CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying: Argentina comes back, Neymar passes Ronaldo

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CONMEBOL brought its A-game when it came to the second match day of 2022 World Cup qualifying, with only one nation held off the scoreboard.

And that nation had a goal pulled off the board by VAR and a missed penalty in stoppage time.

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Argentina and Brazil both needed comebacks from early away deficits, with Neymar passing national team royalty via a hat trick which included two penalties.

And Radamel Falcao — yes that one — struck late to break Chilean hearts and keep Colombia unbeaten early in qualifying.

Bolivia 1-2 Argentina

Argentina avoided a stunning upset through a remarkable turn from recent history.

Lautaro Martinez and Joaquin Correa became the first players not named Lionel Messi — a run of six goals — to score for Argentina in a World Cup qualifier since 2016.

Which isn’t to say Messi wasn’t involved in overcoming a surprise 1-0 deficit to the hosts in La Paz.

Cruzeiro’s Marcelo Moreno put Bolivia ahead after 24 minutes but Lautaro got the equalizer just before halftime.

Bolivia looked en route to a big point against Argentina, having beaten them 2-0 in 2017 World Cup qualifying when Messi missed out through suspension.

But an opportunistic Messi beat teammate Nicolas Dominguez to a loose ball before finding Lautaro, who set up Correa’s blast to win it and give Argentina six points from six.

Messi finished with five key passes and won 11-of-15 duels, pretty good for a 33-year-old.


Peru 2-4 Brazil

Brazil joined Argentina in a dicey start to an away match, as Andre Carrillo continued his good form with a sixth-minute goal in Lima.

Neymar converted a penalty in the 28th minute to tie the game and Ronaldo for the second-most goals in a Brazil shirt, then a second penalty in the 83rd to win it and pass Ronaldo. Pele is No. 1 all-time with 77.

Peru retook the lead before the hour mark through Rentao Tapia but Brazil had a quick answer when Richarlison poked home a Roberto Firmino ball that may’ve already been destined for goal. #MerseysideDerby.

Peru saw red cards to Carlos Zambrano and Carlos Cacada in the final five minutes.

Brazil’s bench, by the way, is insaaaaane: Ederson, Alex Telles, Fabinho, Rodrygo, Matheus Cunha. Also, the players Tite couldn’t or didn’t call up: Arthur, Gabriel Jesus, Alisson Becker, Alex Sandro, Willian…

Ecuador 4-2 Uruguay

Ecuador needed this; La Tricolor rebounded from a loss to Argentina to smash Uruguay, who got two consolation penalties from Luis Suarez after the 84th minute.

The hosts took the first 14 shots of the match and didn’t allow Uruguay to shoot on target through three-quarters of the 90 minutes.

Toluca forward Michael Estrada scored twice, one set up by Enner Valencia, after Moises Caicedo opened the scoring. Both teams had a goal taken off the board by VAR.

Gonzalo Plata celebrated his impending 20th birthday by scoring his second goal in six caps. The Sporting Lisbon youngster also has an assist in his first half-dozen senior appearances for Ecuador.

Venezuela 0-1 Paraguay

Chicago Fire midfielder Gaston Gimenez scored on his second cap for Paraguay, who leaves the international break with four of six points.

Venezuela’s Yangel Herrera had a 65th-minute goal taken off the board by VAR and had a penalty saved by Huracan’s Antony Silva in stoppage time, helping sink La Vinotinto to 0-2.

Newcastle fans can exhale, as Miguel Almiron overcame an injury scare to start.

Chile 2-2 Colombia

Radamel Falcao’s stoppage-time goal gave Los Cafeteros four-of-six points to start qualifying after throwing away an early lead in Chile.

There was an early goal in this one, too, as Bournemouth’s Jefferson Lerma scored in the 7th minute.

Chile was faced with the prospect of starting qualifying at 0-2 but looked set to get three points thanks to a comeback led by two old stars.

Arturo Vidal won and converted a 38th-minute penalty and Alexi Sanchez scored four minutes later to put La Roja ahead for the first time in this qualification cycle (Yes, all of 132 minutes).

It didn’t last.

Matchday 1 results

Uruguay 2-1 Chile
Paraguay 2-2 Peru
Argentina 1-0 Ecuador
Colombia 3-0 Venezuela
Brazil 5-0 Bolivia


Brazil — 2-0-0 — 6 pts, +7 GD
Argentina — 2-0-0 — 6 pts, +2 GD
Paraguay — 1-1-0 — 4 pts, +1 GD
Colombia — 1-1-0 — 4 pts, +3 GD
Ecuador — 1-0-1 — 3 pts, +1 GD
Uruguay — 1-0-1 — 3 pts, -1 GD
Chile — 0-1-1 — 1 pts, -1 GD
Peru — 0-1-1 — 1 pt, -2 GD
Venezuela — 0-0-2 — 0 pt, -4 GD
Bolivia — 0-0-2 — 0 pts, -6 GD

Premier League Fan Fest coming to Philadelphia


The Premier League Fan Fest is heading to Philadelphia in 2022, as the entire Premier League Mornings Live team will be in Philly for what promises to be an incredible weekend.

