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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Brazil's Carioca turns from love story to horror show as it bleeds to death

CristosBy Ricardo Setyon
March 29 - The legend of the Maracanã stadium, with its close to 200,000 people cheering on a Sunday match, is a legend that is disappearing in the mists of time. Gone are the days when Fluminense, Vasco da Gama, Flamengo and Botafogo, would show why Brazilian football and its iconic players enchanted the Brazilian fans and the world.

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Marin warns of no quick fix for Brazilian football's fall from power

Jose Maria MarinBy Samindra Kunti
March 20 - Jose Maria Marin, the president of the Brazilian FA, has said that "Brazilian football is going to pass through a very difficult time."

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Paper pushers take over Brasilia’s Garrincha stadium; Romario complains

2ae7By Samindra Kunti
March 13 - The Brazilian government has announced that three government secretariats will take office at the Mane Garrincha stadium. Once more, Senator Romario criticized the high costs for the renovation of the stadium.

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Corinthians chase €12.6m Sao Paulo city cash promise for stadium build

Arena CorinthiansBy Samindra Kunti
March 3 - Corinthians and the city of Sao Paulo are at odds over a development incentive certificate (DIC) for the Arena Corinthians, worth €12.6 million.

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Vasco Da Gama line up sponsors for start of Brasileiro

Vasco da Gama fansBy Samindra Kunti
February 20 - Brazilian club Vasco Da Gama will renew its major sponsorship deals with Guaracamp and Caixa. The news is a boost for the Rio club ahead of its return to the Brazilian top-flight.

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Corinthians close out 2014 finances with €29.4m headache

CorinthiansBy Samindra Kunti
February 2 - Corinthians have closed the financial year 2014 with a €29.8 million deficit. The losses could impact on the club's presidential elections on February 7.

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