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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.

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 fútbol de cada país. En amarillo se resaltan las cifras de los futbolistas que continúan en actividad. Última actualización: 3 de octubre de 2016.

Italy

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.

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.

Top five young defenders who can become world class, includes this highly talented Chelsea player

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Defenders do not usually get the glory like the strikers, but they are absolutely vital for a team to be successful. At the moment there are a lot of very talented young defenders plying their trade at top clubs around the world.

Below is a rundown of 5 centre backs under 22 years old who have the potential to become world class.

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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.

Mina rescues Colombia in Uruguay draw

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Barranquilla (Colombia) (AFP) Towering center-back Yerry Mina scored an 85th-minute equaliser as Colombia came from behind to secure a 2-2 draw against South American qualifying leaders Uruguay on Tuesday.

Mina, who plays for Brazilian side Palmeiras, soared high in the 84th minute to send a looping header beyond Fernando Muslera at a rain-lashed Estadio Metropolitano in Barranquilla.

Mina rescues Colombia in Uruguay draw

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Barranquilla (Colombia) (AFP) Towering center-back Yerry Mina scored an 85th-minute equaliser as Colombia came from behind to secure a 2-2 draw against South American qualifying leaders Uruguay on Tuesday.

Mina, who plays for Brazilian side Palmeiras, soared high in the 84th minute to send a looping header beyond Fernando Muslera at a rain-lashed Estadio Metropolitano in Barranquilla.

Brazil

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.

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.

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.

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.

World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Updated Standings, Results and Talking Points

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The calendar year 2016’s last international break provided the setting for the latest stop in the long road to qualification for the 2018 World Cup. 63 matches were played across six continents, as the qualification picture for the finals in Russia became clearer after the latest round of matches.

CONMEBOL WCQ Preview: Argentina attempts to stop skid, and more

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A place in the 2018 World Cup in Russia is off in the distance and fuzzy right now for Argentina, but can be brought back into focus with a slump-busting win at home vs. one of the teams that sits above in the standings.

Matchday 12 of CONMEBOL's World Cup Qualifying campaign takes place on Tuesday, and arguably the biggest match in this round will be held in Argentina whenLa Albicelestewelcome Colombia.

CONMEBOL WCQ Rewind: Brazil rout adds to Argentina's woes, and more

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Losing to Brazil is toughunder any circumstances when you are Argentina, butdoing so by a lopsided margin when you are fighting for your World Cup life is about as bad as it gets.

Brazil pummeled a lackluster Argentina to the tune of 3-0 on Thursday in the latest chapter of their South American rivalry, leavingLa Albicelestefurther woundedin its World Cup Qualifying campaign.

CONMEBOL WCQ Preview: Messi and Neymar resume rivalry, and more

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One of the the world's biggest rivalries is set to write its latest chapter, and this one comes with an interesting twist that comes as a result of a controversial decision from FIFA.

South American giants Argentina and Brazil are ready to lock horns once again in a CONMEBOLWorld Cup Qualifier on Thursday, and leading the way respectively will be Barcelona superstars Lionel Messi and Neymar.

Brazil, Uruguay romp as Chile crash again

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Montevideo (AFP) Brazil and Uruguay scored easy victories to maintain their lead at the top of South America's 2018 World Cup qualifying tournament as Chile lost ground after crashing to defeat in Ecuador.

A virtuoso performance from Barcelona superstar Neymar lay at the heart of Brazil's 5-0 mauling of Bolivia in Natal, with the striker launching the rout with his 49th international goal.

Brazil, Uruguay romp as Chile crash again

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Montevideo (AFP) Brazil and Uruguay scored easy victories to maintain their lead at the top of South America's 2018 World Cup qualifying tournament as Chile lost ground after crashing to defeat in Ecuador.

A virtuoso performance from Barcelona superstar Neymar lay at the heart of Brazil's 5-0 mauling of Bolivia in Natal, with the striker launching the rout with his 49th international goal.

CONMEBOL WCQ Preview: Uruguay faces Venezuela, Brazil takes on Peru and more

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While the top four all avoid one another,plenty of intriguing matches remain on the schedule for match day nine in 2018 CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying.

Alexis Sanchez, Arturo Vidal, and Chile lead Thursday's schedule as they try to rebound from their recent form against Enner and Antonio Valencia and Ecuador, currently sitting in fifth,two places and two points above their CONMEBOL rivals.

CONMEBOL WCQ Rewind: Brazil impresses, Uruguay goes top, and more

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Tuesday provided another drama-filled evening in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying.

The eighth round was highlighted by Brazil, who won for the second time in as many games under new coach Tite. The Selecao won, 2-1, over Colombia thanks to Neymar's strike in the 74th minute, following up on its huge 3-0 win in Ecuador last Thursday.

Transfers & Rumours

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.

Journeyman: Uruguayan Legend Sebastian ‘El Loco’ Abreu Sets New World Record With 28th Career Transfer

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It's fair to say that, during the course of his longcareer, Sebastian Abreu has never been overly concerned about putting down roots anywhere.

Indeed, the veteran Uruguayan striker has just set a new world record for the amount of career transfers made by a professional footballer.

The 40-year-old has just signed for Brazilian third-tier side Bangu AC the 28th completed transfer on his meandering CV.

Chile

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.

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

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

Second faces fifth in CONMEBOL World Cup qualification today as Uruguay plays away against Chile. Uruguay sits in second, just one point behind Brazil. Chile, helped by Bolivia's point deduction, sit in a precarious place with Argentina just one point behind them.

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

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

Second faces fifth in CONMEBOL World Cup qualification today as Uruguay plays away against Chile. Uruguay sits in second, just one point behind Brazil. Chile, helped by Bolivia's point deduction, sit in a precarious place with Argentina just one point behind them.

Could Chile Dent Arsenal Title Hopes By Playing Injured Sanchez

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Arsene Wenger has warned Chile against making a 'suicidal decision' with the fitness of Alexis Sanchez.

The Arsenal forward was left out of the squad for Chile's World Cup qualifier against Colombia after suffering a hamstring injury in training. However, the 27-year-old said on Wednesday that he hoped to be able to play next week against Uruguay.

ecuador

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

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

Second battle third in the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying table as Uruguay hosts Ecuador in an important match in South America that could have a big impact on who is in the driving seat or not.

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

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

Second battle third in the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying table as Uruguay hosts Ecuador in an important match in South America that could have a big impact on who is in the driving seat or not.

Nicolas Lodeiro

Uruguay vs. Venezuela, livestream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch World Cup qualifying online

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Seattle Sounders star Nicolas Lodeiro should power Uruguay to an easy win on beIN Sports.

Nicolas Lodeiro and the star-studded Uruguay squad host Venezuela in match day nine of CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying. Currently 1st (5-2-1 +11) La Celeste should make quick work of bottom feeding, and mostly home based, Venezuela (0-6-2 -12).

Nicolas Lodeiro will likely miss match during next Uruguay call-up

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During the October FIFA International window Nico will join La Celeste against Venezuela and Colombia.

There was some trepidation when Nicolas Lodeiro joined the Seattle Sounders. Could a key player for one of the world's best national teams maintain his role with that nation while playing in MLS?

The Rest

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.

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.