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Manchester City's season has been derailed over the last couple of months, partially because of injuries to center backs. It might get worse if they lose Martin Demichelis, who's been charged by the FA with misconduct related to gambling.
The details aren't out yet, so it's possible that this is a minor offense or just a total misunderstanding. But a word of advice for footballers: just don't gamble on football. Ever. Any football. For any reason.
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In the news
Aston Villa ditched Rémi Garde on Tuesday. (Aston Villa)
Some Aston Villa fans think he got screwed. (7500 to Holte)
Brondby's president who was caught criticizing the coach anonymously on message boards has finally resigned. (Guardian)
Leonardo Bonucci put a scare into Juventus fans when he went down on Tuesday, but he's just fine. (Football Italia)
Lionel Messi and Egypt had a big misunderstanding about boots. (Telegraph)
Liverpool aren't sure if Philippe Coutinho can play against Tottenham this weekend. (Mirror)
You should be reading
Dibyajyoti Basak on Gerard Piqué's overlooked excellence. (These Football Times)
Ted Knutsen on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's evolution. (Stats Bomb)
Ian King on the rebirth of lower-league team South Shields FC. (Two Hundred Percent)
What happened on Tuesday
The USMNT won 4-0. Here's what they can build on.
Mexico is into the hex after beating Canada. (FMF State of Mind)
The U.S. men won't be in the Olympics after losing to Colombia. (Stars and Stripes FC)
Brazil needed a 92nd-minute goal to draw Paraguay, and they sit outside of qualifying spots. (PA Sport)
There were too many games to mention on Tuesday. If you're looking for a recap or highlights of a specific one, ESPN FC's scoreboard is a good place to start.