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World Cup 2018: What to expect from Groups A through H

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The World Cup draw took place at the Kremlin on Friday. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect from all eight groups as the buildup to next summer’s tournament kicks into high gear.

Group A: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay

This is a remarkably weak group.

World Cup 2018: What to expect from Groups A through H

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The World Cup draw took place at the Kremlin on Friday. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect from all eight groups as the buildup to next summer’s tournament kicks into high gear.

Group A: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay

This is a remarkably weak group.

Uruguay 2018 World Cup PUMA Home Kit

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TheAsociación Uruguayade Fútbol (Uruguayan Football Association) and longtime technical partner PUMA today revealed the home kit that will be worn by the Uruguay national team at 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. The new Celeste (Sky Blue) primary shirt will be available atWorld Soccer Shop,UK Soccer Shop,Lovell Soccer,Pro:Direct Soccer,Subside SportsandKitbag.

Where to find Venezuela vs. Uruguay World Cup qualifier on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Venezuela vs. Uruguay in the World Cup qualifier, you’ve come to the right place.

Uruguay needs to get four points from the next two World Cup qualifiers in order to guarantee qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. With Venezuela bottom of the CONMEBOL group, they have nothing to play for so they may give Uruguay more trouble than usual.

Neymar Scores Impudent Chip, Ex-Tottenham Flop Paulinho Nets Stunning Hat-Trick As Brazil Beat Uruguay 4-1 (Video)

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With both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldoentering the autumns of their respective careers, 25-year-old Neymar is surely destined to eventually take their places as the best player on the planet.

During Brazil's World Cup qualifier away to Uruguay on Thursday night, the Barcelona star scored a peach of a goal while ex-Tottenhammidfielder Paulinho bagged a cracking hat-trick.

Where to find Uruguay vs. Brazil on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Uruguay vs. Brazil, you’ve come to the right place.

In CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying, first meets second in a match of huge importance to see who can take a commanding position in their attempt to qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2018.

Where to find Uruguay vs. Brazil on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Uruguay vs. Brazil, you’ve come to the right place.

In CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying, first meets second in a match of huge importance to see who can take a commanding position in their attempt to qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2018.

Italia

La historia hecha pelota

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Luego de que adidas presentara a la Telstar 18, la pelota que se utilizará en la Copa del Mundo Rusia 2018, vale un repaso a los balones que se utilizaron en los 20 Mundiales ya disputados:

Uruguay 1930 - Italia 1934 - Francia 1938 - Brasil 1950
Los balones utilizados en las Copas del Mundo fueron mejorando edición a edición, gracias al uso de tecnologías para pulir distintos aspectos como velocidad, impermeabilidad, precisión, y diseño.

Máximos goleadores de ligas

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Cada mes Lionel Messi bate un nuevo récord en la Liga española, de la que ya es el goleador histórico. Este es un repaso a los máximos anotadores del campeonato mayor de cada país. Son los hombres récord de la liga, los que más goles marcaron en la élite. Gran parte de estos futbolistas sigue en actividad, (se los detalla en amarillo) por lo que reviso periódicamente esta lista para actualizar los datos y sumar nuevos campeonatos cuyos números estoy chequeando.

Futbolistas fallecidos en actividad

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En el mundo del fútbol se han producido muertes de futbolistas en actividad que enlutan a toda la familia deportiva. Accidentes de tránsito, tragedias aéreas, enfermedades, asesinatos, suicidios que pusieron fin a carreras en pleno desarrollo y los cada vez más preocupantes casos de muerte súbita.

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On This Day in Football: AS Adema 149–0 SO I’Emyrne, Peñarol lift fifth Libertadores

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On this day in 2002, a club from Madagascar called AS Adema set a Guinness World Record by beating Stade Olympique de L’Emyrne Antananarivo 149-0 in a play-off to determine the national championship.

What’s interesting is the fact that Adema did not score a single goal in the game.

On This Day in Football: Newcastle unshackle Len, Andrade meets sad end

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On this day in 1946, Newcastle United beat Newport County 13-0 at St. James’ Park in a Division Two fixture. Len Shackleton who was making his debut scored six of the goals.

