Mario Goetze scored twice to help Germany beat Poland 3-1 Friday in their European Championship qualifier and replace the visitors at the top of Group D. The victory also saw the Germans avenge their first ever defeat to Poland last October. Thomas Mueller opened the scoring in the 12th minute, assisted by Cologne defender Jonas Hector, who also set up Goetze seven minutes later.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hungary and Romania played to a 0-0 draw Friday in a European Championship qualifier as rival fans clashed before the game, with police using tear gas and water cannon.
Denmark failed to take its chance to move away from Albania in their European Championship group with a 0-0 draw Friday, while Serbia beat Armenia 2-0. Sokol Cikalleshi's header in the 23rd minute almost put the visitors ahead but Denmark dominated the second half with attempts by Nicolai Jorgensen, Nicklas Bendtner and Daniel Agger. A goal after the break by Bendtner was judged to be offside, while the visitors surprised the Danes with more offensive play than expected.
Toronto FC midfielder Collen Warner and Montreal defender Victor Cabrera have received suspensions for violent play. The MLS disciplinary committee suspended Warner for two games Friday and fined him for violent conduct after taking down Dominic Oduro in Toronto's 2-1 victory last Saturday. Oduro had dribbled past a prone Benoit Cheyrou, prompting Warner - seemingly upset that the referee had not stopped play to allow treatment for his injured teammate - to take him down.
Dragged down by fan violence and match-fixing in recent seasons, Italy's Serie B is introducing virtual green cards to award instances of fair play on the pitch. ''We need to provide good examples - because clearly they're lacking lately,'' league president Andrea Abodi told The Associated Press on Friday. At the end of the season, players or coaches with the most green cards will be rewarded.