Ten of the 32 spots at the 2014 soccer World Cup are now filled after Italy, the Netherlands, the U.S., Costa Rica and Argentina secured berths.
Lionel Messi scored twice as Argentina won 5-2 at Paraguay to qualify for next year’s soccer World Cup with two matches to spare.
Argentina beat Paraguay 5-2 to qualify for the soccer World Cup for the 11th straight time.
Liverpool beat Chelsea 2-1 to send the Blues to a second straight home loss in the Premier League as Glen Johnson got a late winner against his former team.
Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson hailed a “famous victory” at Bolton yesterday that lifted the Reds out of the relegation positions in soccer’s Premier League.
Liverpool won 1-0 at Bolton today to climb out of the relegation positions in English soccer’s Premier League. Newcastle defeated 10-man Sunderland 5-1.
Liverpool beat Chelsea 2-0 to reach the semifinals of English soccer’s Carling Cup, while a Sergio Aguero goal gave Manchester City a 1-0 victory against Arsenal.
Fernando Torres ended a five-month goal drought with two strikes in Chelsea’s 5-2 win against Leicester City in the quarterfinals of English soccer’s F.A. Cup. His former team Liverpool beat Stoke City 2-1 to advance.
Dimitar Berbatov scored three goals as Manchester United joined Manchester City atop the Premier League with a 5-0 win over Wigan. City was held 0-0 by West Bromwich Albion.
Arsenal beat first-place Manchester United 1-0 today to open up the race for English soccer’s Premier League title. West Ham remains bottom after a 2-1 loss at fourth-place Manchester City.