Friday, April 22nd 2016 - 08:00 UTC

Sentenced ex FIFA vice-president in home arrest following surgery in Uruguay

Eugenio Figueredo was ex FIFA vice president and before also head of Uruguay's football association

FIFA's former vice-president and ex president of Uruguay's football association Eugenio Figueredo is under home arrest following prostate surgery. Judge Adriana de los Santos authorized the 'temporary' measure while the former official recovers. He was in hospital several days given his age, 84 and heart problems.

Saturday, April 16th 2016 - 09:00 UTC

Malbec Day celebrations this weekend in London's Camden Market

WOFA Mobile Wine Bar will be located at Camden Market; the idea is to bring Buenos Aires San Telmo and the bustling streets of Palermo Soho, to London.

This year in addition to retail promotions, Wines of Argentina and the Argentine Embassy in London are celebrating Malbec Day (April 16) with a weekend of promotion and sales “estilo argentino” (Argentine tradition) in Camden Market, one of the coolest and trendiest destinations in London.

Wednesday, April 13th 2016 - 04:58 UTC

Another FIFA top official enters a guilty plea to four counts of corruption

Hawit admitted he conspired with others to give companies in Florida and Argentina marketing rights to Latin American football tournaments

Alfredo Hawit entered a guilty plea to four counts of corruption including racketeering, wire fraud and obstructing justice. The former vice president of FIFA and former interim CONCACAF president could face a maximum of 20 years in prison on each count of corruption. The 64-year-old Hawit must also forfeit US$ 950,000 to United States Department of Justice when he is sentenced.

Tuesday, April 12th 2016 - 22:38 UTC

Bundesliga matches live television rights can't have a single buyer, rules Germany's anti-trust office

 “For us it is important that the rules ensure that more than one bidder wins the rights”, said Andreas Mundt, the head of the competition watchdog. (Pic dpa)

Germany’s federal anti-trust office has approved plans to stop any single buyer from winning all the live television rights for Bundesliga soccer matches for the four seasons starting in 2017.

Thursday, April 7th 2016 - 09:52 UTC

Uruguay's Damiani has resigned from FIFA's Ethics committee

“We can confirm that Mr. Damiani resigned from his position as member of the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee of FIFA”

Uruguay's Juan Pedro Damiani has resigned from FIFA's ethics committee after the Panama Papers showed his law firm acted as an intermediary for a disgraced FIFA official.“We can confirm that Mr. Damiani resigned from his position as member of the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee of FIFA,” panel spokesman Marc Tenbuecken reported. The news was advanced by the Uruguayan media.

Thursday, April 7th 2016 - 09:32 UTC

Infantino 'dismayed' with doubts about his integrity referred to Panama Papers; 'sad day for journalism'

Panama Papers show that Infantino’s signature appeared on the 2006 contract with Cross Trading, owned by Hugo Jinkis, an offshore company registered in Niue.

FIFA's Gianni Infantino says he is “dismayed” that his integrity is being doubted after he was revealed to have signed off a TV rights contract with two businessmen who were later indicted in the U.S. for bribery in FIFA’s corruption scandal.

Sunday, April 3rd 2016 - 06:32 UTC

Falklands hospitality praised by stranded Argentine runners

Falkland Islands provided twenty five Argentine nationals with humanitarian aid (food, warmth and shelter) following the announcement of a week long delay to their return flight to Chile. The group was made up of marathon runners and associates who came to the Islands on March 19 and participated in the Sunday Standard Chartered bank Stanley Marathon. The competition was won by Argentine athlete Rafael Lencina in record time.

Tuesday, March 29th 2016 - 08:38 UTC

Brazil's Bar Association filed an impeachment request against Rousseff for obstruction of justice

Rousseff supporters tried to physically block the entry of the new impeachment request in Congress

The Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) filed a request on Monday to impeach President Dilma Rousseff for obstructing justice, fiscal accounting tricks and granting international soccer body FIFA tax-exempt status during the 2014 World Cup.

Tuesday, March 29th 2016 - 06:37 UTC

FIFA chief Infantino arrives in Uruguay; supports 2030 World Cup in River Plate

“An important theme is whether the World Cup can be played in more than one country,” said Infantino. “I personally support it”.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino who on Tuesday will be in Uruguay, gave tentative backing to a joint World Cup bid by Argentina and Uruguay on Monday, suggesting the history of the two South American nations made them serious candidates to host the tournament in 2030.

Sunday, March 27th 2016 - 05:12 UTC

“Times are changing” Rolling Stones play in Cuba to hundreds of thousands

No more. “Years ago it was difficult to hear our music but here we are,” Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger told the crowd in Spanish. “The times are changing.”

On Friday, the Rolling Stones became the first major international rock band to play in Cuba, drawing hundreds of thousands of people to a free concert at a decrepit sports complex on the road to the airport. For years, following the Cuban revolution, rock music was banned on Cuban state TV and radio. Cubans who wore long hair and beards faced harassment from officials, including Fidel Castro who told them to dress like men.

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