TORONTO — Midfielder Stephen Eustaquio and forward Cloe Lacasse have been named Canada Soccer’s players of the month for January. Eustaquio scored twice and led FC Porto to the Portuguese League Cup while Lacasse scored five goals as Benfica maintained its perfect record after 12 games in the Portugal women's league standings. Eustaquio also scored in both the League Cup semifinal and final wins — 3-0 over Academico de Viseu FC and 2-0 over Sporting). He featured in six Porto matches in January.
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Saudi Arabian champion Al-Hilal equalized with a stoppage-time penalty before beating Wydad Casablanca in a penalty shootout to reach the Club World Cup semifinals on Saturday. Al-Hilal won the shootout 5-3 following a 1-1 draw and will face Copa Libertadores champion Flamengo of Brazil in the semis. Saudi midfielder Mohamed Kanno struck with a penalty in the 93rd minute against the African Champions League winner after Yahya Jabrane handled the ball and was sent off. Kanno
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MADRID (AP) — Karim Benzema and Éder Militão will miss Real Madrid’s Spanish league match at Mallorca on Sunday due to minor injuries, coach Carlo Ancelotti said. Ancelotti added that both players will travel with the team to the Club World Cup in Morocco next week, even though their availability is still doubtful. “Militão and Karim are both undergoing tests. It is nothing serious,” Ancelotti said on Saturday. “Tomorrow, they are not going to play but they will travel with the team to the Club