South America

José Becker, Father Of Liverpool GK Alisson, Drowns In Brazil

The father of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker drowned in a lake near his holiday home in southern Brazil on Wednesday, local police said.

José Becker, 57, had been swimming at a dam on his property when the accident happened on Wednesday afternoon, Doroteo Machado Filho, a police inspector in the town of Lavras do Sul, told Reuters. No foul play was suspected.

Liverpool issued a statement asking for Alisson's privacy to be respected.

La Vida Es Un Meme: Equipo Colombiano Sale A La Cancha Con Capa Y Las Gafas Thug Life

El Fortaleza CEIF venció 3-2 al Valledupar y escaló al sexto puesto de la Primera B de Colombia, segunda categoría del fútbol local. Sin embargo, el juego y los goles pasaron a segundo plano. Hoy, ese partido da la vuelta al mundo por la curiosa forma en que el Fortaleza salió al campo: los 11 jugadores con capa y con las gafas del célebre meme thug life.

Australia, Qatar Pull Out Of This Summer’s Copa América

Australia and Qatar, the two non-South American sides due to take part in this year's Copa América, have pulled out of the tournament, the secretary general of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) said on Tuesday.

The two teams were set to join 10 others from South America in the tournament, which will be hosted by Argentina and Colombia in June and July.

"Qatar and Australia will not come to play in the Copa América," Gonzalo Belloso told Argentine radio station Radio Red.

Christen Press Deserves To Start After Leading The USWNT Over Brazil

The sternest test of the USWNT’s 2021 SheBelieves Cup was ultimately passed on Sunday as Christen Press’ 11th-minute goal was enough to overcome Brazil before Megan Rapinoe’s late insurance strike at Exploria Stadium in Orlando.

Vlatko Andonovski made four changes to the side that labored to a 1-0 victory over Canada last Thursday, including Press for Rapinoe at left wing, Alex Morgan for Carli Lloyd at striker and match-winner Rose Lavelle for Catarina Macario in midfield. 

Wealthy Farmer Ponies Up $185K To Ensure Top Player’s Availability In Potentially Historic Match

A fan of Brazilian club Internacional gave his team a no-strings attached sum of almost $200,000 on Friday, in what appeared to be a gift to ensure one of their top players can play in a potentially historic league match this weekend.

Pablo Solari, El Juvenil Que Se Puso Capa De Superhéroe Y Salvó A Colo Colo Del Descenso

Colo Colo sigue siendo de primera. El equipo más ganador y popular de Chile esquivó el primer descenso de su historia luego de derrotar en partido de definición a la Universidad de Concepción. Fue un apretado 1-0 que tuvo al juvenil argentino Pablo Solari como héroe y salvador.

"Ganan O Los Matamos", Dicen Los Ultras Ante El Posible Descenso De Colo-Colo

Una pancarta con amenazas de muerte dirigidas a los jugadores del club chileno Colo-Colo fue exhibida en el campo de entrenamiento del club antes del duelo por el descenso del miércoles, ante la Universidad Concepción. El mensaje, escrito por la Garra Blanca, los ultra del club, decía: "O ganan o los matamos".

Luis Suárez's Unexpected Clause Keeps Atlético On Edge

Luis Suárez is LaLiga's top scorer with 16 goals (one more than his friend Lionel Messi), his form seems at an all-time high and his appetite for goals, which has never been in question, is more voracious than ever.

And it's all at the service of an Atlético Madrid that bet on him when FC Barcelona gave him an unpleasant exit. It is a deserved reward.

Does James Rodríguez Receive Too Many Fouls Or Is He Made Of Crystal?

James Rodríguez is injured again and once again there is anguish in Everton and in the Colombia national team. When it's not his calves, which afflict him often, it's the consequences of the fouls he receives, kicks, some of which seems to have become recurrent.

On Sunday, he received one of those, and it was so relentless (straight to the left ankle) that he was immediately taken out of the match against Fulham.

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