Germany remain top of the world rankings in the latest list released by football`s governing body FIFA on Thursday. The World Cup holders head a top 10 which is unchanged from last month`s standings, with the exception of the return of Italy, who push Spain down into 11th place.
Six former Guantanamo Bay prisoners sent to Uruguay as part of a push by President Barack Obama to close the US military`s prison camp in Cuba were "turned halfway into vegetables" during their detention, outgoing President Jose Mujica said on Wednesday.
Real Madrid and Colombia star James Rodriguez was thrilled after scooping the best goal award of 2014 but said that it would be difficult to match his strike against Uruguay at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
The soaring temperatures of the Southern Hemisphere summer do not keep people from enjoying quantities of grilled meat during the Christmas season in Uruguay, the most carnivorous country in the world and one that celebrates the holiday season, like its ancestors, with festivities around the flames of a barbecue.
Luis Suarez is not all about biting, diving and racism charges. On the eve of Christmas, the Barcelona star showed his humane side by sending gift baskets for children and families at a hospital in Uruguay.