Tobacco-fighting president of Uruguay, Tabare Vazquez, has lung cancer

World Aug 24, 2019

Tobacco-fighting president of Uruguay, Tabare Vazquez, has lung cancer

Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez, a physician who has campaigned against the influence of big tobacco companies, is being treated for a malignant lung tumor, his office said Friday. Vazquez, a 79-year-old oncologist in his second term as president, announced a week earlier that the tumor ...

Koji Miyoshi scores twice in Japan's draw with Uruguay

Soccer Jun 21, 2019

Koji Miyoshi scores twice in Japan's draw with Uruguay

Newcomer Koji Miyoshi scored in both halves for Japan as Hajime Moriyasu's young side matched Uruguay in an entertaining 2-2 draw Thursday at the Copa America in Brazil. Luis Suarez equalized from the penalty spot after Japan took a surprise 1-0 lead, while Jose Gimenez ...

Japan drawn with two-time champion Chile for Copa America

Soccer Jan 25, 2019

Japan drawn with two-time champion Chile for Copa America

Japan has been drawn with two-time defending champion Chile, Uruguay and Ecuador in Group C for this year's Copa America in Brazil, the South American Football Confederation announced Thursday. The Samurai Blue, currently ranked 50th by FIFA, will open their campaign against No. 13 Chile ...

Japan strikes early, holds off Uruguay in thrilling friendly

Soccer Oct 16, 2018

Japan strikes early, holds off Uruguay in thrilling friendly

Takumi Minamino scored a brace, while Ritsu Doan netted his first international goal, as Japan's rising stars spearheaded a 4-3 win over Uruguay on Tuesday night. In their third outing under manager Hajime Moriyasu, the Samurai Blue displayed an impressive attacking game as they outplayed ...

Soccer Sep 29, 2018

Japan set to play against Venezuela

The Japan Football Association announced Friday that the men's national team will face Venezuela in a friendly on Nov. 16 in Oita. The match between Samurai Blue and the South American side will be held at the Oita Bank Dome. Venezuela, whose squad includes Torino midfielder ...

France beats Uruguay to reaches World Cup semifinals

Soccer / World Cup Jul 7, 2018

France beats Uruguay to reaches World Cup semifinals

A shot that flew directly at the hands of the opposing goalkeeper turned into a World Cup goal for Antoine Griezmann. The France striker scored the second goal in his team's 2-0 quarterfinal victory over Uruguay on Friday, sending a seemingly easy-to-save shot at a ...