Uruguayan Football Association Celebrates 120th Anniversary

Origins On 30 March 1900, the Uruguayan football association (Asociacion Uruguaya de Futbol or AUF) was founded by the Albion Football Club, the Central Uruguay Railway Cricket Club (CURCC), the Deutscher Fussball Klub and the Uruguay Athletic Club, at the behest of Enrique Candido Lichtemberger, one of the driving forces at Albion. The first president … Continue reading Uruguayan Football Association Celebrates 120th Anniversary

That Time When Cristiano Ronaldo Had to Buy iMacs for Entire Juventus Team

Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has revealed that star striker Cristiano Ronaldo had to buy iMacs for the entire team after he was given a red card in his first Champions League match for the Italian club. After spending nine years with Real Madrid, Ronaldo had moved to Juventus in 2018 and in September that year, … Continue reading That Time When Cristiano Ronaldo Had to Buy iMacs for Entire Juventus Team

UEFA Suspends All Champions League and Europe League Matches ‘Until Further Notice’ Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Uefa bowed to the inevitable on Wednesday and suspended all Champions League and Europa League matches “until further notice” due to the coronavirus pandemic. European soccer’s governing body also said all national team games scheduled for June have been postponed, including play-off matches for Euro 2020, which has been moved to 2021. The finals of … Continue reading UEFA Suspends All Champions League and Europe League Matches ‘Until Further Notice’ Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Uruguayan Football Federation Lays Off Men’s Head Coach Oscar Tabarez and 400 Staff Members Amid Coronavirus’ Affect on Economy

The Uruguayan Football Federation (AUF) has laid off 400 members of its staff, including men’s first team coach Oscar Tabarez, who has led the side since 2006 and won a Copa America title with them. The AUF has thus laid of almost all of its staff as it deals with the economic ramifications of coronavirus … Continue reading Uruguayan Football Federation Lays Off Men’s Head Coach Oscar Tabarez and 400 Staff Members Amid Coronavirus’ Affect on Economy

Perseverance and Focus of Uruguay’s Esperanza Pizarro Makes Her a Role Model for All

"After my mother died, I didn't want to play anymore or even travel to Montevideo... But my sisters convinced me to go back, and my team-mates helped enormously." The words are those of Esperanza Pizarro and the sad tale she shared with FIFA.com was deeply moving. Back in February, just days before she was due to join … Continue reading Perseverance and Focus of Uruguay’s Esperanza Pizarro Makes Her a Role Model for All

Taking a Road Trip Along Uruguay’s Atlantic Coast

The former home of artist Carlos Paez Vilaro, now a labyrinthine museum and hotel called Casapueblo, has a way of confusing visitors. Perhaps it’s the Gaudi-esque architecture and Santorini colour palette that make you believe, for a fleeting moment, that you’re far away on some Mediterranean shore when you’re really in Uruguay. This stretch of … Continue reading Taking a Road Trip Along Uruguay’s Atlantic Coast

Why Uruguay is Set to Become the World’s Next Great Wine Destination

Terraced vines and spindly olive trees form a patchwork quilt over gently rolling hills, which are themselves covered by a maze of powdery dirt roads. Follow one of these bumpy paths far enough and you'll find an olive oil mill, a farm-to-table restaurant and a hilltop winery. In fact, if you squint a bit, this … Continue reading Why Uruguay is Set to Become the World’s Next Great Wine Destination

Uruguay’s Inspections of Beef and Lamb Products Found ‘Equivalent to That of U.S.’

Uruguay exports raw and processed beef and lamb products to the United States, and USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) finds no reason that those shipments cannot continue. The FSIS performed an on-site equivalence verification audit in Uruguay Dec. 2 to Dec. 13, 2019, without identifying any systemic findings of shortcomings. The final report … Continue reading Uruguay’s Inspections of Beef and Lamb Products Found ‘Equivalent to That of U.S.’

Uruguay’s Government Asks Mate Drinkers Not to Share Bombillas Any More Amid Coronavirus Threat

Much Uruguayan social life revolves around the sharing of a traditional hot herbal infusion called mate, but even that seemingly innocuous practice is under threat from the new coronavirus pandemic. The sight of people walking down the street with a mate gourd cupped in one hand, its metal straw sticking out, and a thermos tucked … Continue reading Uruguay’s Government Asks Mate Drinkers Not to Share Bombillas Any More Amid Coronavirus Threat

Group of Australians Stranded on Cruise Ship in Uruguay to be Brought Home

A group of Australian travellers will be brought home after being stranded on a cruise ship in Uruguay. The group of 127, made up mostly of retirees, have been stuck on the Ocean Atlantic cruise ship for 10 days after sailing from the Antarctic on a once-in-a-lifetime expedition. The holidaymakers sent a video message to … Continue reading Group of Australians Stranded on Cruise Ship in Uruguay to be Brought Home

Half of Uruguay’s Coronavirus Cases Linked to Single Guest at 500-Guest Wedding Party

It was supposed to be a highlight of the social season in the Uruguayan capital, Montevideo: but a glamorous wedding celebration in the upmarket neighbourhood of Carrasco has gained a different kind of notoriety after it emerged that 44 guests contracted the coronavirus at the party. Uruguay has been disproportionally hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. While … Continue reading Half of Uruguay’s Coronavirus Cases Linked to Single Guest at 500-Guest Wedding Party

Uruguay to Block Supermarket Chain Tienda Inglesa from Buying Rival Disco

Uruguay's antitrust agency is poised to block Tienda Inglesa, a supermarket chain controlled by US bank Goldman Sachs, from buying rival Disco, an official source told LatinFinance on Monday. "The operation is not going to take place," the source at the agency said on the condition of not being named. The source added that a final decision … Continue reading Uruguay to Block Supermarket Chain Tienda Inglesa from Buying Rival Disco

Uruguay and Bolivia Confirm First Coronavirus Deaths

Uruguay and Bolivia have confirmed their first deaths related to coronavirus, as many Latin America countries go into lockdown in a bid to mitigate the impact of the global pandemic that has infected nearly 700,000 people worldwide and killed over 30,000. Bolivia’s health minister Aníbal Cruz said on Sunday that a 78-year-old woman in the … Continue reading Uruguay and Bolivia Confirm First Coronavirus Deaths

Police Search for Female Suspect in 7-Year-Old Girl’s Abduction and Murder

Mexican police are searching for a woman who was seen on surveillance camera with a seven-year-old girl outside her school on the day she disappeared. The video from 11 February is the last time the child, Fátima Aldrighett, is seen alive. Her body was found dumped with signs of abuse four days later. Officials say … Continue reading Police Search for Female Suspect in 7-Year-Old Girl’s Abduction and Murder

Mexico Tightens Border With U.S. ‘Effective Immediately’ After Trump Pardons Several White-Collar Criminals

The government of Mexico announced that it was tightening its border with the United States “effective immediately” after Donald Trump pardoned a host of white-collar criminals on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters, the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, said that Mexican border agents were on alert to prevent any recipients of Trump’s pardons from crossing into … Continue reading Mexico Tightens Border With U.S. ‘Effective Immediately’ After Trump Pardons Several White-Collar Criminals