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Montevideo, March 26th 2019 - 19:07 UTC

Tag: Conmebol

  • Thursday, March 14th 2019 - 09:48 UTC

    Argentina and Colombia will host the 2020 Copa America; US proposal rejected

    The next edition of the tournament, usually played by all 10 South American nations and at least two invited guests, is due to be held in Brazil in June.

    The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) has rejected a proposal from the United States and awarded the 2020 Copa America tournament to Argentina and Colombia. CONMEBOL officials meeting in Miami on Wednesday said the joint bid was accepted as a way of “bringing South American football to the fans” and would be subject to a more detailed presentation by both countries.

  • Wednesday, December 27th 2017 - 10:32 UTC

    FIFA bribes scandal: Peruvian official cleared by US court in New York

    After leaving the court in New York, Manuel Burga who was head of Peruvian football until 2014, said: “God bless America!”

    A Peruvian football official accused of taking bribes has been cleared by a jury in the United States. Manuel Burga, who led football in Peru until 2014, was accused of taking cash in exchange for distributing marketing and media rights to matches. Two other South American football officials were convicted by the same jury on Friday.

  • Saturday, December 23rd 2017 - 10:37 UTC

    Brazil and Paraguay soccer executives sentenced in US on corruption charges

    Marin, who is also a former governor of São Paulo, was found guilty of six of the seven counts against him of money laundering and wire fraud conspiracy.

    Two former top South American football executives have been found guilty of multiple charges at a US trial into corruption in the sport: Jose Maria Marin, the former head of Brazil's Football Confederation (CBF), and Paraguay's Juan Ángel Napout, who led South America's football governing body Conmebol, were convicted on Friday.

  • Wednesday, April 24th 2013 - 05:56 UTC

    South American football president resigns on ‘health and personal grounds’

    Nicolas Leoz has been in command of Conmebol since 1986

    South American football president Nicolas Leoz has resigned on Tuesday from FIFA powerful executive committee on “health and personal” grounds. Leoz was accused by the BBC Panorama program in November 2010 of taking bribes in the 1990s from the now defunct sports rights agency ISL.