Australia stunned Denmark -- a team ranked 28 places above the Socceroos in FIFA's World Rankings -- to reach the World Cup knockout stages thanks to a brilliant goal from Mathew Leckie that secured a 1-0 victory.
It was meant to be Lionel Messi's crowning moment for Argentina -- the tournament in which he steps out of Diego Maradona's shadow for the national team -- but the 2022 World Cup has been a mixed experience for the 35-year-old so far.
US Men's National Team (USMNT) forward Christian Pulisic has been taken to hospital due to an abdominal injury he suffered while scoring the game-winning goal for the United States in its crucial 1-0 win over Iran.
Iranian soccer great Ali Karimi has alleged that death threats have been made against him, while his family and close friends have been intimidated and harassed by the Iranian government following his support of ongoing protests in the country.
The knockout stage has already arrived for the United States Men's National Team (USMNT) at the World Cup -- nothing less than a win on Tuesday will suffice when it takes on Iran in a winner-takes-all match.
The Big Ten Conference has fined Michigan State University $100,000 and suspended Spartans cornerback Khary "KJ" Crump for the first eight games of next season following the post-football game fight against rival Michigan in the players' tunnel at Michigan Stadium on October 29.
"I remember it like it was yesterday," says Steve Sampson, his face breaking into a smile before spending his Friday morning reminiscing about what has frequently been described as the most politically charged match in World Cup history.