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Montevideo, December 13th 2018 - 15:47 UTC


  • Saturday, July 7th 2018 - 05:50 UTC

    France beats Uruguay 2-0 and qualifies for its sixth World Cup semifinal

    France reached that stage of the event in 1958, 1982, 1986, 1998, 2006 and now in 2018. Only three countries have done better: Germany (12), Brazil (8) and Italy (7)

    France is only one step away from reaching the fourth World Cup final of its rich football history. Didier Deschamps’ team beat Uruguay 2-0 and now has qualified for its sixth World Cup semifinal.

  • Thursday, July 5th 2018 - 08:10 UTC

    FIFA strongly rebukes Maradona's comments on the England/Colombia match

    FIFA says Maradona's “insinuations” were “entirely inappropriate and completely unfounded.”

    FIFA says it “strongly rebukes” comments made by its ambassador Diego Maradona criticising American referee Mark Geiger's handling of England's win against Colombia in the World Cup round of 16 on Tuesday. It's the third controversy involving the Argentina great at the World Cup, which he has mostly attended as a VIP guest of FIFA.

  • Wednesday, July 4th 2018 - 20:06 UTC

    Falklands' team to Island Games next year will be sponsored by Argos fishing company

    The announcement was made by the Falklands Overseas Games Association chair Mike Summers, and Argos Director, Sheila Stewart (Pic PN)

    The Falklands' fishing company Argos is to be the Principal Sponsor for the local team competing at the Island Games to be held in Gibraltar in 2019. The announcement was made by the Falkland Islands Overseas Games Association, and Argos (Argos Group Ltd and Argos Ltd of Stanley, and Argos Operations Ltd of Gibraltar).

  • Sunday, July 1st 2018 - 15:34 UTC

    Uruguay sends CR7’s Portugal home by 2-1

    Uruguay defeated Portugal 2-1 thanks to two goals by Edison Cavani who had to retire due to an injury

    Uruguay has passed this Saturday to the quarterfinals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia after beating Portugal 2-1.

  • Saturday, June 30th 2018 - 16:53 UTC

    Messi out of the World Cup: France beat Argentina 4-3

    For Argentina this is the farewell of a golden generation that led to three finals. SERGEI GRITS/AP

    Mbappé is the man of the day. The player of the Paris Saint Germain (PSG) was the great figure of the game in which France surpassed by 4-3 to Argentina and advanced to the quarters of the 2018 Russia’s World Cup. With two goals from Mbappé, one from Pavard and a penalty from Griezzman, the “Bleus” beat the Argentine selection. Di María, Mercado and Agüero where the authors of the Argentine goals.

  • Saturday, June 30th 2018 - 15:39 UTC

    Maradona: “I'm more alive than ever”; offers a reward on the origin of fake news about his death

    Two Spanish-language audio clips claimed Maradona had suffered a heart attack and died, shortly after news emerged of his eccentric and bizarre behavior

    Argentina's former football star Diego Maradona has issued a bounty worth 300,000 pesos (US$10,800 / £8,300) to find the journalist responsible for reporting fake news regarding his death, according to Infobae.

  • Saturday, June 30th 2018 - 15:34 UTC

    Maradona asked by FIFA “to behave in a respectful manner”

    FIFA was aware of incidents such as that during Argentina's vital group game against Nigeria in St. Petersburg last Tuesday

    Diego Maradona might be a giant of the game's history, FIFA said on Friday, but even he must show respect to other fans at World Cup stadiums. Asked about complaints that the 57-year-old had made an obscene gesture at other spectators after Argentina snatched a late win on Wednesday, FIFA's World Cup chief executive Colin Smith told reporters that the former Argentine player was a valued part of its Legends program to promote the game.

  • Saturday, June 30th 2018 - 15:22 UTC

    Over 700.000 foreign football fans have visited Russia for the World Cup

    FIFA said 2.2 million fans had attended matches so far and of 1.6 million Fan IDs issued, 874,000 were sent to Russian citizens, China 61,000 and US citizens 50,000

    Over 700.00 foreign football fans have visited Russia for the World Cup, according to Russian and FIFA officials. World Cup 2018 CEO Alexey Sorokin and FIFA’s chief competitions and events officer Colin Smith, at an event in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, reported on operational aspects of the World Cup so far.

  • Saturday, June 30th 2018 - 15:12 UTC

    FIFA confirms success of the Video Assistant Referee system

    A total of 335 incidents have been checked in the 48 group stage games completed over the last 15 days, reported Pierluigi Collina

    FIFA says stats from 48 games point to success of the Video Assistant Referee system debuting at the World Cup. At a briefing in Moscow on Friday, FIFA Referees' Committee chairman Pierluigi Collina underscored the importance of VAR in guiding refereeing decisions at the Russia World Cup; it’s the first time the technology has been used at the quadrennial tournament.

  • Wednesday, June 27th 2018 - 09:06 UTC

    A gallant Nigeria almost KO Maradona in St Petersburg

    Maradona struggled to walk as he was aided by one man in black and followed by two others as he was led inside a luxury box

    Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona may have gotten a little too excited during a FIFA World Cup match on Tuesday. The 57-year-old collapsed after his home country won 2 to 1 against Nigeria in St. Petersburg, Russia, according to a video posted by the Spanish-language newspaper La Nación.