America MG

16' Norberto | 19' Luan | 32' Ruy | 75' Messias

4-2

Figueirense

58' N. Careca | 90' Henan

Santa Cruz

44' J. Paulo

1-1

Boa

71' Thaciano

Luverdense

17' P. R. de Souza

1-1

Parana

58' Alemao

Goytacaz

-

Barra Mansa

Diaz

29' R. Prieto | 73' R. Leichtweis

2-1

Cerro Porteno

45' G. Velazquez

Sport Victoria

-

Defensor La Bocana

Sport Loreto

-

Santa Rosa PNP

Carlos Manucci

-

Cienciano

Club Sando

-

North East Stars

Nyva Ternopil'

-

Arsenal Bila Tserkva

Polessya

-

Nyva Vinnytsya

Podillya Khmelnytskyi

-

Teplovyk

Ahrobiznes Volochysk

-

Lviv

Bukovyna

-

Skala Stryi

Cherkaskyi Dnipro II

-

Ternopil'

Orlando City

0-1

Atlanta United

86' H. Villalba

New York Cosmos

?-?

Valencia

Barcelona Atletico

?-?

Cibao

S. Wanderers

22' F. Pina | 83' B. Cerezo | 90' E. Gutierrez

3-0

Cobresal

New York Red Bulls 2

27' V. Bezecourt

1-0

Toronto FC 2

Gareth Southgate defends Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling

England’s caretaker manager Gareth Southgate has come out to defend two of his national players, Chris Smalling and Luke Shaw, after criticism from their club manager Jose Mourinho.

The Manchester United manager questioned the pair after they missed Sunday’s 3-1 win away at Swansea through injury. According to BBC Sport, Mourinho said on Sunday:

“Smalling didn’t feel that he can play 100% with his pain. Shaw told me this morning that he was not able to play. There is a difference between the brave, who want to play at any cost, and the ones for whom a little pain can make a difference. For the team, you have to do anything.”

However, after these remarks, interim England boss Southgate has spoken out for the two United defenders. This week he was asked by the media if he thought the pair were “flaky” characters, and he responded:

“That wouldn’t be my impression. Luke’s had a really tough injury. I think very often it’s easy to look from the outside or to make judgements on people without knowing them really, really well.”

Both Smalling and Shaw have been left out of England’s Group F World Cup Qualifier against Scotland at Wembley on Friday, and next weeks friendly against Spain.

Shaw has played six times for United this season after returning from a double leg break he suffered in the Champions League last September, and Smalling picked up a foot injury that has seen him ruled out of action since late October.

Southgate will be hoping he won’t miss the pair too much, as he looks to guide England towards Russia 2018 with a win against Scotland that would see them pull away at the top of Group F.

It’s also becoming more clear that Southgate may be offered the chance to manage the Three Lions on a perminant basis if he ensures qualification to the 2018 World Cup.