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Montevideo, May 22nd 2024 - 17:36 UTC


  • Thursday, April 11th 2024 - 10:04 UTC

    Presidents Lacalle Pou and Peña attend Conmebol dinner in Asunción

    Like-minded conservative leaders Peña and Lacalle Pou shared a series of activities in Asunción

    Presidents Santiago Peña of Paraguay and Luis Lacalle Pou of Uruguay Wednesday attended a dinner hosted by the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) at the historic building of the Port of Asunción. Also participating in the event was Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) President Gianni Infantino.

  • Thursday, October 5th 2023 - 08:48 UTC

    FIFA confirms 2030 World Cup to be staged in Spain, Portugal, and Morocco

    Football will be uniting six countries, the Domínguez said

    Football's governing body FIFA announced Wednesday that the 2030 World Cup will be returning to the continent where it all started a century before but after opening games in Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay, the rest of the event will be held in Spain, Portugal and Morocco.

  • Wednesday, October 4th 2023 - 19:03 UTC

    South America to host Football 2030 World Cup first round matches

    Montevideo' Centenario Stadium is where it all began in 1930

    Although there is no confirmation yet from football's governing body FIFA, there were clues Wednesday morning that the 2030 finals might be played under a format never seen before in the competition's history that will be celebrating 100 years then.

  • 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.