PARIS (AP) — Nice's defenders must be hoping their former coach Christophe Galtier is kind enough to rest Lionel Messi for Saturday’s game at Paris Saint-Germain. Messi's two goals for Argentina against Jamaica on Wednesday — a typical solo goal followed by a free kick — made it nine goals in his past three games for the national team, taking his international tally to 90. So far this season Messi has four goals and a league-high seven assists for league leader PSG and his partnership with Neyma
TORONTO — With the Major League Soccer playoffs out of sight and the season near its close, Toronto FC is looking to finish on the right foot when they host post-season hopeful Inter Miami CF on Friday. Toronto (9-16-7) is eliminated from post-season contention for the second year in a row while Miami (12-13-6) sits in the seventh and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Heading into their final home game of the season and with just two games remaining, TFC is focused on improvement. “(
England will play friendlies against Japan and Norway in Spain in November, according to the Football Association. The European champions are to spend their final camp of the calendar year at the Pinatar Arena football centre in Murcia, taking on Japan on November 11 and the Norwegians four days later, as they continue the build-up to next summer's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The Lionesses last played Japan at the 2020 SheBelieves Cup, winning 1-0, while their most recent meeting with Norway was the remarkable 8-0 group-stage victory en route to winning the Euros over the summer.