SEVILLE, Spain (AP) — Rafael Borré was used to playing in big games with River Plate in the Copa Libertadores. Now he hopes his experience in South America will help Eintracht Frankfurt succeed in the Europa League.
NEW YORK (AP) — The trial of a pair of former 21st Century Fox Inc. executives and a sports marketing company on charges related to the U.S government investigation of corruption in soccer was postponed to Jan.
SAO PAULO (AP) — CONMEBOL will beef up sanctions for clubs and fans who are involved in racist incidents during its matches, without disclosing more details.
The move on Friday followed several cases in different countries during the Copa Libertadores this year.
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's government allowed a Copa Libertadores match to proceed on Tuesday shortly after it had called it off amid protests over rising fuel and food prices. The confirmation that local Sporting Cristal and Brazil's Flamengo will play came 2 hours and 30 minutes before kickoff.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s Palmeiras won its first Recopa Sudamericana with a 2-0 victory against fellow Brazilian side Athletico. The two teams drew 2-2 in the first leg last week.
Athletico is the latest winner of the Copa Sudamericana, while Palmeiras lifted last year’s edition of the Copa Libertadores.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's Athletico and Palmeiras drew 2-2 on Wednesday night in the first leg of the Recopa Sudamericana final in the city of Curitiba. The second leg will be played next week in Sao Paulo.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's Gremio was relegated from the country's top-tier division on Thursday despite a 4-2 home win against champions Atletico Mineiro in the final round of the championship.
The Porto Alegre-based club lifted its third Copa Libertadores title only four years ago and had several stars in its squad this year, including winger Douglas Costa and right-back Rafinha.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Two-time Copa Libertadores winning coach Marcelo Gallardo will remain at Argentina's River Plate for another year after signing a contract extension on Wednesday.
The 45-year-old Gallardo, who reportedly had an offer to become Uruguay's national team coach, has been River's coach for seven years and was recently crowned Argentinian champion with the club for the first time.
ZURICH (AP) — Chelsea will have to reschedule two Premier League games to play at the pandemic-delayed Club World Cup, which FIFA said Monday will be held from Feb. 3-12 in the United Arab Emirates.
Palmeiras successfully defended the Copa Libertadores title after beating Flamengo 2-1 in an all-Brazilian final that went to extra time on Saturday.
The third title from the Sao Paulo-based club kicked off street parties in the metropolis, regardless of new concerns about COVID-19.
Brazilian clubs' domination of South American soccer is underscored by the Copa Libertadores final between Flamengo and Palmeiras on Saturday in Montevideo.
A Brazilian team will win the South American crown for a third consecutive time, an eighth time since 2010.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian soccer clubs are dominating South American soccer and Saturday's Copa Libertadores final between Flamengo and Palmeiras at the Centenario Stadium in Montevideo only underscores that fact.
LUQUE, Paraguay (AP) — South America has followed Europe by scrapping the away-goals rule for its club competitions, including the prestigious Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana.
South American soccer body CONMEBOL announced the decision on Thursday.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Athletico won its second Copa Sudamericana after beating fellow Brazilian side Red Bull Bragantino 1-0 in the final on Saturday.
Striker Nikão scored in the 29th minute with a volley from short range, and Athletico held on to add to its first Copa title in 2018.
ZURICH (AP) — A request to increase halftime breaks to 25 minutes for Super Bowl-style entertainment shows will be discussed this month, soccer’s lawmaking panel IFAB said Friday.
South American soccer body CONMEBOL made the request last month suggesting it would work for cup finals like its Copa Libertadores competition.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Two goals from Bruno Henrique set up an all-Brazilian final for this year's edition of Copa Libertadores featuring the two latest winners of the tournament.
Flamengo beat Ecuador's Barcelona 2-0 in Guayaquil on Wednesday and will face local rival Palmeiras at the Nov.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's Palmeiras advanced to the Copa Libertadores final on away goals on Tuesday after a 1-1 draw at Atlético Mineiro. The first leg between the two finished 0-0.
Eduardo Vargas opened the scoring for the hosts at the Mineirão Stadium with a header in the 52nd minute, but Dudu leveled in the 68th minute from close range.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Barcelona of Ecuador advanced to the Copa Libertadores semifinals by the narrowest of margins to prevent a complete Brazilian domination of the final four.
Stopping a Brazilian club clinching the title will only get harder for the underdogs.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — About 7,000 Flamengo fans attended their team’s 4-1 win against Argentina’s Defensa y Justicia in the second leg of their Copa Libertadores round-of-16 match on Wednesday — the first club soccer match with spectators in the stands in Brazil since March of last year.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Players of Argentina’s Boca Juniors spent the night in a bus outside a Brazilian police station before being allowed to leave Wednesday following a brawl with security after their Copa Libertadores penalty shootout loss to local Atletico Mineiro.
BUENOS AIRES (AP) — South American soccer body CONMEBOL rejected River Plate's request to include two replacement goalkeepers in its squad for a Copa Libertadores match after 20 of the Argentinian team's players, including all four 'keepers, tested positive for the coronavirus.
Players breathed in tear gas during a Copa Libertadores group stage match in Colombia where they were unwittingly caught up in protests against the country's government.
While Brazilian visitor Atlético Mineiro was winning at América de Cali 3-1, the match was interrupted eight times, as sirens and explosions echoed outside Romelio Martinez Stadium in Barranquilla late Thursday.
SAO PAULO (AP) — The Centenário stadium in Uruguay's capital Montevideo will host the finals of the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana tournaments in November, possibly with fans attending the matches despite the pandemic.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Substitute Breno Lopes scored deep into stoppage time as Palmeiras won its second Copa Libertadores title on Saturday with a 1-0 victory against Santos in an all-Brazilian final...
SAO PAULO (AP) — Santos defeated Boca Juniors 3-0 on Wednesday to advance to the Copa Libertadores final against Palmeiras...
SAO PAULO (AP) — Argentinian archrivals River Plate and Boca Juniors failed to beat their Brazilian opponents in the first leg of the Copa Libertadores semifinals and are now in danger of missing the Jan...
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has denied a motion by a pair of former 21st Century Fox Inc. executives to have a separate trial from a sports marketing group on charges related to the U...