[WORLD CUP COUNTDOWN] In its third match in seven days, Mexico beat Gambia, 5-1, in Bayreuth, Germany. The Tri got two goals apiece from Guadalajara teammates Javier Hernandez and Adolfo Bautista.
-- In Coach Sven-Goran Eriksson’s first game in charge, Ivory Coast blew a two-goal lead and had to settle for a 2-2 tie with Paraguay. “We lost organization, we tried to run and finish individually,” Eriksson said. “We have to play better, but we will play better.”
-- Teenager Lukman Haruna, who plays for French club Monaco, scored a second-half goal to salvage a 1-1 for Nigeria against Colombia.
-- South Korea's four-game winning streak ended when it fell to Belarus, 1-0, on midfielder Syarhey Kislyak’s 53rd-minute goal.