The footballers in Uruguay have united to force the Football Association to agree to a deal from Nike instead of the one offered by their close rival Puma.
The players are threatening strike action ahead of the qualifier against Argentina and Paraguay next month, reports in the local media claim.
El Paris, Uruguayan news outlet confirm that several players threaten to boycott the game if the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF)refuse to sign the multimillion dollar sponsorship deal with popular sportswear company Nike.
Luis Suarez, who did not start a game for Uruguay in the Copa America, was left frustrated following the elimination of his team.
Indeed, Uruguay was beaten by Venezuela 1-0 in their match and put them out of the competition. This is the first time since 1997 that Uruguay has been eliminated at the group stage, and this will be hard to swallow for a team that has always proud themselves for the quality of their football.
Uruguay were one of the big disappointment is that the centenary edition of the Copa America after being knocked out of the competition at the group stages.
Even though they have been knocked out, the team will be playing the final game against Jamaica. Manager Oscar Tabarez says that it is extremely important for Uruguay to get a win from the game since it will give them confidence ahead of the World Cup qualification, which begins in September. Uruguay and Brazil have been rated as the two big disappointments of the Copa America after they both failed to get past the group stages.
Uruguay national team coach Oscar Tabarez has criticised the decision to hold the centenary edition of the Copa America.
South American giant, Uruguay have moved two spots up the FIFA ranking released on the April 7th after an impressive team performance in the South American world Cup qualifying round of matches played during the international break.
Uruguay are among the many other South American teams that filled the top ten list released by FIFA. Argentina took the top spot by leapfrogging European star-studded squad, Belgium. South American teams in the top ten aside Argentina and Uruguay include Chile led by Gunners skipper, Alexis Sanchez; the Columbian squad aside World Cup hosts Brazil
Tottenham Hotspur is one of the clubs in the Premier League that has been enjoying a breakthrough season as they have consistently managed to stay in the top spots of the English League.
Mauricio Pochettino is being highly praised as one of the main figures behind this recent uprising of Tottenham Hotspur. The Argentinean coach is considered to be as a top manager and relatively young as well as Pochettino is only 44 years old which is fairly young for a coach.
Luis Suarez received a 9 match ban after biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini during the 2014 World Cup but the Uruguayan player has served his ban and he is now available to play with his national team for their upcoming matches.
This is huge news for the Uruguayan national football team as Luis Suarez is the main star of the national side and the next game of Uruguay is a crucial one as they will be facing off against Brazil in a World Cup qualifier.
Former Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara believes that worldwide striker Luis Suarez should have been on the FIFA Ballon d’Or award shortlist and it is a major travesty that he has not been included in the three man shortlist.
Newly crowned Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu recently assumed post for a second consecutive term.
Even though he came into the role midway through the term following the departure of Sandro Rosell, Bartomeu has established himself firmly in the minds of the Barcelona faithful. This largely could be down to the immense successes that the club had last season under the regime of Luis Enrique.Bartomeu was the one who took the punt on Enrique despite having seen the former Barcelona captain fail at previous coaching roles like at Roma.
Uruguay manager Oscar Tabarez claims that the dismissal of striker Edinson Cavani in the recent quarter-final match against Chile has left him with a bad taste in the mouth.
The Paris St Germain striker is seen as one of the important players in the team despite not having been a regular goal scorer like Luis Suarez. He was booked twice in the game against Chile and received the marching orders just into the second-half. Uruguay were level 0-0 with Chile at the time of his dismissal and they never really recovered to reach the semifinals.