DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Rabbi Eli Chitrik’s phone buzzes. A woman is about to show up at his Doha hotel to pick up her lunch: two bagel sandwiches.
It's one of many calls and messages Chitrik is receiving these days for bagel sandwiches, freshly made in a designated kosher kitchen set up for Jewish World Cup fans who want to comply with Judaism’s set of dietary regulations during the tournament in Qatar.
LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — A protester ran onto the field Monday carrying a rainbow flag and wearing a blue Superman T-shirt that said “SAVE UKRAINE” on the front and “RESPECT FOR IRANIAN WOMAN” on the back during a World Cup match between Portugal and Uruguay.
LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo wheeled away in celebration, acting as though he had scored once again at the World Cup.
Not this time.
Instead, it was Bruno Fernandes eventually credited with the goal that set up Portugal’s 2-0 win over Uruguay on Monday, advancing the team into the last 16.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Ronaldo gets his rematch four years after Uruguay knocked his Portugal team out of the World Cup.
The match Monday gives Cristiano Ronaldo a chance to avenge Portugal's loss in the round of 16 to Uruguay in 2018, even if it doesn't carry the same stakes.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Another game, another personal milestone. For all the turmoil that has surrounded Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of what is likely to be his final World Cup, the Portugal great is still making his mark.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The 0-0 draw between Uruguay and South Korea on Thursday was the fourth scoreless game of this year's World Cup — already more than half the tournament record through the first set of matches.
AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — Another favored team has failed to impress in the early stages of the World Cup.
This time it was South Korea holding South American power Uruguay to a 0-0 draw on Thursday, a result that probably favors the Asian team.
DUBLIN (AP) — Uruguay winger Juan Manuel Alonso was suspended for five weeks on Thursday for his red card against Tonga last weekend.
Alonso was sent off for tackling a player in the air in the 69th minute of their rugby test in Bucharest.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Coach Paulo Bento acknowledged there are hazards for last season's Premier League joint top scorer Son Heung-min when he takes the field wearing a mask in the Group H opener against Uruguay in the World Cup.
Uruguay’s Jorge Drexler was nominated for seven Latin Grammys and on Thursday he took home six, surprising those who took Bad Bunny’s triumph for granted. The second surprise was Rosalía winning album of the year for “Motomami (Digital Album).”
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) _ Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. (ARCO) on Wednesday reported third-quarter net income of $46.9 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
The company said it had net income of 22 cents per share.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) _ DLocal Ltd. (DLO) on Monday reported third-quarter earnings of $32.5 million.
On a per-share basis, the company said it had net income of 10 cents.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay confirmed a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup when their government officials signed documents in Santiago on Friday to present to FIFA.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea ended its preparations for the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Iceland on Friday.
Gimcheon Sangmu defender Park Ji-soo picked up a first-half injury that could jeopardize his availability for the tournament.
When Gianni Infantino told a gathering of European soccer officials in Vienna he hoped the winner of the World Cup came from their continent, the FIFA President quickly stated — with a smile — he adapts the comment to whichever region he’s in.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Strikers Luis Suárez, Edinson Cavani and three other veteran Uruguay players will be at the World Cup for the fourth consecutive time.
Led by the veterans and young talents like Federico Valverde, Uruguay's squad for the tournament in Qatar was announced Thursday by coach Diego Alonso.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Soccer fans in South Korea are desperately hoping that Son Heung-min is fit to play a full part at the World Cup which kicks off later this month.
It’s likely that, fully recovered or not, one of the biggest names in Asian sport will go to Qatar.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) _ MercadoLibre SA (MELI) on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $129 million.
The Montevideo, Uruguay-based company said it had net income of $2.56 per share.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — With the World Cup less than three weeks away, Uruguay midfielder Federico Valverde is blossoming into a potent scoring threat for Spanish leader Real Madrid.
The 24-year-old Valverde has long been valued for his hustle as a box-to-box midfielder who excels in his ability to launch counterattacks with his dribbling speed.
MADRID (AP) — Valencia and Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani had to be substituted after hurting his lower right leg in his club’s Spanish league game against Barcelona on Saturday.
Uruguay coach Diego Alonso has included the 35-year-old Cavani on his preliminary list of players for the World Cup in Qatar.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Few players carry an entire nation’s hopes like Son Heung-min.
South Korea will be counting on the Tottenham forward's two-footed shooting ability and his scoring touch at this year's World Cup.
For the first time in 15 years, Uruguay is planning for a World Cup without the “maestro."
Óscar Tabárez, the 75-year-old coach who led the team at the three previous editions of the tournament, is out.
At a low point after an embarrassing African Cup showing, Ghana has looked overseas to rebuild for the World Cup in Qatar. The reinforcements have come from Germany, England and Spain.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Darwin Núñez is finally finding his scoring touch in his first season at Liverpool — just in time for the World Cup, too.
With his first-half goal in a 1-0 win over West Ham in the Premier League on Wednesday, the Uruguay striker has now netted in three of his last four games for his best scoring run since joining Liverpool from Benfica.
MADRID (AP) — There was relief for Edinson Cavani the moment his penalty kick struck the net.
“What crossed my mind is that it finally went in,” he said after scoring his first goal since signing for Valencia.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona center back Ronald Araujo has defended his decision to undergo thigh surgery on Wednesday at the likely expense of missing the World Cup.
