Rodriguez fires Colombia by Uruguay, into last eight

Jun 29, 2014

Rodriguez fires Colombia by Uruguay, into last eight

A sensational display from James Rodriguez fired Colombia into the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time on Saturday with the attacking midfielder scoring twice in a 2-0 victory over Uruguay including a contender for goal of the tournament. Rodriguez became the World Cup’s ...

FIFA came down hard on Suarez for his lack of remorse

Jun 29, 2014

FIFA came down hard on Suarez for his lack of remorse

FIFA opted to punish Luis Suarez heavily for biting an opponent in a World Cup match because the Uruguayan showed no remorse for the incident and previous bans had not changed his behavior, according to an internal FIFA document. Suarez was hit on Thursday ...

Soccer reacts to Suarez ruling

Jun 28, 2014

Soccer reacts to Suarez ruling

The players’ union and soccer’s governing body agree on one thing in the wake of the heavy ban imposed on Luis Suarez for his third biting incident: the Uruguay and Liverpool striker needs help. Suarez returned to Montevideo early Friday, arriving too late to ...

Jun 26, 2014

FIFA gives Suarez four-month ban for biting opponent

FIFA on Thursday banned Uruguay striker Luis Suarez from all soccer activities for four months for biting an opponent at the World Cup, ruling him out of the rest of the tournament and the start of the upcoming Premier League season. The ban also ...

Exuberant Costa Rica turns heads at World Cup

Jun 21, 2014

Exuberant Costa Rica turns heads at World Cup

Had Costa Rica been a less resilient team, it might still be stewing over referee Enrique Osses’ refusal to award a penalty when explosive striker Joel Campbell was taken down in the area. Instead, the Ticos mounted another of their numerous raids on Italy’s ...

Costa Rica stuns Uruguay; Suarez watches from bench

Jun 15, 2014

Costa Rica stuns Uruguay; Suarez watches from bench

Watching from the bench, Luis Suarez saw just how much his teammates miss him. Uruguay was overrun 3-1 Friday by Group D underdog Costa Rica at the World Cup, a stunning result for the team that reached the semifinals four years ago and had ...

May 22, 2014

Uruguay's Suarez awaits knee surgery

The Uruguayan soccer federation said striker Luis Suarez will have knee surgery on Thursday, and will still be ready to play at the World Cup next month. Suarez practiced on Wednesday and then underwent an exam after complaining about knee pain. Uruguay’s head of ...

Uruguay rule-signing launches nation's marijuana market

May 7, 2014

Uruguay rule-signing launches nation's marijuana market

President Jose Mujica signed the long-awaited rules for Uruguay’s legal pot marketplace Tuesday, launching a rollout that should stock pharmacies with government-approved marijuana cigarettes for sale by year’s end. Opinion polls suggest most Uruguayans are against the pot plan, but Mujica said in an ...