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Who needs what to make it through to the Round of 16 at the World Cup? And who could soon be on their way home? With Matchday 2 almost completed, these are what each country has to do in order to qualify for the lockout stages. Group A Ecuador-Senegal (29 November, 18:00 local time) Netherlands-Qatar [...]

Argentina beat Uruguay 1-0 in their World Cup qualifier in Mendoza last night, with Leo Messi scoring the winner. It was Messi’s first game back with Argentina after he infamously announced he was retiring from international football in the wake of Argentina’s Copa America final defeat to Chile this summer. Having lost three finals with [...]

Bad news for Uruguay heading into the Copa America tournament next month is that star striker Luis Suarez pulled his hamstring during Barcelona’s 2-0 win over Sevilla in the Copa del Rey at the weekend. Suarez left the field in tears as it was feared that he would the tournament but that does not seem [...]

FIFA Throws Book At Suarez And Uruguay

Uruguay and Liverpool were both stunned today when FIFA announced that Luis Suarez had been suspended from all football-related activity for four months for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini. The Premier League’s player of the year will miss the rest of the World Cup and well as at least the first nine games of the [...]

Suarez And Uruguay Playing Conspiracy Card

What do you do when faced with overwhelming proof that you committed a bad act? Call it a conspiracy of course. At least that seems to be the path that Luis Suarez And Uruguay are going down today. The first line of defence is that the picture below of Chiellini’s shoulder that appears to show [...]

Suarez Bite Overshadows Uruguay Win

Diego Godin’s late goal gave Uruguay a 1-0 win over 10-man Italy, a result that saw them advance to the knockout stages, but the match was overshadowed by an incident in which Luis Suarez took a bite out of Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini. Suarez, who served lengthy bans for biting opponents while playing for both [...]

The draw for next summer’s Confederations Cup was made in Sao Paulo today and it set up some interesting matches. The Confederations Cup takes place in Brazil on 15-30 June 2013 when hosts Brazil line up in Group A with Japan, Mexico and Italy. While Spain, Uruguay and Tahiti will be joined in Group B [...]

As focus shifted to major international matches taking place this weekend, it was a different scenario in South America as the continent began the tedious qualification process for the Brazil 2014 World Cup finals. Both Argentina and Uruguay won convincingly with La Albiceleste beating Chile 4-1 at home while Uruguay settled for a 4-2 win [...]

Two goals by Diego Forlan and another from Luis Suarez helped Uruguay win the Copa America for a record 15th time as they beat Paraguay 3-0. Suarez gave Uruguay the lead in a match it dominated in the opening minutes. Receiving a pass in the area, the Liverpool forward beat defender Dario Veron to score [...]

Napoli Threaten Uruguay Over Cavani

There is a huge club v country brawl brewing at the Copa America’s as Napoli president Antonio De Laurentiis has warned Uruguay he is prepared to take strong action if they risk the health of Edinson Cavani. Cavaini, who picked up a knee injury in the group stages, has seen his Uruguay side reach the [...]