Brazil's Santos suffer World Cup blues as accounts bleed red

RobinhoBy Ricardo Setyon
October 23 – Santos, one of the world's most iconic football clubs and the home team of Pele and more recently Neymar, is facing the battle of its life, perhaps even for its life. Expensive player acquisitions, dwindling attendances and 2015 TV money already spent, the club is in a desperate financial position despite currently sitting 7th in the Brasileirão.

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Brazilian football violence claims fourth death this year

Palmeiras fansBy Andrew Warshaw
October 21 - Brazilian police have detained six people following the death of a 21-year-old Palmeiras fan that has heaped more shame on the domestic game - the fourth fatality involving rival supporters this year.

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FIFPro to press CONMEBOL to ban clubs over unpaid wages

David Paniagua By Mark Baber
October 20 - FIFPro Division America Secretary General David Paniagua has announced that FIFPro will be asking South American confederation Conmebol tomorrow to exclude clubs that are in debt to their players from its competitions, including the Copa Libertadores de América and the Copa Sudamericana.

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Politics in football: Peruvian ambassador apologises for racist twitter rant

Luis TejadaBy Ben Nicholson
October 15 - Harold Forsyth, who is Peru's ambassador to the United States, has apologized for his racial comments toward Panamanian striker Luis Tejada (pictured) made over the weekend.

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Brazilians baulk at rollout cost of goal-line technology

goal-line technologyOctober 1 - Despite Brazil witnessing how well goal-line technology worked at the World Cup the country is still reluctant to implement it domestically despite it being part of the tournament's legacy.

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Brazil's Corinthians call for fans to end homophobic chants

Corinthians fansBy Andrew Warshaw
September 16 - Yet another Brazilian club has urged its fans to refrain from racist chanting as the country attempts to impose the legacy of the World Cup by stamping out discrimination.

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Zero tolerance in Brazil as Gremio kicked out of Cup after racist chanting

Gremio fansBy Andrew Warshaw
September 4 - Despite all the pre-World Cup rhetoric about the tournament helping to reduce racism in Brazilian football, leading club Gremio have just been banned from the country's main cup competition after some of their fans abused a Santos player.

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CONMEBOL reshuffle: Napout takes reins, Figueredo and Bedoya head for FIFA

Juan Angel NapoutAugust 11 - South American confederation CONMEBOL ha appointed Paraguay's Juan Angel Napout as its new president. He takes over from Uruguay's Eugenio Figueredo until May 2015 when new elections will be held.

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Segura takes over at Argentine FA following death of Grondona

Luis SeguraAugust 7 - Luis Segura has been confirmed as president of the Argentine FA until October next year following the death of Julio Grondona.

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