MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Luis Suarez went on as a substitute in his first match since returning to Nacional, but couldn't help his Uruguayan club avoid a 1-0 home loss to Brazil’s Atletico Goianiense on Tuesday in the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana quarterfinals.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Paraguay soccer executives and political leaders on Tuesday launched their joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup.
Uruguay President Luis Lacalle Pou hosted the leaders seeking to bring another World Cup final to the same Centenário Stadium in Montevideo where it was played in the first edition of the tournament in 1930.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Luis Suárez on Wednesday confirmed that he has signed with Nacional in Montevideo, the club where Uruguay’s historic goal-scorer made his soccer debut 17 years ago.
A day after announcing that both sides had reached a pre-agreement, the 35-year-old striker posted a message on Twitter that the deal was now official.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Luis Suárez says he wants to return to his soccer roots in Uruguay.
The 35-year-old striker announced Tuesday that he is looking to rejoin Nacional de Montevideo, the club where he began a glittering career in 2005.
DUBLIN (AP) — Romania hooker Tudor Butnariu was suspended for three weeks on Wednesday after he was sent off in the test against Uruguay last weekend.
Butnariu was red-carded for a dangerous high tackle late in the test in Montevideo, where Romania prevailed 30-22.
DUBLIN (AP) — Romania flanker Vlad Neculau was suspended for four weeks on Monday for his red card in the loss to Italy last week.
Neculau was sent off in the 71st minute for a high tackle on Italy back-rower Renato Giammarioli.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — As the 2030 World Cup hosting race takes shape, South American soccer officials said Friday they are still working on a four-nation bid that would celebrate the tournament's 100th birthday in its first home in Uruguay.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Ecuador and Uruguay have secured their spots at soccer's World Cup in Qatar, joining Brazil and Argentina from South America.
The third-place Ecuadorians lost 3-1 at Paraguay on Thursday, but they achieved one of the four direct spots after the Uruguayans, in fourth position, beat Peru 1-0 in Montevideo, a result that also allowed them to book their flights to Qatar.
SAO PAULO (AP) — South America’s quota of four direct spots for the World Cup in Qatar could be filled with a round of qualifying to spare, with Ecuador and Uruguay aiming to secure spots behind Brazil and Argentina this week.
Palmeiras successfully defended the Copa Libertadores title after beating Flamengo 2-1 in an all-Brazilian final that went to extra time on Saturday.
The third title from the Sao Paulo-based club kicked off street parties in the metropolis, regardless of new concerns about COVID-19.
Brazilian clubs' domination of South American soccer is underscored by the Copa Libertadores final between Flamengo and Palmeiras on Saturday in Montevideo.
A Brazilian team will win the South American crown for a third consecutive time, an eighth time since 2010.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian soccer clubs are dominating South American soccer and Saturday's Copa Libertadores final between Flamengo and Palmeiras at the Centenario Stadium in Montevideo only underscores that fact.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Athletico won its second Copa Sudamericana after beating fellow Brazilian side Red Bull Bragantino 1-0 in the final on Saturday.
Striker Nikão scored in the 29th minute with a volley from short range, and Athletico held on to add to its first Copa title in 2018.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Argentina closed in on a direct World Cup spot on Friday with a 1-0 win at Uruguay, despite the absence of Lionel Messi for most of the match as he recovers from a left knee injury.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay qualified for the 2023 Rugby World Cup after downing the United States 34-15 on Saturday while Canada will miss the tournament for the first time after an historic loss to Chile.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Two goals from Bruno Henrique set up an all-Brazilian final for this year's edition of Copa Libertadores featuring the two latest winners of the tournament.
Flamengo beat Ecuador's Barcelona 2-0 in Guayaquil on Wednesday and will face local rival Palmeiras at the Nov.
SAO PAULO (AP) — A tiny Brazilian soccer team from the Sao Paulo state countryside that was nearly bankrupt several years ago has reached the final of the Copa Sudamericana, the second most prestigious tournament in South America.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's Palmeiras advanced to the Copa Libertadores final on away goals on Tuesday after a 1-1 draw at Atlético Mineiro. The first leg between the two finished 0-0.
Eduardo Vargas opened the scoring for the hosts at the Mineirão Stadium with a header in the 52nd minute, but Dudu leveled in the 68th minute from close range.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — After long months of illness, Uruguay is once again starting to dance.
The government last week authorized ballrooms and event halls to open as the country's COVID-19 death rate — once among the highest in the world per capita — has fallen sharply.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — When Eduardo Rey celebrated his 69th birthday at home with 10 family members in Uruguay's capital, he didn't suspect it would start a mortal race to find medical care amid a surging pandemic
SAO PAULO (AP) — The Centenário stadium in Uruguay's capital Montevideo will host the finals of the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana tournaments in November, possibly with fans attending the matches despite the pandemic.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Rolando Bustamante watches his employees turn out one concrete block after another, occasionally checking an electronic tablet that records orders from clients and that lets him communicate with suppliers...