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Wednesday cannon fodder: failed Irish NIT bribe

Republic of Ireland v Denmark - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier Play-Off: Second Leg Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

US youngsters impress draw Portugal Weston McKennie goal end 2017 on positive note - ESPN FC
Weston McKennie scored and Ethan Horvath gifted Portugal a goal as the US prepared for nothing except a Christmas break.

An NIT for the World Cup? US Soccer, SUM look into it |
Otherwise known as the “we didn’t want to play in your stupid tournament anyway” Cup.

Republic of Ireland’s World Cup dream shattered by Eriksen and Denmark | Football | The Guardian
A Christian Eriksen hat-trick led Denmark to a 5-1 victory over Republic of Ireland, and Martin O’Neill’s team missed out on qualifying for the World Cup

Fox and other top broadcasters involved in Fifa bribe scheme, witness tells court | Football | The Guardian
Bribes? FIFA? The hell you say!

Sergio Aguero: Argentina striker taken to hospital after fainting during loss to Nigeria - BBC Sport
Manchester City's Sergio Aguero was taken to hospital after fainting at half-time during Argentina's 4-2 defeat by Nigeria.