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Colombia replace Frank Fabra with Farid Diaz after World Cup training injury

Colombia have called up defender Farid Diaz to replace Frank Fabra, who tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during training in Italy on Saturday, in their World Cup squad.

Fabra, expected to be Colombia's starting left-back, was diagnosed with the injury Saturday morning after scans taken by the team's medical staff showed the tear, according to a statement from the Colombian FA.

Diaz, 34, moved to Paraguay's Olimpia Asuncion last summer after five seasons with Colombia's Atletico...

Paraguay FA condemns Olimpia violence that left fans in hospital

Olimpia's game against Sol de America was called off after eight minutes.

The Paraguay Football Association (APF) has condemned the violence from some Olimpia fans that led to the suspension of their game against Sol de America and resulted in people being taken to hospital.

Sunday's game was called off after eight minutes when violence erupted between "ultra" fans at the Rio Parapiti stadium.

Olimpia players were seen urging the supporters to stop the fighting, with police saying that at least six Olimpia fans were taken to hospital with gun and knife wounds.

A statement...

Paraguay's Roque Santa Cruz retiring from international competition

Roque Santa Cruz has 32 goals for over the course of his international career.

ASUNCION, Paraguay -- Paraguay striker Roque Santa Cruz says he's retiring from international football.

The 35-year-old forward announced on Tuesday that he will leave the national team after the World Cup qualifiers against Peru on Thursday in Asuncion and Bolivia next Tuesday in La Paz.

Santa Cruz began his career at Olimpia in the Paraguayan capital. He also played for Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Blackburn Rovers, Real Betis, Malaga and Mexico's Cruz Azul, before returning to Olimpia this...

Cancer survivor Sebastian Ariosa wins case after Olimpia suspended contract

Sebastian Ariosa (R) in action for Olimpia during the 2013 Copa Libertadores.

Paraguayan club Olimpia have been ordered to pay compensation to Uruguayan defender Sebastian Ariosa after his contract was suspended while he was treated for cancer, according to global players' union FIFPro

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled in favour of Ariosa against Olimpia, who suspended his contract in December 2013 after he was diagnosed with a chest tumour earlier that May.

"We see this as a great result," said FIFPro lawyer Alexandra Gomez. "CAS stated that the club...