Brazil’s plans to reform soccer after decades of mismanagement won’t include an English Premier League-style model because it would weaken the national team, according to the government official overseeing the sport.
Diego Forlan scored twice as Uruguay beat South Africa 3-0 to move atop Group A at soccer’s World Cup today, leaving the host nation without a win through two games. Alvaro Pereira added a third goal in injury time.
Diego Lugano got his way when he called for strong refereeing in his team’s 2-1 Confederations Cup soccer semifinal defeat to Brazil. The Uruguay captain won a penalty kick only to see teammate Diego Forlan miss.