The current edition of the Americas Cup, the main football competition of South America organized every four years by the South American Football Confederation, Conmebol, and which this year is being hosted by Chile, apparently does not have the funds to pay for prizes and for the lodging of the twelve national teams involved. Read full article
Commenting for this story is now closed.
If you have a Facebook account, become a fan and comment on our Facebook Page!
Amazing! The games have gone off here very successfully and without problems, but the organizers must be under incredible stress and depending on everyone's patience in getting paid.Jun 24th, 2015 - 10:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Ha, ha, ha, ha!Jun 24th, 2015 - 12:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Blatter, the crook, has a long reach to prevent the association from accessing 'funds' or whatever makes them up.
Still, it's only football, not life and death then, to misstate a famous saying from a UK football manager.
Football is not a matter of life and death, it's more important than thatJun 24th, 2015 - 01:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Probably said 'tongue in cheek ', but taken as gospel by the Argies and Brazilians. ....
The problem is for the Chilean compañies that gave their services to the football delegations to be paid.....Hotels, transportation, etc.Jun 24th, 2015 - 02:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
May be the FIFA would pay for it and be refunded later.....whith the media and sponsors paying the rights directly to FIFA....
@1 ChicureoJun 30th, 2015 - 11:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
have been following the games, and shortly will be watching Argentina x Paraguay...I think the second finalist will be Argentina. The final should be good.
I agree that the games have for the most part, gone off successfully, except for one small detail......the 'mistakes' committed by the referees and linesmen, either through incompetence or bribery, are a disgrace...bad refereeing can and has pushed teams through to the next phase, or has eliminated them...not really fair...it's about time that soccer adopted the technological facilities offered to avoid these 'mistakes', as present in just about every other relevant sport. I think the TMO , as used in rugby would do the trick, besides reducing the possibility of corruption through arranging results.