On this date: Twellman's epic takedown of U.S. Soccer (1:28)
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Jeff Carlisle U.S. soccer correspondent 

Christian Pulisic is back in the starting lineup for Chelsea as the Blues take on Grimsby Town in the Carabao Cup. Pulisic had been an unused substitute in Chelsea's previous three matches, but he'll be hoping that he can show manager Frank Lampard he deserves more playing time going forward. Pulisic is playing alongside several other players who have been pushing for more minutes, including Ross Barkley, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Michy Batshuayi.

EXCLUSIVE: Crouch admits World Cup goal was a foul (1:09)
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Mike King/Allsport
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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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89dAssociated 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)
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Making sense of CONCACAF's new World Cup qualifying format (2:18)
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Remembering Bob Ley's utter despair with FIFA in 2015 (0:41)
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WC Standings

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
Australia3012-31
Group DGPWDLGDP
Croatia3300+69
Argentina3111-24
Nigeria3102-13
Iceland3012-31
Group EGPWDLGDP
Brazil3210+47
Switzerland3120+15
Serbia3102-23
Costa Rica3012-31
Group FGPWDLGDP
Sweden3201+36
Mexico3201-16
South Korea310203
Germany3102-23
Group GGPWDLGDP
Belgium3300+79
England3201+56
Tunisia3102-33
Panama3003-90
Group HGPWDLGDP
Colombia3201+36
Japan311104
Senegal311104
Poland3102-33