Mexico City (AFP) – Mexican side Tigres UANL took a giant stride towards the final of the CONCACAF Champions League on Tuesday after defeating Major League Soccer outfit the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-0 in their semi-final first leg.
An own goal from Costa Rican international Kendall Watson and a late volleyed strike from Chile star Eduardo Vargas sealed a deserved win for Tigres, the beaten finalists in last year’s tournament.
Toronto FC goalkeeper Julio Cesar proved the hero saving two penalty kicks for Brazil as the 2014 FIFA World Cup hosts advanced over Chile, 3-2, in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw through extra time. Brazil gave the home fans in Belo Horizonte something to cheer about after a tense 120 minutes of soccer, advancing out of the Round of 16 to face the winner of this evening's match between Uruguay and Colombia in the Quarterfinals on July 4th.
Just two matches into the 2014 World Cup, the reigning world champions Spain have lost the chance to retain their title. After their humiliating 5-1 defeat to the Netherlands, the Spanish national team lost 2-0 in their second group match against Chile. The result confirms Netherlands and Chile as qualified for the next round, while Spain and Australia will be going home after they play each other in their final match of the tournament.
Chile 2014 World Cup squad is a post from: Just Football
Following in the footsteps of Marcelo Bielsa, Jorge Sampaoli has produced a hard-working, high-intensity, lightning quick Chile team with an uber-attacking mentality. Make no mistake, this squad is more than capable of getting out of a tough group.
Good Player Guide #19 Eduardo Vargas is a post from: Just Football
Eduardo Vargas (Universidad de Chile / Chile)
Universidad de Chile have conquered the 2011 Copa Sudamericana in stunning fashion. Undefeated,
with only two goals against in twelve matches, and a delightful style of football that brought back
memories of La U's golden years in the '60s, when they were known as Ballet Azul and won five of
their fourteen league titles.
The biggest game of the weekend was of course the Manchester derby. Michael Oliver had a tough game and could have awarded three penalties in addition to Chris Smalling's sending off, which was ridiculous. After being booked for blocking Joe Hart's kick, he then went flying into James Milner. Louis van Gaal was correct to label it a "stupid" performance from the defender.
Arsenal Target Chilean Striker Completes Shock QPR Switch - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Napoli's Eduardo Vargas has completed a move to Premier League new-boys Queen Park Rangers, Italian website Gianluca Di Marzio has reported. The Chilean forward will have a medical tomorrow and apply the finishing touches to his loan move.
Arsenal target could soon make Premier League switch, Chilean media claims deal done - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
After Chilean media outlet Le Tercera claimed Napoli attacker Eduardo Vargas is set to have confided in his close friends about joining Arsenal, the trusted and respectable Gianluca Di Marzio have claimed that there are no confirmation of the rumours linking the player to the Gunners.
Eduardo Jesus Vargas of SSC Napoli (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)
Arsenal have had a tough go of it lately and according to reports from TalkSport on Jan. 3, 2012 they are hopeful of making a move for Napoli midfielder Eduardo Vargas before the end of the winter window to help lighten the load on their midfield.
Lazio Lazio's transfer window saw few arrivals. Sporting director Igli Tare was able to bring in a
forward in Liverpool Montevideo'sÂ Emiliano Alfaro. The 23-year-old Uruguayan has played few games
and rarely impressed, by all accounts. (-ve) Another controversial transfer sawÂ Antonio CandrevaÂ
arrive from Cesena (with Simone Del Nero going in the opposite direction).
Substituted at half-time having inadvertently assisted the goal which gave the opposition the lead
is not the debut Eduardo Vargas had in mind after making his Â£11.4m move from Universidad de Chile
to Napoli. In the 20th minute of the last-16 Coppa Italia clash with Cesena â€˜Edu' chased back to
the edge of the area to help out defensively when an attempt to control the ball resulted in
There's not much in the way of significant news circulating in the immediate wake of our grossly
disappointing 1-1 draw in Wigan on Saturday afternoon. What we do have, though, is a few
interesting tidbits to touch on. Let's take a look shall we?
To Naples, not London
Vargas opts to join Napoli
Disappointing news out of Chile, with Eduardo Vargas confirming he'll be joining Napoli in the
January transfer window.
What a tournament this World Cup is turning out to be......and it's only into its eighth day!
As with South Africa four years ago, the pre-tournament talk going into this years Brazilian World Cup was of stadium issues, crime and local disorder but, just like back in 2010, the concerns appear to have been over played (so far).