Uruguay

  • Qualifier Pablo Cuevas upsets Andreas Seppi in Umag 2nd round 1 hour 10 minutes ago

    Croatia: Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay upset sixth-seeded Andreas Seppi of Italy 6-3, 6-1 on Thursday to become the first qualifier to reach the Croatia Open quarter-finals in seven years. Also, a local wild card, Borna Coric, last year's Junior US Open champion, beat qualifier Horacio Zeballos of Argentina 7-6 (4), 6-3...
  • Barcelona director defends Luis Suarez over biting scandal July 16, 2014

    Barcelona: Barcelona sports director Andoni Zubizarreta defended new signing Luis Suarez over his World Cup biting scandal on Wednesday, saying that nobody was perfect. Suarez joined the Catalan club in a five-year-deal last week from Liverpool despite receiving a nine-match international ban and a four-month suspension from all football related activities...
  • Uruguay likely to host World Cup 2030 July 16, 2014

    London: Uruguay are favourites to host the FIFA World Cup 2030 despite the South American country's President Jose Mujica calling the FIFA hierarchy "old sons of b*****s". With Russia hosting the 2018 edition and Qatar 2022, the US has been earmarked for the 2026 World Cup, according to Daily Mail. However, since...
  • World Cup 2014: Luis Suarez to appeal 'Fascist' bite ban, says Lawyer July 12, 2014

    Madrid: Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez will appeal a "fascist' four-month ban for biting a World Cup rival, his lawyer said Friday. FIFA had rejected an appeal the previous day by Uruguay and the 27-year-old over the severity of his punishment. But now Suarez is going to the Court of Arbitration for...
  • FIFA rejects Luis Suarez appeal against ban for biting July 10, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: FIFA says it has rejected Luis Suarez's appeal against his four-month ban from all football for biting an opponent in a World Cup match. The FIFA appeals committee rejected the appeal by Suarez and the Uruguay football federation in its entirety. Suarez can appeal to the Court of Arbitration...
  • World Cup 2014: Luis Suarez referee picked for Brazil-Germany semi-final July 7, 2014

    Rio de Janerio: The referee who failed to see Luis Suarez bite an opponent has been picked to officiate Brazil's World Cup semi-final against Germany. FIFA says on its website that Marco Rodriguez of Mexico will referee the match in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday. Rodriguez has handled two World Cup matches, including...
  • World Cup 2014: Suarez ban was justice, not exemplary, says FIFA July 3, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: FIFA's disciplinary committee chairman says Luis Suarez received a just punishment and was not made an example of. Claudio Sulser told reporters the Uruguay and Liverpool forward's World Cup biting case was "very severe." Suarez was banned for nine Uruguay matches, four months from all football and fined 100,000...
  • Fancy a bite from Uruguay striker Luis Suarez? Online Swedish sex shop unveils a 'Suarez nipple clamp'! July 3, 2014

    For those who may in fact fancy a nibble from disgraced Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, an online Swedish sex shop has come up with just the thing. The online store Oliver & Eva on Wednesday unveiled a 'Suarez nipple clamp' in the form of the footballer's head, teeth bared, for 33...
  • World Cup 2014: Blatter says 'fair play' to Suarez after bite apology July 3, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: FIFA President Sepp Blatter praised Uruguay striker Luis Suarez on Wednesday after he apologised for biting an Italian defender during the World Cup. Suarez was banned for nine competitive internationals and cannot take part in any soccer activities for four months after he sank his teeth into the...
  • World Cup 2014: Giorgio Chiellini hopes FIFA reduces Suarez's penalty July 1, 2014

    Madrid: Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini has responded to Uruguayan Luis Suarez's apology for biting him during the World Cup Group B match which ended 1-0 in favour of Uruguay. "It's all forgotten, I hope FIFA will reduce your suspension," Chiellini said while mentioning Suarez on Twitter, reports EFE. Suarez had earlier apologised...
  • World Cup 2014: Suarez apologizes for biting opponent June 30, 2014

    Rio De Janeiro: Luis Suarez has issued an apology to Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini for biting him during a World Cup match and vowed never to do it again. The Uruguay striker says in a statement posted on Twitter on Monday that "I deeply regret what occurred," and that "the truth...
  • World Cup 2014: Suarez ban violates human rights, says Diego Lugano June 29, 2014

    Uruguay captain Diego Lugano lashed out at the sanction issued by FIFA against teammate Luis Suarez, saying that it violates human rights. After biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay's 1-0 win, Suarez was suspended for nine international matches and banned from participating in any football-related activity for four months, reports...
  • World Cup 2014: Uruguay need renewing, says Diego Forlan June 29, 2014

    Uruguay forward Diego Forlan believes that his team needs to be renewed after losing 0-2 to Colombia in the Round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup on Saturday. The 35-year-old said that the loss was normal, logical and it should not upset anyone because the team needs reviving through getting...
  • World Cup 2014: Colombia, not Luis Suarez saga, ended Uruguay hopes June 29, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Luis Suarez could not help Uruguay avoid defeat to Colombia but the striker's presence was still felt in the changing room and stands. Uruguay's support of the banned, biting striker was steadfast on Saturday even as the team was toothless in his absence and crashed out of...
  • World Cup 2014: Rodriguez scores brace to knock out Suarez-less Uruguay June 29, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: James Rodriguez scored one of the best goals of the tournament and then added a second to put Colombia into the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time with a 2-0 win over Uruguay on Saturday. Rodriguez gave his team the lead with a stunning long-range volley on...
  • World Cup 2014 Live Blog: Colombia vs Uruguay, Round of 16 June 29, 2014

