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LIVE: Mexico out to end 2018 on a high in Argentina

Having lost six of its past seven matches, with star players questioning the direction of the federation, Mexico needs a result in its friendly in Argentina to end 2018 on a positive note.

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Mauro Icardi opened his goal-scoring account for Argentina after just 73 seconds of the game against Mexico here in Mendoza. The score remains 1-0 to Argentina at half-time. El Tri has actually dominated possession, but there's no doubt the home side looks the more dangerous in the final third.

Tom Marshall, Mexico correspondent1h ago

U.S. ends 2018 with predictable defeat

In what was surely Dave Sarachan's final match as interim manager, the USMNT was outclassed vs. Italy. Ethan Horvath starred in goal, but American fowards managed just one shot on target.

Italy 1-0 United States: Horvath let down on final kick

The United States ended 2018 with a loss to Italy on a late goal, despite a strong performance from goalkeeper Ethan Horvath.

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Extra Time: USMNT in 2018, Italy's strikers and more

The guys respond to your tweets about Italy's strikers struggling, the USMNT in 2018, PSG's defence and who would play them in a movie.

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Gomez: USMNT are at their lowest moment

After a lackluster 2018 played entirely with an interim head coach, former U.S. international Herculez Gomez says the USMNT are at an all-time low.

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UEFA, ECA presidents discuss Super League, VAR, Football Leaks

UEFA's Aleksander Ceferin & the ECA's Andrea Agnelli held court on a variety of football topics Tuesday. Gab Marcotti sorts through their comments.

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In football-mad Manchester, popular indoor venue faces closure

As winter approaches, hundreds of amateur players of all ages face the prospect of their favourite facility closing down. Can Powerleague be saved?

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Mbappe forced off with apparent shoulder injury

Kylian Mbappe was forced to exit France's friendly against Uruguay following an awkward fall during the first half.

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Scotland 3-2 Israel: Forrest hat trick clinches promotion

James Forrest's clinical treble proved just enough against Israel helping Scotland gain promotion in the UEFA Nations League.

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Serbia 4-1 Lithuania: Serbia secure promotion

Serbia earned promotion to the UEFA Nations League's second tier with a 4-1 win against Lithuania at FK Partizan Stadium

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Sweden 2-0 Russia: Swedes top group

A goal in either half gave Sweden their first win over Russia in 20 years and ensured they finished top of their group in the UEFA Nations League.

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France 1-0 Uruguay: Mbappe injury overshadows win

Olivier Giroud's penalty proved to be the difference for France in a friendly that saw PSG star Kylian Mbappe depart early with a shoulder injury.

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Italy 1-0 United States: Horvath let down on final kick

The United States ended 2018 with a loss to Italy on a late goal, despite a strong performance from goalkeeper Ethan Horvath.

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Poland 1-1 Portugal: Milik penalty powers Poland

A dramatic penalty sequence from Arkadiusz Milik provided the equaliser for Poland who earned a 1-1 draw with Portugal.

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Germany 2-2 Netherlands: Dutch surge into finals

The Netherlands trailed 2-0 with five minutes to play at Germany, but two late goals earned the Oranje a spot in the first Nations League finals.

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Qatar 2-2 Iceland: Stunning strikes in Qatar

Iceland and Qatar traded stunning strikes, including an impressive equaliser from Boualem Khoukhi to deliver Qatar a 2-2 draw.

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England 2-1 Croatia: Three Lions roar to semifinals

Jesse Lingard and Harry Kane each scored to seal England's 2-1 comeback win over Croatia to reach the UEFA Nations League semifinals.

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Switzerland 5-2 Belgium: Seferovic sends Swiss into semis

Haris Seferovic netted a hat trick as Switzerland erased a two-goal deficit by scoring five unanswered to defeat Belgium and advance to the League A semis.

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Spain 1-0 Bosnia-Herzegovina: Mendez scores debut winner

Brais Mendez scored the lone goal of his international debut to lift Spain to a friendly win over Bosnia and Herzegovina in Las Palmas.

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UEFA Nations League: All you need to know

The Nations League group stage is over. Find out how who reached next June's finals, who earned promotion, who were relegated and how it all affects Euro 2020.

Burley: Belgium dealt a blow to their ego

Craig Burley explains what Belgium's exit from the UEFA Nations League by way of a 5-2 loss to Switzerland means for the team long-term.

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What Nations League relegation means for Germany

With Germany's relegation in the UEFA Nations League confirmed, the FC crew discuss Joachim Low's future and how his team will be judged.

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Low: 2018 was a slap in the face for Germany

Germany's Joachim Low reflects on a year that saw an early World Cup exit and Nations League relegation but believes they still have a bright future.

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Do Portugal get enough credit?

Sebi Salazar and Paul Mariner discuss whether Portugal's continued success is overlooked because they don't play attractive football.

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LIVE Transfer Talk: Juve target United's Rashford

Juventus are ready to move for Manchester United's Marcus Rashford. Transfer Talk has the latest.

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Transfer Rater: Jovic to Liverpool, Cahill to Milan

Luka Jovic to Liverpool and Gary Cahill to AC Milan are two of today's hot rumours, according to Football Whispers.

What's best for Pulisic: Liverpool, Chelsea or neither?

With Liverpool and Chelsea reportedly eyeing Christian Pulisic, Ale Moreno and Craig Burley discuss whether he should leave Dortmund or stay put.

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Extra Time: USMNT in 2018, Italy's strikers and more

The guys respond to your tweets about Italy's strikers struggling, the USMNT in 2018, PSG's defence and who would play them in a movie.

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Should UEFA wait until next season to implement VAR?

As UEFA considers implementing VAR for the UCL knockout rounds, the FC crew debate whether replay should be added in the middle of a competition.

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Which star is more important to PSG: Mbappe or Neymar?

After Kylian Mbappe and Neymar both left friendlies injured, Julien Laurens and the FC crew discuss which player is more important to PSG.

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Laurens: Dembele has to worry about his Barcelona future

ESPN FC's Julien Laurens explains why Ousmane Dembele is finding himself in hot water at Barcelona and what he needs to do to fix it.

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Extra Time: Neymar in Mbappe's shadow? Dembele to Liverpool?

The guys respond to your tweets on Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, commentating in the cold, the Netherlands' defence and Ousmane Dembele's future.

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Does Nations League failure matter to France?

French World Cup winner Frank Leboeuf explains why France doesn't really care about its national team's group-stage exit in the UEFA Nations League.

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Frank LeBoeuf understands Pogba's post-World Cup struggles

Having won the World Cup with France himself in 1998, Frank LeBoeuf tells the FC crew he understands Paul Pogba's struggle to refocus.

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Burley: Belgium dealt a blow to their ego

Craig Burley explains what Belgium's exit from the UEFA Nations League by way of a 5-2 loss to Switzerland means for the team long-term.

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Leboeuf: Henry, Monaco don't know how to fight relegation

With Monaco sitting level on the fewest points in Ligue 1, Frank Leboeuf examines the challenge Thierry Henry has to withstand a relegation fight.

1:53

Do Portugal get enough credit?

Sebi Salazar and Paul Mariner discuss whether Portugal's continued success is overlooked because they don't play attractive football.

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Marcotti: 'Relentless positivity' from fans lifts England

Gab Marcotti says the current England team has a connection with the fans that hasn't been seen in the country in decades.

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Mariner: Pulisic should stay away from Chelsea

Former England international thinks that working under Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool would be better for Pulisic, should he decide to move from Dortmund.

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