Jose Gimenez

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 Atletico Madrid’s assistant coach German ‘Mono’ Burgos  gives instructions to Kieran Trippier  during their team’s training session at the Angeles de San Rafael sports facilities in Segovia, Spain. Photograph: Juan Jo Martin/EPA

Oscar Ortega has a reputation for being a bit of a sadist. Nicknamed El Profe, the teacher, he is part man, part myth, mixing fear, fascination and fo(...)

Uruguay’s Edinson Cavani celebrates scoring with Luis Suarez. Photograph: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

Chile 0 Uruguay 1 A late header from Edinson Cavani gave Uruguay a 1-0 win over Copa America holders Chile on Monday which saw them snatch top spot i(...)

France midfielder Paul Pogba is among the players who have dominated in the tournament. Photograph: Franck FIfe/AFP/Getty Images

José Mourinho has kept busy during the World Cup with a punditry gig on RT (formerly Russia Today). Listening to his analysis, you quickly realise tha(...)

Japan’s  Gaku Shibasaki  challenges Belgium’s  Eden Hazard during the  World Cup round of 16 football match  at the Rostov Arena. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

THE MATCHES QUARTER-FINALS Uruguay v France, 3.0 (Nizhny Novgorod, RTÉ2/ITV). Betting: Uruguay 18-5, France Evs, Draw 11-5 Brazil v Belgium, 7.0 (Ka(...)

A  view of empty seats during the Group A match between Egypt and Uruguay at   the  Ekaterinburg Arena. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Fifa is investigating after thousands of seats were left unfilled for Uruguay’s World Cup match against Egypt in Ekaterinburg. Jose Gimenez proved Ur(...)

Jose Gimenez of Uruguay heads home the winning goal during the Group A game at the Ekaterinburg Arena. Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Egypt 0 Uruguay 1 Slowly, slowly, it had been coming. After 80 minutes in which almost nothing had happened, other than the non-appearance of Mohamed(...)

Eden Hazard celebrates his equaliser for Chelsea. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Chelsea 1 Atlético Madrid 1 The Europa League awaits Diego Simeone and his side, victors in the semis here three years ago and the beaten finalists i(...)

Jon Walters scored a peach and then missed a golden opportunity in Ireland’s friendly win over Uruguay. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty

Friendly international football in June usually equals disinterested performances by disinterested players in front of disinterested crowds. Two years(...)

 Cyrus Christie celebrates scoring the Republic of Ireland’s  second goal with Jonathan Walters, Jonny Hayes, Shane Duffy and Jeff Hendrick during the friendly international against Uruguay at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Republic of Ireland 3 Uruguay 1 If this game was supposed to represent the midway point in the metamorphosis between a side set up for a post season (...)

Lionel Messi scored Argentina’s winner against Uruguay in his first game following his international retirement U-turn. Photograph: Epa

Lionel Messi marked his return to the international stage with the winning goal as Argentina defeated Uruguay 1-0 in Thursday’s World Cup qualifier in(...)

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