Argentine soccer player Neston Gaitan was taken to hospital in the Amazonian city of Iquitos after his neck was cut with a broken jug in an attack at a restaurant, Peruvian media reported on Saturday.
A Peruvian referee who was to work a Copa Sudamericana soccer match in Chile was arrested upon arriving in the country on Tuesday on an outstanding warrant tied to a 1997 marijuana case.
Nacional beat Defensor Sporting 2-1 in the first leg of Uruguay's title decider while in Peru, Universitario beat Alianza by the same score in the Lima derby at the weekend.
Peruvian players could succeed where the government failed in a bold attempt to force widespread changes in the way soccer is run in their country.
The absence of firebrand defender Diego Lugano will be a major blow for Uruguay when they face Brazil in next month's World Cup qualifier, coach Oscar Tabarez said Thursday that
Peruvian players said they would boycott the national team if the country's soccer authorities do not make wholesale changes to the way the sport is run.
Nolberto Solano is returning home to Peru to finish his playing career with Universitario.
A police car was set alight and the referee trapped in his dressing room for nearly three hours during a riot at a Peruvian second division match.
Supporters of Uruguayan clubs Danubio and Nacional fought on the pitch after the top-of-the-table match on Sunday which the hosts won 1-0.
The players of leading Peruvian side Cienciano were held up and robbed by armed men as they were collecting their wages, a police official said Thursday.