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CONMEBOL president says there is 'no chance' of biennial FIFA World Cup
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CONMEBOL president says there is 'no chance' of biennial FIFA World Cup

Alejandro Dominguez, the president of CONMEBOL, told The Associated Press on Thursday that it's a “waste of time” for FIFA President Gianni Infantino to continue pushing his desire to stage a World Cup every two years.

FIFA chief Gianni Infantino wants suspended Brazil-Argentina match played out
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FIFA chief Gianni Infantino wants suspended Brazil-Argentina match played out

The 5 September match in Sao Paulo was suspended after seven minutes due to alleged breaches of COVID-19 protocols.

Premier League clubs set to miss South American stars next weekend due to World Cup qualifiers
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Premier League clubs set to miss South American stars next weekend due to World Cup qualifiers

South American teams are playing three World Cup qualifiers crammed into a single week but the last of those are on Thursday, 14 October, just two days before the major clubs play their next Premier League fixtures.

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni supports biennial World Cup proposal
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Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni supports biennial World Cup proposal

FIFA is pushing a plan to stage its showcase tournament every two years instead of every four years, but the proposal has been widely criticised by football officials in both Europe and South America.

FIFA seeks support for biennial World Cup plan despite opposition from Europe, South America
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FIFA seeks support for biennial World Cup plan despite opposition from Europe, South America

In recent weeks FIFA has been actively pushing the idea of a biennial World Cup, rather than staging the competition every four years.

Euro winners Italy to face Copa America champions Argentina in June 2022, announce UEFA, CONMEBOL
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Euro winners Italy to face Copa America champions Argentina in June 2022, announce UEFA, CONMEBOL

The European and South American governing bodies released a joint statement saying the game was planned "during the international window in June 2022 at a venue to be confirmed."

FIFA set for talks with clubs, leagues, player unions on biennial World Cup
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FIFA set for talks with clubs, leagues, player unions on biennial World Cup

A "new phase of consultation" will start with organisations representing players, clubs, leagues and the six continental governing bodies, FIFA said Monday in a statement.

Germany, Portugal criticise FIFA's plan to hold football World Cups every two years
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Germany, Portugal criticise FIFA's plan to hold football World Cups every two years

The DFB warned on Friday it means players risk more injuries and that women's competitions will be overshadowed

CONMEBOL, Jurgen Klopp and Julian Nagelsmann not impressed by FIFA's biennial World Cup plan
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CONMEBOL, Jurgen Klopp and Julian Nagelsmann not impressed by FIFA's biennial World Cup plan

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp seems sure why FIFA is so determined to gain support for the plan, and he's not pleased by apparent financial motivations.

FIFA open disciplinary action against Argentina, Brazil over chaotic suspension of World Cup Qualifier
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FIFA open disciplinary action against Argentina, Brazil over chaotic suspension of World Cup Qualifier

FIFA did not specify which regulations the football federations from Argentina and Brazil were being investigated for breaching.

Brazil federal police investigating four Argentines over World Cup qualifier chaos
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Brazil federal police investigating four Argentines over World Cup qualifier chaos

The Brazil-Argentina qualifier on Sunday was interrupted after seven minutes when agents of Brazil's health agency, Anvisa, insisted they should take the England-based players to the airport for breaching COVID-19 protocols.

Premier League: Manchester United confirm Edinson Cavani to miss Uruguay World Cup games
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Premier League: Manchester United confirm Edinson Cavani to miss Uruguay World Cup games

Players who do travel to red-list countries on international duty have not been given an exemption from quarantine on their return so would have to spend 10 days in a government-allocated hotel.

Copa America 2021: Rio de Janiero to allow fans to attend Brazil-Argentina final in Maracana Stadium
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Copa America 2021: Rio de Janiero to allow fans to attend Brazil-Argentina final in Maracana Stadium

This would make it the first match in the 2021 Copa America, South America's largest international football tournament, with fans in the stands.

Copa America 2021: Brazil says 66 COVID-19 cases connected to football tournament
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Copa America 2021: Brazil says 66 COVID-19 cases connected to football tournament

Half of the teams playing in the Copa America have reported COVID-19 cases — Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Peru and Chile.

Copa America 2021: Tournament rocked by Venezuela COVID-19 outbreak; three Bolivian players also test positive
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Copa America 2021: Tournament rocked by Venezuela COVID-19 outbreak; three Bolivian players also test positive

The South American football confederation, CONMEBOL, later updated the total, saying 13 members of the Venezuelan delegation had tested positive.

Copa America 2021: Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero headline Argentina squad; Juan Foyth, Lucas Ocampos ignored
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Copa America 2021: Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero headline Argentina squad; Juan Foyth, Lucas Ocampos ignored

Argentina will open their Group A campaign against Chile on Monday at Rio de Janeiro.

Copa America 2021: Brazil Supreme Court gives green light to tournament despite COVID-19 pandemic
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Copa America 2021: Brazil Supreme Court gives green light to tournament despite COVID-19 pandemic

Various judges however ordered the government to take additional safety measures.

Copa America's fate rests in hands of Brazil Supreme Court amid surge in country's COVID-19 cases
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Copa America's fate rests in hands of Brazil Supreme Court amid surge in country's COVID-19 cases

Already delayed by 12 months because of the pandemic, the Copa America nearly unravelled when original co-hosts Colombia and Argentina fell through at the last minute — the former because of violent anti-government protests, the latter because of a surge of COVID-19.

Copa America 2021: Brazil players agree to play in tournament despite concerns
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Copa America 2021: Brazil players agree to play in tournament despite concerns

Brazilian national side criticised CONMEBOL's decision to switch Copa America to Brazil from Argentina amid a surge in COVID-19 infections.

Copa America 2021: Brazil Supreme Court to consider halting tournament amid COVID-19 crisis
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Copa America 2021: Brazil Supreme Court to consider halting tournament amid COVID-19 crisis

Copa America organisers are battling the odds to pull off the world's oldest running international football tournament this year despite the COVID-19 pandemic.