Many Brazilians oppose the huge amounts of money being earmarked for next year's World Cup soccer tournament. The government has asked FIFA to provide more funding.
The Danish team has been withdrawn from a 2019 Women's World Cup qualifier due to an ongoing dispute over pay and conditions. The country's FA could face disciplinary action over the move.
US national team coach Bruce Arena has resigned in the wake of failing to reach the 2018 World Cup. The 66-year-old said that "questions rightly should be asked about how we can improve," after missing the cut.
The United States will sit out a World Cup for the first time in 32 years after failing to qualify for next year's tournament. DW analyzes what has gone wrong for the country, which had been making strides forward.
Argentina are going to the World Cup in Russia next year thanks to a superb Lionel Messi hat-trick, as the Albiceleste defeated Ecuador 3-1. Elsewhere, Peru pipped Chile to fifth in the South American qualifying group.
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