BARCELONA SET TO SWOOP FOR UNITED STAR

Barcelona faces Manchester United in the Champions League quarterfinals today but one news that has been making the rounds is that of United forward Marcus Rashford. The 21-year-old has been embroiled in contract negotiations with the club and has yet to agree to a contract extension.

Rashford’s contract expires in 12 months and the Red Devils are looking to keep the England international who has reportedly demanded a huge wage o £300,00 a week. which would almost quadruple his current contract worth £80,000 a week.
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URUGUAY TO JOIN THREE COUNTRIES IN 2030 WC BID

The 2030 World Cup is 11 years from now but there have been several moves from different countries in their bid to host the tournament. News from South America suggests that Chile has joined Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay in a joint bid to host the tournament.

Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay had earlier announced in 2017 of their plan to host joint bid for the tournament. That resolve has been strengthened as Chile President revealed that he had proposed some few months ago to the presidents of the three aforementioned countries to join their bid which has been accepted.
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Uruguay Young Talents To Look Out For

Uruguay young players are being considered as talents for different clubs across Europe. Uruguay has a long way to go to be considered a power in the world of international football but there are several players of this country who are key talents in different European clubs.

Uruguay is an emerging nation across the globe; they even won World Cups in 1930 and 1950 as well as 15 titles of Copa America. Their recent triumph in this category was in 2011. The players are now scattered across different clubs in Europe and are influential players in different leagues.
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Uruguay XXI, Promoting With Football, Religion In Uruguay

Wine, the best gastronomy of Uruguay, and football had been celebrated at Emirates stadium. The brand of the country called Uruguay Natural is known to have traveled to London only last week for using friendly matches at Emirates Stadium against Brazil as a platform for promoting and positioning the country abroad.

The match, which had taken place on 16th November where the Uruguayan national squad named Celestes have taken on the neighbors as a part of the international friendly scheme. Uruguay XXI, in the private box which is the body that is responsible to promote Uruguay abroad, have given the presentation on the country as a place to work, live, invest, and travel. It was the ideal opportunity for showing the perspective of the Latin American country to one number of investors, local businesses, journalists, and buyers in the football surrounding, the sport which is known to have ingrained Uruguayan culture and also national identity.
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Uruguay’s Oscar Tabarez will not dwell in these recent games

“You cannot compare a World Cup match with a simple friendly match, winning a World Cup game is much more important and significant than any friendly game, in spite of these recent friendly encounters of my team, they did manage to reach the quarter-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup’’ Oscar Tabarez of Uruguay said.

During the month of October, Uruguay has so far, played against Japan and South Korea with those of those matches ending in defeats for the team of Oscar Tabarez but the 71 year old tactician stated that these recent results are not as impactful and will not affect his team especially after what they accomplished a few months ago.
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Lucas Torreira explains decision to pick the number 11 shirt

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has given the reason behind him picking the number 11 shirt with the north London club. The Uruguay international signed for the Gunners on a permanent deal from Sampdoria last month and he has now joined them for the final part of pre-season after return from a World Cup break.

Speaking to Sport 890, Torreira revealed that he had initially fancied the number 34 shirt but the jersey was already taken up by Granit Xhaka. As such, he decided to pick the number 11 shirt which would offer him the opportunity to sit next to Mesut Ozil in the Gunners’ dressing room, he said: “I wanted to pick 34 but it was already taken by [Granit] Xhaka. I chose 11 because it’s the day of my birthday and I will get the chance to sit next to Mesut Ozil in the dressing room. It’s incredible when you go to the dressing room and see your locker is glued to that of Mesut Ozil who is a World Champion and a player with a fantastic career.”
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Blackburn Rovers boss excited by the World Cup

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has admitted that he cannot wait for the World Cup to get into gear following the opening game on Thursday. The Rovers boss is currently putting the final touches on the Rovers’ pre-season plans but amidst this, he is also looking forward to the exciting feast of football in Russia.

Speaking to reporters, he said: “Anybody who loves football is looking forward to the World Cup. It’s in Russia and that’s not an easy place to get to but I will be glued to the TV sets. I’m not sure on all the kick-off times but I’m looking forward to it and looking forward to watching it with the kids and filling in the wall charts. We do every four years as a family trying to guess who will come out on top and predicting the scores!”
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Luis Suarez Keen To Redeem Himself At The 2018 World Cup

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is keen to redeem himself with Uruguay at the 2018 World Cup following the shambles created by him during the previous tournament in Brazil. The marksman was banned for a biting incident on Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini during the group stage of the previous World Cup and this eventually hampered Uruguay, who lost out to Colombia in the round of 16 stage.

Suarez has since remained an influential figure for the national side despite the unfruitful incident and he is now keen to repay the country’s faith by putting in a strong performance this summer. Speaking in an interview, he said: “It was my mistake. So I have a debt to repay to myself and Uruguay, to try to show a good image.” Continue reading “Luis Suarez Keen To Redeem Himself At The 2018 World Cup”

Ter Stegen labels Luis Suarez as ‘beast’

Barcelona cruised to a 3-0 win over Leganes on Saturday after Marc-Ander Ter Stegen put in another stellar performance in goal. The Germany international made a string of saves for the Catalan giants to pick up a clean sheet which extended the club’s unbeaten run to 17 across all competitions.

Speaking after the game, Ter Stegen was satisfied with the result which has seen Barcelona edge 10 points ahead of their Madrid rivals, who drew 0-0 in the local derby, he said: “We go home happy and satisfied with the result we’ve picked up this afternoon. [Leganes] pressed a lot, but we were always in the game and we knew what to do.” Continue reading “Ter Stegen labels Luis Suarez as ‘beast’”

Federico Valverde Shines on His Debut for Uruguay

Federico Valverde has already been creating a lot of waves in the Uruguay national team level after coming in with some impressive performances.


The 19-year-old was regarded as a top talent even when he was coming through the youth ranks at Penarol. This led to Real Madrid snapping up the youngster even as early as in July 2016. The youngster cost a reported € 5 million despite his age and he has been sent out on loan to Deportivo La Coruna in order to get first team action. So far, the teenager has been making a lot of good impressions after featuring in five appearances for Pepe Mel’s team.

Now, the youngster has received a lot of praise after playing a vital role in the 2-1 win over Paraguay in the World Cup 2018 qualifiers. He came in with a commanding display against Paraguay and this was also his first appearance for the national team. The youngster managed to score his debut. He had featured in 24 appearances for the under 17 team and 15 games for the under 20 team in previous years. Continue reading “Federico Valverde Shines on His Debut for Uruguay”