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Teary Uruguay exit World Cup dreaming of next one

07 Jul 2018

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia Uruguay's never-say-die players fell to the floor in tears after losing their World Cup quarter-final to France, but they depart with heads high after yet again shaking it up among the world's best.

'France were better', says gracious Uruguay coach

06 Jul 2018

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez said that France were worthy winners of Friday's World Cup quarter-final but that his small country had once again shown why it deserves its place alongside the best nations in global soccer.

Soccer-Former villain Suarez is now Uruguay's elder statesman

05 Jul 2018

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia, July 5 It was mid-2006 when scouts for Dutch club Groningen travelled to Uruguay to check out a promising young striker called Elias Figueroa.

Steely Uruguay ready for Mbappe-fired France

04 Jul 2018

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia Fleet-footed France will have to find a way past the tournament's joint-meanest defenders Uruguay in the first of two inter-continental World Cup quarter-finals on Friday.

Russia puts on best face for rocking World Cup

04 Jul 2018

NIZHNY NOVGOROD Such was my haste in packing and ignorance of Russia that I nearly followed my wife's recommendation to throw in a woolly hat for the World Cup before setting off from Venezuela.

Soccer: Colombia fall short of 2014 heights in painful exit

04 Jul 2018

NIZNHY NOVGOROD, Russia, BOGOTA, Colombia Colombia can count themselves unfortunate to exit the World Cup after a shootout defeat to England, but in truth they were never able to recreate the swagger of their pioneering 2014 side.

Little Uruguay punch above weight - yet again

04 Jul 2018

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia With similar accents and culture, there is little that annoys your average Uruguayan more than being mistaken for an Argentine next door.

Stop Mbappe! Uruguay's tactic v France for quarter-final

03 Jul 2018

NIZHNY NOVGOROD Uruguay will seek to summon up all their famous defensive spirit in Friday's quarter-final against France to shackle the Europeans' lighting-fast teenage top-scorer Kylian Mbappe.

'Remember you're one of us', Uruguay tell Griezmann

02 Jul 2018

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia Uruguay's players urged France forward Antoine Griezmann on Monday to remember his links and affection for their country ahead of Friday's World Cup quarter-final.

Modric-led Croatia stutter closer to World Cup glory

02 Jul 2018

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia Croatia made heavy weather of beating Denmark in their worst performance of the tournament, but will seek to rediscover their fluency in a weekend showdown against Russia for a place in the World Cup semi-finals.

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