World Cup
Reality Bites
FIFA announced Thursday that it has rejected Luis Suarez's appeal against a lengthy ban for biting an opponent during a World Cup match. Suarez was banned for nine competitive international matches, four... FULL STORY>>
Heading Home
James Rodriguez turned in another dazzling performance at the World Cup on Saturday, scoring a pair of goals to lead Colombia to a 2-0 win over Uruguay in the round of 16 at the Maracana.

The result sees Colombia reach the quarterfinals at a World Cup for the first time, where the team will... FULL STORY>>
Luis Suarez
FIFA Bites Back
The FIFA Disciplinary Committee suspended Luis Suarez of Uruguay nine matches following a biting incident that occurred during the World Cup match between Italy and Uruguay on June 24.

Suarez was also banned from taking part in any kind of football-related activity for four months. FULL STORY>>
Diego Godin
Heading On
Diego Godin nodded Uruguay into the knockout round, scoring on an 81st-minute header to give his nation a 1-0 victory over 10-man Italy at the Estadio das Dunas on Tuesday.

Italy, which needed just a draw to advance, was reduced to 10 men when Claudio Marchisio was issued a straight red card for a dangerous challenge on Egidio... FULL STORY>>
Luis Suarez
FIFA Opens Investigation
FIFA announced Wednesday it has opened disciplinary proceedings against Uruguay forward Luis Suarez for allegedly biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in Tuesday's World Cup match.

FIFA disclosed an apparent breach of its disciplinary code. The incident came in the 80th minute of... FULL STORY>>
Luis Suarez
Fall From Grace
Luis Suarez's ability as a footballer cannot be questioned.

He is a world-class player capable of conjuring individual moments of brilliance with staggering regularity, and he produces a scoring rate that few in the professional game can rival. But the problem encompassing Suarez is that he too often resorts to the "dark arts,"... FULL STORY>>
Luis Suarez
Luis The Great
Luis Suarez made a triumphant debut in the 2014 World Cup, bagging a brace to lead Uruguay to a 2-1 defeat of England at the Arena Corinthians on Thursday.

The Liverpool man was recovering from knee surgery when Uruguay opened the tournament with a defeat to Costa Rica on Saturday, but he started Thursday's... FULL STORY>>
Luis Suarez
World's Most Dangerous
When the World Cup draw took place back in December, experts and columnists alike made their predictions as to which teams will reach the semifinals and final in Rio de Janeiro on July 13.

Popular selections included Brazil, Argentina, Germany and perhaps France or Portugal, but there is one... FULL STORY>>
Diego Lugano
Lugano to miss England clash
Uruguay captain Diego Lugano has been ruled out of Thursday's Group D contest with England because of a knee injury.

The defender picked up the problem in Uruguay's 3-1 upset defeat at the hands of Costa Rica in the opening match, and the injury has prevented Lugano from... FULL STORY>>
Poor Performance
Costa Rica pulled off a shock result at the Estadio Castelao on Saturday, coming from behind to get a 3-1 win over Uruguay to upset the balance in Group D.

Uruguay, a strong pre-tournament favorite to advance to the knockout round, grabbed the lead after 23 minutes thanks to Edinson Cavani's penalty kick... FULL STORY>>