Sailors from the Royal Navy went head to head with British Antarctic Survey staff during a game of football on the most southerly – and arguably the worst – pitch in the world. The playing field, at Grytviken, the largest settlement of South Georgia Island, in the South Atlantic, is billed as the most southerly in the world, some 2,476 miles from the South Pole, to be precise.
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.
Argentina's national football team Wednesday reigned supreme at Wembley after beating Italy 3-0 to win the Finalissima pitting the champions of Europe against those of South America.
The Uruguayan national won on Tuesday afternoon against Venezuela for the 16th date of the South American qualifiers in search of a qualifying place in the Qatar 2022 World Cup. The Venezuelan national team, although away and with no chance of qualifying, played this match with significant support from fans at the stadium that started to live it since the team arrived in the country last Monday.
Mexican football authorities have announced they wil expel any fan from a stadium who uses foul language against players. But most of all, these fans will be suspended for five years from attending soccer events if they use homophobic remarks such as “puto” as an insult, it was announced Tuesday.
Argentine football star Lionel Messi has won his seventh Ballon d'Or award Monday and offered it to his national squad teammates with whom he achieved his first major professional title at country level.
Argentine authorities have lifted all capacity restrictions on outdoor events as of Nov. 16, Health Minister Carla Vizzotti announced Friday. It is also the day Argentina's national football team is to clash with Brazil in a World Cup qualifier.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was not allowed to enter a football stadium to watch Gremio's match against Santos because he was not vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) has agreed to allow the return of La Celeste fans for the next home football World Cup qualifying game, but with capacity restrictions and only for vaccinated fans.
The All Blacks, in their black colours, is mighty and feared New Zealand rugby national team, which during the last two decades have been an almost unbeatable side collecting trophies in the northern and southern hemispheres.