Central & South America

Rio Votes To Rename Maracanã After Pelé

Brazil's world famous Maracanã stadium is to get a new name, after the Rio de Janeiro state legislature voted on Tuesday to change its official title to the Edson Arantes do Nascimento-Rei Pelé stadium.

The 80-year-old Pelé, whose full name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, played at the stadium many times for Brazil and scored his 1,000th goal there in 1969 — for Santos against local club Vasco da Gama.

Flamengo Player Shoves Ever-Living Crap Out Of Teammate For Interrupting His Celebration Dance

You know that feeling as a kid when you’re thoroughly enjoying something and then your little brother comes along and kills the mood? Perhaps you’re telling a great story at the dinner table and then the little rat has to make it about him.

Flamengo striker Rodrigo Muniz had a similar feeling during Saturday’s Campeonato Carioca game against Macaé. 

CONMEBOL Postpones March World Cup Qualifiers After European Clubs Refuse To Release Players

ASUNCION — The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) has decided to suspend this month's double header of World Cup qualifiers for Qatar 2022 amid concern over the COVID-19 pandemic and strict quarantine restrictions.

The 10 South American teams were due to play two games on March 25/26 and March 30 but CONMEBOL acknowledged tightening lockdown and quarantine regulations mean many of the European-based players will be unable to travel.

Pelé Gets Covid-19 Vaccine, Encourages Everyone To Keep Wearing Masks

SAO PAULO — Former Brazilian soccer star Pele was vaccinated against Covid-19 on Tuesday, the same day that a record 1,641 people were reported to have died in the South American nation after contracting the virus.

Pele posted a picture of him receiving the vaccination on Instagram giving a thumbs up sign.

Fantástica Palomita: Luca Martínez Dupuy, El Goleador Mexicano Que Rompe Redes En Argentina

Rosario Central igualó 2-2 en su último partido por la Copa de La Liga Argentina ante Godoy Cruz y gran parte de la tinta y los bits derramados en torno al resultado se dedicaron a Luca Martínez Dupuy, un mexicano de 19 años que poco a poco muestra su poder en redes rivales.

Mucho ayuda que Martínez Dupuy anotara el segundo gol de Rosario Central con una palomita sublime.

Flamengo Es Bicampeón De Brasil Tras Dramática Intervención Del VAR

Flamengo se coronó bicampeón del Brasil, en un cierre de torneo dramático y electrificante. El pasado 21 de febrero, el Mengao escaló al primer lugar de la tabla luego de vencer por 2-1 al hasta entonces puntero, Internacional de Porto Alegre. Con 71 puntos sobre 69, sin embargo, la definición quedó en suspenso hasta la última jornada, disputada el jueves 25, y en la que Flamengo visitaba a Sao Paulo e Inter recibía a Corinthians.

¡Y qué definición fue! Una de esas que pone el corazón en la boca y que tuvo al VAR como protagonista hasta el último suspiro del campeonato.

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.

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