Suarez handed four months ban

BRAZIL 2014 Luis Suárez suspended for nine matches and banned for four months from any football-related activity 26 Jun 2014 The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has reached a decision in the case related to Luis Suárez of Uruguay following an incident that occurred during the FIFA World Cup™ match between Italy and Uruguay played

FIFA announces Brazil 2014 World Cup seeds

FIFA has announced the seeds for the 2014 World Cup finals draw after the October World Rankings were released on Thursday. The hosts Brazil, will be joined by Spain, Germany, Argentina, Colombia, Belgium, Uruguay and Switzerland. Uruguay's place in the top pot of seeds is subject to winning the intercontinental playoff against

Luis Suarez in fresh ‘cheat’ storm

Luis Suarez is at the centre of a new diving controversy after Uruguay beat Peru 2-1 in a World Cup qualifier on Friday. Peru coach Sergio Markarian slammed referee Patricio Loustau for sending off Victor Yotun for a clash with Suarez in the first half. The Uruguay forward fell theatrically to the

Brazil defend Neymar after diving accusation

Brazil have defended their star striker Neymar against accusations of diving and said Uruguay's attempts to discredit him ahead of Wednesday's Confederations Cup semifinal were a transparent attempt to influence the referee. Uruguay defender and captain Diego Lugano said Neymar was "very apt at pretending to be fouled" and warned that

Friends turn foes, Zagallo weighs in

The first semi-final of this FIFA Confederations Cup┬áis an all-South American affair, with inaugural world champions Uruguay taking on record FIFA World CupÔäó winners Brazil. While the tournament hosts stormed into the last four following victories in all three Group A games, La Celeste had to settle for second spot

Forlan pleased with clinical Uruguay

Diego Forlan praised Uruguay's ruthlessness in front of goal following their Group B victory over Nigeria in the FIFA Confederations Cup. It was a special evening for the 34-year-old Internacional striker on Thursday as he became the first player from Uruguay to reach 100 caps and marked the occasion with a

Defiant Tabarez plans progression

Despite losing to 'the best team in the world', Oscar Tabarez is confident Uruguay will beat Nigeria to advance in the Confederations Cup. Tabarez, the head coach of Uruguay, said he expected his side to lose to Spain in their Confederations Cup opener last Sunday but believes it should not mean

Keshi wants Nigeria to step up

Nigeria head coach Stephen Keshi has challenged his team to go to 'another level' in their FIFA Confederations Cup clash with Uruguay. Keshi was left underwhelmed by his team's finishing ability in their tournament opener against Tahiti, which Nigeria won 6-1, the 51-year-old coach feeling his forwards should have converted more

Confed Cup teams profile: Uruguay

 Champions of South America Uruguay boast a formidable front three - can they be the team to beat in Brazil? HOW THEY QUALIFIED Stylishly, winning a record 15th Copa America title - and their first for 16 years - in 2011. The World Cup semi-finalists knocked out hosts Argentina on penalties in

Spain 2-1 Uruguay: Match Report

Spain opened their Confederations Cup campaign in style as the world and European champions outclassed Uruguay in Recife. Former Arsenal player Cesc Fabregas had already hit a post when Pedro's 22-yard attempt was deflected off Uruguay defender Diego Lugano into the net. Roberto Soldado doubled the lead from just inside the area