Araujo was injured on Uruguay duty against Iran last Friday.
BARRANQUILLA, Colombia (AP) — USA Basketball is on the brink of qualifying for next year’s World Cup.
John Jenkins scored 26 points and the U.S. defeated Colombia 95-77 on Monday night in a second-round qualifying game.
MADRID (AP) — Valencia signed veteran Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani on a two-year contract on Monday.
The 35-year-old Cavani had been without a club since his contract with Manchester United expired at the end of last season.
MIAMI (AP) — For the USA Basketball World Cup qualifying team, there was no time to celebrate after moving into first place in their group.
There was an overnight flight to catch.
A game at Barranquilla, Colombia awaits the Americans on Monday night, the second and final matchup in this two-game qualifying window.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A special pregame surprise was awaiting the U.S. World Cup qualifying team Thursday night, in the form of a pep talk from Mike Krzyzewski.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) _ DLocal Ltd. (DLO) on Monday reported second-quarter profit of $30.6 million.
The company said it had net income of 10 cents per share.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — USA Basketball has picked its 12-man roster for the opening second-round window of World Cup qualifying, as the Americans look to move closer to clinching a spot in the field for next year’s event.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) _ Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. (ARCO) on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $14.5 million.
On a per-share basis, the company said it had profit of 7 cents.
The restaurant owner posted revenue of $887.9 million in the period.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Veteran Uruguay striker Luis Suarez and his new club Nacional of Uruguay crashed out of the Copa Sudamericana on Tuesday.
Atletico Goianiense of Brazil won 3-0 at home in Goiania to clinch the quarterfinals series 4-0 on aggregate.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) _ MercadoLibre SA (MELI) on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $123 million.
The Montevideo, Uruguay-based company said it had net income of $2.43 per share.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Luis Suarez went on as a substitute in his first match since returning to Nacional, but couldn't help his Uruguayan club avoid a 1-0 home loss to Brazil’s Atletico Goianiense on Tuesday in the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana quarterfinals.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Paraguay soccer executives and political leaders on Tuesday launched their joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup.
Uruguay President Luis Lacalle Pou hosted the leaders seeking to bring another World Cup final to the same Centenário Stadium in Montevideo where it was played in the first edition of the tournament in 1930.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Luis Suárez on Wednesday confirmed that he has signed with Nacional in Montevideo, the club where Uruguay’s historic goal-scorer made his soccer debut 17 years ago.
A day after announcing that both sides had reached a pre-agreement, the 35-year-old striker posted a message on Twitter that the deal was now official.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Luis Suárez says he wants to return to his soccer roots in Uruguay.
The 35-year-old striker announced Tuesday that he is looking to rejoin Nacional de Montevideo, the club where he began a glittering career in 2005.
TORONTO (AP) — Canada will prepare for its first World Cup since 1986 with exhibitions against host Qatar and Uruguay.
The 43rd-ranked Canadians said Wednesday they will play No. 49 Qatar on Sept.
DUBLIN (AP) — Romania hooker Tudor Butnariu was suspended for three weeks on Wednesday after he was sent off in the test against Uruguay last weekend.
Butnariu was red-carded for a dangerous high tackle late in the test in Montevideo, where Romania prevailed 30-22.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay stopped administering coronavirus vaccine to children under age 13 after a judge ordered on Thursday that all inoculations in that age group halt until officials present documents relating to contracts signed with vaccine manufacturers.
ROME (AP) — A convicted mobster who was one of Italy's most-wanted fugitives and reputedly one of the world's most powerful drug brokers, arrived in Rome Wednesday, extradited by Brazil after 28 years on the lam.
DUBLIN (AP) — Romania flanker Vlad Neculau was suspended for four weeks on Monday for his red card in the loss to Italy last week.
Neculau was sent off in the 71st minute for a high tackle on Italy back-rower Renato Giammarioli.
Japan will face an important milestone in its preparation for next year’s Rugby World Cup on Saturday when it faces Cup hosts France in the first of two test matches.
Head coach Jamie Joseph said Japan is “clearly behind” in its Cup preparation as a result of the pandemic which reduced to a trickle its schedule of international games.
KITAKYUSHU, Japan (AP) — Captain Atsushi Sakate began a six-try performance for the home side in the fifth minute and Japan went on to beat Uruguay 43-7 in a rugby union international on Saturday.
It was the second win in a row by Japan over the South American side following its 34-15 win last weekend in Tokyo.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Uruguay defender Diego Godín and Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro ended their contract six months early on Monday.
The 36-year-old Godin, who signed in January, played nine matches for the club in five months.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool has taken another of Portuguese soccer’s best players to strengthen its forward line, with Uruguay striker Darwin Núñez completing his move to Anfield from Benfica for an initial fee of 75 million euros ($78 million) on Tuesday.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool has reached an agreement with Benfica for the signing of Uruguay striker Darwin Núñez for an initial fee of 75 million euros ($79 million), the Portuguese club said Monday, in a transfer that would further shake up Jurgen Klopp's attacking options.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Three Uruguayan tourists died in the southern Argentine city of San Carlos de Bariloche when a torrent of mud and other debris filled their hotel rooms.
Rescue workers on Wednesday located the bodies of two tourists who had been missing in the Bustillo Hotel, according to the public prosecutor’s office of the province of Rio Negro, where San Carlos de Bariloche is located.