Our latest Fan Fest will take place on October 15-16 in Dilworth Park and we can’t wait to be in the City of Brotherly Love.


That weekend the huge Liverpool vs Manchester City clash takes stage (Sunday, Oct. 16 at 11:30am ET), while on the same day in the other type of football the Philadelphia Eagles host the Dallas Cowboys on NBC’s Sunday Night Football.

It will be one heck of a party in Philly.

Below are more details on the event, while all you have to do is click on the link above to sign up so you can be there.

Premier League Fan Fest is coming to Philadelphia in October

This marks the first Fan Fest in the state of Pennsylvania and continues a period of huge celebration for soccer in Philly.

With the Philadelphia Union flying high atop the Major League Soccer standings, plus Philadelphia recently announced as one of the host cities for games at the men’s 2026 FIFA World Cup, the beauty of the beautiful game is spreading to every corner of Philly’s famous streets.

Philadelphia was supposed to be the site of our Fan Fest in March 2020 but was postponed due to COVID-19.

“Philly’s been waiting, and we wanted to use the best opportunities at the right moment to come back,” NBC Sports’ senior vice president of consumer engagement Lyndsay Signor told The Philadelphia Inquirer. “For all of the reasons that we landed on Philly for 2020 — the fandom the city, as the heart of so many professional sports — there was never a question.

“But I think when it started to get closer to Philadelphia hosting the World Cup, and looking at some opportunities to collaborate around Sunday Night Football … it felt like a really awesome time to fire up the Philly fan base again, and bring Fan Fest back and actually be able to execute it without COVID parameters in the way.”

Here are a few things you can expect from the Fan Fest

  • Gates will open at 6am on both days
  • Premier League legends Alan Shearer and Ian Wright will be on-site
  • Club mascots and the Premier League trophy will also be there
  • TV screens will be in place across Dilworth Park so fans can easily watch the game of their choice
  • Four games kick off at 9am ET on Sunday, Oct. 16, before Liverpool vs Manchester City at 11:30am ET
  • Entry is free but you will have to register for a ticket here
  • Special guests will join our crew throughout the weekend
  • Alcohol and food will be served at the event

Premier League odds, picks: Week 10 of the 2022-23 season


Before you watch the Premier League this weekend, make sure to know who’s expected to win.

And, if you’re into it, be sure to check out who our ProSoccerTalk crew of Joe Prince-Wright, Andy Edwards, and Nick Mendola think who’ll deliver the goods.

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Remember: you can watch all 380 Premier League games across NBC, USA Network, and Peacock. We’ve got you covered.

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PST’s Premier League picks standings after Week 9

Considering that winning requires getting the correct result (win, loss, or draw), getting a ‘W’ in picks isn’t all that easy.

The originator of PST’s picks, Joe Prince-Wright, is now in second place after a rough week for Andy Edwards, but Nick Mendola’s re-established his first-place status with the most wins by a single writer in a single week this early season.



JPW 3-7
Andy 2-8
Nick 6-4


Nick Mendola, 38-39
Joe Prince-Wright, 34-43
Andy Edwards, 33-44

Premier League picks: Week 10 of the 2022-23 season

Full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet – PointsBet is our Official Sports Betting Partner and we may receive compensation if you place a bet on PointsBet for the first time after clicking our links.

You can download the NBC Sports Predictor app (below) and play the Premier League Pick ‘Em game yourself to predict the scores and win the prizes.


Newcastle vs Brentford

Odds: Newcastle (-131) vs Brentford (+325) | Draw (+280)
Kickoff: 10am ET Saturday

JPW: Newcastle 2-1 Brentford
Andy: Newcastle 3-2 Brentford
Nick: Newcastle 1-1 Brentford

Bournemouth vs Leicester City

Odds: Bournemouth (+240) vs Leicester City (+110) | Draw (+250)
Kickoff: 10am ET Saturday
JPW: Bournemouth 1-3 Leicester
Andy: Bournemouth 2-2 Leicester
Nick: Bournemouth 0-2 Leicester

Chelsea vs Wolves

Odds: Chelsea (-261) vs Wolves (+700) | Draw (+375)
Kickoff: 10am ET Saturday
JPW: Chelsea 3-1 Wolves
Chelsea 2-0 Wolves
Nick: Chelsea 2-1 Wolves

Manchester City vs Southampton

Odds: Man City (-901) vs Southampton (+1800) | Draw (+850)
Kickoff: 10am ET Saturday
JPW: Man City 4-1 Southampton
Andy: Man City 5-1 Southampton
Nick: Man City 3-1 Southampton

Brighton vs Tottenham

Odds: Brighton (+165) vs Tottenham Hotspur (+160) | Draw (+240)
Kickoff: 12:30pm ET Saturday
JPW: Brighton 1-2 Spurs
Brighton 1-1 Tottenham
Nick: Brighton 0-2 Spurs

