The show goes on...Full Play negotiate for Bra vs Arg in ... USA

Brazil vs ArgentinaBy Samindra Kunti
July 3 - The Brazilian Football Confederation CBF is negotiating a deal to stage a Brazil vs Argentina friendly in the autumn in San Francisco with Full Play, one of the companies indicted by US authorities for bribing former CBF president José Maria Marin in relation to the 2016 Copa America.

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Del Nero property portfolio raises Brazilian eyebrows

Marco Polo del NeroBy Samindra Kunti
June 29 - Marco Polo Del Nero's real estate assets have grown 175% since joining the Confederation of Brazilian Football (CBF) in 2012 as vice-president, according to Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo. It has increased speculation and suspicion around Del Nero, the current CBF president, about management of the federation and its finances.

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Houses, ranches and a luxurious lifestyle – how Leoz lined his pockets

Nicolas Leoz 3June 22 - Increasing details are being leaked of the scale of the money laundering by South American confederation CONMEBOL's former president Nicolás Leoz, who seamlessly moved millions from the confederation's accounts to his personal accounts and business interests.

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Argentine suspects surrender in Buenos Aires vowing to fight extradition

Hugo and Mariano HinkisBy Mark Baber
June 19 - Hugo Jinkis and his son Mariano Jinkis, amongst the 14 current and former FIFA officials and corporate executives wanted by US prosecutors on charges of conspiracy to commit the offenses of racketeering, wire fraud, and money laundering, have surrendered to Argentine authorities, whilst pledging to fight extradition to the United States.

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Brazilians top table of doping rules breakers

DopingBy David Owen
June 18 - Brazilians and Portuguese have emerged as the worst football offenders in a new report on anti-doping rule violations compiled by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

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Brazil 2014 legacy on shifting foundation as eight stadia struggle to survive

Brazil 2014 logoBy Samindra Kunti
June 16 - The 2014 World Cup did not only bring tears to Brazil on the field, but a year later the tournament has left a questionable legacy.

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Long shadow of Teixeira returns as Monaco account found with €30m

Ricardo TeixeiraBy Paul Nicholson
June 16 – Disgraced former Brazilian FA president and FIFA vice-president Ricardo Teixeira, being pursued in Brazil for money laundering and tax evasion, has been linked to payments from Qatar which have been found in a bank account in his name.

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Zico eyes football's top job, but only on his electoral terms

342617-zicoBy Martina Farmbauer in Rio de Janeiro
June 12 - SPORT1 interviewed Brazilian football legend Zico about his intended candidature for the FIFA presidency and how he wants to clean up the world governing. But before he declares his to run he wants to see some "new rules of the game" in the election race.

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CONMEBOL returns to football with Copa America kick off

Copa-America-Cup-2015-Prediction-Who-will-winBy Samindra Kunti
June 12 - The 2015 Copa America began with a spectacular opening ceremony and a victory for the hosts Chile, but the tournament is taking place under a cloud amid corruption allegations against football administrators and politicians.

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