The Magpies signed Shackleton from Bradford Park Avenue for £13,000 as a replacement for Albert Stubbins who was transferred to Liverpool for the same fee.

On This Day in Football: Uruguay destroy Brazil, Liverpool return to Europe

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On this day in 1920, Uruguay smashed Brazil 6-0 in a Copa America match. The drubbing still remains the biggest defeat in Brazil’s history along with the 7-1 loss inflicted by Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Uruguay were two-time winners of the tournament which began in 1916.

Luis Suarez

Monday Kickoff: Luis Suarez not set for surgery, Mexican players form footballers' association and more

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Despite reports, Uruguay will have its best player for any potential World Cup qualifying playoff while major changes are coming to Mexican soccer.

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez dismissed reports that Luis Suarez was set for knee surgery that would knock him out of a potential World Cup qualifying playoff.

Luis Suarez Statue Vandalised In Hometown, Culprit Leaves Note Saying ‘At Messi’s Wedding, Be Back Soon’ (Photo)

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Having previously joined the elite tier of footballers with ill-proportioned statues erected in their honour, Luis Suarez has now gained entry into the even elite-er club of players to have had theirs vandalised.

Just last year, this 5ft 9in papier-mâché colossus appeared on the streets of Suarez's hometown of Salto in Uruguay.

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Uruguay kept waiting after Venezuela stalemate

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San Cristobal (Venezuela) (AFP) – Uruguay were left waiting to confirm their 2018 World Cup qualification on Thursday after being held to a 0-0 by Venezuela.

The Uruguayans could have booked their ticket to Russia with victory over a Venezuelan side who had already been eliminated from contention.

Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay confirm 2030 World Cup bid

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Buenos Aires (AFP) – Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay will form a joint bid to host the centenary World Cup in 2030, the presidents of the three countries confirmed on Wednesday.

Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes had said in August that his country would join the shared bid by neighbours Argentina and Uruguay, which hosted and won the inaugural World Cup in 1930.

Uruguay, Argentina in World Cup qualifier stalemate

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Montevideo (AFP) – Luis Suarez returned from injury but Uruguay were forced to settle for a point in a 0-0 stalemate with Argentina in their World Cup qualifying duel on Thursday.

Barcelona superstar Suarez was given the all-clear to play for the Uruguayans after making a quicker-than-expected recovery from an injury to his right knee cap two weeks ago.

Uruguay, Argentina in World Cup qualifier stalemate

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Montevideo (AFP) – Luis Suarez returned from injury but Uruguay were forced to settle for a point in a 0-0 stalemate with Argentina in their World Cup qualifying duel on Thursday.

Barcelona superstar Suarez was given the all-clear to play for the Uruguayans after making a quicker-than-expected recovery from an injury to his right knee cap two weeks ago.

Paraguay joins Argentina, Uruguay 2030 World Cup bid

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Asuncion (AFP) – Paraguay will join in the shared bid by its neighbors Argentina and Uruguay to host the 2030 World Cup, the country’s president Horacio Cartes said on Thursday.

Uruguay and Argentina had already said they will officially launch their joint proposal at a ceremony involving the country’s two leaders in October.

Paraguay joins Argentina, Uruguay 2030 World Cup bid

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Asuncion (AFP) – Paraguay will join in the shared bid by its neighbors Argentina and Uruguay to host the 2030 World Cup, the country’s president Horacio Cartes said on Thursday.

Uruguay and Argentina had already said they will officially launch their joint proposal at a ceremony involving the country’s two leaders in October.

Argentina, Uruguay collide in World Cup South America qualifiers

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Montevideo (AFP) – Luis Suarez could yet line up against Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi on Thursday as South America’s battle for 2018 World Cup places resumes with Argentina’s trip to Uruguay the pick of the fixtures.

With leaders Brazil already locking up their place at next year’s tournament, attention turns to the tussle for the three remaining automatic berths on offer in the marathon 10-team qualifying tournament.

