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Australia, Qatar pull out of 2021 Copa America due to scheduling conflict
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Australia, Qatar pull out of 2021 Copa America due to scheduling conflict

Although Qatar are hosting the 2022 World Cup, they're taking part in the preliminary campaign because it is doubling up as qualification for the 2023 Asian Cup in China.

Four Palmas football players, club president killed in plane crash in Brazil
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Four Palmas football players, club president killed in plane crash in Brazil

The victims were identified as president Lucas Meira and players Lucas Praxedes, Guilherme Noé, Ranule and Marcus Molinari, the club said. The pilot was not identified. There were no survivors.

Copa Libertadores final to be played without fans at Maracana stadium due to COVID-19 pandemic
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Copa Libertadores final to be played without fans at Maracana stadium due to COVID-19 pandemic

The Copa Sudamericana final in Cordoba, Argentina will also be played without fans.

Swiss courts return confiscated $40 million to South American Football Confederation
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Swiss courts return confiscated $40 million to South American Football Confederation

Leoz, a former vice-president of FIFA and close ally of former president Sepp Blatter, was also implicated in an American bribery investigation over World Cup bidding. The Peruvian's death in August 2019 prompted proceedings against him to be dropped.

New Zealand becomes fourth nation to seal qualification for FIFA Women's U-17 World Cup
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New Zealand becomes fourth nation to seal qualification for FIFA Women's U-17 World Cup

New Zealand joins Asian qualifiers Japan and North Korea, besides India who got an automatic berth as host country in the 16-team age-group showpiece to be held in five venues of the country from 17 February to 7 March.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Players to be banned from exchanging shirts, spitting when South American football resumes
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Players to be banned from exchanging shirts, spitting when South American football resumes

CONMEBOL developed the protocols for the Copa Libertadores and second-tier Copa Sudamericana, which have been shut down along with every national league in the continent since mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

CONMEBOL unhappy with FIFA’s decision to temporarily allow up to five substitutions
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CONMEBOL unhappy with FIFA’s decision to temporarily allow up to five substitutions

FIFA’s decision to temporarily allow up to five substitutions per match to help cope with potential fixture congestion was met coolly in South America on Friday.

US prosecutors allege bribes paid to FIFA executive members in 2018, 2022 World Cup bid votes
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US prosecutors allege bribes paid to FIFA executive members in 2018, 2022 World Cup bid votes

The US investigation into corruption in the world of football, including FIFA executives, became public in 2015 with the announcement of criminal charges against a slew of officials and others.

CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez says FIFA president Gianni Infantino's comments on crisis in football are 'ill-timed'
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CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez says FIFA president Gianni Infantino's comments on crisis in football are 'ill-timed'

Infantino had warned football risked going into recession with forced coronavirus break and the future could mean fewer games and top competitions.

Coronavirus pandemic: CONMEBOL postpones Copa America to 2021 in bid to finish suspended domestic leagues
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Coronavirus pandemic: CONMEBOL postpones Copa America to 2021 in bid to finish suspended domestic leagues

South American football body CONMEBOL says the Copa America in Colombia and Argentina will be played between 11 June and 11 July of 2021

FIFA ban former Uruguay football federation president Wilmar Valdez for 'breaching fiduciary duty'
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FIFA ban former Uruguay football federation president Wilmar Valdez for 'breaching fiduciary duty'

FIFA said its ethics committee judges also imposed a 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,200) fine on Valdez, the former president of Uruguay’s football federation

River Plate confirmed as 2018 Copa Libertadores champions after ruling from Court of Arbitration for Sport
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River Plate confirmed as 2018 Copa Libertadores champions after ruling from Court of Arbitration for Sport

The court dismissed an appeal request by River Plate's rivals Boca Juniors to be awarded the title because of the crowd violence which stopped the scheduled second-leg game from being played in Buenos Aires in November 2018

Lionel Messi told me to 'shut my mouth', says Brazil coach Tite after asking for a yellow card for the Argentine
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Lionel Messi told me to 'shut my mouth', says Brazil coach Tite after asking for a yellow card for the Argentine

Brazil head coach Tite has said that Argentine striker Lionel Messi told him to 'shut his mouth' during the clash between the South American football giants.

Lionel Messi marks international comeback from three-month ban with winning goal for Argentina against Brazil in friendly
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Lionel Messi marks international comeback from three-month ban with winning goal for Argentina against Brazil in friendly

Lionel Messi struck on his return to international duty on Friday following a three-month ban as Argentina defeated fierce rivals Brazil 1-0 in a friendly in Riyadh.

FIFA ban three officials including former Peru Football Federation Manuel Burga for life over involvement in corruption
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FIFA ban three officials including former Peru Football Federation Manuel Burga for life over involvement in corruption

Former Peru Football Federation Manuel Burga and Argentinian officials Eduardo Deluca and Jose Luis Meiszner took secret payments while allocating marketing and media contracts for regional competitions, FIFA said

Copa Libertadores: CONMEBOL shifts Flamengo vs River Plate final to Lima due to unrest in Santiago
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Copa Libertadores: CONMEBOL shifts Flamengo vs River Plate final to Lima due to unrest in Santiago

The Copa Libertadores final between Flamengo and River Plate has been moved to Lima in Peru from Santiago because of unrest in the Chilean capital, the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) said on Tuesday.

International friendlies: Lionel Messi returns to Argentina squad after three-month ban for clashes against Brazil, Uruguay
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International friendlies: Lionel Messi returns to Argentina squad after three-month ban for clashes against Brazil, Uruguay

Lionel Messi was called up by Argentina on Thursday for friendly games against Brazil and Uruguay next month, the country's football association announced on Twitter

Copa Libertadores final to go ahead as planned despite riots in Santiago, says CONMEBOL
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Copa Libertadores final to go ahead as planned despite riots in Santiago, says CONMEBOL

The Copa Libertadores final will go ahead in Santiago as planned next month, CONMEBOL said on Friday, despite the riots which have hit the Chilean capital in the last few days.

Germany to hand out several debuts for friendly clash against Lionel Messi-less Argentina
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Germany to hand out several debuts for friendly clash against Lionel Messi-less Argentina

Germany are set to hand out several debuts with Joachim Loew missing a host of first-choice names for Wednesday's friendly match against an Argentina without Lionel Messi.

Former El Salvador football federation chief Reynaldo Vasquez latest to receive life-ban from FIFA
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Former El Salvador football federation chief Reynaldo Vasquez latest to receive life-ban from FIFA

On Monday, FIFA banned Vasquez for life and gave him a 475,000-euro ($522,000) fine for corrupt activities involving revenues from friendly matches between 2009-2015