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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, yet again, 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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In their frilly petticoats, layered skirts, dainty pumps and bowler hats, Las Cholitas (chola - the name used to describe indigenous women in Latin America), are relatively new to the Lucha Libre ring. Yet the crowds have come pouring in, lured by the, some might say, questionable fascination of...
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Santiago Peluffo reports on this week’s emotional standing ovation for Argentina's Jonás Gutierrez at Newcastle Football Club and interviews the player and his parents on his the recovery from testicular cancer.
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As English fans vote for its favourite Latin and Spanish footballers in the UK, for those who live for other things than footballers, here is our guide to the LUKAS nominees for theis year's Sports Personslity of the Year
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With a hat-trick against Sevilla, Messi took his La Liga goal tally up to 253 to break a record that had stood untouched for almost 60 years. Lewis Blakeman takes a look at the Argentine’s career, and argues that he doesn't have to win the World Cup to become the worlds greatest ever player,...
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In our first in a series profiling up-and-coming sports stars of Latin America and Spain, we present the 21-year-old Puerto Rican, currently number 61 in world rankings, storming her way to the top of women's tennis
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Having worked their way to the higher-ends of International Rugby, Argentina have overcome yet another hurdle in their quest to challenge the elites in South America’s fastest growing team sport.
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