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US out of World Cup contention with 2-1 loss at Trinidad

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Couva, Oct 11 (AP) - The United States has been eliminated from World Cup contention, a shocking loss at Trinidad ending the Americans' streak of seven straight appearances at soccer's showcase.
Twenty-eight years after a stunning victory at Trinidad put the Americans back in the World Cup after a four-decade absence, their chances for next year's tournament in Russia ended on this island nation off the coast of Venezuela.
Trinidad and Tobago scored a pair of first-half goals, and the United...
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Argentina, Messi not getting any sympathy from Brazil

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Sao Paulo, Oct 10 (AP) - With Argentina and Lionel Messi on the brink of missing the World Cup, they are not receiving any sympathy from archrival Brazil.
Five-time champion Brazil qualified six months ago for the finals in Russia, and have been fascinated watching their archrival struggle to...
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Rain-soaked field obstacle for US reaching World Cup

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Couva, Oct 10 (AP) - The final path to the World Cup involved an unexpected water crossing for the United States.
Heavy rain on this Caribbean island 7½ miles off the coast of Venezuela left the center of Ato Boldon Stadium's field soggy, the flanks submerged and the encircling running...
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