South America

FIFA Ruling Puts Argentina’s World Cup Qualifying Campaign On The Brink

For Argentina, a nightmarish World Cup qualifying campaign somehow managed to grow worse outside of an international break. In early September, Bolivia had managed to gain an unlikely 0-0 draw with Chile and a 3-0 victory over Peru in CONMEBOL qualifying. However, FIFA have ruled that Bolivia fielded an ineligible player in both matches, defender Nelson Cabrera, resulting in automatic 3-0 wins for both Chile and Peru.

The Rosario Derby Looks Super Lit

A video has been circulating in the Internet this week and we would like to show it to you now. This is the Rosario Derby.

Luis Suarez Is Among 30 Ballon d’Or Nominees, But He Knows He Has No Chance

France Football announced the 30 finalists for the 2016 Ballon d’Or award with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi the favorites to take home the award they’ve entirely dominated since Kaka won in 2007. Real Madrid have six nominees on the list, Barcelona have four and Leicester City’s dream season has resulted in nominations for Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy.

Female Official Reportedly Attacked In Men’s Fourth Division Game

Mariga Eugenia Rocca, a female assistant referee whose experience includes multiple Olympic Games and Women’s World Cups, has reported being struck in the back of the neck by a player while officiating a men’s fourth division game in Argentina.

The Argentina Referee Association is backing Rocca’s claims and has submitted a report to the Argentina Football Association for their review.

Anderson Knocks Out Teammate With One-Two Punch In Training Brawl

Two years ago, Brazilian midfielder Anderson was at the end of his Manchester United career after being frozen out under manager Louis van Gaal. Oddly, Anderson had managed to stay on the Old Trafford books for over seven seasons without ever particularly impressing. He’s a four-time Premier League champion and winner of the 2007-08 UEFA Champions League with United, but he’s still widely regarded as a flop having arrived from Porto for €30 million in 2007.

Google Maps Reveals Argentine Club Have Been Playing On A Wonky Pitch For 30 Years

Since 1987, Argentina side Club Social y Deportivo Liniers have been playing their home matches at “The Bulldozer”, just outside of Buenos Aires. For nearly 30 years they’ve been playing on a crooked, wonky pitch that features one half that’s much shorter than the other.

Google Maps images clearly revealed something not quite right about the pitch, and the Argentina Football Association (AFA) is now threatening the club with closure should they not rectify the field’s blemishes.

Two Players Combust Into Hellfire After Achieving A Disgraceful Double Flop

One of the major developments in the world of football over the past week has been the deployment of the “green card” in Italy’s Serie B to reward players for acts of virtue, including admitting to having taken a dive in order to win a penalty or free kick.

Tite And Gabriel Jesus Have Re-Established Brazil As South America's Top Team

It’s hard to imagine that only a few months ago we were considering the possibility of Brazil missing a World Cup for the first time since the tournament began back in 1930. 

Well, the tables have turned for the Selecao as well as for everyone else in South America. 

The Chileans looked like the stronghold of the continent after claiming two consecutive Copa Americas. Now their mojo seems to be gone as they have lost two and tied one of their last four matches. 

Ronaldinho Was As Happy As Ever At The Pope's Charity Match

I love Dinho. You love Dinho. We love Dinho. Everybody loves Dinho. Dinho is good and cool. Dinho is fun. I wish I was as happy about anything as Dinho seems to be about everything.

Dinho played in a charity match for Pope Francis and had lots of fun.

Dinho played keepy-uppy with Francesco Totti and Diego Maradona and had more fun than you or I could even fathom.

Maradona Starts A Fight At The Pope’s “Match For Peace And Solidarity”

55-year-old Diego Maradona had to be restrained by security staff at Pope Francis’ “Match for Peace and Solidarity” after getting into a verbal altercation with Juan Sebastian Veron on Wednesday night.