EXCLUSIVE: Crouch admits World Cup goal was a foul (1:09)
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8dReuters

Argentina World Cup winner Brown dies at 62

World Cup winner Jose Luis Brown, who scored Argentina's opening goal in the 1986 World Cup final against West Germany, has died at the age of 62.

De Jong thinks Netherlands' future 'is very bright' (1:16)
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35dAssociated Press

Iran vs. Iraq, S Korea vs. N Korea in WC draw

South Korea will face North Korea in qualifying for the 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asia Cup as the draw for the second round was made on Wednesday.

Laurens: France have all the tools to keep winning trophies (1:26)
Making sense of CONCACAF's new World Cup qualifying format (2:18)
Remembering Bob Ley's utter despair with FIFA in 2015 (0:41)
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91dEd Dove

1990: When Cameroon rocked the world

As Roger Milla and Francois Omam-Biyik each celebrate their birthday this week, ESPN remembers the 1990 World Cup exploits of the Indomitable Lions.

Zimmerman opens up on biggest USMNT obstacle (1:52)
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126dReuters

Asia holds World Cup draw despite '22 doubts

The draw for the first of Asia's World Cup qualifiers was made on Wednesday, even though FIFA has yet to decide how many teams will play in 2022.

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147dTom Marshall

Chicharito urges calm amid Mexico's fine form

Javier Hernandez isn't getting carried away after Mexico made it two victories from Gerardo Martino's first two games in charge by beating Paraguay.

Tom Marshall Mexico correspondent 

Mexico 3-0 Paraguay at half-time here in Levi's Stadium. That was easy for El Tri. Paraguay all over the place defensively and Mexico has capitalized. Jonathan dos Santos, Javier Hernandez scored a goal each, with a Gustavo Gomez own goal completing the first half drubbing.

Tom Marshall Mexico correspondent 

Mexico XI to face Paraguay in Tata Martino's second game in charge of El Tri. Miguel Layun captains the team. Only Edson Alvarez keeps his place from last Friday's 3-1 victory over Chile.

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
Austrália3012-31
Group DGPWDLGDP
Croatia3300+69
Argentina3111-24
Nigeria3102-13
Islândia3012-31
Group EGPWDLGDP
Brazil3210+47
Switzerland3120+15
Serbia3102-23
Costa Rica3012-31
Group FGPWDLGDP
Suecia3201+36
Mexico3201-16
South Korea310203
Germany3102-23
Group GGPWDLGDP
Bélgica3300+79
Inglaterra3201+56
Túnez3102-33
Panamá3003-90
Group HGPWDLGDP
Colômbia3201+36
Japan311104
Senegal311104
Poland3102-33