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Peru federation boss Edwin Oviedo arrested in criminal probe

The head of Peru's football federation has been arrested a few months after leading his country back to the World Cup for the first time in 36 years.

Prosecutors say Edwin Oviedo will be held initially for 15 days as they investigate his alleged role in a criminal network that paid for several judges to attend the World Cup in Russia.

The 47-year-old businessman was taken into custody Thursday at his home in a wealthy section of Lima. Police were also seeking access to the football federation's offices.



Copa Peru winning Pirates want to put Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow on shirts

Actor Johnny Depp performs his role of Captain Jack Sparrow at Walt Disney Studios.
The newly minted Copa Peru champions want to use an image of Johnny Depp for their Pirates moniker.

Peruvian side Molinos El Pirata say they have reached out to Disney to request permission to use an image of Jack Sparrow on their shirts.

Molinos won the Copa Peru 2018 and promotion to the top flight using the image of Johnny Depp as the famous Pirates of the Caribbean character on their shirts. Fearing copyright infringement issues, they retired the shirt. However,...

U.S. finally has hope in Sargent, Weah and Amon, but youngsters need time

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Building for the future often means navigating through the ups and downs of the present. Such was the case for the U.S. attack in Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Peru.

Caretaker manager Dave Sarachan opted to start three teenagers in offensive positions -- Jonathan Amon, Josh Sargent and Tim Weah -- and each of them showed flashes of the kind of ability that has the U.S. fan base, still emotionally scarred from last year's World Cup qualifying failure, clamoring for more.


U.S. attack show flashes, but 'rawness' again an obvious theme in draw with Peru

ESPN's proud Scotsman Mark Donaldson ditches the Tartan Army for the American Outlaws and comes to find out he fits in perfectly.

EAST HARTFORD, CT -- Three thoughts on the United States men's national team's 1-1 draw with Peru in an international friendly.

1. Late U.S. switch-off costs U.S. victory

U.S. caretaker manager Dave Sarachan rang in nine changes to the lineup that lost 4-2 to Colombia last week, with three players -- left midfielder Jonathan Amon, center-back Aaron Long and right-back Reggie Cannon -- making their international debuts, while left back Ben Sweat made his first start. Conspicuous by his...