Central & South America

¡Qué celebraciones más perras! Pretinha, la cachorrita que festeja los goles de Fluminense

Seguro que has escuchado la frase de que "el perro es el mejor amigo del hombre". Pues bueno, un video viral de una cachorra y su dueño aficionado al fútbol ejemplifica perfectamente el vínculo tan cercano que existe entre humanos y canes.

En serio, para verlo una y otra vez.

Perro TikTok celebra goles del Fluminense

Disfrutar de los partidos de tu equipo favorito de fútbol en compañía no tiene precio y un hombre en Brasil ha encontrado en su perra a la pareja perfecta con la cual ver todos los partidos del Fluminense.

USMNT announce June friendly vs. Brazil ahead of 2024 Copa América

The United States men’s national team will play a friendly vs. Brazil on June 12 ahead of the highly anticipated 2024 Copa América being held in the U.S. The USMNT vs Brazil friendly will be played in Orlando, Florida, at the 60,219-seat Camping World Stadium.

The announcement for the friendly came Tuesday night on NBA on TNT, one of the channels showing this summer’s game. 

USMNT vs Brazil friendly

FIFA set to launch new biennial international competition called the FIFA Series

FIFA are launching a new series of friendly matches in one location during the international window called the FIFA Series, with a pilot project kicking off in four countries next month, world soccer's governing body said on Monday.

Although there are no trophies or prize money, the series is designed to benefit national teams that do not have the opportunity to play teams from other confederations, with FIFA set to cover travel costs.

Former Barcelona star Dani Alves sentenced to four and a half years in prison for rape

BARCELONA — Brazilian footballer Dani Alves was convicted of raping a woman in the restroom of a Barcelona nightclub in 2022 and sentenced to 4-1/2 years in prison on Thursday, which he will appeal.

The top court in Spain's Catalonia region also ordered Alves, who has been jailed on remand for over a year and repeatedly changed his story, to pay $163,000 to the victim.

Luis Suarez says Inter Miami will be the last team he plays for

Inter Miami will be the last club Luis Suarez plays for, the Uruguay striker said on Thursday.

Suarez, 37, signed a contract with the Major League Soccer side last year for the 2024 season after a stint with Brazilian club Gremio.

He reunited with former Barcelona team mates Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba, with whom he won four LaLiga titles in five years in Spain.

""Inter Miami will be my last club, my family already know that. I don't have a date yet, but it's the last step," Suarez said in an interview with Uruguayan radio station Del Sol.

CONFIRMED — USMNT to face off against Colombia in preparation friendly for Copa America

We have ourselves our first Copa America trial-run and it’s on the East Coast.

USMNT to face Colombia ahead of Copa America debut

It was announced on Tuesday that the USMNT have sealed a friendly match against Colombia ahead of their debut in their highly-anticipated hosting of the Copa América this summer.

Lionel Messi has open invite to play in Olympics says coach and former teammate Mascherano

The door is open for Lionel Messi to play at this year's Paris Olympics, Argentina's under-23 manager Javier Mascherano said.

Argentina secured their place at the Games after beating Brazil 1-0 on Sunday in the final four of South America's qualifying tournament.

USWNT’s opponents revealed for challenging 2024 SheBelieves Cup

The United States women’s national team will be hosting Brazil, Japan and Canada in the 2024 SheBelieves Cup in Atlanta and Columbus.

All four nations competed in last year’s SheBelieves Cup which saw the USWNT win all three games and lift the trophy.

The 2024 edition will have a different format. Rather than having all four teams play each other, the tournament will begin with semifinal games, followed by a championship and third-place game.

SheBelieves Cup 2024 teams

Major League Soccer star Lionel Messi named FIFA Player of 2023

LONDON — Argentine Lionel Messi retained the FIFA men's player of the year trophy on Monday, beating Manchester City's treble-winning Norwegian striker Erling Haaland and France's Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappé to the award.

Spain's 2023 World Cup winner Aitana Bonmati was voted the best women's player of the year.

Messi, who also secured the men's award in 2022 after guiding Argentina to World Cup victory, clinched the Ligue 1 title with PSG alongside Mbappe following that success, before moving to Major League Soccer team Inter Miami.

USMNT midfielder Johnny Cardoso secures big transfer to LaLiga side Real Betis

LaLiga club Real Betis officially announced the transfer of United States men’s national team midfielder Johnny Cardoso on Wednesday. 

The 22-year-old defensive midfielder became a regular starter for Brazilian club Internacional where he made 144 appearances. Cardoso mostly played as a defensive midfielder but still managed to tally seven goals and five assists with Internacional.

Real Betis paid $6.3 million for the American according to ESPN as Cardoso signed a five-year contract.

Johnny Cardoso Real Betis transfer