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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Argentine football supremo Julio Grondona dies, aged 82

Julio GrondonaJuly 31 - Julio Grondona, FIFA's senior vice-president and arguably the second most powerful man in world football, has died aged 82 after running Argentine football for the past 35 years.

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Dunga given second chance to put Brazil back on top of the world

DungaJuly 23 - In what many are commenting is a backward step, Brazil have as expected turned to Dunga for a second spell in charge of the national team in succession to Luiz Felipe Scolari two weeks after the 7-1 hammering by Germany in the World Cup semi-finals.

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Dunga waits in wings to take over Brazilian national team

DungaBy Andrew Warshaw
July 21 - Former World Cup-winning captain Dunga looks set to succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari as Brazil's national coach following the World Cup host nation's 7-1 semi-final humiliation against eventual winners Germany.

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Marta calls for 'cultural' change and for Brazil to invest in women's game

Marta2July 11 - Still reeling from its World Cup humiliation, Brazil now has its most iconic female player demanding greater emphasis on the women's game in the country.

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Pele's son starts 33-year jail term for money laundering

Pele and son EdinhoJuly 10 - The son of Brazilian legend Pele has begun a 33-year jail sentence for money laundering, according to Brazilian reports.

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Pele's son jailed, pending appeal, for 33 years for money laundering

Pele and Edson Cholbi NascimentoJune 2 - One of Brazilian football legend Pele's seven children has been sentenced to 33 years in prison for laundering money for drug traffickers. Edson Cholbi Nascimento, known as Edinho, denies the charges, which date from 2005, and will reportedly be allowed to remain free pending appeal.

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Chileans mine rich seam of World Cup support

Chilean minersBy David Owen
June 1 - Chile is better known for its copper than its football. So it is fitting that the industry should be providing a rich seam of support for Alexis Sánchez and the rest of the country's World Cup squad as they make final preparations for Brazil.

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