South America

USA/Mexico one of four bids to host 2027 Women's World Cup

FIFA received four bids to host the 2027 Women's World Cup, soccer's governing body said on Monday, with the hosts set to be appointed at its Congress in May next year.

Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands have submitted a joint expression of interest to host the tournament while the other joint bid includes the United States and Mexico.

What's going on with James Rodríguez?

There was a time when James Rodríguez had the world at his feet. After a sublime 2014 World Cup, his name was everywhere. Then, Real Madrid decided to sign him, and his global recognition and fame levels went wild.

James was a hot item and had enough sauce to become a king.

But suddenly, he did not. Circa 2017, the Colombian entered into a weird downward spiral that currently has him looking for a new gig. 

72-yard strike lights up Copa Libertadores' opening week

The always bewildering Copa Libertadores kicked off this week and it's already providing unforgettable memories for those involved.

Ecuadorian debutant Aucas, for example, surprised everyone by beating current champions Flamengo 2-1, Bolivian teams The Strongest and Bolivar, as always, took advantage of playing at 12,000 feet above sea level in La Paz to tear apart giants River Plate and Palmeiras, while Racing midfielder Matías Rojas scored a goal of the season contender with a 72-yard strike.

Like fine wine: 40-year-old Óscar Cardozo scores 4 goals... IN ONE HALF

Óscar Cardozo is refusing to take his foot off the goalscoring pedal, and even after 20 years of life as a professional footballer, the Guaraní is still defying the odds of an aging soccer player.

Óscar Cardozo scores 4 first-half goals against Cerro Porteño

Cardozo's Libertad hosted Cerro Porteño on Matchday 10 of Paraguay's Division Profesional on Saturday in a match featuring two of the league's three title-chasing teams. First-place Libertad had a five-point lead over third-place Cerro before kick-off.

CONMEBOL president says it would be a mistake not to let South America host 2030 World Cup

The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) believes FIFA would be making a mistake to not award the 2030 World Cup to a joint bid from Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile, the regional governing body said at its 76th Congress on Friday.

With the slogan "Juntos" (together) and the promise of a "Centenary Cup", CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez called on FIFA to award the World Cup to the continent where it began.

En Colombia ofrecen playera de Chivas a quienes pudieran identificarla – ¡Nadie le atinó!

El Club Deportivo Guadalajara, más conocido como Chivas, es considerado por muchos como el equipo más popular y grande de México. Sus copas, trofeos, historia y mística hace que el equipo más mexicano del mundo resalte entre los demás clubes del balompié azteca.

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Argentina destroyed Curaçao, but how embarrassing was this Lautaro Martínez miss?

Argentina continued their never-ending happiness tour after winning Copa América, Finalissima and World Cup, thrashing Curaçao 7-0 in a friendly game where Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick and surpassed the 100-goal mark playing for La Albiceleste. 

Halftime band during Argentina match just keeps playing despite start of second 45

Argentina palooza continued Tuesday night as the world champions put on an exhibition against CONCACAF minnows Curaçao at the Madre de Ciudades in Santiago del Estero. Captain Lionel Messi had a hat trick in the first 37 minutes, bringing his international tally to 102, as La Albiceleste put seven past the Columbus Crew's Eloy Room.

It was an honor and a privilege. 

Bicycle kicks don’t come much prettier than Colombia’s game-winner vs. Japan

Colombia defeated Japan 2-1 on Tuesday courtesy of a spectacular game-winning bicycle kick from forward Rafael Borré.

With the scored tied at 1-1 in the 61st minute the Eintracht Frankfurt striker pulled out some incredible skill to give his side the lead. Japan goalkeeper and Illinois native Daniel Schmidt did well to stop an initial Colombian effort, but he couldn’t do anything about Borré’s follow up shot.

Alexis Sánchez scores weird olímpico and challenges Pedro Pascal for sexiest Chilean mustache

Alexis Sánchez is back, baby!

The former Barcelona and Arsenal star is having a magnificent season with Olympique de Marseille in Ligue 1 and still dripping some class for the Chilean national team. In fact, the 34-year-old had a phenomenal performance in Chile's 3-2 win over Paraguay in a friendly played Monday night, scoring a brace.

One of those goals was a rather weird olímpico.