In Uruguay, 26 face trial over juvenile detention center `torture`

Twenty-six people affiliated with a Uruguay juvenile detention center will be tried for involvement in alleged "torture" against four youths, after video of a prison beating sparked public outrage.

Edinson Cavani banned for two matches over Gonzalo Jara incident
Edinson Cavani banned for two matches over Gonzalo Jara incident

Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani has been suspended for two matches over his flare-up with Chilean defender Gonzalo Jara at the Copa America, the South American Football Confederation announced.

Uruguayan soccer legend Alcides Ghiggia dies at 88

Alcides Edgardo Ghiggia, who scored the winning goal in the final game of the 1950 World Cup to give Uruguay a stunning 2-1 victory over Brazil, still recalled as Brazil's greatest defeat, has died. He was 88.

Luis Suarez hopes FIFA committee admits 'error'
Luis Suarez hopes FIFA committee admits 'error'

Uruguay forward Luis Suarez is hoping at least one member of FIFa's disciplinary committee will admit they were wrong for imposing an "exaggerated" suspension on him for biting an Italian defender in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Jara ban slashed to two games: CONMEBOL
Jara ban slashed to two games: CONMEBOL

Chilean defender Gonzalo Jara`s three-match suspension for a lurid off-the-ball incident involving Uruguay`s Edinson Cavani was reduced to a two-game ban following an appeal, disciplinary chiefs confirmed Monday.

Jorge Sampaoli rejects favouritism in the Chile-Peru match
Jorge Sampaoli rejects favouritism in the Chile-Peru match

Jorge Sampaoli, coach of Chile's national soccer team, has rejected there is favouritism in the semifinal game between Chile and Peru, to be held next Monday.

'Argentina is world's best team'
'Argentina is world's best team'

Ramon Diaz, coach of Paraguay, has praised the Argentine team which will be rival in semifinals, and said his team will go into battle to win, Copa America's official website said on Monday.

Copa America: Gonzalo Jara banned for Cavani backside incident
Copa America: Gonzalo Jara banned for Cavani backside incident

Chile defender Gonzalo Jara was thrown out of the Copa America on Sunday over his attempt to shove his finger into the backside of Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, the Chilean Football Federation confirmed.

Neymar will be the best footballer in the world, says Diego Forlan
Neymar will be the best footballer in the world, says Diego Forlan

Former Uruguay striker Diego Forlan has said Brazil star Neymar can be as good as leading fooballers Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, adding he will eventually become the best player in the world.

Gonzalo Jara faces probe over Edinson Cavani assault
Gonzalo Jara faces probe over Edinson Cavani assault

Chilean defender Gonzalo Jara could face expulsion from the Copa America after authorities opened disciplinary proceedings against the player on Saturday for attempting to shove a finger into Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani`s backside.

Chile beat Uruguay 1-0 to reach 2015 Copa America semis
Chile beat Uruguay 1-0 to reach 2015 Copa America semis

Hosts Chile sent nine-man Uruguay crashing out of the Copa America on Wednesday, winning a stormy quarter-final 1-0 to edge closer to their dream of a first South American crown.

Edinson Cavani trains with Uruguay after father arrest
Edinson Cavani trains with Uruguay after father arrest

Uruguay manager Oscar Tabarez expressed hope Tuesday that Edinson Cavani would stay with the squad after the striker`s father was arrested following a fatal traffic accident.

'Chile were the best team in Copa group stages'
'Chile were the best team in Copa group stages'

Midfielder Marcelo Diaz believes Chile were the best side in the Copa America football tournament's group stages, following the conclusion of the first phase.

Argentina struggle into Copa quarters, Uruguay advance
Argentina struggle into Copa quarters, Uruguay advance

Argentina marked Lionel Messi`s 100th cap with an unconvincing 1-0 win over Jamaica to reach the Copa America quarter-finals as group winners on Saturday as holders Uruguay advanced to the last eight.

'Incomplete' explosive near Israeli embassy in Uruguay

A Uruguayan army bomb squad dismantled an "incomplete" explosive device on Wednesday in front of an office tower housing the Israeli embassy, officials said.

DNA: When will India's grandiose VIP culture end?

Looking at examples of leaders from other nations, it is imperative that the VIP culture in India should also end.

Copa America: Argentina on track as Sergio Aguero downs Uruguay
Copa America: Argentina on track as Sergio Aguero downs Uruguay

Sergio Aguero got Argentina`s Copa America campaign back on track Tuesday, scoring the only goal as the tournament favourites battled to a 1-0 victory over historic rivals Uruguay.

Argentina at risk in Copa America `clasico`
Argentina at risk in Copa America `clasico`

Lionel Messi`s Argentina cannot afford another slip when they take on arch-rivals Uruguay in a Copa America "clasico" on Tuesday.

Uruguay down Jamaica as `Onion` strikes

Uruguay badly missing Luis Suarez launched their Copa America defence with a 1-0 win over Jamaica on Saturday with Atletico Madrid winger Cristian Rodriguez scoring the only goal.

Edinson Cavani apologises for Jamaica `Africa` gaffe
Edinson Cavani apologises for Jamaica `Africa` gaffe

Uruguay star Edinson Cavani has apologized to Copa America opponents Jamaica after describing the Reggae Boyz as an African team.