Despite their debts, Brazilian clubs dominate the Copa Libertadores

THE 2021 Copa Libertadores final is an all-Brazilian affair for the second consecutive season, underlining Brazil’s leadership of South American club football. There were three semi-finalists and five quarter-finalists from Brazil. Palmeiras, the holders, will face 2019 winners and reigning … Continue reading Despite their debts, Brazilian clubs dominate the Copa Libertadores

Uruguay kicks off and pins hopes on Forlan

The Uruguayan league kicked off last weekend and predictably for a small nation, Montevideo will continue to dominate the Primera Division. Thirteen of the 16 teams are from the capital city, with three – Villa Teresa, Liverpool and Defensor Sporting – added to the 10 that survived last season. It might have been 14 had Rampla Juniors not been relegated. The top two clubs, Penarol and Nacional, have stood astride the Primera Division for decades, and there’s little chance that they will ever be unseated from their position at the forefront of Uruguayan football. Between them they have won 72 … Continue reading Uruguay kicks off and pins hopes on Forlan