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Montevideo, December 8th 2016 - 18:10 UTC

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  • Tuesday, December 6th 2016 - 06:19 UTC

    It's Official: Chapecoense are South American Cup Champions

    Conmebol declares Chapecoense winners of the match they were enroute to playing when their airplane crashed

    The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) Monday officially awarded the 2016 South American Cup title to the Brazilian team Chapecoense, who lost most of their players and staff as their airplane crashed in Colombia last week on its way to playing the final's first leg in Medellín against the local squad of Atlético Nacional, who was awarded the Conmebol's Fair Play Centennial prize.

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  • Friday, December 2nd 2016 - 09:59 UTC

    Chapecoense in denial Lamia was a bad choice, CONMEBOL not to blame for it either

    Chapecoense officials stand by their decision to fly LAMIA

    The airline “has all the requirements that Chapecoense sought for its international trips,” a spokesman for the Chapecoense football club in western Santa Catarina said Thursday. A British Aerospace 146 - RJ 85 of the Bolivian charter airline Lamia, carrying the club's team to play the first leg of the South American Cup final against Atletico Nacional, crashed Monday night on approach to Medellin's Jose Maria Cordova international airport, killing almost everybody onboard.

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  • Thursday, December 1st 2016 - 14:13 UTC

    From dream to nightmare in seconds: Chapecoense fans cry their heroes

     All year, the once struggling, impoverished club had delighted the people of Chapeco, a city of about 200,000 in Santa Catarina state. Now, only grief remains.

    Fans of Chapecoense, the Brazilian football club enjoying a fairy tale season until almost wiped out in a plane crash, wept outside the stadium on Tuesday. All year, the once struggling, impoverished club had delighted the people of Chapeco, a city of about 200,000 in Santa Catarina state. Now, only grief remains.

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  • Tuesday, November 29th 2016 - 11:16 UTC

    Plane carrying Chapecoense football team crashes on approach to Medellin

    From celebration to mourning. Plane carrying Brazilian football club players crashed in Medellin...

    A Bolivian-registered airplane carrying the football players of Brazilian team Chapecoense crashed in a mountainous area as it approached Medellin's Jose Maria Cordova international airport around Monday midnight, local time. The team was due to play the first leg of the South American Cup (the second most important club continental competition) final against Libertadores Cup holders Atlético Nacional on Wednesday. Five survivors out of 81 people on board have been reported.

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  • Monday, November 28th 2016 - 09:04 UTC

    Uruguayan football out of control: hooligans force the cancelling of the derby

    Social media shows when a 13 kilos carafe is about to fall on a group of police officers

    Uruguay's derby between Peñarol and Nacional was called off on Sunday after fans clashed with police in and around the Centenario stadium, while cooking gas carafes were dropped from the stands against officers injuring several. An estimated 150 hooligans were finally arrested by riot policy with horses and dogs and the match was suspended when the police said it could not guarantee the safety of players and people at the stadium.

  • Monday, November 28th 2016 - 07:32 UTC

    Fifth Dakar Rally in South America: 9.000kms in Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina

    The rally will be run this coming January 2-14 in Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina over nearly 9.000kms of roads, tracks and dunes, with a stay at high-altitude

    The official presentation and the route details for the 2017 edition of the Dakar Rally were unveiled this week at a ceremony in Paris. With the addition of Paraguay, the Dakar will visit the 29th country in its history and the 5th on the South American continent, but as Paraguay makes its entry into the race program Chile makes its exit.

  • Monday, November 28th 2016 - 07:06 UTC

    Argentina takes its first David Cup title following four final defeats

    “It's tough for me to speak, but I did my best and this is amazing,” said Del Potro, who overcame 34 aces to prevail after four hours and 53 minutes.

    Argentina completed an improbable comeback to claim its first Davis Cup title, storming back from the brink of elimination to defeat Croatia on Sunday. Argentina was one set from defeat in the fourth rubber, with Marin Cilic leading Juan Martin del Potro two sets to love, and they would mount a historic rally to lift the trophy. Del Potro turned in his first career two-set comeback 6-7(4), 2-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-3, followed by a clutch 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 win for Federico Delbonis over Ivo Karlovic.

  • Saturday, November 19th 2016 - 18:39 UTC

    Buenos Aires admits poor cruise season because of past mistakes

    Some large cruises are expected in Buenos Aires among which MSC Orchestra and Music; Celebrity Infinity; Costa Luminosa and Queen Victoria.

    Buenos Aires cruise season has taken off but it will be far from its peak in 2012/13 when over half a million visitors reached the Argentine capital. This season will only see 81 calls with 323.000 visitors of which 70% foreigners, according to local port authorities.

  • Saturday, November 5th 2016 - 05:52 UTC

    Uruguay's football suspended following the shooting and death of a team supporter

    “Following the regrettable death of young Hernán Fioritto, AUF has decided to suspend all its activities programmed for the weekend”, said the Uruguayan organization in a twitter message.

    The Uruguayan Football Association, AUF, decided on Friday to suspend all soccer activities of the weekend including the main league matches, following the death of a supporter from Pe;arol, one of the leading teams of the country who has been shot and seriously wounded in late September by fans from the other big club of the country, Nacional.

  • Thursday, November 3rd 2016 - 17:27 UTC

    England and Scotland players defy FIFA and will wear poppies on black armbands

    “The FA intend to pay appropriate tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice by having the England team wear black armbands bearing poppies in our fixture on Armistice Day.”

    England and Scotland's footballers will defy the sport's global governing body and wear black armbands bearing poppies in their 11 November match. The FA and SFA have rejected FIFA's ban on poppies being displayed on the pitch for the World Cup Armistice Day qualifier. The ruling by football's world governing body was earlier described by the Prime Minister as “utterly outrageous”.

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