In Buenos Aires Monumental stadium the match was 2-0 with a few minutes left and Uruguay ready for a Sunday record crowning 15th Copa America when Diego Forlan scored for the second time.
The Argentine province of Santa Fe will be the coliseum for South America’s oldest and fiercest derby when the locals meet Uruguay in the quarter finals of the Americas Cup. Both teams arrive with an unsatisfactory record in the current competition and are expected to make the most to ensure they reach the finals.
Sepp Blatter was re-elected on Wednesday unopposed for a fourth term as FIFA president, shrugging off the scandals that have hit world soccer's governing body to secure another four years in charge.
Uruguay “exported” 1.414 football players during the last decade, (equivalent to 128 teams) to such different places as Argentina, Italy, Iraq, Russia or Romania according to a report from a local Montevideo newspaper.
Argentina has surpassed neighbouring Brazil as the world's largest exporter of football players, a trend that may not be a good thing for the country's domestic game. Players had become assets to be sold off to repay club debts, one agent said, while the growing exodus of Argentina's best young players is leaving a void in the local game.
British Prime Minister David Cameron made a soul-searing confession before the eyes of the world on Tuesday: he admitted having cheered for Germany after they vanquished England at the World Cup.
Tens of thousands of Uruguayans took to the streets of Montevideo defying freezing weather and polar gusts to cheer and honour the ‘sky blue’ national team which came back from South Africa with a fourth place and striker Diego Forlan with the Golden Ball as the World’s Cup's best player.