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Uruguay embracing status of Copa America favorite

Uruguay is starting to embrace the status of Copa America favorite. The Uruguayans were wary of it at first, but after their convincing 4-0 opening win over Ecuador it became …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 11:32 a.m.

France beats Uruguay 2-0, reaches World Cup semifinals

Antoine Griezmann’s fluke goal helped France earn a place in the World Cup semifinals.


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 5:33 p.m.

Kylian Mbappe, Thierry Henry would have another link if France wins World Cup

Kylian Mbappe and Thierry Henry have similar histories. Henry is France’s leading scorer with 51 goals. The 19-year-old Mbappe is Les Bleus’ new sensation. They both played at the same …


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 5:19 p.m.

World Cup kickoff: First quarterfinals feature familiar foes

The first day of quarterfinals at the World Cup includes several teammates from top clubs playing against each other. The France-Uruguay match features Antoine Griezmann playing against Atletico Madrid squadmates …


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 7:34 p.m.

Edinson Cavani scores twice, Uruguay ousts Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal 2-1 at World Cup

Edinson Cavani scored twice and Cristiano Ronaldo none. That gave Uruguay a 2-1 victory over Portugal at the World Cup. Ronaldo’s exit came on the same day that Lionel Messi …


Lionel Messi vs. France with Maradona watching; Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Uruguay

No matter what Lionel Messi does at the World Cup, Diego Maradona will be watching. Messi was already facing outsize pressure in what could be his last World Cup, and …


Suarez scores again, Uruguay beats host Russia 3-0

Uruguay won its World Cup group with its third victory in three games, a 3-0 win over Russia, but the hosts advanced as well despite their first defeat.


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 12:05 p.m.

Luis Suarez sends Uruguay, and Russia, to last 16 at World Cup with win over Saudi Arabia

Luis Suarez put both Uruguay and host Russia into the second round of the World Cup while eliminating Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the same time. Suarez scored the winning …


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 11:16 a.m.

Luis Suarez eyes return to form in 100th appearance for Uruguay

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez paid tribute to Luis Suarez as the team prepared for Wednesday’s World Cup match against Saudi Arabia. The match will be Suarez’s 100th international appearance. The …


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 9:17 a.m.

Jose Gimenez scores to lift Uruguay over Egypt 1-0 in Group A at World Cup

Jose Gimenez came to Uruguay’s rescue by scoring the lone goal in a 1-0 victory over Egypt in Group A of the World Cup. The Uruguay defender jumped in the …


Nicolas Lodeiro brings ‘garra’ to Seattle Sounders

Every athlete is a product of his or her upbringing. Few bare their roots quite as nakedly as Nicolas Lodeiro.


CAS upholds Luis Suarez’s 4-month playing ban

Luis Suarez will train with his Barcelona teammates on Friday after his ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup was softened but not shortened. The Court of Arbitration …


Luis Suarez told FIFA panel bite at World Cup was not deliberate

Luis Suarez claimed to FIFA’s disciplinary panel that he did not deliberately bite Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup. The Uruguay striker writes in Spanish that “in no way …


James Rodriguez shines as Colombia eliminates Uruguay at FIFA World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO – With a spectacular swivel-and-strike, James Rodriguez provided one of the highlights of the World Cup and gave Brazil reason to worry. Rodriguez scored one of the …


James Rodriguez shines as Colombia eliminates Uruguay at FIFA World Cup

With a spectacular swivel-and-strike, James Rodriguez provided one of the highlights of the World Cup and gave Brazil reason to worry.


Uruguay coach criticizes punishment of team’s biter

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez quit FIFA’s strategic committee on Friday in protest at the ban soccer’s governing body imposed on his team’s star striker Luis Suarez for biting an Italian …


No Suarez, no Falcao for Uruguay-Colombia FIFA World Cup match

RIO DE JANEIRO – Colombia was already without Radamel Falcao. Now Uruguay is without Luis Suarez. Instead of a matchup between two of the world’s top strikers, the round-of-16 match …


FIFA bans Luis Suarez for 4 months for biting opponent at World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO – Luis Suarez exits the World Cup with one of the longest bans in tournament history, and his reputation once again in tatters. The Uruguay forward, widely …


Soccer’s bad boy bites Luis Suarez opponent at FIFA World Cup

NATAL, Brazil – Biting opponents, racist comments – all that looked to be behind Luis Suarez, as soccer’s bad boy was maturing into a star for his club and country. …


FIFA World Cup roundup: Uruguay edges 10-man Italy to advance

Captain Diego Godin scored in the 81st minute as Uruguay edged 10-man Italy 1-0 in Natal, Brazil on Tuesday to reach the second round of the World Cup, a victory …


Italy, Uruguay head Groups C and D battles today

Five teams are chasing two places in the knockout stage of the World Cup today. Here are the basic permutations:


FIFA World Cup notes: Bad boys win tournaments, Wayne Rooney says

Wayne Rooney says teams that succeed at the World Cup are nasty and cynical and England needs to play that way if it wants to win. “You look at teams …


World Cup roundup: Mario Balotelli goal gives Italy win over England

The heat and humidity of the jungle made its mark on the first World Cup match to be played in the Amazon rainforest, and so did Mario Balotelli. With players …


Luis Suarez watches as Uruguay stunned by Costa Rica in FIFA World Cup

Watching from the bench, Luis Suarez saw just how much his teammates miss him.