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Chile, Ecuador book tickets to World Cup
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Chile, Ecuador book tickets to World Cup

Oct 16 2013, 4:54am CDT | by IANS

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 16 (IANS) Chile and Ecuador confirmed their places at next year's World Cup while Uruguay were condemned to a fourth consecutive playoff battle following the final round of South American qualifiers.

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 16 — Chile and Ecuador confirmed their places at next year's World Cup while Uruguay were condemned to a fourth consecutive playoff battle following the final round of South...

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Chile, Ecuador book tickets to World Cup

Oct 16 2013, 4:54am CDT | by IANS

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 16 (IANS) Chile and Ecuador confirmed their places at next year's World Cup while Uruguay were condemned to a fourth consecutive playoff battle following the final round of South American qualifiers.

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 16 — Chile and Ecuador confirmed their places at next year's World Cup while Uruguay were condemned to a fourth consecutive playoff battle following the final round of South American qualifiers.

In Santiago Tuesday, Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez and Cardiff City midfielder Gary Medel struck first-half goals for Chile in their their 1-2 defeat of Ecuador, whose only goal came from Felipe Caicedo just after the hour, reports Xinhua.

Needing a big win to overtake Ecuador on goal difference, Uruguay showed their attacking intent with a 3-2 victory over Argentina in Montevideo.

Argentina's Maxi Rodriguez cancelled out Cristian Rodriguez's opener before Liverpool striker Luis Suarez netted from the penalty spot in the 33rd minute.

Rodriguez equalised for the visitors on the stroke of halftime but Edinson Cavani scored the winner for Uruguay after being set up by Suarez.

In Asuncion, a Mario Yepes double steered 10-man Colombia to a 2-1 victory over Paraguay, whose goal came via Jorge Rojas.

The visitors were forced to play a man down for more than an hour after Fredy Guarin was dismissed for a second yellow card in the 32nd minute.

Uruguay must beat Jordan in next month's playoff over two legs to qualify for the World Cup in Brazil.

The Celeste advanced to football's showpiece event via the playoffs with victories over Australia in 2001 and Costa Rica in 2009.

In 2005 the team was defeated by Australia in a penalty shootout following the second leg in Sydney.

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Ajax vs. Barcelona: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

Nov 5 2014 1:00am CST | Source: Bleacher Report

Two of the European Cup's greatest ever teams clash in the Champions League on Wednesday night as Barcelona visit Ajax: The team from whom much of the Catalan club's philosophy is drawn. Johan Cruyff took the Ajax philosophy with him when he moved to the Camp Nou as a player and continued that approach as coach for the Catalans. But Barca are now in transition themselves and things are not as balanced as new manager Luis Enrique would like after two very recent defeats. The match also ...
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Nov 4 2014 4:32pm CST | Source: CaughtOffside

The Reds have been struggling horribly at the back in 2014/15... Liverpool have longstanding defensive problems, having conceded over 50 goals last season and getting even worse this time around, despite brining in three new defenders during the summer. However, without Luis Suarez to cover for it at the other end, Brendan Rodgers is now going to need to make some defensive signings to sort out the problem. Here are five players who co ...
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Liverpool And Manchester United Bosses Among The Five Worst Premier League Managers Of 2014/15

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Luis Suarez returns to Ajax as Barcelona train in Amsterdam Arena ahead of clash [Video]

Nov 4 2014 2:53pm CST | Source: 101 great goals

Luis Suarez returned to one of his footballing homes today as Barcelona trained at the Amsterdam Arena ahead of their Champions League clash with Ajax.The Uruguayan tasted success, as well as the flesh of an opponent, at the Dutch club but is yet to satisfy his hunger for victory in a Barcelona shirt.After two successive defeats, is he destined to bag three points against his former masters?(function(){var image = {src:'http://www.101greatgoals.com/wp-content/u ...
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Barcelona’s Luis Suarez pre-Ajax: ‘A special game for me, brings back great memories’ [Video]

Nov 4 2014 2:00pm CST | Source: 101 great goals

Barcelona are in Amsterdam for tomorrow night’s Champions League game with Ajax, which sees Luis Suarez facing his old side.Suarez scored 81 goals in 106 league games for the Amsterdammers, won the Eredivisie, and really made his name at the Dutch giants, so holds fond memories of his time there.‘It’s a special game for me, it brings back beautiful memories. It’s going to be great to be back at at a club where I was ...
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Suarez baffled by Ballon d'Or omission

Nov 4 2014 1:13pm CST | Source: Espn.co.uk

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(Barcelona’s) Luis Suarez: ‘For me Leo Messi is the best player in the world, you can’t compare him with anyone’

Nov 4 2014 12:29pm CST | Source: 101 great goals

Luis Suarez was on press conference duties this evening along with manager Luis Enrique ahead of tomorrow night’s Champions League tie away at Ajax.The Uruguayan was asked about his exclusion from the Ballon D”Or shortlist, which he passed off as a minor issue, saying that regardless, there are no doubts about who the best player in the world is.Suarez said:‘For those who have doubts about, from my point of view, the best player in the world is Leo (Messi ...
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Real Madrid vs. Liverpool: Live Score, Highlights from Champions League Game

Nov 4 2014 10:45am CST | Source: Bleacher Report

Having worked so hard to get into the Champions League, Liverpool now suddenly find themselves in a position where the competition could end up embarrassing them. The Reds were well beaten by European champions Real Madrid at Anfield two weeks ago and now head to the Bernabeu under something of a cloud. This is about as far away from last season's vibrant, entertaining Liverpool side as it is possible for them to be. The team will look a little different, ...
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Top 10 Moments from World Football in October

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Football's winter months are well and truly upon us.  With October finished, most European leagues are already past the quarter stage and just weeks away from a winter break, or—in the Premier League's case—the most hectic part of the year. As ever, the past month provided numerous memorable moments, highlights and major talking points. Here's a collection of some of the best.   Bayern Munich Make a Champions League Statement We start with some of the majo ...
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