated Press

Super League stars face World Cup ban - FIFA

The biggest names in football would be banned from the World Cup if they played in a breakaway European Super League.

Glenn Price Liverpool correspondent 

The demise of Mohamed Salah has been greatly exaggerated. The Egyptian has just scored his fourth goal in his last three appearances to hand Liverpool a deserved lead over Cardiff City. Minutes before his thrashed finish, Salah ambitiously tried to score direct from a corner. His confidence, which was absent during the opening weeks of the season, is now clear to see.

Infantino: World Cup in Qatar must be even better than Russia (0:34)
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23dReuters

Taskforce to look at Club World Cup plans

FIFA president Gianni Infantino had hoped to secure an agreement from the council on the concept of revamping the Club World Cup.

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24dGabriele Marcotti

UEFA plans walkout over FIFA's plans - sources

UEFA will walk out of Friday's FIFA Council meeting and boycott proceedings if FIFA president Gianni Infantino forces a vote on new competitions.

Glenn Price Liverpool correspondent 

There has been a power here in the Main Stand at Anfield. Tonight's game is still going ahead as planned, although a few facilities in the Main Stand will be out of use as a result. On the pitch, Liverpool have plenty of power with Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino returning to the starting XI to join Mohamed Salah. Fabinho is also handed a rare start.

1:31

Tom Marshall Mexico correspondent 

A few thoughts on Mexico defeating Costa Rica 3-2 here in Estadio Universitario.

Tom Marshall Mexico correspondent 

Mexico 1-2 Costa Rica here in Estadio Universitario at half-time. Joel Campbell put Costa Rica up before Victo Guzman leveled, with Bryan Ruiz netting a late penalty for Los Ticos. Fans changed Hirving Lozano's name as the team walked off. Coach Ricardo Ferretti fielded a starting XI made up entirely of Mexico-based players. Work to do if El Tri isn't to fall to a fifth consecutive defeat.

2:19

Tom Marshall Mexico correspondent 

Mexico against Costa Rica tonight here in Monterrey. I'd be surprised if Estadio Universitario is full. Strange atmosphere around El Tri at present. Here's a quick preview.

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39dTim Vickery

Tabarez overseeing new wave of Uruguay talent

Uruguay has the raw material to be a contender for the 2022 World Cup. That's why veteran boss Oscar Washington Tabarez won't retire anytime soon.

Paul Pogba's World Cup rings: Worth the tension? (2:01)

WC Ladder

Group AGPWDLGDP
Uruguay3300+59
Russia3201+46
Saudi Arabia3102-53
Egypt3003-40
Group BGPWDLGDP
Spain3120+15
Portugal3120+15
Iran311104
Morocco3012-21
Group CGPWDLGDP
France3210+27
Denmark3120+15
Peru310203
Australia3012-31
Group DGPWDLGDP
Croatia3300+69
Argentina3111-24
Nigeria3102-13
Iceland3012-31
Group EGPWDLGDP
Brazil3210+47
Switzerland3120+15
Serbia3102-23
Costa Rica3012-31
Group FGPWDLGDP
Sweden3201+36
Mexico3201-16
South Korea310203
Germany3102-23
Group GGPWDLGDP
Belgium3300+79
England3201+56
Tunisia3102-33
Panama3003-90
Group HGPWDLGDP
Colombia3201+36
Japan311104
Senegal311104
Poland3102-33