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WC qualifiers PICS: Messi 'tricks' as Argentina rout Bolivia

WC qualifiers PICS: Messi 'tricks' as Argentina rout Bolivia

Rediff.com10 Sep 2021

A summary of Thursday's South American World Cup qualifiers.

WC qualifiers: Argentina held by Chile; Aus win

WC qualifiers: Argentina held by Chile; Aus win

Rediff.com4 Jun 2021

Earlier in the day, Bolivia beat Venezuela 3-1 at home and Uruguay and Paraguay drew 0-0 in Montevideo.

World Cup qualifiers: Argentina breeze past Peru, Brazil win

World Cup qualifiers: Argentina breeze past Peru, Brazil win

Rediff.com18 Nov 2020

Earlier in the night, Bolivia were denied their first win when Kaku scored with 18 minutes remaining to rescue a 2-2 draw for home side Paraguay in Asuncion.

Football Focus: 'Bala Devi will have huge impact on next generation'

Football Focus: 'Bala Devi will have huge impact on next generation'

Rediff.com13 Nov 2020

News of all that's transpired on and off the football field.

PIX: Messi penalty gives Argentina winning start; Belgium held

PIX: Messi penalty gives Argentina winning start; Belgium held

Rediff.com9 Oct 2020

Argentina got their World Cup qualifying campaign off to the perfect start on Thursday when Lionel Messi's early penalty gave them a 1-0 win over Ecuador in a lacklustre match in Buenos Aires.

Will he be the next big star to emerge from Real Madrid?

Will he be the next big star to emerge from Real Madrid?

Rediff.com28 Sep 2020

Federico Valverde has already made over 100 appearances at senior level - while winning silverware and recognition both with his current side Madrid and country Uruguay, and showing the physical, technical and mental attributes to become one of world football's outstanding midfielders.

Football Focus: Rakitic leaves Barcelona to rejoin Sevilla

Football Focus: Rakitic leaves Barcelona to rejoin Sevilla

Rediff.com1 Sep 2020

News of all that transpired on and off the football field.

Around the world: Weddings in COVID-19

Around the world: Weddings in COVID-19

Rediff.com7 Jul 2020

Marriages are are bound to happen pandemic or not.

Football Briefs: Former Portugal boss Bento named new Korea coach

Football Briefs: Former Portugal boss Bento named new Korea coach

Rediff.com17 Aug 2018

News of all that's transpired on and off the football field

FIFA World Cup: Steely Uruguay ready for Mbappe-fired France

FIFA World Cup: Steely Uruguay ready for Mbappe-fired France

Rediff.com5 Jul 2018

'Les Bleus' will be inspired by the two-decade anniversary of their only World Cup win in 1998, while double winners Uruguay's modern generation are desperate to recreate the black-and-white-era glories of their 1930 and 1950 trophies.

How little Uruguay punched above weight to enter last 8

How little Uruguay punched above weight to enter last 8

Rediff.com4 Jul 2018

Uruguay, with 3.3 million people, are into a quarter-final with Argentina's conquerors France after four straight wins including a stunning 2-1 knockout victory over Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal.

Football PHOTOS: Ronaldo, Lukaku shine with hat-tricks

Football PHOTOS: Ronaldo, Lukaku shine with hat-tricks

Rediff.com1 Sep 2017

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo struck his fifth international hat-trick, including a spectacular volleyed opener, to lead the European champions to a 5-1 win over the Faroe Islands in their World Cup qualifier on Thursday.

Underperforming Argentina sack coach Bauza

Underperforming Argentina sack coach Bauza

Rediff.com11 Apr 2017

Media reports suggest Sevilla's Argentine coach Jorge Sampaoli, who has never disguised his ambition to take charge of the national team and steered neighbouring Chile to the Copa America title in 2015, will step into the vacancy.

World Cup qualifiers: Messi penalty lifts Argentina; Brazil, Japan on track

World Cup qualifiers: Messi penalty lifts Argentina; Brazil, Japan on track

Rediff.com24 Mar 2017

A round-up of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers played on Thursday

Man's world? Not really, say these women

Man's world? Not really, say these women

Rediff.com6 Mar 2017

Thirteen women, who have broken gender stereotypes, reveal what it takes to do a 'man's job'.

