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Monday, April 21st 2014 - 06:51 UTC

Paul McCartney conquers Montevideo for a second time: “I'm my favorite player!”

The great Paul at the Centenario stadium

With a blend of nostalgia for the Beatles and the pleasure of enjoying his presence in Montevideo, Paul McCartney captivated for a second time the Uruguayan audience with a three hour show in which he confirmed that he is one of the greatest.

Monday, April 21st 2014 - 06:35 UTC

Uruguay, team and country are unified behind coach

Oscar Tabarez, the coach attributed with helping Uruguay recover much of its glorious past.

The following piece was published by the NYT 18 April edition and is dedicated to Uruguay's football tradition and history. Uruguay's population is only 3.4 million but has an incredible record in world and regional cups victories, both with its national team and in clubs' competitions.

Thursday, April 17th 2014 - 08:09 UTC

Argentina court prevents supplying Brazil with football hooligans intelligence

In the last World Cup in South Africa, local authorities sent back to Buenos Aires 30 'barra bravas”

Notorious Argentine “barras bravas” football hooligans can travel to the World Cup without intelligence being passed on beforehand to hosts Brazil, a court has ruled. The court in Buenos Aires said that the Argentine government is not allowed to tell another country personal information about its citizens, a lawyer for the United Argentine Fans (HUA) supporters' group said on Wednesday.

Thursday, April 17th 2014 - 07:59 UTC

Brazil sends army to World Cup host city following police strike and widespread looting

Troops in Salvador, which will host several World Cup matches

Brazil's government ordered 5,000 army troops to one of the host cities for the coming World Cup to provide law and order after a police strike led to civil unrest and looting.On Wednesday, the troops entered Salvador, the capital of Bahia state in northeastern Brazil, the state where police began striking on Tuesday night followed by the ransacking of shops and supermarkets, according to local reports.

Wednesday, April 16th 2014 - 04:39 UTC

Vice-president Biden will visit Brazil and attend a US national team game

The Vice-president with the World Cup at the State Department

United States Vice President Joe Biden is planning to be among the crowds at this summer's World Cup soccer tournament. The White House announced Monday that Biden would travel to Brazil for the event in June. He also plans to attend a U.S. national team game.

Saturday, April 12th 2014 - 08:12 UTC

Police and squatters clash in Rio do Janeiro next to the Maracana stadium

In anticipation of the World Cup Brazil has stepped up security efforts in the metropolis

A dozen people were hurt and 27 arrested Friday in clashes between police and some of the roughly 5,000 squatters occupying a vacant industrial property in Rio do Janeiro, Brazil's second-largest city. Militants among the squatters set fire to several vehicles including a police patrol as they sought to remain on the site in the impoverished Engenho Novo neighborhood just steps away from the iconic Maracana stadium.

Friday, April 11th 2014 - 22:01 UTC

Olympic Committee top official sent to Rio to tackle delays in the 2016 Games

”We will do everything possible to make these Games a success” pledged IOC president Bach

The International Olympic Committee is sending its executive director Gilbert Felli to Brazil next week as part of a series of emergency measures to tackle the delays threatening the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. The announcement was made by IOC president Thomas Bach.

Tuesday, April 8th 2014 - 18:17 UTC

Airport chaos anticipated for Brazil's World Cup as terminals remain unfinished

A temporary canvas terminal will be used instead of a planned airport expansion to receive fans in Fortaleza

As if problems with the delayed stadiums was not enough, and with less than 10 weeks until the start of the World Cup, work on crucial new airport terminals has fallen behind in most of the dozen Brazilian host cities, heightening the risk of overcrowding and confusion during the tournament.

Friday, April 4th 2014 - 04:20 UTC

FIFA confirms Uruguay will be in the World Cup despite domestic football problems

Uruguay will be playing at the World Cup, confirmed Blatter

Uruguay's Football Association (AUF) has been suspended by South American soccer body CONMEBOL, a move the AUF said did not affect the national team's participation at the World Cup. The announcement Uruguay would be in Brazil was confirmed by statements from FIFA president Joseph Blatter from Costa Rica.

Tuesday, April 1st 2014 - 03:45 UTC

Conflict with government over violence in Uruguayan football could have FIFA consequences

The match between Nacional and Newell's Boys and following violence triggered the current situation

Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) president Sebastián Bauza and the entire body's board of directors have tendered their resignations, as a fierce conflict sparked by President José Mujica's decision to remove police officers from the country's two most popular teams' matches (Peñarol and Nacional) generally marred by violence and destruction.

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