Central & South America

Concacaf Legend Jerry Bengtson Becomes First Pro To Wear Mask During Match

The 2020 Concacaf Champions League resumed last night with leg two of Olimpia versus Montreal — 280 days after the Honduran side had disappointed 23,000 fans inside the Impact’s Olympic Stadium by snatching a crucial 2-1 road win. 

Despite having to play the return leg at Exploria Stadium in Orlando — where the remainder of the competition will be staged — Olimpia advanced on away goals after Montreal could only find one through Amar Sejdič. 

Thierry Henry is out; Olimpia plays Tigres in the semifinals on Saturday. 

Neymar Suffers Gruesome Ankle Injury

Lyon handed PSG a 1-0 loss at the Parc des Princes on Sunday to move into second place in Ligue 1 and send the home side down to third, but the result was much more devastating than that — Neymar was stretchered off in injury time after an awful tackle from Thiago Mendes that resulted in a straight red card.

Ugly Legal Battle For Maradona’s Fortune Begins Between Ex-Partners, Children And Many Others

Lawyers are gearing up to do battle over the estate of Diego Maradona, estimated at between $10 million and $40 million and disputed by the soccer great's children, ex-partners and many others.

The legal wrangling began within days of Maradona's death from a heart attack in Buenos Aires on Nov. 25.

"I do not know if they are not hurting sufficiently or if they wanted to be the first in line, but it's insane because everyone will be able to participate," said lawyer Mauricio Dalessandro, who worked with Maradona for several years.

This Is How The Round Of 16 Of The Copa Libertadores Went

It is one of the best tournaments in the world where there are no big favourites, ever. In the Copa Libertadores, there are many candidates to win the trophy and surprises are not uncommon. Here is a review of what the Round of 16 has been, in the absence of the second-leg match between Boca and Internacional de Porto Alegre still to come later.

Flamengo Threatens Lawsuit Over Rival Botafogo’s Banner In Rio Derby

RIO DE JANEIRO — Flamengo beat Botafogo 1-0 on Saturday but the derby match was overshadowed by a controversy over Flamengo’s threat to take the home side to court over a banner on display at their Rio de Janeiro stadium.

With the stands empty because of the coronavirus pandemic, Botafogo draped banners around the seats with one reading: “We Care About Lives Here.”

Montevideo's Estadio Centenario Declared National Historic Monument

Montevideo’s Estadio Centenario has been declared a National Historic Monument.

The stadium was also recognized in 1983 by FIFA as the only Historical Monument of World Football.

It was built in 1930 to host the first FIFA World Cup and to mark the 100th anniversary of Uruguayan independence.

Not only did Uruguay win the 1930 World Cup there, they have won each of the 4 Copa Américas hosted at the stadium.

The stadium will continue to be preserved as a center for soccer culture in Uruguay.

Argentines To Boycott Rugby Team For Failing To Adequately Honor Maradona

BUENOS AIRES — The fallout over the Argentina rugby team’s much-criticised tribute to Diego Maradona extended further on Tuesday with some Argentines saying they will boycott the side because of what they consider an inadequate homage to the late soccer great.

The Pumas, as the team are known, used what looked like black electrical tape as armbands in their Tri-Nations test loss to New Zealand on Saturday and many Argentines felt their tribute paled in comparison to the All Blacks'.

The Legend Of Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona will always be remembered as one of the all-time greats of the sport.

He proved himself from an early age, and found success on the club and international levels of play.

There were ups and downs in his career, but his impact is undeniable.

He had many legendary moments, and we only cover a few in this video.

Poorly Drawn Center Circle In Brazil

This misshapen centre circle on a Brazilian soccer pitch was an unexpected surprise for local clubs.

But irregularities at the Jose Garbelini Stadium were not only limited to the centre circle. Clear deviations could also be seen in the halfway line as well.

The match between local clubs Cambe and Paranavai in the third division series in the southern Brazilian state of Parana went on despite the curiously shaped ring with referee Wagner Malveiro Silva noting "defective" line markings and a centre circle that did not fit "standards".

Halftime Introduction Of Edinson Cavani Leads To Manchester United Miracle

Manchester United overturned a two-goal second half deficit to win 3-2 at Southampton on Sunday. Jan Bednarek and James Ward-Prowse gave the high-flying home side the early advantage, but the halftime introduction of Edinson Cavani changed everything for United as the Uruguayan provided an assist for Bruno Fernandes before scoring the equalizer followed by a stoppage-time winner.

Ward-Prowse’s corner kick in the 23rd minute was met by Bednarek at the near post for Southampton’s first at St. Mary’s.