2018 WC qualifiers: Swiss stun Portugal; Otamendi equaliser saves Argentina

2018 WC qualifiers: Swiss stun Portugal; Otamendi equaliser saves Argentina

Rediff.com7 Sep 2016

Switzerland struck twice in quick succession to stun Euro 2016 champions Portugal 2-0 in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday and hand them a first competitive defeat in two years under coach Fernando Santos.

World Cup qualifiers: Messi goal puts Argentina top

World Cup qualifiers: Messi goal puts Argentina top

Rediff.com2 Sep 2016

Lionel Messi marked his retirement about face with a goal to give 10-man Argentina a 1-0 win over Uruguay on Thursday that lifted them to the top of the South American qualifying group for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.

Will Diego Forlan play for Atletico de Kolkata?

Will Diego Forlan play for Atletico de Kolkata?

Rediff.com15 Jul 2016

Former Uruguayan forward Diego Forlan's is widely speculated to become the marquee player of Atletico de Kolkata for the third season of ISL but the team owners remained tight-lipped on the subject. "We have not yet decided on our marquee player. We will announce the name before the (August 28) deadline and he will be befitting," co-owner Sanjiv Goenka told reporters on Friday.

From Beijing to US, the world twists and bends on Yoga Day

From Beijing to US, the world twists and bends on Yoga Day

Rediff.com21 Jun 2016

People across the world woke up to an early-morning call to celebrate the second International Yoga Day on Tuesday with much enthusiasm.

Messi worries Argentina with back injury in 1-0 win

Messi worries Argentina with back injury in 1-0 win

Rediff.com28 May 2016

Argentina had a scare when Lionel Messi had to be substituted after incurring a back injury during a 1-0 win over rugged Honduras in a Copa America Centenario warm-up friendly on Friday. Messi walked off in pain in the 64th minute in San Juan after a clash with Honduras substitute Oliver Morazan 10 days before Argentina's opening Group D match against Chile. The team later dispelled fears of a serious injury, saying on their Twitter account that Messi had "suffered bruising on the left of his lower back and ribs." Gonzalo Higuain scored the only goal for Argentina. In other warm-up matches for the June 3-26 tournament in the United States, Edinson Cavani struck twice as Uruguay overcame Trinidad and Tobago 3-1 and title holders Chile were upset 2-1 by Jamaica.

Infantino suggests 40-team World Cup in 2026

Infantino suggests 40-team World Cup in 2026

Rediff.com30 Mar 2016

Broadening the World Cup finals to include 40 teams could come about in 2026, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said during a tour of South America on Tuesday.

PHOTOS: The odd, odd world we live in!

PHOTOS: The odd, odd world we live in!

Rediff.com30 Mar 2016

This week's collection of unbelievably unusual images from across the world

After biting ban...Suarez returns to Uruguay

After biting ban...Suarez returns to Uruguay

Rediff.com5 Mar 2016

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez is set to play his first competitive international later this month since being banned for biting an opponent at the 2014 World Cup after he was called up on Friday for qualifiers against Brazil and Peru.

Top quote! Chile's coach compares possession to flirting with a woman

Top quote! Chile's coach compares possession to flirting with a woman

Rediff.com20 Nov 2015

Here is a terrific quote that is doing the rounds from Chile's coach, Jorge Sampaoli.

PHOTOS, World Cup qualifiers: Brazil crush Peru; Romania hold Italy

PHOTOS, World Cup qualifiers: Brazil crush Peru; Romania hold Italy

Rediff.com18 Nov 2015

An inspired performance from Douglas Costa helped Brazil to a 3-0 win over Peru on Tuesday and lifted them into third place in the South American qualifying group for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

No Messi, no Neymar in WC qualifiers: Giants Brazil, Argentina lose

No Messi, no Neymar in WC qualifiers: Giants Brazil, Argentina lose

Rediff.com9 Oct 2015

Argentina and Brazil both lost their opening World Cup qualifiers on Thursday as the South American campaign for Russia 2018 started in unexpected fashion.

