Central & South America

PSG's poor run continues after allowing Reims to score with last kick of the match

PARIS - PSG's mediocre run in Ligue 1 continued as they fell to a last-gasp 1-1 draw at home against Reims after being reduced to 10 men on Sunday.

Neymar scored early in the second half before Marco Verratti was shown a straight red card shortly after coming on as a substitute, with Folarin Balogun equalizing six minutes into stoppage time.

That's a golazo: River Plate scores one of the jewels of the weekend

A new season in the Argentine First Division began this weekend and River Plate celebrated the occasion with a 2-0 victory over Central Córdoba.

Ignacio Fernández – who returned to the team after a one-year stint with Atletico Mineiro – got on the scoreboard first, while winger Pablo Solari sealed the win with one of those goals you're happy to enjoy from different angles.

And yes, you're going to see it from a few of those angles. 

Edinson Cavani among four Uruguay players receiving bans for actions at World Cup

Uruguay's Fernando Muslera and Jose Maria Gimenez were hit with four-match bans by FIFA on Friday, while Diego Godin and Edinson Cavani were suspended for a game each after they confronted the referee following their World Cup match against Ghana.

La Copa América vuelve a Estados Unidos en 2024 – Seis selecciones Concacaf jugarán el torneo

Concacaf y CONMEBOL vuelven a ser amigas íntimas, dieciocheros, y este viernes anunciaron buenas noticias para todos aquellos que aman un desafío de selecciones competitivo y no un montón de moleros-llena-bolsillos. Sí, sí, sí, la tradicional Copa América tendrá a seis equipos de la región en su edición 2024 y se jugará en... redoble de tambores... ¡los Estados Unidos!

Concacaf and CONMEBOL announce partnership that brings 2024 Copa América to USA and more

Concacaf and CONMEBOL announced the signing of a strategic partnership that will bring the 2024 Copa América to the United States and more. The partnership was put in place in an effort to strengthen the two regions.

The agreement includes three major tournaments: the 2024 Copa América (hosted in the U.S.), the 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup (hosted in the U.S.) and a new club competition featuring a “final four” format.

Here are the details for each tournament.

Incredible scenes as 37,000 women and children cheer on club in Brazil after men were banned

If you’re looking to find some videos that will give you goosebumps, then you’ve come to the right place. Videos of Athletico Paranaense fans have gone viral and for a special reason.

The Brazilian club is currently serving a ban on fans due to fights breaking out in the stadium. There was one loophole with the ban: only men were barred from attending the games.

Women and children were allowed to watch the team and so what the club did was make the entry fee for games one kilogram of non-perishable food. The turnout was spectacular.

Spanish police detain Brazil's Dani Alves over sexual assault allegation

BARCELONA — Dani Alves appeared before a judge in Barcelona on Friday over a sexual assault allegation after Spanish police detained and questioned the Brazil defender and the public prosecutor requested he be jailed on remand.

A spokesperson for the local Mossos d'Esquadra force said officers had taken Alves, who has denied the allegation, to a court office after his arrest where a judge would decide on his case.

Meaningless friendly emphasizes how Messi and Ronaldo should never be allowed to retire

The lasting feeling from Thursday's 5-4 friendly between PSG and a Riyadh All-Star XI in Saudi Arabia is that Cristiano Ronaldo, on the verge of his 38th birthday, and Lionel Messi, 35, could play forever. Neymar, 30, looks like he's got a year or two left in him.

It was Ronaldo who scored Riyadh's first two goals while Messi opened the scoring for PSG in the third-minute. Both provided moments of dazzling skill, much to the delight of the businessman who paid $2.66 million for a single ticket.

Messi opens the scoring off Neymar's pass

Flamengo fans disrespect Pelé calling him pothead during minute of silence in his honor

Brazilian giant Flamengo played their first game of 2023 on Thursday night and took the chance to honor the memory of Pelé, who died on Dec. 29. Sadly, not everybody at the Maracanã Stadium showed due respect to O Rei, with a group of fans chanting and calling him a "pothead" during a customary minute of silence. 

Watch all 11 Puskás Award finalists right here, right now

I don't mean to brag, I don't mean to boast, but if you've been following The18 for the past year then you've already seen all 11 FIFA Puskas Award nominees. We have exquisite taste like that. 

But in case you can't remember the strikes — arriving as early as Apr. 2 and as late as Kylian Mbappé's side-volley against Argentina in the World Cup final on Dec. 18 — here's a trip down memory lane with videos that you can watch right here, right now. I've also included a link to what The18 said at the time.

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