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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Uruguayan football suspended after supporter's death

The Uruguayan Football Association postponed all matches in the country this weekend following the death of a Penarol fan.

Hernan Fioritto was shot on Sept. 28, reportedly by supporters of rival club Nacional, while celebrating Penarol's 125th anniversary in Santa Lucia.

He died on Friday, and the national federation suspended all games as a sign of mourning.

"The Executive Council of the AUF, after the lamentable fact of the death of a football fan aged just 21, has decided to suspend all activities...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Diego Forlan confirms three-month deal with Mumbai City

Diego Forlan has said he will play for Mumbai City.

Diego Forlan has said that he will play for Mumbai City on a three-month deal.

The 37-year-old retired Uruguay international returned to his boyhood club Penarol for the 2015-16 season, helping them to the Apertura title in the Uruguay first division by scoring eight goals in 31 appearances before announcing he would not return.

The 2010 Golden Ball winner for best player at the 2010 World Cup and the two-time Pichichi trophy winner said he bought into the Indian Super League project. 

"They...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Penarol chief wants Diego Forlan return amid lack of other offers

Penarol president Juan Pedro Damiani has said he is asking Diego Forlan to return to the club this season.

The 37-year-old retired Uruguay international returned to his boyhood club for the 2015-16 season, helping Penarol to the Apertura title in the Uruguay first division by scoring eight goals in 31 appearances.

This past June, the 2010 Golden Ball winner for best player at the 2010 World Cup and the two-time Pichichi trophy winner said he would be leaving the club, but has not said where he might...

 By Tim Vickery

Penarol vs. Nacional preseason friendly costs Pablo Bengoechea his job?

Bengoechea was popular, a former club legend and a successful manager. Did losing to a rival cot him his job?

Naturally the headlines regarding South American football have gone to this weekend's River Plate vs. Boca Juniors match in Argentina. How on earth could a high summer preseason friendly produce the level of animosity that leads to five red cards?

Then again, these big, traditional South American derbies can be a law unto themselves. Reason goes out the window, emotion takes over and gets out of hand -- this was even clearer, perhaps, across the water in Uruguay.

The big Montevideo derby, even...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Penarol forward Diego Forlan wouldn't rule out MLS offer

Uruguayan forward Diego Forlan said he is a frequent visitor to Miami and wouldn't rule out playing in Major League Soccer someday.

The 2010 Golden Ball winner for best player at the 2010 World Cup and the two-time Pichichi trophy winner helped Penarol to the Apertura title in the Uruguay first division this month. 

During a visit to Miami for an awards ceremony, he admitted that he wouldn't rule out an offer from an MLS club.