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Peru, Spain enter Top 10 of FIFA World Rankings

Peru have climbed into the top ten of the FIFA World Ranking for the first time in an edition shaped by the latest decisive FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The Peruvians (10th, up 2 places), who have qualified for an intercontinental play-off against New Zealand to determine who will be heading to Russia next summer, were joined in the ranking’s upper echelons by Spain, who climbed from 11th to 8th on the back of an impressive conclusion to their unbeaten qualifying campaign.


Liverpool fail to get past Man United's parked bus at Anfield

A brilliant reflex save by David de Gea with his right boot to deny Joel Matip was the highlight of the game as Liverpool and Manchester United played out a second consecutive goal-less draw at Anfield.

The return of Premier League football after the international break brought with it plenty of promise as Liverpool vs Manchester United highlighted the matchday card to kickstart the weekend, but like last year the game promised plenty but offered little.


FIFA suspends the Pakistan Football Federation

FIFA has decided to suspend the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) with immediate effect in accordance with the decision of the Bureau of the FIFA Council dated 10 October 2017 on account of undue third-party interference.

The Bureau took this decision as a result of the fact that the PFF offices and its accounts remain in control of a court-appointed administrator, which constitutes a violation of the PFF obligations to manage its affairs independently and without influence from any third parties in accordance with the FIFA Statutes.


Trinidad & Tobago knock USA out of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

With an unlikely combination of results in the final Matchday of CONCACAF Qualifying, the U.S. Men's National Team was eliminated from contention for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

After falling 2-1 to Trinidad & Tobago, the doomsday combination of a Honduras victory against Mexico (3-2) and a Panama win over Costa Rica (2-1) dropped the U.S. from third to fifth place in the Hexagonal. Panama qualified directly with its third place finish, while Honduras will face off against Australia in the intercontinental playoff.


Six provinces win multiple medals on Teck Finals Day at 2017 Toyota National Championships

With four medals across all competitions, Quebec led the way on Teck Finals Day at the 2017 National Championships.  Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario each earned three medals while Nova Scotia and British Columbia secured two medals.  Newfoundland & Labrador's single medal rounded out the hardware given out in Fredericton, Calgary and Surrey.

CS Lakeshore secured gold for Quebec in Fredericton, New Brunswick at the Girls' U-17 Cup for a third straight year (Note: U-16 Cup previously). Quebec also earned silver in Fredericton as CS Mistral Sherbrooke won the Boys' U-17 Cup. At the U-15 Cup in Calgary, Alberta, CS Longueuil won gold on the boys’ side and CS Monteuil Laval took home silver on the girls’ side.


USA thrash hosts India 3-0 at Under-17 FIFA World Cup

The U.S. U-17 Men's National Team claimed a dominant 3-0 win against host India in their first Group A match at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

A raucous crowd of 46,312 turned out to support India for the nation's first FIFA World Cup game at any level, but the USA was unfazed by the boisterous atmosphere and through a wealth of possession carved out numerous chances throughout the first half before a clever move from captain Josh Sargent earned a penalty kick that he then converted in the 30th minute to give the U.S. a lead it would never relinquish. 


Contenders begin to emerge on day two of 2017 Toyota National Championships

With the completion of match day two of the 2017 Canada Soccer Toyota National Championships, all teams have now played their first game of the competition. Contenders began to distance themselves from the pack while some women's teams have now guaranteed themselves a medal.

At the U-15 Cup in Calgary, AB, Quebec and Alberta have positioned themselves to win groups on both sides of the draw. Meanwhile, the U-17 Cup in Fredericton, NB, saw Quebec and Mantioba teams lead the way with Ontario teams having a big day.


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