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Montevideo, March 26th 2023 - 03:47 UTC


  • Monday, December 5th 2022 - 23:21 UTC

    South Korea no match for Brazil at Qatar 2022

    Brazil will now face Croatia Friday in a quarterfinal match

    Five-time champions Brazil Monday advanced to the quarterfinals of the Qatar 2022 football World Cup with a 4-1 rout of South Korea giving Uruguay some comfort that had they not been eliminated earlier they would have most likely had to endure a similar disgrace.

  • Monday, December 5th 2022 - 10:32 UTC

    Brazil’s football shirt was a Bolsonaro symbol, but the World Cup is changing that

    Bolsonaro sought to polarize the nation during his years in power

    By Felipe Tirado (*) – Like many extremist and authoritarian leaders before him, outgoing Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro seized on national symbols during his rise to power and tried to make them his own. The national football shirt is a case in point. For years many Brazilians avoided wearing the famous yellow shirt because of its association with Bolsonaro and far-right politics.

  • Monday, December 5th 2022 - 10:17 UTC

    Fans mount vigil at Pele's São Paulo hospital

    The latest medical report mentions “no worsening” of Pele's health

    Fans of the club where Brazilian football legend Pele started his career convened Sunday at the Albert Einstein Hospital, in the western Morumbi area, to show their solidarity for Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, who is undergoing cancer treatment.

  • Monday, December 5th 2022 - 10:12 UTC

    Argentine fans support Bangladeshi cricket squad

    The news of the creation of the group went viral on social media and Argentine fans keep joining the webpage “at a rapid pace.”

    A group of Argentine football fans has launched a Facebook initiative to root for Bangladesh's cricket team in recognition of the Asian country's devotion to the South American squad participating in the Qatar 2002 football World Cup, and particularly for Lionel Messi and the late Diego Maradona.

  • Monday, December 5th 2022 - 09:23 UTC

    England, France set up QF meeting in Qatar

    Montazeri also announced the authorities were working on a “modification” of the law on the compulsory wearing of the Islamic veil

    England beat Senegal 3-0 Sunday and France got past Poland with a 3-1 victory to set up the second quarterfinal matchup at the Qatar 2002 football World Cup.

  • Saturday, December 3rd 2022 - 22:31 UTC

    Argentina through to Qatar 2022 quarterfinals

    It was Messi's 1000th game with the Argentine jersey

    Argentina and The Netherlands are to clash on Dec. 9 in the first quarterfinal match of the Qatar 2022 football World Cup after beating Australia 2-1 and the United States 3-1 respectively Saturday, on the first day of the knockout competition.

  • Friday, December 2nd 2022 - 17:54 UTC

    World Cup: Uruguay win over Ghana not enough to stay in Qatar

    Uruguay joined Ecuador as the other South American team making an early departure from Qatar

    Two-time world champions Uruguay beat Ghana 2-0 in their last Qatar 2022 football World Cup Friday, as both teams were eventually eliminated from the competition after failing to make it to the round of 16 for which Portugal and South Korea qualified from Group H.

  • Wednesday, November 30th 2022 - 22:35 UTC

    Football World Cup: Messi's Argentina finish top of Group C after all

    Messi had a penalty kick saved by Polish keeper Wojciech Szczesny in the first half

    Argentina advanced to the round of 16 at the football World Cup in Qatar after a 2-0 victory over Poland, who also made it through despite their loss after Mexico were unable to overcome the goal difference in their narrow 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia.

  • Wednesday, November 30th 2022 - 10:00 UTC

    Pervasive, heinous “Gaslighting” the word of the year for Merriam Webster

    Gaslighting is the psychological manipulation of a person, usually over an extended period of time, that “causes the victim to question the validity of their own thoughts”

    “Gaslighting”, mind manipulating, grossly misleading, downright deceitful is Merriam Webster word of the year. According to Merriam Webster lookups for the word increased 1,740% in 2022 over the year before. But something else happened. There wasn't a single event that drove significant spikes in the curiosity, as it usually goes with the chosen word of the year. But gaslighting was pervasive.

  • Tuesday, November 29th 2022 - 23:00 UTC

    Ecuador first South Americans eliminated from Qatar 2022 Cup

    It was a “very hard blow, a very big frustration,” said Ecuador's Argentine coach Gustavo Alfaro

    Ecuador became the first Soth American team to be eliminated from the Qatar 2022 football World Cup following Tuesday's 2-1 loss to Senegal, while The Netherlands finished top of Group A by defeating the hosts 2-0 to book an appointment with the United States in the round of 16.