Uruguay

  • WTO agreement needed for developing nations, says Anand Sharma 18-12-2013 07:25 PM

    Commerce Minister Anand Sharma on Wednesday said the recent agreement signed at the WTO meeting in Indonesia was needed to strike a balance in favour of developing nations. Giving clarifications on a statement given in the Rajya Sabha, he said after the Uruguay round of the World Trade Organisation (WTO)...
  • Uruguay becomes first country to legalise marijuana trade 11-12-2013 07:45 AM

    New Delhi: Uruguay became the first country to legalize the growing, sale and smoking of marijuana on Tuesday, a pioneering social experiment that will be closely watched by other nations debating drug liberalization. A government-sponsored bill approved by 16-13 votes in the Senate provides for regulation of the cultivation, distribution...
  • Uruguay book place at 2014 World Cup finals 21-11-2013 08:21 AM

    MONTEVIDEO: Uruguay sealed their spot at the 2014 World Cup finals after a goalless draw at home to Jordan in the second leg of their intercontinental playoff on Wednesday saw them advance 5-0 on aggregate. Uruguay, the last of the 32 teams to book their place at the finals in...
  • Uruguay thrash Jordan 5-0 to close in on World Cup place 13-11-2013 11:23 PM

    Amman: Twice champions Uruguay all but booked a place at next year's World Cup finals with a thumping 5-0 win away to outsiders Jordan in the first leg of their playoff on Wednesday. Maximiliano Pereira and Cristian Stuani scored first half goals for the visitors to stifle any chance of...
  • Argentina to face Uruguay without Angel Di Maria and Sergio Aguero 14-10-2013 11:57 PM

    Buenos Aires: Angel Di Maria and Sergio Aguero will miss Argentina's final South American World Cup qualifer against Uruguay on Tuesday as the team who have already booked their place at next year's finals prepare to field yet more reserves. Argentina were already without key players Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain,...
  • Uruguay resigned to World Cup playoff 14-10-2013 09:42 AM

    Buenos Aires: Uruguay, semi-finalists at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, will be under no illusion about their prospects on Tuesday when they seek an unlikely high-scoring triumph over Argentina. Only a crushing victory at the Centenario, in one of South America's 'clasicos', coupled with a win for either...
  • Uruguay want direct World Cup berth: Suarez 08-10-2013 02:45 PM

    Montevideo: Luis Suarez says Uruguay will not be content with anything less than direct qualification for next year's World Cup in Brazil. The 26-year-old arrived in Montevideo on Monday to join his Celeste teammates ahead of their final South America zone qualifiers against Ecuador in Quito Friday and Argentina in...
  • Suarez, Forlan score as Uruguay beat Japan 4-2 14-08-2013 07:03 PM

    Rifu: Unsettled Liverpool striker Luis Suarez scored for an impressive Uruguay in their 4-2 friendly win against Japan on Wednesday. Suarez capitalised on some calamitous defending by the hosts to stroke home Uruguay's third goal seven minutes into the second half. Diego Forlan's two goals, including a fine free-kick, earlier...
  • Luis Suarez reportedly set to stay at Liverpool 14-08-2013 04:33 PM

    Liverpool: Luis Suarez has been quoted by Uruguayan newspaper El Observador as saying he will stay at Liverpool, following a report that he may even sign a contract extension at Anfield. According to espnfc.com, quotes attributed to Suarez have emerged in El Observador, with the forward reported to have said...
  • Italy and Argentina ready to renew rivalry in friendly 13-08-2013 11:03 AM

    Rome: Twelve years after Italy's last match against Argentina, the two predominantly Roman Catholic and football-crazy nations are renewing their storied rivalry in a friendly game that will be played under the auspices of Pope Francis. After months of talks, the Italian and Argentinian federations managed to set up Wednesday's...
  • Luis Suarez must apologise to club, says manager Brendan Rodgers 11-08-2013 11:24 AM

    Dublin: Wantaway Liverpool striker Luis Suarez must apologise to his club and team-mates if he wants to be welcomed back into the squad, manager Brendan Rodgers said. Rodgers said Suarez, who was seeking a move away from the Merseyside club during the off-season, will need to mend relations when he...
  • Diego Lugano signs for West Brom from PSG 03-08-2013 10:41 AM

    West Bromwich: Uruguay defender Diego Lugano has joined West Bromwich Albion on a two-year deal from Paris St-Germain, reports bbc.co.uk. The 32-year-old, who spent part of last season on loan at Malaga, moves to the Baggies on a free transfer. "I am very pleased to join West Bromwich Albion for...
  • Laxalt signs a five-year deal with Inter 02-08-2013 02:03 PM

    Serie A club Inter Milan have availed the services of Uruguayan midfielder Diego Laxalt from Defensor Sporting in order to strengthen their midfield. Sky Sports reports the 20-year-old has signed a five year deal with the Nerazzurri following an impressive showing in the FIFA Under-20 World Cup where his country...
  • France sink Uruguay in shootout to win FIFA Under-20 World Cup 14-07-2013 07:34 PM

    Istanbul: France defeated Uruguay 4-1 in a penalty shootout to win their first Under-20 World Cup title on Saturday after a fiercely-contested final ended 0-0 after extra-time. Dimitri Foulquier scored the decisive fourth spot kick in front of a sparse crowd, beating Uruguay keeper Guillermo de Amores to seal victory...
  • Italy beat Uruguay 3-2 in shootout to take third place 01-07-2013 12:17 AM

