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Venezuela’s Vargas suffers horror leg break in Australia

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Sydney (AFP) – Venezuelan international Ronald Vargas is out of the Australian A-League for an indefinite period after suffering a serious leg fracture playing for the Newcastle Jets on Sunday.

The Jets continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 2-1 win over Brisbane Roar through goals from in-form Irish striker Roy O’Donovan and former Roar midfielder Dimi Petratos, but the victory came at a high cost.

Venezuela’s Vargas suffers horror leg break in Australia

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Sydney (AFP) – Venezuelan international Ronald Vargas is out of the Australian A-League for an indefinite period after suffering a serious leg fracture playing for the Newcastle Jets on Sunday.

The Jets continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 2-1 win over Brisbane Roar through goals from in-form Irish striker Roy O’Donovan and former Roar midfielder Dimi Petratos, but the victory came at a high cost.

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.

Young Lions win England’s first world title in 51 years

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Suwon (South Korea) (AFP) – Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored and Freddie Woodman saved a penalty as England beat Venezuela 1-0 to win their first Under-20 World Cup title and end the nation’s 51-year wait for a global trophy on Sunday.

Everton striker Calvert-Lewin became the third England player to score in a World Cup final after Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters in 1966 - the last time England won any world title.

Chapecoense savor win on international return

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Maracaibo (Venezuela) (AFP) – Brazilian football team Chapecoense on Wednesday promised more surprises after an emotional 2-1 victory in their first international match since a plane crash wiped out their squad.

The side’s new team, rebuilt with 22 new signings since last November’s crash, surprised the crowds with their quality in beating Zulia FC of Venezuela in the Copa Libertadores on Tuesday night.

Tragic Chapecoense back to international action

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Maracaibo (Venezuela) (AFP) – Brazilian football team Chapecoense landed in Venezuela on Monday ahead of their first international fixture since a plane crash wiped out their team.

The side had to rebuild virtually from scratch after the crash killed 19 of their players and staff in November, turning a fairytale rise into a nightmare.

Ecuador rout Venezuela, Paraguay stunned in World Cup qualifying

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Montevideo (AFP) Ecuador romped to a comfortable 3-0 victory over Venezuela to reignite their 2018 World Cup qualifying challenge on Tuesday as Paraguay's bid suffered a setback with a defeat to struggling Bolivia.

Ecuador, who had taken only a point from their previous two games, proved too strong for a Venezuela side buoyed by a 5-0 win over Bolivia last week.

Messi ruled out of Venezuela qualifier

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Buenos Aires (AFP) Argentina striker Lionel Messi will miss Tuesday's 2018 World Cup qualifier away to Venezuela with a groin problem, national team coach Edgardo Bauza said on Friday.

"Unfortunately, he won't be able to play. We can't take any risks. We spoke with the doctor and it's the sensible thing to do.

Messi ruled out of Venezuela qualifier

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Buenos Aires (AFP) Argentina striker Lionel Messi will miss Tuesday's 2018 World Cup qualifier away to Venezuela with a groin problem, national team coach Edgardo Bauza said on Friday.

"Unfortunately, he won't be able to play. We can't take any risks. We spoke with the doctor and it's the sensible thing to do.

World Cup Qualifiers

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.

USMNT vs. Venezuela: Your Live Commentary

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Before facing two vital World Cup qualifiers, the U.S. Men's National Team faces off with Venezuela to prepare for the task ahead.

The U.S. takes on Venezuela at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday in a pre-qualifying friendly, allowing Bruce Arena a look at his first-choice squad before facing Trinidad & Tobago and Mexico.

USA vs. Venezuela preview, TV times and team news

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June is an extremely critical month for the USMNT. Bruce Arena has come in for his second stint as manager and settled things down after a disastrous start to World Cup Qualifying that resulted in the firing of Jurgen Klinsmann. Arena got a win and a draw in the January Camp and managed to grab four out of a possible six points in the last two World Cup Qualifiers to move the US out of last place in the Hex.

USA vs. Venezuela preview, TV times and team news

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June is an extremely critical month for the USMNT. Bruce Arena has come in for his second stint as manager and settled things down after a disastrous start to World Cup Qualifying that resulted in the firing of Jurgen Klinsmann. Arena got a win and a draw in the January Camp and managed to grab four out of a possible six points in the last two World Cup Qualifiers to move the US out of last place in the Hex.

Who Should the USMNT Start vs. Venezuela?

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It's an important period for the U.S. Men's National Team. Vital World Cup qualifiers are suddenly set to begin as the U.S. looks ahead to matches against Trinidad & Tobago and Mexico.

But first, the U.S. faces off with Venezuela in Saturday's friendly, a match that gives Bruce Arena to integrate and experiment a bit while utilizing his first-choice lineup for the very first time.

Argentina

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

After a tense 0-0 draw with Uruguay last week, Argentina now only has three games remaining to try to secure a top four finish in the World Cup qualifying group for CONMEBOL.

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

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

After a tense 0-0 draw with Uruguay last week, Argentina now only has three games remaining to try to secure a top four finish in the World Cup qualifying group for CONMEBOL.

Debutantes Copa Libertadores 2017

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Con el número de participantes elevado a 47, se amplió la posibilidad de que nuevos equipos se sumen a la historia de la Copa Libertadores de América. Para esta edición son seis, de cinco países, los que escribirán sus nombres en las páginas del torneo de clubes más importante del continente.

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.

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.

Messi-less Argentina fight back to deny Venezuela

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Mérida (Venezuela) (AFP) Nicolas Otamendi scored a late equalizer as Argentina fought back from 2-0 down to snatch a 2-2 draw against Venezuela in South America's 2018 World Cup qualifying tournament.