Soccer Roundup: Meet Manchester United's new 'bully' and more...

Soccer Roundup: Meet Manchester United's new 'bully' and more...

Rediff.com27 Aug 2015

Get the latest from the World of football news and more on Rediff.com.

Hyderabad, Pune are India's best cities to live in

Hyderabad, Pune are India's best cities to live in

Rediff.com4 Mar 2015

Vienna tops the charts among cities across the world.

Argentina seal Rio Olympic spot with under-20 triumph

Argentina seal Rio Olympic spot with under-20 triumph

Rediff.com8 Feb 2015

Argentina will return to Olympic football next year after sealing victory in the South American under-20 qualifying tournament in Uruguay on Saturday.

Soccer Frendly: Luis Suarez scores against Costa Rica

Soccer Frendly: Luis Suarez scores against Costa Rica

Rediff.com14 Nov 2014

Luis Suarez scored an equaliser and was just wide with what could have been a spectacular winner as Uruguay were held to a 3-3 draw by Costa Rica in a friendly.

PHOTOS: Fans give banned Suarez hero's welcome

PHOTOS: Fans give banned Suarez hero's welcome

Rediff.com27 Jun 2014

About 500 fans gathered outside Montevideo's Carrasco international airport to express solidarity with Uruguay's Luis Suarez and chant his name. Some had been waiting for hours, waving Uruguay flags, posters of Suarez and replicas of the World Cup trophy.

World Cup: Uruguay fans upset with Suarez over biting incident

World Cup: Uruguay fans upset with Suarez over biting incident

Rediff.com25 Jun 2014

Opinion in Uruguay, a country of around three million people sandwiched between soccer powerhouses Argentina and Brazil, was divided over Luis Suarez's latest antics.

Classic moments of the Football World Cup (1930 to 1950)

Classic moments of the Football World Cup (1930 to 1950)

Rediff.com10 Jun 2014

The first of a five part history of the World Cup from Uruguay in 1930 up to the preparations for the 2014 finals in Brazil.

Five-star Uruguay crush Jordan in World Cup tie

Five-star Uruguay crush Jordan in World Cup tie

Rediff.com14 Nov 2013

Uruguay are all but assured of a place at the 2014 World Cup finals after Edinson Cavani led the twice champions to a 5-0 away rout of Jordan in the first leg of their qualifying playoff on Wednesday.

Chile, Ecuador book World Cup berth, Uruguay to playoff

Chile, Ecuador book World Cup berth, Uruguay to playoff

Rediff.com16 Oct 2013

Chile beat Ecuador 2-1 in their closing South American qualifier in Santiago on Tuesday as both went through automatically to the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.

WC Qualifiers: Lavezzi scores two as Argentina make light of Messi absence

WC Qualifiers: Lavezzi scores two as Argentina make light of Messi absence

Rediff.com12 Oct 2013

Striker Ezequiel Lavezzi scored two first half goals as Argentina, lacking four key players including Lionel Messi, beat Peru 3-1 in a World Cup qualifier at the Monumental on Friday.

Liverpool say Suarez not for sale

Liverpool say Suarez not for sale

Rediff.com31 May 2013

Liverpool have said striker Luis Suarez is not for sale after the Uruguayan, who received a 10-match English domestic ban for biting last month, stated he wanted to leave the Premier League club.

Difficult to say no to Real, says Suarez

Difficult to say no to Real, says Suarez

Rediff.com30 May 2013

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has hinted that he would consider a move away from the Merseyside club to Real Madrid, if the Spanish giants were be keen to take him.

Uruguay back 'persecuted' Suarez

Uruguay back 'persecuted' Suarez

Rediff.com12 Apr 2013

The Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) have promised to staunchly defend Luis Suarez after FIFA launched a probe into allegations that he had punched a Chilean opponent during a South American World Cup qualifier last month.

FIFA probe bad boy Suarez for 'punching' Chile player

FIFA probe bad boy Suarez for 'punching' Chile player

Rediff.com12 Apr 2013

Uruguay forward Luis Suarez is being investigated by FIFA for allegedly punching Chile defender Gonzalo Jara during a South American World Cup qualifier last month.

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