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Montevideo, October 4th 2023 - 16:42 UTC


  • Monday, April 24th 2023 - 11:03 UTC

    FIFA's U20 World Cup in Argentina and a toponymy controversy over “Malvinas” stadium

    The Malvinas stadium in Mendoza will be named simply Mendoza

    The FIFA Council has confirmed Argentina as the host of the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2023. The decision follows the removal of the original tournament host, Indonesia, as well as a subsequent bid submitted by the Argentine Football Association (AFA) and an on-site inspection by a FIFA delegation to the South American country last week.

  • Tuesday, April 18th 2023 - 10:13 UTC

    Argentina to host U-20 World Cup next month

    “The country of the reigning world champions will open its doors to the great stars of tomorrow's world football,” Infantino said

    Football's governing body FIFA Monday confirmed Argentina will be hosting the U-20 World Cup between May 20 and June 11 after Indonesia was disqualified as the organizer for refusing to welcome Israel's team. Hence, Argentina -as hosts- will participate in the tournament instead of Indonesia, after failing to make it through the qualifying round.

  • Tuesday, February 28th 2023 - 10:16 UTC

    Messi, Dibu, Scaloni, and Argentine fans steal FIFA “The Best” show

    After receiving his award, Messi sent his kids to bed

    Argentina's captain Lionel Messi Monday was awarded the 2022 “The Best” award by FIFA for the second time in his career; his teammate Emiliano Dibu Martínez was picked as the best goalkeeper, coach Lionel Scaloni was the best trainer and, if that was not good enough, Argentina's fans were also deemed the best on the planet.

  • Wednesday, February 8th 2023 - 09:50 UTC

    South American bid to host 2030 World Cup launched

    Uruguay is where it all started and the national team won the 1930 cup

    Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile have officially launched their bid to co-host the 2030 football World Cup finals. During an event at the Argentine Football Association's training camp in Ezeiza, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, dignitaries from all four countries made the announcement.

  • Monday, January 23rd 2023 - 18:51 UTC

    Evo says Argentina supports Bolivia co-hosting 2030 football World Cup

    Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Chile are bidding to co-host the 2030 event, 100 years after the first World Cup, with the final at the same venue (Montevideo's Centenario Stadium).

    President Alberto Fernández told Evo Morales that the country currently holding the football World Cup will support Bolivia's bid to co-host the 2030 finals together with Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and Paraguay.

  • Tuesday, January 3rd 2023 - 09:49 UTC

    Long lines of Brazilians parade by Pele's coffin in Santos

    Pele is to be buried Tuesday at a private cemetery nearby

    Brazilian mourners flocked into the Santos stadium Monday to pay their last respects to the country's most iconic football player ever. Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pelé, “O Rei” (The King) passed away last Thursday at the age of 82 due to complications from colon cancer.

  • Tuesday, November 15th 2022 - 19:14 UTC

    FIFA Chief calls for truce during football World Cup

    Infantino insisted on football's role uniting peoples

    FIFA President Gianni Infantino, who is in Bali attending the G20 Summit, Tuesday called for a ceasefire between Russia and Ukraine and recalled that the former hosted the 2018 World Cup finals and the latter is vying to co-organize the 2030 event with Spain and Portugal.

  • Friday, June 17th 2022 - 08:12 UTC

    FIFA announces venues for 2026 World Cup

    It will be the first time three countries co-host a World Cup

    World football's governing body FIFA Thursday announced the venues for the 2026 World Cup finals to be co-hosted by Mexico, the United States, and Canada.

  • Thursday, May 19th 2022 - 13:10 UTC

    US national soccer teams' men and women players will “pool and share” prize and commercial revenue

    In what is considered a truly historic moment, the US Soccer Federation has decided to equalize World Cup prize money awarded to its men's and women's teams. “This is a truly historic moment. These agreements have changed the game forever here in the United States and have the potential to change the game around the world,” said US Soccer president Cindy Parlow Cone.

  • Thursday, April 7th 2022 - 09:30 UTC

    British PM gets involved in sports issues affecting global affairs

    Russia's football federation is “to all intents and purposes a body representing the Kremlin,” Johnson argued

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has voiced his stance regarding several issues linked to sports. He demanded harsher sanctions against Russian athletes after their country invaded Ukraine and also stressed that biological males should not take part in women’s competitions.