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Tom Marshall Mexico correspondent 

Club America and U.S. national team midfielder Joe Corona describes lifting the Liga MX title in Estadio Azteca as a "dream come true."

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Tom Marshall Mexico correspondent 

Club America overtakes Chivas and moves onto 13 Liga MX titles. Deserved win that over Cruz Azul here in Estadio Azteca. America also won the Liga MX Femenil title on Saturday. This is a good time to be an America fan and Las Águilas' faithful are naturally delighted.

Tom Marshall Mexico correspondent 

"The day of truth has arrived," reads one headline in Mexico City. Another outlet, Record, is already selling separate front pages, one with "America champion," the other with "Cruz Azul champion." It's all set up for a classic.

Glenn Price Liverpool correspondent 

All the talk in the Anfield press room is about Paul Pogba's absence in Man United's starting XI. Nathaniel Clyne is a surprise starter for Liverpool. Given the injuries to Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez and now James Milner, Clyne is required to make just his third start in the last 17 months.

Glenn Price Liverpool correspondent 

Liverpool are unbeaten in the league at Anfield since April 2017 and can reclaim top spot with victory -- like this fixture needs any more incentive!

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Tom Marshall Mexico correspondent 

Some positive injury news for Club America ahead of Sunday's return leg of the Liga MX 2018 Apertura final against Cruz Azul, although the reaction to the first leg in Mexico City has been largely negative.

Tom Marshall Mexico correspondent 

All level at 0-0 at half-time of the Liga MX 2018 Apertura first leg between Club America and Cruz Azul. Cruz Azul came closest to opening the scoring when Julio Dominguez forced a fine save from Agustin Marchesin in the 10th minute. Not much between these two sides.

Tom Marshall Mexico correspondent 

All set in Estadio Azteca for the first leg of the 2018 Apertura Liga MX final between Club America and Cruz Azul. Home side America hoping to move clear of Chivas onto 13 titles, while Cruz Azul is looking to break a 21-year title drought. Tickets obviously sold out for the Mexico City derby and they're going for twice the face value outside the stadium.

Glenn Price Liverpool correspondent 

Liverpool's midfield three that attracted so much criticism for the defeat at Paris Saint-Germain start against Napoli. A much better performance is required this evening. Dropping Fabinho and Naby Keita is particularly harsh after their impressive showings at Bournemouth on the weekend.

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Glenn Price Liverpool correspondent 

Hat-trick hero Mohamed Salah trudges off the pitch at the Vitality Stadium with his well-deserved matchball. It was another incredibly clinical performance from the Egyptian.

Glenn Price Liverpool correspondent 

Sadio Mane is fit enough to take a spot on Liverpool's bench at Bournemouth this afternoon. Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino return to Liverpool's starting XI, but there are question marks about who is going to play right-back -- Fabinho or James Milner, who makes his 500th Premier League appearance today.

Glenn Price Liverpool correspondent 

Incredible scenes at Anfield after the final whistle. Who would have thought Divock Origi would be the hero? The Belgian striker has not been the same player since suffering an ankle injury against Everton in 2016. But he comes up with a huge goal to ensure Liverpool stay on the coattails of Manchester City in the Premier League title race.

Glenn Price Liverpool correspondent 

Jurgen Klopp strongly dismissed suggestions he has problems in midfield during his news conference on Friday, but the Liverpool manager has opted for a reshuffle in the centre of the pitch for this afternoon's Merseyside derby. Fabinho is handed a start, as is Xherdan Shaqiri. Liverpool's three-man midfield were dominated at Paris Saint-Germain in midweek and it looks like they will be operating a 4-2-3-1 formation today.

Glenn Price Liverpool correspondent 

Just Stanley Park separates Liverpool and Everton in distance. This afternoon's Merseyside derby is the 100th league clash at Anfield between the two sides. Everton have not won here since the turn of the millennium, but Marco Silva's arrival has instilled belief that they can change that today.

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If the 2022 World Cup started today...

The next World Cup is four years away, but if it began today, how would the major nations line up? We asked our writers to look into the future.

Tom Marshall Mexico correspondent 

Mauro Icardi and Paulo Dybala opened their accounts for Argentina tonight in the 2-0 win over Mexico here in Mendoza. Another disappointing night for El Tri, while Argentina interim coach Lionel Scaloni has surely increased his chances of getting the job on a more permanent basis.

Tom Marshall Mexico correspondent 

Mauro Icardi opened his goal-scoring account for Argentina after just 73 seconds of the game against Mexico here in Mendoza. The score remains 1-0 to Argentina at half-time. El Tri has actually dominated possession, but there's no doubt the home side looks the more dangerous in the final third.

Tom Marshall Mexico correspondent 

Argentina vs. Mexico here in Mendoza. La Albiceleste favorite tonight as both teams close look to close out 2018 with a victory. A real test this for a young Mexico side.

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Spanish FA chief thanks PM for WC backing

The president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has thanked the country's Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, for his support.