Kosovo Club Offers Luis Suárez Chance To Play During FIFA Ban

Had you heard of K.F. Hajvalia out of Kosovo? Nah? Well, now you have. The Kosovan Superleague club offered Luis Suárez a contract to play for peanuts during the four-month, worldwide ban imposed by FIFA for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini. Kosovo, while part of the world, obviously, isn't fully recognized by FIFA… » 6/30/14 10:33pm 6/30/14 10:33pm

Luis Suarez Apologizes For Biting

Luis Suarez, despite being sent home from the World Cup for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini, was hailed as a conquering hero in Uruguay, unjustly done in by a biased FIFA and, somehow, the English media. But now Suarez has sort-of owned up in his first public statement since the incident, apologizing to Chiellini for… » 6/30/14 2:07pm 6/30/14 2:07pm

We Feel You, Uruguay Dude

James Rodríguez scored another goal to put Colombia up 2-0 and Uruguay Dude is pretty bummed about the whole thing. The blink and nearly imperceptible [gulp] really hammer home that this dude can't even right now. We're sorry, man, but this is the risk you take when dressing up like a SuperFan. » 6/28/14 5:33pm 6/28/14 5:33pm

Your Uruguay-Colombia Open Thread

Hi! Sorry we're late, but here's your place to talk about Uruguay-Colombia and how vicious that James Rodríguez volley was. Or you could make some jokes about Luis Suarez and how Uruguay are toothless without him. » 6/28/14 5:03pm 6/28/14 5:03pm

People In Rio Are Doing Funny Things With A Luis Suárez Billboard

There's a billboard in Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach featuring Luis Suárez screaming at something, and it probably looked really intense until Suárez bit someone (again). After he reverted to his bitey ways, many beachgoers took the opportunity to reenact the bizarre shoulder bite with the ad. » 6/26/14 3:03pm 6/26/14 3:03pm

FIFA Hits Luis Suárez With Four-Month Ban

No need to speculate anymore. FIFA has ruled that Luis Suárez's most recent biting episode, wherein he chomped into Italian center back Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder, was, in fact, a bite. To punish him, they brought down the hammer. » 6/26/14 10:25am 6/26/14 10:25am

Colombia's Four Goals Mean Four Instances Of Amazing Announcing

Colombia put four balls in the net yesterday, which means we have four instances of Javier Fernández Franco going berserk and four instances of the awesome Caracol heavy metal celebration song. Here's everything from Colombia's Caracol TV, and the rest of the goals scored yesterday as heard in the home country. » 6/25/14 12:00pm 6/25/14 12:00pm

The Many Crimes Of Luis Suárez, Soccer's Notorious Supervillain

The beauty of the World Cup—for Americans, at least—is that it exposes so many viewers to the nuances and enjoyments of an unfamiliar sport. This tournament has awoken the typical American sports fan to jaw-dropping goals, spectacular individual displays, unbridled joy followed by crushing disappointment, and now,… » 6/24/14 7:18pm 6/24/14 7:18pm

Buenos Aires Man Abused By Twitter Because Luis Suárez Bit Someone

Diego Suarez is a guy in Buenos Aires who uses @Suarez on Twitter. He has nothing to do with Uruguay's Luis Suárez. But when Luis bit another person in today's match against Italy, poor Diego got a bunch of unwanted attention from angry, misguided Twitter users. » 6/24/14 3:25pm 6/24/14 3:25pm

Mario Balotelli Jumps Over A Guy, Knees Him In The Head In The Process

Italy are playing Uruguay today in World Cup Group D's final matchday. The winner of of this game joins Costa Rica (!(?)) in the knockout stages, so as you'd imagine, it's a bit chippy. In the 23rd minute, Balotelli retreated into his own half to win a header, elevated, and jumped right over a Uruguayan player. He … » 6/24/14 12:47pm 6/24/14 12:47pm

Italy-Uruguay: Early Fireworks Are Uruguay's Best Hope

With Costa Rica and England a formality—who'd have guessed that before the World Cup?—all eyes should be on Uruguay and Italy in Natal. » 6/24/14 11:02am 6/24/14 11:02am

Colombia's Goals Sound Best When Watched On Colombian TV

Here's our daily roundup of every World Cup goal as heard on national broadcasts. Colombia again takes the lead, with both the amazing play-by-play on Caracol TV but also that kick-ass theme song. » 6/20/14 12:46pm 6/20/14 12:46pm

FIFPro Calls For Concussion Probe After Alvaro Pereira Gets Knocked Cold

Uruguay's Alvaro Pereira took a knee to the head in yesterday's England match. He was out on the pitch—completely unconscious. Just minutes later, he overruled the team's medical staff and returned to play. Today, world soccer's players' union called for an investigation using some pretty basic logic: maybe the guy… » 6/20/14 10:30am 6/20/14 10:30am

Gallery: England's Saddest Fans

England wouldn't be England if, in today's match, they didn't fall down early, get back up, only to get shoved right back into the mud afterward. And England fans wouldn't be England fans if they didn't look hilariously sad about it in the aftermath. Here's a collection of the best Sad England Fans: » 6/19/14 6:51pm 6/19/14 6:51pm