Tottenham Hotspur beat Sheriff Tiraspol 2-1 to join seven other teams including fellow former champion Valencia in reaching the Europa League’s round of 32.
FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke said soccer’s governing body will question 2018 World Cup host Russia about racist incidents at matches after Manchester City’s Yaya Toure said he was abused by CSKA Moscow fans.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter renewed his call for tougher sanctions on soccer teams whose fans racially abuse players, including points penalties and banning them from competitions.
CSKA Moscow faces disciplinary action by European soccer’s governing body over racist chants from its fans toward Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure.
Tottenham Hotspur beat Sheriff Tiraspol 2-0 to join four other teams in continuing perfect starts in soccer’s Europa League and move to the brink of a berth in the knockout stage.
Arsenal defeated Fenerbahce 2-0 to reach the group stage of soccer’s Champions League for the 16th consecutive season.
Tottenham beat Anzhi Makhachkala 2-0 to join eight other teams in continuing perfect starts in soccer’s Europa League.
Manchester United secured its first win in this season’s Champions League, 2-0 at Otelul Galati, while Real Madrid continued its perfect start with a 4-0 victory against Lyon.
Four-time champion Bayern Munich and Villarreal won their playoffs to reach the Champions League group stage, while Dinamo Zagreb held off Malmo to return after an 11-year absence.
Arsenal won 3-0 at Fenerbahce to close on a 16th consecutive appearance in the group stage of soccer’s Champions League.