By AVI CREDITOR
The list of candidates to be the next coach of the Mexican national team is down to one.
Monterrey coach Victor Manuel Vucetich withdrew his name from consideration, leaving Jose Manuel De La Torre as the only remaining candidate for the position. According to the Associated Press, owners of Mexican clubs must complete the final vote to determine whether De La Torre is fit for the position or if the search should continue.
De La Torre's brother, Nestor, is the former director of the national team who imposed fines on players for hosting a party after a recent friendly. Jose De La Torre is currently the coach of Toluca.
Here are a few more stories happening around the soccer world:
FIFA BID SCANDAL CONTINUES
The investigation into the World Cup bidding bribery scandal has grown to include bids for the 2022 World Cup in addition to those for the 2018 tournament.
Last week, The Sunday Times (UK) reported that two members of FIFA's Executive Committee – one from Nigeria and one the president of the Oceania Football Confederation – asked for payment in exchange for their vote.
Amos Adamu of Nigeria reportedly asked to be paid specifically to endorse the United States' bid, according to The Sunday Times' report.
The 24-person FIFA committee will reveal its decisions for the 2018 and 2022 hosts on Dec. 2.
ITALY REFUSES SERBIA REPLAY
The Italian Football Federation has refused to accept a rematch against Serbia after their initial Euro 2012 qualifier was halted after seven minutes in Genoa last week.
Serbian fans threw fireworks and flares onto the pitch, causing the match to be stopped. UEFA's disciplinary panel is expected to come to a decision about the situation on Oct. 29.
ARSENAL TRIO FIT FOR CL TILT
Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas is reportedly fit after dealing with a hamstring injury and will feature for the Gunners in their UEFA Champions League match with Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday.
Fabregas hasn't played in a month, hurting himself in Arsenal's match against Sunderland on Sept. 18 (when he scored this outrageous goal).
Theo Walcott and Nicklas Bendtner are also expected to be included in Arsene Wenger's squad after both were on the shelf with injuries.
Do you think De La Torre is a suitable candidate for the Mexico job? What do you make of the FIFA bid scandal? Do you think Italy should have to play a rematch with Serbia? Think a (closer to) full-strength Arsenal can win the Champions League?
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