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November 19, 2018 
Quote of the day – "I know there are some ex-players who I've spoken to who can't come to terms with England doing well." - Wayne Rooney on England's recent run of playing well in international competitions.
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UEFA Nations League: France go down, England come from behind, and Switzerland destroy Belgium

France went to the Netherlands and fell 2-0, with goals coming from Georginio Wijnaldum and a Memphis Depay penalty... England went down to Croatia in the 57th minute, but came back with goals from Jesse Lingard and Harry Kane to win it late... Sweden beat Turkey 1-0 with a 71st minute penalty on the road from Andreas Granqvist... Italy and Portugal played a scoreless draw... Benfica's Haris Seferovic scored a hat-trick for Switzerland in their 5-2 drubbing of Belgium, despite Thorgan Hazard giving Belgium a 2-0 lead with an early brace... Adam Szalai and Adam Nagy each scored in the first half for Hungary as they beat Finland 2-0.
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Brazil: Neymar reaches 60-goal mark

Neymar scored a contested second-half penalty to give Brazil a 1-0 friendly win over Uruguay and bring some joy to their fans on a gloomy Friday at the Emirates Stadium in London. The Paris Saint-Germain forward was again the stand-out Brazil player and he coolly side-footed home his 60th international goal in the 76th minute after Diego Laxalt brought down Danilo, although Uruguay claimed there was a handball in the build-up. Neymar is the third player to reach the 60-goal mark for Brazil, joining legends Pele (77) and Ronaldo (62). Until Neymar's score, Brazil had looked the more vulnerable of the two sides with Alisson making three fine saves, including a superb stop from a Luis Suarez free kick early in the second half. It was the fifth win in a row for Brazil since they were knocked out of this year's World Cup in the quarterfinals by Belgium. (ESPNFC)

Mexico: Martino tabbed as permanent head coach for national team

Mexico's players appear keen on Gerardo "Tata" Martino becoming the squad's new permanent head coach, with reports that he is set to sign next month when he leaves Atlanta United. Martino said on Friday that he had "nothing new to say" to the reports linking him to the job, but MLS commissioner Don Garber appeared to let it slip on Thursday that the Argentine would be joining Mexico. "I only know the rumors in the news and on social networks, I don't know [Martino] personally, but I've seen the teams he has managed, such as Paraguay, and it would be a very good hire," Jimenez told reporters after Mexico's 2-0 loss to Argentina, adding later: "He has had the experience of being in important clubs and it could be good for us that he knows what competing at a high level is, but we have to wait." Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa completed 100 appearances for Mexico on Friday and, while he was talk until there is official confirmation, said he knows about the coach. "Of course in Mexico we know him well, we know about his career and that he is doing very well in the United States," stated Ochoa. Ochoa added that: "It is urgent to have a manager to work and prepare for the matches ... for the stability of the national team." (ESPNFC)

Monday morning transfer talk

  • Marko Arnautovic has refused to comment on reports he could leave West Ham in the January transfer window. 
  • Barcelona target Frenkie de Jong has been described as “a mixture of Deco and Xavi” by former Ajax boss and Camp Nou assistant coach Henk ten Cate.
  • AC Milan are considering a move for Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas.
  • West Ham defender Declan Rice has emerged as a target for Manchester United.
  • Chelsea are ready to trigger the £40 million ($51m) buy-back option in Nathan Ake's deal at Bournemouth.
  • Barcelona remain open to the prospect of bringing Neymar back to Camp Nou.
  • Edinson Cavani is an attacking option being considered by Real Madrid.
  • Antonio Valencia will look to stay in England if he is not offered fresh terms by Manchester United.
  • Manchester United are preparing to table a double-your-money offer to Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini.

Top matches today (All times EST)

  • UEFA Nations League: Germany vs Netherlands 2:45pm on Univision

Top matches today (All times EST)

  • UEFA Nations League: Germany vs Netherlands 2:45pm on Univision

DSD Power Couple of the Day

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren and wife Anita Lovren

Highlights to kick off your week

Updated tables from around the globe

  • England: Premier League - Table
  • Spain: La Liga - Table
  • Italy: Serie A - Table
  • Germany: Bundesliga - Table
  • France: Ligue 1 - Table
  • USA: MLS - Table
  • USA: USL - Table
  • USA - NWSL - Table
  • Portugal - Portuguese Liga - Table
  • Scotland - Scottish Premiership - Table
  • Mexico - Liga MX - Table
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