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Diego Fagundez's decision: Play with Uruguay Under-20s or wait for U.S.?

Diego Fagundez is facing a crucial decision for his international future. Play for Uruguay or wait for the U.S.?

Diego Fagundez has long been hoping to return to the U.S. national team program, but citizenship issues have taken his international career south. Should the New England Revolution midfielder play for Uruguay in Under-20 World Cup qualifiers, he will be unable to switch to the U.S. in the future.

But Fagundez, who played for U.S. junior teams as a 13- and 14-year-old, is planning to make the most of his situation.

Fagundez, 19, is among 27 players on a provisional roster preparing for the South...

A week's worth of watching the international 'week of football'

The ESPN FC team discuss Tuesday's international friendlies, including Scotland's loss at home to England and what the United States need to do to get back on track.

With the novelty of the "Week of Football" wearing off, ESPN FC asked Iain Macintosh to watch as many games as he possibly could and tell us whether he still thought it was a good idea at the end. Here's what he made of it all. -- FC editors

Wednesday, Nov. 12

Turkey vs. Brazil

For some reason impossible to comprehend, British broadcasters have no interest in a relatively meaningless exhibition game between two foreign nations, but we are made of sturdy stuff at ESPN FC, and lights are cast upon...

By ESPN Staff
Nov 14, 2014

Tabarez defends Uruguay's Suarez selection

Oscar Tabarez has defended his decision to play Luis Suarez in Uruguay's friendly defeat to Costa Rica, but revealed the Barcelona star won't be in the side against Chile.

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Uruguay release Luis Suarez ahead of Chile friendly

Uruguay and Barcelona forward Luis Suarez says he will "be smarter" on the pitch after the racism and biting controversies he has been through.

Luis Suarez will not play in Uruguay's friendly against Chile on Tuesday after la Celeste coach Oscar Tabarez agreed to release the Barcelona striker from his national team camp. 

The Barcelona striker, who scored in Uruguay's 3-3 draw against Costa Rica on Thursday during, agreed with coach Tabarez to miss the friendly against Jorge Sampaoli's side in Santiago.

"We all know what Luis means to us, but we also know that we won't have him for the Copa America, so it's good to look at alternatives...

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Luis Suarez scores but Costa Rica defeat Uruguay on penalties in friendly

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Luis Suarez scored for Uruguay to level the score at 1 in the second half.

Costa Rica defeated Uruguay on penalties after their friendly in Montevideo ended 3-3 after 90 minutes on Thursday.

Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani picked up goals for Uruguay, but it was the Ticos who prevailed 7-6 from the spot after Egidio Arevalo and Guzman Pereira failed to convert.

Costa Rica, fresh off a World Cup in which they surprised nearly everyone by reaching the quaterfinals, took an early lead against the run of play through Alvaro Saborio's header in the first half.

Suarez slotted...