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Almiron a Copa America doubt with season-ending injury

Ayoze Perez's first Premier League hat trick leaves Newcastle 10 points off the bottom three, while leaving Southampton lingering in 16th.

Newcastle United midfielder Miguel Almiron will miss the last three games of the season due to a hamstring injury, the Premier League club announced on Wednesday.

Almiron signed from Major League Soccer champions Atlanta United in January for a club record £20 million. The Paraguay international has made 10 league appearances for Newcastle so far and sustained the injury in the second half of their victory over Southampton on Saturday.

"Miguel Almiron will miss the rest of the season after...

Chile joins Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay in bid for 2030 World Cup

With the prospect of the 2022 World Cup now involving 48 teams becoming increasingly likely, Craig Burley thinks it will 'dilute' the quality of the tournament.

Chile has joined a coalition of South American countries planning to bid for the 2030 World Cup.

The head of South American football body CONMEBOL announced the decision Wednesday after meeting in Buenos Aires with presidents of the four nations, which also includes Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay.

CONMEBOL President Alejandro Dominguez said on Twitter: "We confirm the agreement between the four countries to keep working on the strategy for FIFA to award us joint organization of the 2030 World...

Paraguay name ex-Sevilla, Athletic Bilbao boss Eduardo Berizzo as manager

Head coach of Athletic club de Bilbao Eduardo Berizzo
Eduardo Berizzo on the sidelines during a match between Athletic Bilbao and Levante.

Paraguay have appointed former Celta Vigo, Sevilla and Athletic Bilbao coach Eduardo Berizzo as their new manager, the Paraguayan Football Association (APF) announced on Monday.

Berizzo has replaced Juan Carlos Osorio, who resigned last week after an unhappy five months in which he led the South American nation in just one game.

"Negotiations have been completed with 49-year old Argentine national Eduardo Berizzo Magnolo to be the new coach," the APF said.

Berizzo, who was Jorge Sampaoli's assistant...

Suspect in 2010 shooting of Salvador Cabanas gets 20 years in jail

The man suspected of shooting former Paraguay national football team standout Salvador Cabanas in the head in 2010, effectively ending his career, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in Mexico, authorities announced Sunday.

But federal prosecutors said in a statement that the man identified as Jose Jorge "B," with no full last name given, was sentenced for organized crime, not attempted murder.

Multiple Mexican media outlets said the sentenced man was Jose Jorge Balderas Garza, alias "El J.J.,"...