July 24 – Rogerio Caboclo will not return from suspension to resume the presidency of the Confederation of Brazilian Sport (CBF), a Brazilian sports court has ruled. The football official has been side lined for 60 days because of sexual harassment allegations.
July 22 – Brazilian giant Flamengo no longer wants to release players for the national team during international windows when those fixtures clash with the domestic calendar and the Rio de Janeiro club is going to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to make its case.
July 20 – Suspended Confederation of Brazilian Football (CBF) president Rogerio Caboclo (pictured) has claimed that Marco Polo Del Nero blackmailed him. Alienated, Caboclo is exploring legal means to return to his role.
July 16 – The Argentina Football Association (AFA) have sold the naming rights to their top tier league to their crypto fan token partner Socios.com. The one-year deal will see the league renamed the Torneo Socios.com.
July 14 -Lawyers for Rogerio Caboclo (pictured) has said the suspended CBF president was “badly” interpreted and demanded the ruling body’s ethics committee drop the complaint against their client.
July 13 – Brazil coach Tite has criticised Conmebol president Alejandro Dominguez and defended his team’s Copa America performance after narrow defeat in the final against rivals Argentina.
July 7 – Emiliano Martinez saved three penalties as Argentina beat Colombia in a semi-final shootout to advance to Saturday’s Copa America final against arch-rivals Brazilat the historic Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
June 30 – Weeks after telling the Confederation of Brazilian Football (CBF) of new winds in the game, Brazilian clubs have opened talks with potential partners to form a new league structure.
June 28 – Argentine prosecutors have summoned Diego Maradona’s personal physician Leopoldo Luque for questioning in court for his role in the star’s death from heart failure last November. Luque is implicated together with six other doctors.
June 18 – CBF interim president coronel Nunes has dismissed the organisation’s general secretary Walter Feldman, who will be replaced by Eduardo Zebini.
By Samindra Kunti
June 16 – Is revolution coming belatedly to Brazilian club football? Local top flight clubs want to establish a league governing body to run the Serie A and gain more of an influence in how the Brazilian game is administered. Currently the league is controlled by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF).
June 15 – Diego Maradona’s life was honoured by Conmebol in a special tribute ahead of Argentina’s Copa America opener against Chile that finished 1-1.
June 14 – Brazil defeated a depleted Venezuela 3-0 in the curtain raiser of the Copa America, a tournament that was shifted away from both Colombia and Argentina at the eleventh hour but has still been badly hit by the coronavirus.
June 10 – Major sponsors Mastercard and Ambev have withdrawn their support for the Copa America following a last-minute switch of host venue to Covid-ravaged Brazil.
June 9 – Brazil’s national team have said they are against the hosting of the Copa America in their country – some players for professional reasons, others for humanitarians reasons – but have confirmed that they will participate in the tournament that was switched to Brazil at the eleventh hour.