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  • Luis Suarez to miss Uruguay friendly against Chile November 18, 2014

    Montevideo: Uruguay will be without ace striker Luis Suarez during their upcoming friendly against Chile. Suarez, who only recently rejoined the team after serving a four-month ban from all football-related activity, returned to Spain, where he plays for Barcelona, reports Xinhua. For Tuesday's game in Chile, national team coach Oscar Tabarez...
  • Luis Suarez says he's trying to control himself more November 13, 2014

    Montevideo: Uruguay striker Luis Suarez said on Wednesday that he's still obsessed about winning, but he's focusing on avoiding the kind of mistakes that could get him into trouble. Suarez has made a promising return to football with his new club Barcelona, following a four-month ban from competitive matches for biting...
  • Luis Suarez nets first Uruguay goals since biting ban October 13, 2014

    Luis Suarez scored his first Uruguay goals since the World Cup finals and his biting ban in a 3-0 friendly win over Oman on Monday. Suarez took his international tally to 43 with strikes in the 57th and 66th minutes and substitute Jonathan Rodriguez added the third in the dying minutes...
  • Uruguay President Jose Mujica welcomes Syrian refugees, guarantees jobs to all October 9, 2014

    Montevideo (Uruguay): Uruguay's government has received the first group of Syrian refugees to arrive in the South American country. President Jose Mujica on Thursday welcomed 42 refugees seeking shelter from the civil war when they arrived at Montevideo airport. The five families were taken to a new home on the city's outskirts....
  • Luis Suarez set for Uruguay return October 4, 2014

    Montevideo: Luis Suarez is next week expected to make his first international appearance since biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini during the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The Barcelona striker was on Friday named in Oscar Tabarez's 22-man squad for away friendlies against Saudi Arabia Oct 10 and Oman three days later, reports...
  • Uruguay beat Japan 20 in international friendly September 5, 2014

    Sapporo: Uruguay spoiled Javier Aguirre's debut as Japan coach, beating the Asian champions 20 on Friday in a friendly. Edinson Cavani gave the visitors the lead in the 34th minute, taking advantage of poor defending by Tatsuya Sakai and beating goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima with a sliding kick. Another weak clearing attempt allowed...
  • Luis Suarez left off list for Uruguay friendlies August 22, 2014

    Luis Suarez has been left off a preliminary list of players for Uruguay's international friendly matches next month against Japan and South Korea, even though he was eligible to play after his biting ban was softened. Suarez is banned from Uruguay's next eight competitive matches for biting an opponent during the...
  • CAS to announce Luis Suarez appeal verdict on Thursday August 13, 2014

    The outcome of Uruguay forward Luis Suarez's appeal against his ban for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini will be announced on Thursday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Wednesday. Suarez was suspended for nine competitive internationals and from all footballrelated activity for four months after sinking his teeth...
  • Luis Suarez appeals FIFA ban, bite verdict next week August 9, 2014

    Lausanne: Luis Suarez's appeal of his FIFA ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup will be decided next week. The Uruguay and Barcelona forward attended a sixhour hearing on Friday before the Court of Arbitration for Sport and gave a statement to the court. He is trying to persuade...
  • CAS start appeal into Suarez biting ban August 8, 2014

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) began its hearing on Friday into Uruguay forward Luis Suarez's appeal against his ban for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in a World Cup match. Suarez, wearing a checked shirt, brushed aside photographers and refused to make any comment as he arrived by...
  • Hearing on Luis Suarez's ban appeal on Friday, verdict likely next week August 7, 2014

    Luis Suarez should find out next week whether he has won his appeal against a fourmonth ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says the decision is "likely to be rendered some days" after the closeddoor hearing in Lausanne on Friday. The fasttrack timetable...
  • Qualifier Pablo Cuevas upsets Andreas Seppi in Umag 2nd round July 25, 2014

    Croatia: Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay upset sixthseeded Andreas Seppi of Italy 63, 61 on Thursday to become the first qualifier to reach the Croatia Open quarterfinals in seven years. Also, a local wild card, Borna Coric, last year's Junior US Open champion, beat qualifier Horacio Zeballos of Argentina 76 (4), 63...
  • 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 fiveyeardeal last week from Liverpool despite receiving a ninematch international ban and a fourmonth 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' fourmonth ban for biting a World Cup rival, his lawyer said Friday. FIFA had rejected an appeal the previous day by Uruguay and the 27yearold 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 fourmonth 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 BrazilGermany semifinal 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 semifinal 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 10 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 10 win, Suarez was suspended for nine international matches and banned from participating in any footballrelated 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 02 to Colombia in the Round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup on Saturday. The 35yearold 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 Suarezless 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 quarterfinals for the first time with a 20 win over Uruguay on Saturday. Rodriguez gave his team the lead with a stunning longrange volley on...
  • World Cup 2014 Live Blog: Colombia vs Uruguay, Round of 16 June 28, 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...