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FIFA bans Lionel Messi for 4 World Cup qualifying games
ZURICH (AP) -- Lionel Messi has been banned from Argentina's next four World Cup qualifiers, starting with Tuesday's game in Bolivia....

After late goals broke Panama's hearts in 2013, US returns
PANAMA CITY (AP) -- With Panama about 90 seconds from reaching a playoff against New Zealand for a World Cup berth, Graham Zusi and Aron Johannsson scored in second-half stoppage time four years ago to give the already qualified United States a 3-2 win and eliminate the hosts....

Blunt and sarcastic, Arena relaxes US after Klinsmann
PANAMA CITY (AP) -- Alejandro Bedoya missed a goal in training, and Bruce Arena wanted to make sure the midfielder knew he noticed....

Germany, England, Poland stay on course in WCup qualifying
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany, England and Poland all took another step toward World Cup qualification but the Netherlands' failure to do the same cost national coach Danny Blind his job on Sunday....

Danny Blind fired as coach of Dutch football team
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The Dutch football association fired national coach Danny Blind on Sunday, a day after his team's humiliating 2-0 defeat to Bulgaria in a World Cup qualifier in Sofia....

2 Russian soccer fans stabbed in Serbia
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Two Russian fans have been hospitalized with serious injuries after being stabbed following a friendly soccer match between Red Star Belgrade and Lokomotiv Moscow....

Pulisic becomes heartbeat of US team at age 18
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Christian Pulisic gallops elegantly past defenders like a gazelle, with the enthusiasm of youth and a sense of positioning that belies his inexperience....