A woman passes a wall painting of Uruguay’s Luis Suarez on the Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph:  Pilar Olivares/Reuters

Following its vehement defence while waiting on Fifa’s judgement, all Uruguay is today grieving with the condemned Luis Suárez, thrown out of the W(...)

A Uruguayan fan holds a sign in solidarity with player Luis Suarez while waiting for his arrival outside Montevideo’s Carrasco international airport . Photograph: Carlos Pazos/Reuters

Following its vehement defence while waiting on Fifa’s judgement, all Uruguay is today grieving with the condemned Luis Suárez, thrown out of the Worl(...)

Roy Hodgson belives he will get a big performance from striker Wayne Rooney in today’s must-win World Cup Group D clash with Uruguay  in Sao Paulo: Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA 5:34

Both managers suggested they will take punts on their star strikers this evening at the Arena Corinthians where England and Uruguay will both be fight(...)

England’s Leighton Baines was left badly exposed at times against Italy in England’s opening World Cup Group D game in Manaus. Photograph: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

The grilling Wayne Rooney has received from the English media since Saturday’s defeat by Italy must have been welcome in at least one part of the Engl(...)

Uruguay’s Edinson Cavani goes for the ball during an international friendly  against Slovenia in Montevideo, earlier this month. Photograph: Andres Stapff/Reuters

Luis Suarez looks certain to sit out Uruguay’s World Cup Group D opener against Costa Rica tonight but in Edinson Cavani and Diego Forlan the South Am(...)

Uruguay’s Edinson Cavani scored the first goal  against Slovenia in Montevideo. Photograph:  Andres Stapff/Reuters

Striker Edinson Cavani and substitute Christian Stuani scored to fire Uruguay to a 2-0 win over Slovenia in their final World Cup warmup at the Cente(...)

Atletico’s coach Diego “Cholo” Simeone ponders a question at a recent Champions League final news conference. “It’s hard for me to interact with players who don’t give themselves completely. The weak don’t interest me.”

Last Saturday evening at the Camp Nou Barcelona surrendered its Spanish league title following a head-to-head encounter with Atlético Madrid. Seconds (...)

Atlético Madrid striker Diego Costa doesn’t hold back against Barcelona defender Gerard Pique. Photograph: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

In Spain, they say that Atlético Madrid’s striker Diego Costa has “arms like a Swiss Army knife”. He’s big, surprisingly big at 6ft 2in, mouthy(...)

Brazil’s Paulinho (right) heads  past Uruguay’s Martin Caceres and goalkeeper Fernando Muslera (left) to book final berth. Photograph: Sergio Moraes/Reuters

Brazil 2 Uruguay 1: Paulinho scored with a header four minutes from time to give Brazil a 2-1 win over Uruguay and take the host nation to the final o(...)