    Salvador, Brazil: Gianluigi Buffon saved three penalties as an under-strength Italy edged Uruguay 3-2 in a penalty shootout on Sunday to secure third place at the Confederations Cup following a 2-2 draw after extra time. It was a measure of redemption for Italy after a loss to Spain, also in...
  • Italy, Uruguay seek Confederations Cup consolation 30-06-2013 01:21 PM

    Salvador, Brazil: After each suffering late heartbreak in the Confederations Cup semi-finals, Italy and Uruguay will attempt to rouse their weary bodies for Sunday's third-place play-off in steamy Salvador. Uruguay will start with a distinct physical advantage, their 2-1 loss to Brazil having taken place a full 24 hours before...
  • Record TV viewing figures for Confederations Cup, say FIFA 30-06-2013 09:04 AM

    Rio de Janeiro: Television audiences around the world have been watching the Confederations Cup in record numbers this month despite anti-government protests which has formed a violent background to the competition, FIFA said on Saturday. With two matches to play, the tournament has also produced a record number of goals,...
  • Paulinho scores the winner to send Brazil into the final 27-06-2013 02:42 AM

    Belo Horizonte: Paulinho headed Brazil into the Confederations Cup final with an 86th minute header on Wednesday to give the host nation a 2-1 victory over Uruguay as anti-government protesters clashed with police near the Mineirao Stadium. With the semi-final heading into extra time, Paulinho rose to meet Neymar's corner...
  • Brazilians plan protest before semi-final against Uruguay 26-06-2013 09:42 AM

    Belo Horizonte: About 100,000 people are expected to join a protest on Wednesday to demand better public services and to complain about the cost of the World Cup before Brazil plays Uruguay in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup. Local officials have declared a holiday in Belo Horizonte and authorities...
  • Fred aims for more goals in homecoming match 26-06-2013 08:28 AM

    Belo Horizonte: In-form striker Fred returns to the place where he made his name when Brazil face Uruguay in Wednesday's Confederations Cup semi-final in Belo Horizonte and said he was treating the game as the final before the final. "No doubt about it, I feel at home here," said Fred,...
  • Uruguay defender accuses Neymar of diving 25-06-2013 02:16 PM

    Belo Horizonte: Uruguay defender Diego Godin has accused Brazil striker Neymar of serial diving ahead of Wednesday's Confederations Cup semi-final between the South American rivals. Neymar has scored in each of Brazil's victories over Japan, Mexico and Italy during the group phase of the World Cup warm-up tournament. Godin, who...
  • Uruguay ready themselves for decisive Brazil test 25-06-2013 09:57 AM

    Recife: Uruguay's last match at the Confederations Cup was pretty easy. The next one will be anything but. The Uruguayans easily beat Tahiti 8-0 on Sunday to finish second in Group B and reach the semi-finals of the World Cup warm-up tournament. Their reward is a match against the hosts...
  • Uruguay up against full-strength Brazil in the semis 25-06-2013 09:27 AM

    Belo Horizonte: Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari will have all of his top players available for the Confederations Cup semi-final against South American rival Uruguay on Wednesday. The Brazilian federation said on Monday that defender David Luiz and defensive midfielder Paulinho will recover from injuries in time for the decisive...
  • Abel Hernandez hits four as Uruguay reach semi-finals 24-06-2013 02:34 AM

    Brazil: Brazilian fans again screamed and cheered for Tahiti every step of the way, even as Uruguay pumped in goal after goal to beat the South Pacific islanders 8-0 Sunday at the Confederations Cup. Abel Hernandez scored a first-half hat-trick and added a penalty in the second-half, while Luis Suarez...
  • Real Madrid close in on Edinson Cavani 23-06-2013 12:36 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid are front-runners for Edinson Cavani's signature after his current club Napoli said Manchester City were refusing to pay the 54 million (63 million) to activate his release clause. According to ESPN Soccernet, Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis revealed managerless Real are the only club who have made...
  • Forlan inspires Uruguay to 2-1 win over Nigeria 21-06-2013 05:43 AM

    Salvador, Brazil: Diego Forlan celebrated his 100th appearance for Uruguay in style, setting up one goal then scoring the winner in a 2-1 victory over Nigeria on Thursday to move his team within sight of the Confederations Cup semifinals. Forlan's decisive goal came in the 51st minute with a sweetly-struck...
  • Being here is a dream, says Roberto Soldado 17-06-2013 07:56 PM

    Recife: Spain has everything else, and now it seems to have a genuine striker - the one thing the World Cup champions have had trouble finding. New No. 9 Roberto Soldado scored with a perfect finish in Spain's 2-1 victory over Uruguay in the Confederations Cup opener. The Valencia striker...
  • Casillas was fit to play: Del Bosque 17-06-2013 01:11 PM

    Revife: Spain coach Vicente del Bosque refused to be drawn on why he chose goalkeeper Iker Casillas in his starting line-up over Victor Valdez against Uruguay in their Confederations Cup opener. Casillas had not played a competitive match since January and many predicted Valdez would be first-choice in goal for...
  • Spain cruise to 2-1 win over Uruguay in Confederations Cup 17-06-2013 06:08 AM

    Recife, Brazil: The scoreline may suggest otherwise, but Spain cruised to an easy 2-1 victory over Uruguay in their Confederations Cup opener on Sunday, winning with first-half goals by Pedro and Roberto Soldado. Spain had a little luck with the first goal, which may have been heading wide when it...
  • Spain motivated to win Confederations Cup: Xavi 16-06-2013 12:27 PM

    Recife, Brazil: Veteran midfielder Xavi said Spain will not accept anything less than victory at the Confederations Cup as the reigning World Cup champions begin their quest for the only major trophy that has eluded them. La Roja start their Group B campaign against Uruguay at the Arena Pernambucoon Sunday...