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Bolivian team Universitario forfeits match at 7-0 down after playing youth team

Bolivia's Wilstermann saw their opponents Universitario forfeit the game after fielding youth players and losing 7-0 at half-time.

The Bolivian Footballers' Association (FABOL) have denounced Universitario for fielding youth players in a top-flight game at the weekend and have threatened to stop the competition should that happen again.

A dispute over unpaid wages saw Universitario rest their first-team players and instead use their under-19 squad, with players ranging from 15 to 19 years of age, in Sunday's encounter at Primera A leaders Wilstermann in the city of Cochabamba.

The game ended up being forfeited because, after...


River Plate stun Wilstermann with eight goals, advance to Copa semis

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Ignacio Scocco scored five times in River Plate's thrashing of Jorge Wilstermann.

River Plate reached the semifinals of the Copa Libertadores 8-3 on aggregate after a stunning 8-0 second-leg victory over Jorge Wilstermann at the Estadio Monumental on Thursday.

Former Sunderland forward Ignacio Scocco scored five goals, while an Enzo Perez brace and a strike from Ignacio Fernandez completed the remarkable turnaround in South America's top club competition.

Scocco single-handedly erased the Buenos Aires side's 3-0 first-leg deficit before the 20-minute mark, finding the net in...

Bolivian fan stabbed to death in brawl with Colombia hooligans

LA PAZ, Bolivia -- A Bolivian fan was killed in a knife attack after he was apparently caught up in a brawl between rival Colombian hooligans groups.

Police in Bolivia on said Tuesday that 35-year-old Nicolas Rojas died in a knife attack in the city of Cochabamba. Police say the victim was gathered in a bus terminal with supporters of Colombian club Independiente Medellin when this group confronted followers of rival Colombian club Deportivo Cali.

Police say the Deportivo Cali group was on the way...