Brazil's Del Nero flees Zurich ahead of Congress

Marco Polo del NeroBy Andrew Warshaw in Zurich
May 28 - The most dramatic election build-up in FIFA history has taken yet another unexpected twist when the head of Brazil's national federation and a senior FIFA official fled Switzerland a few hours before the ballot.

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Heart attack kills Argentinia's Christian Gomez during match

Christian Gomez heart attackMay 26 - Football has been rocked by yet another tragic incident of a young player unexpectedly losing his life after collapsing during a game, this time in Argentina.

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Brazilian clubs look to fan membership and ticket sales to drive revenue

Brasileirao logoBy Samindra Kunti
May 25 - Brazilian top-flight clubs are moving away from a business model with TV rights as a main revenue stream, towards fan membership schemes and ticketing as now generating the bulk of the money. Major clubs Internacional and Cruzeiro highlight this evolution.

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Have Brazil sold their football soul to Pitch and personal greed?

Brasil shirtBy Samindra Kunti
May 19 - In the vicinity of the iconic Arc de Triomphe in Paris's affluent eighth district, football fans milled about the entrance of the ritzy Hotel du Collectioneur under a slight drizzle late in March. They were looking to get a glimpse of Brazil's football stars. Chelsea's Oscar briefly sauntered through the plush lobby, a little casual in his flip-flops. Heads turned and outside pandemonium ensued.

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Boca dumped from Copa Libertadores after violence ends River Plate tie

Boca Junior fansMay 18 - Argentine giants Boca Juniors have been thrown out of the Copa Libertadores, South America's equivalent of the Champions League, after its fans sprayed players from rivals River Plate with an irritant substance during their last-16 tie last week.

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Sao Paulo miss player payments again after 'surprise' debt is settled

Sao Paulo FCBy Samindra Kunti
May 13 - For a second time this season São Paulo is in arrears paying its players. President Carlos Miguel Aidar has confirmed that the club owes its players two months of image rights payments.

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Club fears as Argentina losing control of its violent fans

Argentina fan violenceApril 21 - Argentina is losing the battle against football hooliganism , according to the president of one of its top clubs. Fans of first division Huracan clashed with police last weekend and an officer was hit in the face by a stone, the latest in a series of violent incidents.

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Brazil change top officials with Del Nero replacing Marin

Marco Polo Del NeroApril 17 - Marco Polo Del Nero has officially succeeded Jose Maria Marin as the president of the CBF, the Brazilian Football Confederation.

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Arena Amazonia: a football tragedy waiting to happen

Arena AmazoniaBy Ricardo Setyon
April 15 – The writing was on wall from the moment the decision was taken to build. The Arena Amazonia - a beautiful and giant stadium, in the heart of Manaus, the capital city of the most important forest on Earth, and constructed for the greatest show on Earth, the FIFA World Cup – has become a monument to Brazilian football's financial folly. A legacy nightmare.

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