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Tag: Uruguayan Football Association (AUF)

  • Friday, August 24th 2018 - 08:55 UTC

    Uruguay players support FIFA's decision to take temporary control of AUF

    FIFA officials said it decided to appoint a ”normalization committee'' that will run the AUF until Feb. 28, 2019

    Several Uruguayan international players used their social media channels to share a letter in support to FIFA's decision to take temporary control of the country's soccer federation because of governance concerns. The letter, tweeted out by team stars such as Luis Suarez and Diego Godin, says it would bring “transparency, democracy and plurality” to the federation, known as the AUF.

  • 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.

  • Sunday, October 22nd 2017 - 01:45 UTC

    Uruguay's football caught between a rock and a hard place

    Uruguayan striking players in a street demonstration

    Soccer passionate Uruguay is again with no matches this weekend in the local major leagues and could be for several weeks, because of a conflict between professional players demanding to remove the authorities of their association and a call for fresh elections. A request supported by six hundred signatures, and until complied there will be no games. The measure has been supported by the referees association.

  • 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.

  • Thursday, July 10th 2014 - 21:36 UTC

    FIFA rejects Suarez appeal presented by the Uruguayan Football Association

    Suarez initially denied biting Chiellini but apologized nearly a week later.

    Uruguay forward Luis Suarez, banned from all soccer activity for four months and nine competitive internationals for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during a World Cup match, has lost his appeal, FIFA said.

  • Tuesday, April 1st 2014 - 03:45 UTC

    Conflict with government over violence in Uruguayan football could have FIFA consequences

    The match between Nacional and Newell's Boys and following violence triggered the current situation

    Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) president Sebastián Bauza and the entire body's board of directors have tendered their resignations, as a fierce conflict sparked by President José Mujica's decision to remove police officers from the country's two most popular teams' matches (Peñarol and Nacional) generally marred by violence and destruction.

  • Wednesday, May 1st 2013 - 00:33 UTC

    Uruguay’s Figueredo replaces Leoz as president of CONMEBOL until 2015

    The new president as his predecessor has a record of good and not so good actions

    Uruguay’s Eugenio Figueredo was officially appointed president of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) in succession to Nicolas Leoz on Tuesday. He is the third Uruguayan to occupy the post.