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Tag: Wilmar Valdez

  • Thursday, August 23rd 2018 - 06:44 UTC

    FIFA taking temporary control of the Uruguayan Football Association

    AUF was plunged into crisis on July 30, when the association’s president Wilmar Valdez abruptly resigned a day before he was expected to win a new term in office

    World football’s governing body FIFA is taking temporary control of the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) due to governance concerns. FIFA, acting on information from Conmebol, South America's football association confederation announced it will set up a “normalization committee” to run the AUF until Feb. 28 of next year.

  • Monday, January 25th 2016 - 08:29 UTC

    Paraguay's Dominguez, expected to be confirmed Conmebol president on Tuesday

    Alejandro Domìnguez, (43) is a Paraguayan economist, belonging to one of the richest families in the country is expected to be confirmed on Tuesday

    Conmebol the South American football confederation rattled by corruption and massive arrests of its former members (except Uruguay's), involved in the major FIFA scandal, has a president, and if nothing happens from here to election day, 26 January, he is Alejandro Domìnguez, (43) a Paraguayan economist, belonging to one of the richest families in the country.

  • Wednesday, June 24th 2015 - 07:35 UTC

    Conmebol with no access to funds to pay for prizes and teams' lodgings

    Napout has serious problems in collecting the 10 million dollars needed for the Cup prizes plus lodging expenses, revealed Uruguay's Wilmar Valdez

    The current edition of the Americas Cup, the main football competition of South America organized every four years by the South American Football Confederation, Conmebol, and which this year is being hosted by Chile, apparently does not have the funds to pay for prizes and for the lodging of the twelve national teams involved.

  • Friday, June 27th 2014 - 06:56 UTC

    Mujica strongly supports Suárez and blasts FIFA: “they went too far”

    “The fact is that we are small and our television rights are not worth much”,  pointed out Mujica.

    Uruguay's president Jose Mujica blasted FIFA's Thursday decision to fine and suspend the country's main scorer Luis Suarez from any football activity for four months arguing the association that rules world football measures things with different rods, and since Uruguay “is a small country, it's cheap for them”.

  • Friday, May 23rd 2014 - 10:11 UTC

    Suarez resting at home expects to begin exercises next week

    The striker at home with his family replying all the support messages

    Uruguay and Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is resting at home following a Thursday early morning arthroscopy, and should be back with recuperation exercises as early as next week, according to the latest sanitary report from the Uruguayan Football Association medical team.