Figueredo trades $10m in assets in bid to reduce jail time and stay safe

Eugenio FigueredoBy Mark Baber
February 8 - Former president of the South American Football Confederation and former FIFA vice-President Eugenio Figueredo has agreed to hand over more than $10 million in stocks and property in a deal to reduce his punishment, according to Uruguayan prosecutor Juan Gomez.

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Argy bargy ends in sanctions for the fighting 15 as FA cracks down on violence

Estudiantes vs GimnasiaFebruary 5 - The Argentine FA has sanctioned 15 players after a pre-season friendly between Estudiantes and arch-rivals Gimnasia La Plata was abandoned following a mass brawl.

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Neymar now faces Brazil courts over new tax cheat claims

Neymar BrazilFebruary 4 - Brazilian star Neymar, already embroiled in a legal case over his move to Barcelona, is now facing separate allegations of tax evasion.

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CONMEBOL exec quits over cut in Boca Juniors' mustard gas attack sanction

Gas attackFebruary 3 - The vice-president of CONMEBOL's disciplinary committee has resigned in protest at the governing body's top brass reducing Boca Juniors' stadium ban for crowd violence from eight games to two.

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Brazilian powerplay: New league kicks off challenging CBF's divinity

Primeira LigaBy Samindra Kunti
January 29 - Last wednesday a new club competition the 'Primeira Liga' got underway in Brazil. The tournament doesn't represent Brazil's very own 1992 breakaway Premier League moment, but could be an important milestone in the development of the domestic game.

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CONMEBOL pledges bloc vote to Europe's Infantino

conmebol HQBy Andrew Warshaw
January 29 - Gianni Infantino appears to have stolen a march on his rival candidates for the FIFA presidency by gaining the support of South American federations who comprise 10 of the 209 voting countries.

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Paraguyan Dominguez takes the hottest seat in football as president of CONMEBOL

Alejandro DominguezBy Mark Baber
January 27 - Alejandro Dominguez of Paraguay was elected unopposed as president of CONMEBOL, the governing body of South American football, after Wilmar Valdez of Uruguay withdrew his candidacy.

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FIFA fines South American federations for homophobic fans

FIFA signJanuary 14 - Evidence that South America is still some way behind when it comes to discrimination has been underlined by FIFA fining Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay for homophobic chanting by their national teams' fans.

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Guatemalan police catch indicted Jimenenz and prepare to send him to US

Bryan JimenezJanuary 13 - Police in Guatemala have arrested a former head of the country's FA who has been on the run since being caught up in the US probe into football corruption.

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