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After Stabaek’s superb comeback draw, Bob Bradley takes on broadcaster

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It has been a rollercoaster season for Bob Bradley in charge of Norwegian Tippeligaen outfit Stabaek.

At the start of the season they were flying high but a few bad months have seen them sink down the table. However the first American coach to manage in the top flight of European soccer has his side back on the up. Last week they beat Norwegian giants Rosenborg 4-1 and on Sunday they came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at first-place Molde.

American Michael Stephens scored the opener, while on loan New York City FC midfielder Andrew Jacobson grabbed assists on both Stabaek goals. Bradley’s American evolution in Norway is taking shape.

However despite that dramatic comeback, another huge moment arrived for the former U.S. national team coach after the game as he joined Norwegian TV to dissect his teams performance.

Watch here as Bradley goes off on a Norwegian broadcaster who calls out Stabaek, who were trailing 2-0 at half time, and questioned Bradley’s tactics.

“I totally disagree,” Bradley said. “This is just a stupid comment…. To say that tactically the first half was a disaster, this is not even a good conversation.”

Go on, Bob.

Bradley’s Stabaek side currently sit ninth in the standings with 19 games gone of the 30 match Tippeligaen campaign. They are currently eight points above the relegation zone and are enjoying a fine first season back in the top-flight as many pundits predicted them to go straight back down after promotion.

Clearly Bradley is fired up, as the American coach continues to make a name for himself overseas following his two-year stint in charge of the Egyptian national team.

EURO 2016: Spain, Switzerland earn qualification

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Catch up on all of Friday’s EURO qualification action, as two more teams have booked a ticket to France.

Spain 4-0 Luxembourg

Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla hadn’t scored a competitive goal for Spain in more than six years, but he scored twice today to help earn his country a berth in EURO 2016. Cazorla and Paco Alcacer scored all four goals for the Spanish, while Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas became Spain’s all-time leader in assists. However, both David Silva of Manchester City and Alvaro Morata of Juventus were forced off with injuries, with Morata’s looking to be serious.

Switzerland 7-0 San Marino

Switzerland led just 1-0 at halftime, but a six-goal second half which included three penalty kicks means the Swiss have secured qualification from Group E for EURO 2016. As expected, Switzerland dominated every aspect of the match against minnows San Marino, and Vladimir Petkovic’s side had seven different goalscorers.

[ MORE: Thursday’s EURO 2016 roundup — Northern Ireland qualify ]

England 2-0 Estonia

England remained perfect in Group E, taking their ninth win from nine matches today at Wembley. Theo Walcott‘s great scoring form from Arsenal carried over to the national side, opening the scoring just before halftime. In the second half, Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy came on as a substitute and assisted to Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling, who made it 2-0. With a few minutes to play, Tottenham teenager Dele Alli got a short run in his England debut.

Elsewhere in EURO qualifying

Group C

Macedonia 0-2 Ukraine
Slovakia 0-1 Belarus

Group E

Slovenia 1-1 Lithuania

Group G

Liechtenstein 0-2 Sweden
Moldova 1-2 Russia
Montenegro 2-3 Austria

Sergio Aguero expects to miss a month with hamstring injury

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After scoring five goals against Newcastle United, Sergio Aguero may have to wait a bit of time to get back to scoring in the Premier League.

The Manchester City striker lasted just 25 minutes in Argentina’s World Cup qualifier on Thursday, as he was stretchered off with a hamstring injury. 

Aguero underwent testing in Argentina, and told the local media “I think I’m going to be out for a month.”

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Manchester City and Argentina teammate Nicolas Otamendi said Aguero was in tears in the dressing room, and some reports have penned the injury as a torn hamstring.

If Aguero were to be ruled out for a month, he would miss City’s Champions League clash vs. Sevilla, as well as the massive Manchester derby away at United on October 25.

To make matters worse for City supporters, David Silva was forced off after just ten minutes while playing for Spain today. Silva took a harsh challenge from behind, and hobbled off with what looked to be an ankle injury. If Silva’s injury ends up being more than just a knock, City could be without their two most important players in the attack.