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China Cup: Luis Suarez Wallops Away Opener Against Czech Republic, Becomes First Uruguay Player To Reach 50 International Goals (Video)

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With Wales kicking off the China Cup with a 6-0 rogering of the hosts on Thursday afternoon, the other two competing nations Uruguay and Czech Republic followed suit today.

Just eight minutes in, Luis Suarez went a-sprawlin' to win La Celeste a penalty before duly smacking the resulting spot-kick past Jiri Pavlenka from 12 yards.

Retro Football: River Plate Send The Great Enzo Francescoli Off Into Retirement With Emotional Testimonial, 1999 (Video)

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Enzo Francescoli is unquestionably one of the most refined players to have ever graced a football pitch, and yet his name is rarely mentioned in relevant discussions.

This may be because El Principe ('The Prince') did his finest work at River Plate and for the Uruguayan national side, far away from European eyes, in an era when cross-continental coverage was nowhere near as immediate and accessible as it is today.

Futbolistas fallecidos en actividad

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La tragedia del Chapecoense vuelve a enlutar al mundo del fútbol.
La historia registra decenas de muertes de futbolistas en actividad: 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.

Penarol Striker Lucas Viatri Ruled Out For ‘Several Months’ After Christmas Firework Stunt Backfires

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Penarol striker Lucas Viatri is facing an extended spell on the sidelines after a firework "accidentally" exploded close to his face during Christmas celebrations back home in Argentina.

Viatri's Uruguayan employers have confirmed that the 30-year-old forward could be missing for "several months" after the accident, which took place in his home city of Buenos Aires, during what sounds like some serious raucous festivities.

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.

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China Cup: Suarez stars as Uruguay down Czech Republic

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Nanning (China) (AFP) – Luis Suarez scored his 50th international goal as Uruguay cruised past the Czech Republic 2-0 on Friday to reach the final of the China Cup.

The Barcelona forward also created the second goal for the South Americans, who will face hosts Russia in the group stages of the World Cup this summer.

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.

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White Wash: Puma Unveil Entirely Unimaginative Batch Of Identical Away Kits For Italy, Uruguay, Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, Etc (Photos)

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Puma have released a job lot of new kits that the requisite nations will be wearing during the upcoming international break and (for some of them at least) on until the 2018 World Cup.

The batch contains 10 new away strips for the likes of Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Ivory Coast, Ghana and Cameroon, as well as the Russia-bound teams like Serbia, Switzerland, Senegal and Uruguay.

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.

Transfers & Rumours

Official: Diego Forlan Is Still In The Game, Signs On With Hong Kong Champions Kitchee FC

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While you could be forgiven for thinking he'd called it quits several years ago, Diego Forlan is still out there plugging away at the grand old age of 38.

Indeed, one month after his short-term deal with Mumbai City expired, the Uruguayan veteran has signed on the dotted line with reigning Hong Kong champions Kitchee FC.

Uruguayan Legend Sebastian ‘Loco’ Abreu Sets New World Record By Signing For Audax Italiano, His 26th Professional Club

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Uruguayan striker Sebastian Abreu is remembered primarily, at least by the wider world, as the lank-haired assassin who scored that ice-cold Panenka penalty against Ghana in the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup to settle the shootout and send La Celeste into their first semi-finals in over 40 years.

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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.

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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.

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.

The Rest

Nicolas Lodeiro called up for Uruguay’s March friendlies

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Midfielder shouldn't miss any Sounders matches.

Nicolas Lodeiro has been called up for a pair of Uruguay's friendlies during the China Cup in late March. Aside from the wear and tear that comes with a flight to the other side of the world, though, it shouldn't be too much of a problem for the Seattle Sounders as they have a league bye that weekend and the CONCACAF Champions League will be on a break as well.

Arsenal poised to snag £57.3m-rated Atletico Madrid defender

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