Category: South America
August 13 – South America’s governing body CONMEBOL have denied that Alejandro Dominguez, the Paraguayan president of the organisation, is wanted to testify by investigators from the FIFAGate case. The denial follows a report by Argentinean newspaper Clarin.
August 6 – Former Bolivian football boss Carlos Chavez, one of those caught up in the FifaGate scandal, has died in hospital in Brazil according to local reports.
August 3 – The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has praised Brazil’s participation in the Russia World Cup and defended the country’s talisman Neymar from the on-going criticism he has received.
July 31 – Has South American football been hit by more scandal? Uruguayan FA president Wilmar Valdez (pictured) resigned suddenly on Monday following the release of compromising audio recordings, just a day before he was due to stand for re-election.
July 25 – The Argentine Football Association (AFA) needs to be restructured for the national team to get back to winning ways, according to the country’s most fabled player Diego Maradona.
July 9 – The Brazilian FA (CBF) wants to maintain Tite as head coach of the Brazilian national team until the 2022 World Cup in Qatar even though Brazil crashed out of the World Cup at the quarter-final stage following a 2-1 defeat against Belgium.
By Samindra Kunti in Moscow
June 28 – Brazil progressed to the knockout phase of the World Cup following a routine 2-0 win against Serbia on Wednesday, but the Brazilian Football Confederation, the CBF, remains an isolated body.
May 29 – Jose Hawilla (pictured), the ‘Mr Big’ in the football corruption cases brought by the US Department of Justice and who co-operated to bring down a cabal of crooked football administrators, has died in a Sao Paulo hospital aged 74.
May 18 – The Argentine Football Association (AFA) has scored a hat-trick of sponsorship deal with Chinese companies. The news is timely boost for AFA, whose dysfunctions where highlighted again by the ‘flirting manual’.
May 8 – The 2019 Copa America in Brazil will feature Japan and Qatar but no teams from North America.
April 24 – Brazil’s women continued their dominance of the Copa America with their seventh win in the eighth edition of the CONMEBOL tournament. Brazil’s matches were streamed live on Twitter in a first for a national team tournament.
By Samindra Kunti
April 18 – Rogerio Caboclo has been elected as the new president of the Brazilian Football Confederation CBF. He succeeds Marco Polo Del Nero, who remains suspended by FIFA and under investigation in the United States.
By Samindra Kunti
April 11 – The future president of the CBF, Rogerio Caboclo, has summoned presidents of Brazil’s state federations to fill four of the confederation’s vice-president roles in an early move to cement his political permanence.
March 9 – Brazilian federal representative Edson Moreira has designed a bill that would make the use of the video referee compulsory in Brazil’s professional competitions. In February, Brazil’s elite clubs voted against the use of VAR.