    Catch all the live updates from the second Round of 16 match played between Colombia and Uruguay at the Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. (Scroll down to the page for Live Blog) Rocked by the Luis Suarez biting affair, Uruguay will attempt to make light of their star player's...
  • World Cup 2014: Blatter says Luis Suarez bite 'not fair'; keeps mum on ban June 28, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: FIFA President Sepp Blatter believes Luis Suarez's biting offense was "definitely not fair" - though he won't say the player's name. "It is not fair what he has done," Blatter said Friday in a video interview on FIFA's website. In his only scheduled media commitment during the World...
  • World Cup 2014: Uruguay manager quits FIFA over Suarez ban June 28, 2014

    Uruguay manager Oscar Tabarez has quit his position in the FIFA Strategic Committee over the ban issued against his striker Luis Suarez after biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini June 24 during the World Cup. "It is not wise or prudent to be in an organisation with people, those who exerted pressure...
  • World Cup 2014: Bite was not deliberate, says Luis Suarez June 28, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Luis Suarez told FIFA's disciplinary panel that he did not deliberately bite Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup. "In no way it happened how you have described, as a bite or intent to bite," the Uruguay striker wrote in Spanish in a letter dated June 25. The...
  • World Cup 2014: Colombia won't underestimate Uruguay without Suarez, says coach June 28, 2014

    Colombia will not treat Uruguay any differently just because they will be without disgraced striker Luis Suarez, Colombia coach Jose Pekerman said on Friday, the day before the start of the World Cup knockout round. High-scoring Colombia, one of the tournament's surprises, meet the tough-tackling Uruguayans in their second-round match at...
  • World Cup 2014: FIFA may as well throw Suarez into Guantanamo, says Maradona June 27, 2014

    Buenos Aires: Diego Maradona blasted FIFA's ban on Uruguay striker Luis Suarez as "criminal" and said world soccer's governing body might as well handcuff the striker and lock him up in Guantanamo prison. "Who did Suarez kill?" Maradona said during his soccer commentary programme broadcast on Venezuela's Telesur and Argentine public...
  • World Cup 2014: Luis Suarez needs treatment, says Jerome Valcke June 27, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, who has been kicked out of the World Cup for biting an opponent, needs treatment to overcome his disciplinary problems, FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke said on Friday. "He should go for a treatment," Valcke said when asked by reporters about the Suarez case....
  • The Beautiful Game: Teams gear up for round of 16 June 27, 2014

    In the 48 games in the first round of World Cup 2014, 136 goals have been scored and nine red cards have been dished out. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Luis Suarez flies home after World Cup expulsion June 27, 2014

    Montevideo: Luis Suarez flew home to Uruguay on Friday after being thrown out of the World Cup in Brazil and banned from soccer for four months for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini in a Group D match earlier this week. The Liverpool striker was met by President Jose Mujica when he...
  • World Cup 2014: No Suarez as Uruguay brace for Colombia challenge June 28, 2014

    Rocked by the Luis Suarez biting affair, Uruguay will attempt to make light of their star player's absence when they tackle Colombia in the World Cup's last 16 on Saturday. When Uruguay's players should be focusing solely on the threat posed by James Rodriguez and his Colombia team-mates, they instead find...
  • World Cup 2014: Suarez bite blight on a wonderful tournament, says Ronaldo June 27, 2014

    Rio De Janeiro: Brazil great Ronaldo believes Luis Suarez biting an opponent was terrible for football at a World Cup of "wonderful surprises". Speaking after the Uruguay forward's nine-match, four-month ban was announced on Thursday, Ronaldo said football must be used to benefit the world. "People have to be held responsible and...
  • World Cup 2014: Uruguay to appeal 'exaggerated' Suarez ban June 27, 2014

    Rio De Janeiro: Uruguay will appeal against FIFA's nine-match ban imposed on striker Luis Suarez for biting an Italy defender in a World Cup group match, Uruguay's FA president said on Thursday. Suarez was also suspended from any football-related activity for four months and fined 100,000 Swiss francs ($111,000) for biting...
  • World Cup 2014: Suarez treated like a 'dog', says upset granny June 27, 2014

    Montevideo: Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has been unfairly victimised in his "barbaric" expulsion from the World Cup for biting, his disconsolate grandmother said on Thursday. "Everyone knows what they've done to Luis. They wanted him out of the World Cup. Perfect, they did it. They chucked him out of there like...
  • World Cup 2014: FIFA statement on Luis Suarez June 26, 2014

    Media release on Luis Suarez issued by soccer's world governing body FIFA on Thursday. Luis Suarez suspended for nine matches and banned for four months from any football-related activity. The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has reached a decision in the case related to Luis Suarez of Uruguay following an incident that occurred during...
  • Suarez banned for four months for biting incident June 26, 2014

    Suarez bit the shoulder of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay's 1-0 win in the group stage, but escaped unpunished as the referee did not see the incident. ...