Chelsea battled to an incident-packed 4-4 draw with nine-man Ajax Amsterdam in the Champions League on Tuesday, with the hosts fighting back from 4-1 down after scoring two own goals.
Stand-in goalkeeper Adrian was the hero as it was his save from Tammy Abraham allowed Liverpool to beat Chelsea 5-4 on penalties.
While the US women's football team won a fourth World Cup in eight editions, the US men's team was not so lucky as Mexico defeated them 1-0 to win the CONCACAF Gold Cup for a record eighth time.
FIFA said that English Premier Football League club Chelsea was banned from signing players in the next two transfer seasons for breaching regulations over the transfer of minors.
Tottenham Hotspur thump Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium to give them the clear edge following the first leg of their last 16 Champions League tie, while defending champions Real Madrid overcame a spirited Ajax, with little help from VAR.
American international Christian Pulisic, regarded as one of the hottest properties in European football, signed for Premier League side Chelsea for a reported fee of $74 million from Borussia Dortmund.
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