Argentina, Uruguay collide in World Cup South America qualifiers

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Montevideo (AFP) – Luis Suarez could yet line up against Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi on Thursday as South America’s battle for 2018 World Cup places resumes with Argentina’s trip to Uruguay the pick of the fixtures.

With leaders Brazil already locking up their place at next year’s tournament, attention turns to the tussle for the three remaining automatic berths on offer in the marathon 10-team qualifying tournament.

Uruguay, Argentina to announce 2030 football World Cup bid

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Montevideo (AFP) – Uruguay and Argentina will officially launch their joint bid for the 2030 World Cup next week at a ceremony involving the country’s two leaders, Uruguay President Tabare Vazquez said Monday.

Vazquez said the formal announcement of the bid would take place during a visit to Uruguay by Argentine counterpart Mauricio Macri on August 30.

Uruguay, Argentina to announce 2030 football World Cup bid

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Montevideo (AFP) – Uruguay and Argentina will officially launch their joint bid for the 2030 World Cup next week at a ceremony involving the country’s two leaders, Uruguay President Tabare Vazquez said Monday.

Vazquez said the formal announcement of the bid would take place during a visit to Uruguay by Argentine counterpart Mauricio Macri on August 30.

Italy cruise past Uruguay in football as Gimenez has disaster

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Nice (France) (AFP) – Italy beat Uruguay for the first time in 27 years with a comfortable 3-0 success in Nice, France on Wednesday, as the South Americans’ defender Jose Gimenez had a shocker.

While this victory will be no consolation for the Italians, who were eliminated from the 2014 World Cup at the group stage after a 1-0 defeat by the South Americans, it does offer Giampiero Ventura’s team a timely boost ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Lichtenstein in Udine on Sunday.

Italy cruise past Uruguay in football as Gimenez has disaster

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Nice (France) (AFP) – Italy beat Uruguay for the first time in 27 years with a comfortable 3-0 success in Nice, France on Wednesday, as the South Americans’ defender Jose Gimenez had a shocker.

While this victory will be no consolation for the Italians, who were eliminated from the 2014 World Cup at the group stage after a 1-0 defeat by the South Americans, it does offer Giampiero Ventura’s team a timely boost ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Lichtenstein in Udine on Sunday.

Brazil on brink, Messi revives Argentina in World Cup qualifiers

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Montevideo (AFP) – Brazil thrashed Uruguay to move to the brink of the World Cup finals on Thursday as Lionel Messi got Argentina’s faltering qualification campaign back on track with the only goal to sink Chile.

A superb hat-trick from China-based midfielder Paulinho powered Brazil to a 4-1 drubbing of the Uruguayans in Montevideo to leave the five-time world champions all-but-certain of a place at next year’s finals in Russia.

Brazil on brink, Messi revives Argentina in World Cup qualifiers

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Montevideo (AFP) – Brazil thrashed Uruguay to move to the brink of the World Cup finals on Thursday as Lionel Messi got Argentina’s faltering qualification campaign back on track with the only goal to sink Chile.

A superb hat-trick from China-based midfielder Paulinho powered Brazil to a 4-1 drubbing of the Uruguayans in Montevideo to leave the five-time world champions all-but-certain of a place at next year’s finals in Russia.

Brazil on brink, Messi revives Argentina

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Montevideo (AFP) – Brazil thrashed Uruguay to move to the brink of the World Cup finals on Thursday as Lionel Messi got Argentina’s faltering qualification campaign back on track with the only goal to sink Chile.

A superb hat-trick from China-based midfielder Paulinho powered Brazil to a 4-1 drubbing of the Uruguayans in Montevideo to leave the five-time world champions all-but-certain of a place at next year’s finals in Russia.

Brazil on brink, Messi revives Argentina

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Montevideo (AFP) – Brazil thrashed Uruguay to move to the brink of the World Cup finals on Thursday as Lionel Messi got Argentina’s faltering qualification campaign back on track with the only goal to sink Chile.

A superb hat-trick from China-based midfielder Paulinho powered Brazil to a 4-1 drubbing of the Uruguayans in Montevideo to leave the five-time world champions all-but-certain of a place at next year’s finals in Russia.

