Tom Marshall Mexico correspondent 

Mauro Icardi and Paulo Dybala opened their accounts for Argentina tonight in the 2-0 win over Mexico here in Mendoza. Another disappointing night for El Tri, while Argentina interim coach Lionel Scaloni has surely increased his chances of getting the job on a more permanent basis.

Tom Marshall Mexico correspondent 

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 correspondent 

Argentina vs. Mexico here in Mendoza. La Albiceleste favorite tonight as both teams close look to close out 2018 with a victory. A real test this for a young Mexico side.

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19hAdriana Garcia

Spanish FA chief thanks PM for WC backing

The president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has thanked the country's Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, for his support.

Leboeuf: Varane should win the Ballon d'Or (2:13)
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2dAdriana Garcia

Luis Enrique backs under-fire De Gea

David De Gea has come in for criticism from media and fans for his performances since with the national team since the World Cup.

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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12dAssociated 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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14dAssociated 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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26dReuters

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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27dGabriele 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.

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