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I was there: When Zidane headbutted Materazzi

Writers reveal the most controversial moments they have seen. Luis Suarez features twice, but Zinedine Zidane's head-butt is the place to start.

AP Photo/Gianni Foggia
10hTim Vickery

Brazil reliving magical 1970 World Cup win

It is only natural that countries are going back and revisiting a happy space during football's COVID-19 hiatus -- it's no different in Brazil.

Remembering Germany's 'historic' 7-1 win vs. Brazil (0:48)
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Reminiscing over Zidane's headbutt in the 2006 World Cup final (1:16)
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Beasley still gets 'heated' over missed call vs. Germany (1:06)
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Beasley: I was 'nervous as s---' vs. Portugal in 2002 (1:42)
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Jeff Carlisle U.S. soccer correspondent 

Here are the starting lineups for today's friendly between the US and Costa Rica. US manager Gregg Berhalter promised a mix of veterans and youth and he stuck to his word. Six starters (Cannon, Yueill, Aaronson, Ferreira, Vines and Llanez) are Olympic (meaning U-23) eligible.

Jeff Carlisle U.S. soccer correspondent 

The US men's national team players are all wearing No. 24 during warmups in honor of Kobe Bryant. The American Outlaws and US Soccer together have plans to also honor Bryant in the 24th minute.

Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP via Getty Images
60dAssociated Press

FIFA president wants AFCON every four years

The Africa Cup of Nations tournament should be played every four years instead of two, FIFA president Gianni Infantino has said.

Bruce Arena: USMNT will 'no doubt' qualify for 2022 World Cup (1:00)
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Klinsmann: I'd have taken U.S. to final 4 of 2018 World Cup (2:13)
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102dMark Ogden

Sources: Qatar WC organisers consult Coachella

The local organising committee for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar have consulted the organisers of the Coachella and Glastonbury music festivals.

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119dReuters

UEFA unveils '22 WC playoff path, hits at VAR

UEFA is to introduce a new-look playoff system for its 2022 World Cup qualifying while its president criticised the usage of VAR in 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