Paulinho hat-trick as Brazil thrash Uruguay

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Montevideo (AFP) – China-based midfielder Paulinho scored a hat-trick as Brazil thrashed Uruguay 4-1 to move to the brink of the World Cup finals here Thursday.

Barcelona superstar Neymar scored Brazil’s other goal with a cheeky lob as the five-time world champions opened up a seven-point lead at the top of the South American qualifying standings.

Paulinho hat-trick as Brazil thrash Uruguay

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Montevideo (AFP) – China-based midfielder Paulinho scored a hat-trick as Brazil thrashed Uruguay 4-1 to move to the brink of the World Cup finals here Thursday.

Barcelona superstar Neymar scored Brazil’s other goal with a cheeky lob as the five-time world champions opened up a seven-point lead at the top of the South American qualifying standings.

UNDER 20 WORLD CUP

U-20 WC Rewind: Venezuela tops Uruguay, England bests Italy

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The semifinals are in the book and the FIFA U-20 World Cup finals are set with a match between an up and coming CONMEBOL team and a UEFA regular.

Venezuela was taken into extra time for the second straight match after their quarterfinals win over the U.S. U-20s, but it took penalties to overcome South American rivals Uruguay.

U-20 WC Rewind: Zambia upsets Germany, England tops Costa Rica and more

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With Wednesday's matches in the books, five of the eight FIFA U-20 World Cup quarterfinals teams are set, including one surprise party-crasher.

Zambia continued its run through the tournament by taking down Germany, while Uruguay topped Saudi Arabia to book a spot in the quarterfinal round.

International football

Well Struck, Sir: Uruguay Defender Jose Gimenez Scores Beautifully Executed Own-Goal Against Italy (Video)

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With half-time upon us, Italy are currently 1-0 up against Uruguay in their friendly encounter at the Allianz stadium in Nice.

The Azzurri kicked off with several fresh young faces in their starting line-up, including aninternational start for 18-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.

However, theAzzurri hadUruguay defender JoseGimenez for making the breakthroughin the 7th minute the Atletico Madrid centre-half connecting sweetly with a bouncing ball to arrow the ball past his own goalkeeper from the edge of the box.

International Friendly: Jonathan Walters Nets Stunner Then Misses Open Goal As Ireland Beat Uruguay 3-1 (Video)

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The Republic of Ireland enjoyed a morale-boosting 3-1 win against Uruguay on Sunday, ahead of next week's World Cup qualifier against Austria.

Jonathan Walters scored the goal of the game on 28 minutes, with the Stoke attacker producing a superb long-range effort.

Jose Giminez levelled the scoresbefore the break, before Walters then somehow contrived to miss an open goal from all of two yards, with his effort coming back off the crossbar.

Brazil

Man City, Liverpool, and Chelsea players in Brazil squad versus Uruguay and Paraguay March 2017

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Brazil have announced their squad to face Uruguay in Montevideo on 23 March and Paraguay five days later in São Paulo in the Corinthians Arena.
Manchester City's Fernandinho, Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino, and Chelsea's Willian are all included.
Coach Tite has won eight games out of eight since he took charge and Brazil top the South America qualifying group.

Nicolas Lodeiro called up for Uruguay’s World Cup 2018 Qualifiers

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Nico shouldn't miss any competitive matches for the Sounders.

Nicolas Lodeiro will have to miss out on the Rave Green friendly against Club Necaxa after being named to Uruguay's 24-man World Cup Qualifying squad. Nico's call-up was widely expected as he has been a regular with his national side but the roster release confirms it.

The Rest

Reports: Southampton On Verge Of Signing Ex-Juventus Defender Martin Caceres To Ease Centre-Back Shortage

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Southampton are on the cusp of shoring up the signing ofMartin Caceres, after the former Barcelona and Juventus defender came through a medical today.

According to the Guardian, Caceres a free agent since leaving Juve last summer will reportedly sign for the Saints "in the next few days" pending the approval of a work permit.