West Ham vs Fulham

Odds: West Ham (-136) vs Tottenham Hotspur (+350) | Draw (+280)
Kickoff: 9am ET Sunday
JPW: West Ham 3-1 Fulham

Andy: West Ham 2-1 Fulham
Nick: West Ham 1-0 Fulham

Crystal Palace vs Leeds United

Odds: Crystal Palace (+110) vs Leeds United (+240) | Draw (+250)
Kickoff: 9am ET Sunday
JPW: Palace 2-1 Leeds

Andy: Palace 2-2 Leeds
Nick: Palace 1-1 Leeds

Arsenal vs Liverpool

Odds: Arsenal (+150) vs Liverpool (+160) | Draw (+260)
Kickoff: 11:30am ET Sunday
JPW: Arsenal 3-2 Liverpool 
Arsenal 2-2 Liverpool
Nick: Arsenal 1-2 Liverpool

Everton vs Manchester United

Odds: Everton (+270) vs Manchester United (-104) | Draw (+250)
Kickoff: 2pm ET Sunday
JPW: Everton 1-1 Man United
Andy: Everton 1-2 Man Utd
Nick: Everton 0-2 Man Utd

Nottingham Forest vs Aston Villa

Odds: Nottingham Forest (+230) vs Aston Villa (+115) | Draw (+240)
Kickoff: 3pm ET Monday
JPW: Forest 1-1 Villa
Forest 0-1 Villa
Nick: Forest 1-1 Villa

West Ham vs Fulham: How to watch, live stream link, TV, team news


Injury-hit Fulham visits West Ham United on Sunday, hoping to catch weary hosts just back from a midweek trip to Belgium when the sides tangle at London’s Olympic Stadium (watch live, 9am ET Sunday on CNBC and online via

The Irons are looking to build on their Premier League form after beating Wolves on Saturday and rolling it into Europa Conference League play at midweek. West Ham beat Anderlecht 1-0 on Thursday as Gianluca Scamacca stayed hot to keep the Irons perfect in group play.


Fulham has been a handful this season but won’t have Nathaniel Chalobah, who was suspended in last weekend’s loss to Newcastle, in addition to possible absences for playmakers Kenny Tete, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Antonee Robinson, and Willian.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Fulham vs West Ham.

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How to watch West Ham vs Fulham live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 9am ET, Sunday
TV Channel: CNBC
Online: Stream via

Key storylines & (young) star players

Fulham may be without Robinson and Tete in addition to definitely missing Layvin Kurzawa, leaving Kevin Mbabu as the lone regular fullback certain to be available. Attacking injuries could shift focus to ex-Tottenham loanee Carlos Vinicius and wingers Neeskens Kebano and Daniel James.

West Ham started the Anderlecht win with Declan Rice, Lucas Paqueta, Gianluca Scamacca, and Pablo Fornals on the bench, with the quartet entering over the final 21 minutes to deliver the W. Aaron Cresswell, Kurt Zouma, Thilo Kehrer, and Tomas Soucek were completely rested, so there won’t be too much worry about the weariness angle mentioned above.

West Ham team news, injuries, lineup options

OUT: Nayef Aguerd (ankle), Maxwell Cornet (calf)

Fulham team news, injuries, lineup options

QUESTIONABLE: Antonee Robinson (foot), Willian (calf), Kenny Tete (knock), Aleksandar Mitrovic (ankle). OUT: Layvin Kurzawa (knock), Manor Solomon (knee), Harry Wilson (knee), Nathaniel Chalobah (suspension)

Brighton vs Tottenham: How to watch, live stream link, TV channel, team news


Brighton vs Tottenham is an early-season test of credentials as the host Seagulls look to show their top-four quality is on the level of their third-place visitors at the Amex Stadium (watch live, 12:30pm ET Saturday on NBC and online via

The Seagulls have given new manager Roberto De Zerbi a solid start in taking over for Graham Potter, who left for Chelsea.


Now they’ll look to show that the team has plenty in the tank for a long run in the European places, currently three points behind Spurs with a match-in-hand on the North Londoners.

Tottenham has looked solid but also knows it has to show the 10-man North London derby loss was a fluke.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Brighton vs Tottenham.

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How to watch Brighton vs Tottenham live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 3pm ET, Friday
TV Channel: USA Network
Online: Stream via

Key storylines & star players

Brighton’s been getting so much of its offense from Pascal Gross and Leandro Trossard, the latter coming off a hat trick and in the upper end of the Premier League leaders in both goals and assists. Alexis Mac Allister has been solid in the midfield and at the penalty spot.

Spurs continue to use Harry Kane in the Starting XI time and time again, and the English center forward hasn’t worn down yet. A midweek scoreless draw in Germany against Eintracht Frankfurt will see Spurs show up to the party with more miles on their legs than the home team.

Brighton team news, injuries, lineup options

OUT: Jakub Moder (knee), Enock Mwepu (illness)

Tottenham team news, injuries, lineup options

OUT: Emerson (suspension), Dejan Kulusevski (thigh), Japhet Tanganga (knock), Lucas Moura (calf)