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In the fifth of our profiles on the Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese teams who have qualified for this year’s World Cup finals, Lewis Blakeman looks at Peru’s chances of making an impression following their 36-year absence from World Cup tournament football.
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In the fourth of our profiles on the Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese teams who have qualified for this year’s World Cup finals, Lewis Blakeman considerers two-time champions Uruguay’s chances of adding another star to the ‘Celeste’ badge.
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In the third of our profiles on the Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese teams who have qualified for this year’s World Cup finals, Lewis Blakeman looks at World Cup regulars Mexico and their chances of putting an end to the 24 year-long ‘fifth game’ curse.
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In the second of our profiles on the Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese teams who have qualified for next year’s World Cup finals, Lewis Blakeman looks at Colombia – nicknamed ‘Los Cafeteros’ – and their chances of repeating their success of 2014 at this summer’s tournament.
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In the first of our profiles on the Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese teams who have qualified for next year’s much anticipated World Cup finals, Lewis Blakeman admires how the world’s most famous team, known affectionately as 'O Canarinho' (Little Canary) have got back on their feet...
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As Peru qualifies for the World Cup finals for the first time in 36 years, David Wright reports from Lima, where the sniff of glory has uplifted a population
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Ever wondered what it’s like to be a football icon? Latinolife talks to four World Cup legends of Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese football about their life and passions, before they play against each other for their countries in a six-a-side superstars tournament this July.
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After two months voting by the public and the verdicts of over 20 judges, here are the winners of the Latin UK Awards 2017 Sports Personalities
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‘Rio 2016’ marked Latin America’s first hosting of the Summer Olympic Games since Mexico City was awarded the honour in 1968. Despite some concerns in the build-up to the games, Brazil succeeded in putting on a glorious show full of colour and joy – reflecting the vibrancy and culture found on...
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If anyone epitomises the uniqueness and strength that comes from being bi-cultural it is Juliano Fiori. Not only is he a West Londoner who is playing rugby for Brazil in the Olympics, but to do so, he’s had to juggle a full time job as head of humanitarian affairs at charity Save the Children with...
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Even among boxers, Guillermo Rigondeaux's story is pretty incredible. Once Cuba's pride and joy, the twice Olympic gold medalist and twice world champion was exiled in his own country for two years after caught trying to defect, only to escape in a boat to Miami in 2009. Now a...
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After a very successful career in the Spanish and Italian football leagues for Valencia, Lazio and Barcelona, Gaizka Mendieta felt the urge to experience the most acclaimed league in the world. At 29, the Bilbao-born Spanish international was loaned to Middlesbrough, then offered a four-year...
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The Legendary Blue Demon Junior is heading back to London to thrill Lucha Libre fans for one night only in spectacular fashion under the dome of the Royal Albert Hall, 30 years to the day, he tells Elizabeth Mistry, since his professional debut on 11 July 1985 in Tijuana alongside his father the...
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