Manchester City defender Otamendi popped up in the 83rd minute to steer home a whipped in corner by Angel Di Maria to complete a dramatic turnaround by the Argentines at a rainswept Estadio Metropolitano in Merida.

Messi-less Argentina fight back to deny Venezuela

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Mérida (Venezuela) (AFP) Nicolas Otamendi scored a late equalizer as Argentina fought back from 2-0 down to snatch a 2-2 draw against Venezuela in South America's 2018 World Cup qualifying tournament.

Manchester City defender Otamendi popped up in the 83rd minute to steer home a whipped in corner by Angel Di Maria to complete a dramatic turnaround by the Argentines at a rainswept Estadio Metropolitano in Merida.

CONMEBOL WCQ Preview: Neymar, Rodriguez collide in Brazil-Colombia, and more

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Two of the world's biggest superstars will face off on Tuesday night, and they will do so in amouthwatering showdown that many fans around the globe will be tuning in to watch.

Neymar and James Rodriguez are set to do battle when Brazil welcomes Colombia for a World Cup qualifier that highlights CONMEBOL's eight round of action.

CONMEBOL WCQ Rewind: Messi scores winner in return, and more

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Drama, excitement, and golazos. World Cup Qualifying in South America returnedwith a bang.

So too did Lionel Messi.

The seventhround of CONMEBOL's qualifying campaign took place on Thursday, and it was Messi who stole a healthy portion of the headlines around the world. A 10-man Argentina side edged Uruguay, 1-0, at home, and it was none other than the superstar forward who scored the winner in his first game for his country since ending his brief international retirement.

CONMEBOL WCQ Preview: Neymar attempts to lift Brazil, and more

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South America's nations shifted gears from World Cup Qualifying to the Copa America Centenario this summer. Now, it is time to shift back.

CONMEBOL's action-packed qualifying campaign is set to resume on Thursday with the seventh round of games, and there is no shortage of intriguing storylines to follow.

Apodos del fútbol sudamericano

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Todos los clubes tienen al menos un apodo, una manera cotidiana e informal de identificarse. Y también cargan, a veces, con el apelativo despectivo que tratan de endosarles sus adversarios más característicos... aunque muchas veces estos motes son adoptados con orgullo por los propios simpatizantes.

Conmebol

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El 9 de julio de 1916, en medio de las celebraciones por el centenario de la declaración de la Independencia argentina se jugaba el primer Campeonato Sudamericano de Foot-Ball y las cuatro asociaciones pioneras daban un paso monumental.

El torneo fue un éxito y durante su disputa el dirigente uruguayo Héctor Rivadavia Gómez encontró el contexto ideal para materializar su proyecto: fue así que en el atardecer de Buenos Aires, un grupo de 22 delegados de Argentina, Brasil, Chile y Uruguay se reunieron para fundar la Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol.

UNDER 20 WORLD CUP

England seals first U-20 World Cup crown with win over Venezuela

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For the first time in FIFA's U-20 World Cup 40-year existence, England was crowned the tournament's champion.

The Three Lions edged an inspired Venezuela, 1-0, at Suwon World Cup Stadium early Sunday morning. An even bout from the first whistle, Sunday's match offered a handful of opportunities for both sides.

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 World Cup Rewind: Venezuela edges Japan; Portugal advances past South Korea

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The knockout rounds of the 2017 U-20 World Cup have begun.

There weren't many goals in the early game between Venezuela and Japan, as the two sides needed extra time to sort out their differences after failing to find a goal in the opening 90 minutes.

The hosts, South Korea, took center stage in the second game of the day, but ran into a menacing Portugal side that carved them up twice within the first half hour.

U-20 WC Rewind: Mexico draws Germany, Venezuela thumps Vanuatu and more

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Groups A and B played their second matches of the U-20 World Cup in South Korea in the wee hours of the morning as the Under-20 World Cup is in full swing.

A comical own goal headline England's 1-1 draw with Guinea while South Korea topped Argentina, 2-1, in their second group stage match. The big winners, though, were Venezuela, who poured a whopping seven goals on Vanuatu.

United States Men's National Team

US U-20 player ratings v. Venezuela

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I apologize for the delay on this. I had some interwebs issues that caused me to miss nearly 20 minutes of the action. Now that I've had a chance to fill that viewing gap, here ya go.Don't get too depressed over the quarterfinal performance of our US Under-20 boys because Venezuela had 1) far more experience, with several key players already well-capped at the senior level & 2) the unfair benefit

International friendly recap: USMNT 1–1 Venezuela

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The U.S. salvaged a draw versus Venezuela on Saturday night. The U.S. gave up a poor goal from a restart in the first half, before Christian Pulisic scored with a shot from the top of the box midway through the second.

Report: USMNT set for summer friendlies against Venezuela, Ghana

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The U.S. Men's National Team has reportedly lined up a pair of competitive friendlies for the summer.

ESPN reported Friday that the U.S. will take on Venezuela on June 3 before facing off with World Cup nemesis Ghana on July 1. The match against Venezuela, which comes five days ahead of a vital World Cup qualifier against Trinidad & Tobago, is set for Rio Tinto Stadium, home of Real Salt Lake.

Brazil

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

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

With their country in turmoil, Venezuela faces a difficult game at home against Brazil. Venezuela sits bottom of the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying group while Brazil is in second place and on fire after their 5-0 win against Bolivia last week.

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

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

With their country in turmoil, Venezuela faces a difficult game at home against Brazil. Venezuela sits bottom of the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying group while Brazil is in second place and on fire after their 5-0 win against Bolivia last week.

The Rest

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).