April 21 – Sao Paulo giants Corinthians have a new coach. Cuca (pictured) will take over from Fernando Lazaro, but his appointment has evoked a storm of protest over his tainted past.
April 20 – Jorge Sampaoli (pictured) kickstarted his Flamengo reign with a 2-0 victory against Chile’s Nublense to get the club’s Copa Libertadores campaign back on track.
April 19 – An Argentine appeals court has confirmed that eight medical professionals accused of responsibility in the death of football legend Diego Maradona will stand trial.
April 19 – In a nationwide probe named ‘Operação Penalidade Máxima’, a number of top flight matches are under investigation for cases of suspected match-fixing in Brazil, prosecutors said on Tuesday.
April 17 – Jorge Sampaoli has succeeded Vitor Pereira as the new manager of Flamengo. He will make his debut on Thursday against Chile’s Nublense in the Copa Libertadores.
April 14 – On Saturday, Palmeiras kick off the 2023 Brazilian league season against Cuiaba. Alongside Rio giants Flamengo and Belo Horizonte behemoth Atletico Mineiro, they will be favourites to win the Serie A.
April 12 – Flamengo have dismissed their Portuguese coach Vitor Pereira after a series of disappointing results ahead of this weekend’s kick-off of the national league.
April 4 – Capitalising on their world cup win, the Argentine Football Association (AFA) has agreed a two-year regional sponsorship agreement for Asia with Dafabet.
April 4 – Brazilian club Flamengo keeps breaking records. In 2022, the Rio outfit’s revenues broke the 1 billion reais revenue mark for the first time.
April 3 – South American confederation Conmebol have announced they will build a new stadium in Asuncion to support the region’s bid for the 2030 World Cup.
March 30 – Brazilian club Santos have revealed more details about plans for their new stadium that will replace the historic Vila Belmiro venue.
March 28 – Can Brazil’s dominance of the Copa Libertadores be broken? At the draw this week, reigning champions Flamengo were given what looks to be an easy path to the knock-out rounds. Brazil’s other six clubs in the competition will be keen on leaving their mark as well.
March 24 – On Saturday, Brazil will kick off the new cycle with a friendly international against World Cup semi-finalists Morocco in Tangier, but question marks loom over the future direction of the team.
March 20 – Flamengo have reached the final of the Carioca championship, defeating cross-town rivals Vasco da Gama to ease some of the pressure on Portuguese coach Vitor Pereira.