La Liga champion Barcelona are reportedly seeking to sign another Uruguayan Diego Nicolas De La Cruz.
Their gamble with Luis Suarez has turned out to be an amazing one. The Nou Camp outfit might take another gamble on Diego as the 19-year old keeps making headlines.
De La Cruz is currently one of the most promising youngsters in the football-rich nations. He is not tall but makes up for it in his technical capacities and pace. There are reports that the Catalan giants might spend as much as €8 million to lure the player during the summer.
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There are scenarios where two parties come together and leave us wondering if they are going to end up well.
Most of Italy international Mario Ballotelli’s transfers throughout his career so far have left fans with such thoughts. The moves to Milan and Liverpool after a glaringly poor personality records at Inter Milan and Manchester City triggered bewilderments, puzzles and mouthing of “what the hell?”
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The Uruguayan football national side suffered their 2nd defeat of their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign on September 1st of the ongoing year as Uruguay faced off with Argentina and a lonely goal from Messi was enough for the Argentinean team to win the game.
Despite losing to Argentina, the head coach of the Uruguayan national side Oscar Tabarez still flattered Lionel Messi as his performance was once again sublime and this was a player that had announced his decision to retire from the international stage but 2 months later he regretted his initial choice s Messi returned to Argentina.
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Atletico Madrid star player Diego Godin has sprained his ligaments in his left ankle in Wednesday’s Champions League clash against Bayern Munich.
The Uruguay international was at the centre of the defence on the night where the La Liga side defeated their German opposition.
Robert Lewandowski was restrained throughout the game by the watertight defence in which Godin was part of. Godin finished the game with an injury. It is unknown if the player would feature in the clash against Valencia in the La Liga on Sunday. Uruguay might miss out on the defender when they play Columbia and Venezuela next month in the World Cup qualifiers.
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Uruguay has so far been going through an impressive run in their FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualification campaign after only losing 2 qualifying matches from their 8 opening matches.
The Uruguayan national side is currently pitted at the top of the CONMEBOL group after having collected 16 points from 8 games which is surprisingly more points than any other national side that is competing in the group.
The CONMEBOL group consists of: Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.
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English Premier League top side Liverpool are reportedly set to fend off attempts by Barcelona to lure Philippe Coutinho to Spain, and follow in the footsteps of Luis Suarez.
The Reds are ready to offer the Brazilian a bumper contract, effectively tying his future to Anfield, according to reports. Coutinho has played a huge role at Liverpool since joining the club. His performances have attracted serious interests from top clubs, with the Blaugrana being among.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Uruguay national team coach Oscar Tabarez has criticised the decision to hold the centenary edition of the Copa America.
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