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Alcides Ghiggia, hero of Uruguay’s Maracanazo upset, dies at 88

Alcides Ghiggia

Alcides Ghiggia, the hero of Uruguay’s legendary Maracanazo upset of Brazil in the final game of the 1950 World Cup, has died at age 88. Ghiggia, who scored the second goal of La Celeste‘s shock 2-1 victory over heavily favoured Brazil in front of nearly 200,000 spectators at Rio de Janeiro’s famed Maracana Stadium, passed away from a heart attack ...

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Chile head into Copa semis

Isla celebrating his goal against Uruguay (Image credit: Reuters)

Hosts Chile moved into the Copa America semi-finals after Mauricio Isla’s late winner knocked nine-man holders Uruguay out of the tournament. Chile dominated a bruising contest, Eduardo Vargas and Arturo Vidal both going close before Edinson Cavani was sent-off for a second yellow card. Uruguay held out until the 82nd minute when Isla smashed home from 16 yards. In the ...

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Luis Suarez: Players’ union to challenge Fifa ban for biting

Luis Suarez (Image credit: BBC)

Luis Suarez’s nine-match ban for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay’s 2014 World Cup group match in Brazil should be annulled, a players’ union says. The Uruguay players’ union wants the issue raised at Friday’s meeting of the Fifa Congress. The challenge to the sanction comes in the wake of corruption allegations against football’s governing body. United States authorities have ...

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