South America

Arturo Vidal is still an absolute maniac

Arturo Vidal is the kind of player that always wants to be on the field. So, being a benchwarmer on a star-studded Flamengo team is starting to rot his veins. That was more than evident on Wednesday night when, after learning he would not be subbing in, Vidal threw a tantrum that has now him at a crossroads with Flamengo's fans and the media. 

Messi saves PSG after Mbappé misses two penalties and goes off injured

Lionel Messi was on the scoresheet as PSG beat Montpellier 3-1 away on Wednesday to open up a five-point lead at the top of Ligue 1. However, it wasn't all good for the Parisians with Kylian Mbappé going off injured in the 21st minute while Sergio Ramos joined him in the 32nd.

PSG's all-important Champions League Round of 16 first leg against Bayern Munich at the Parc des Princes is just 13 days away, and the team was already playing without Neymar because of "muscle fatigue" although the Brazilian should be back this weekend.

It was hot and humid: Sweaty Hulk says he lost 13 pounds in the last Atletico Mineiro game

Playing soccer at 11 a.m. in 90°F heat doesn't sound fun. But that was the luck of Atletico Mineiro last weekend during a hard-earned 2-1 victory over Tombense in the Campeonato Mineiro.

It was so hot and humid that Brazilian star Hulk – who scored one of the goals and got one assist – claims he sweated so much during the game that he lost 13 pounds. 

13 pounds: Hulk weight loss during game in Brazil

Hulk has proof of the dramatic weight loss since he decided to weigh himself before and after the game. 

Chelsea agree to most expensive transfer in Premier League history to sign Enzo Fernández from Benfica

LONDON — Premier League club Chelsea have reached an agreement with Benfica to sign Argentina World Cup winner Enzo Fernandez for a British record 105 million pounds ($129 million), according to Sky Sports on Tuesday.

With the clock ticking on the transfer window, the clubs have been in negotiation about the structure of payments to meet the release fee in the player's contract.

According to media reports an agreement had been reached, with Chelsea now racing to register the paperwork ahead of the closing of the transfer window.

¿Cómo ver la Copa Libertadores en México y Estados Unidos?

El fútbol sudamericano y sus torneos están entre las competiciones más importantes del planeta y a diferencia de años anteriores, los partidos de la Copa Libertadores estarán disponsibles de una manera muy simple de ver en México y en Estados Unidos.

Messi regrets Netherlands celebration, says Mexico was 'most difficult' opponent

It's been over six weeks since Lionel Messi lifted the World Cup trophy and Argentina celebrated their long-awaited third star. Messi has since returned to playing for the traveling circus that is PSG, but the 35-year-old's thoughts won't stray far from that month-long odyssey in Qatar and the fulfillment of a life's dream for some time to come.

On Monday, a 45-minute interview in Paris between Messi and Argentine journalist Any Kusnetzoff for Urbana Play provided all the details from the triumph, fresh in the Golden Ball winner's mind. 

FIFA Club World Cup begins this week — can the Seattle Sounders fight and win against Real Madrid?

RABAT - Real Madrid are favorites for a record-extending fifth success at the Club World Cup, and in the process keeping up European dominance over South America in the annual tournament, which kicks off in Morocco on Wednesday.

Real, who won previously in 2014 and then three successive tournaments from 2016 to 2018, are on course for a showdown with Flamengo of Brazil in the final but both must play a semifinal match first before they can set up an intriguing decider in Rabat on Feb. 11.

PSG's poor run continues after allowing Reims to score with last kick of the match

PARIS - PSG's mediocre run in Ligue 1 continued as they fell to a last-gasp 1-1 draw at home against Reims after being reduced to 10 men on Sunday.

Neymar scored early in the second half before Marco Verratti was shown a straight red card shortly after coming on as a substitute, with Folarin Balogun equalizing six minutes into stoppage time.

That's a golazo: River Plate scores one of the jewels of the weekend

A new season in the Argentine First Division began this weekend and River Plate celebrated the occasion with a 2-0 victory over Central Córdoba.

Ignacio Fernández – who returned to the team after a one-year stint with Atletico Mineiro – got on the scoreboard first, while winger Pablo Solari sealed the win with one of those goals you're happy to enjoy from different angles.

And yes, you're going to see it from a few of those angles. 

Edinson Cavani among four Uruguay players receiving bans for actions at World Cup

Uruguay's Fernando Muslera and Jose Maria Gimenez were hit with four-match bans by FIFA on Friday, while Diego Godin and Edinson Cavani were suspended for a game each after they confronted the referee following their World Cup match against Ghana.