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CONMEBOL WCQ Rewind: Bolivia shocks Argentina, Brazil seals WC berth and more

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After a 1-0 victory over Chile last Thursday, Argentina slumped to a disappointing road defeat to Bolivia on Tuesday. Edgardo Barza's side came into the match without star forward Lionel Messi, who was serving the first of a four-match suspension.

The Barcelona star was handed the ban by FIFA on Tuesday morning after negative comments made about Thursday's refereeing crew.

CONMEBOL WCQ Preview: Colombia visits Ecuador, Peru hosts Uruguay, and more

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After several teams earned crucial victories just five days ago, CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying returns on Tuesday with all ten South American sides looking for points to close March'sinternational break.

The premier showdown on Matchday 14 takes place between Colombia and Ecuador, in a battle of fourth vs.

CONCACAF general secretary favors joint 2026 WC bid but not combined qualifying with CONMEBOL

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With the 2026 World Cup set to feature 48 teams for the first time, a joint World Cup bid may be exactly what's required to have enough available hosting sites, a prospectwelcomed by CONCACAF leadership.

CONCACAFgeneral secretary Philippe Moggio talked up a potential joint bid from the United States, Mexico, and Canada for the 2026 World Cup while speaking to ESPN Deportes,stating that a pooling of resources may be what's needed to make hosting the tournament a reality.

Must-See Goal: Lionel Messi

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Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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The international week continueson Tuesday, with qualifying in CONCACAF and CONMEBOL highlighting the day's action.

The U.S. Men's National Team is in tough against Costa Rica on the road in CONCACAF qualifiers. Elsewhere, Mexico and Panama square off, while Honduras faces Trinidad & Tobago.

CONMEBOL WCQ Preview: Argentina attempts to stop skid, and more

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A place in the 2018 World Cup in Russia is off in the distance and fuzzy right now for Argentina, but can be brought back into focus with a slump-busting win at home vs. one of the teams that sits above in the standings.

Matchday 12 of CONMEBOL's World Cup Qualifying campaign takes place on Tuesday, and arguably the biggest match in this round will be held in Argentina whenLa Albicelestewelcome Colombia.

CONMEBOL WCQ Rewind: Brazil rout adds to Argentina's woes, and more

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Losing to Brazil is toughunder any circumstances when you are Argentina, butdoing so by a lopsided margin when you are fighting for your World Cup life is about as bad as it gets.

Brazil pummeled a lackluster Argentina to the tune of 3-0 on Thursday in the latest chapter of their South American rivalry, leavingLa Albicelestefurther woundedin its World Cup Qualifying campaign.

CONMEBOL WCQ Preview: Messi and Neymar resume rivalry, and more

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One of the the world's biggest rivalries is set to write its latest chapter, and this one comes with an interesting twist that comes as a result of a controversial decision from FIFA.

South American giants Argentina and Brazil are ready to lock horns once again in a CONMEBOLWorld Cup Qualifier on Thursday, and leading the way respectively will be Barcelona superstars Lionel Messi and Neymar.

Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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This month's UEFA and CONMEBOL qualifiers conclude on Tuesday with a few intriguing matches on tap, while the U.S. Men's National team is in action.

In Europe, England will face Slovenia in a pivotal game without captain Wayne Rooney in the starting XI. The Three Lions' bitter rivals, Scotland, will try to rebound in Group F when it battles Slovakia.

Soccer Thursday: Your Running Commentary

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World Cup qualifying resumes on Thursday as nations from Europe and South America jockey for positioning in their respective groups.

A jam-packed day begins with UEFA World Cup qualifying, highlighted by Italy and Spain in a rematch of their round of 16 meeting at Euro 2016 this past summer.

CONMEBOL WCQ Preview: Uruguay faces Venezuela, Brazil takes on Peru and more

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While the top four all avoid one another,plenty of intriguing matches remain on the schedule for match day nine in 2018 CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying.

Alexis Sanchez, Arturo Vidal, and Chile lead Thursday's schedule as they try to rebound from their recent form against Enner and Antonio Valencia and Ecuador, currently sitting in fifth,two places and two points above their CONMEBOL rivals.

CONMEBOL WCQ Preview: Neymar, Rodriguez collide in Brazil-Colombia, and more

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Two of the world's biggest superstars will face off on Tuesday night, and they will do so in amouthwatering showdown that many fans around the globe will be tuning in to watch.

Neymar and James Rodriguez are set to do battle when Brazil welcomes Colombia for a World Cup qualifier that highlights CONMEBOL's eight round of action.

CONMEBOL WCQ Rewind: Messi scores winner in return, and more

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Drama, excitement, and golazos. World Cup Qualifying in South America returnedwith a bang.

So too did Lionel Messi.

The seventhround of CONMEBOL's qualifying campaign took place on Thursday, and it was Messi who stole a healthy portion of the headlines around the world. A 10-man Argentina side edged Uruguay, 1-0, at home, and it was none other than the superstar forward who scored the winner in his first game for his country since ending his brief international retirement.

CONMEBOL WCQ Preview: Neymar attempts to lift Brazil, and more

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South America's nations shifted gears from World Cup Qualifying to the Copa America Centenario this summer. Now, it is time to shift back.

CONMEBOL's action-packed qualifying campaign is set to resume on Thursday with the seventh round of games, and there is no shortage of intriguing storylines to follow.

CONMEBOL, CONCACAF presidents open to future joint tournaments

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NEW YORK The Copa America Centenario might only be the start of joint-competitions between CONMEBOL and CONCACAF teams.

CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez and CONCACAF president Victor Montagliani both stated during a press conference in Manhattan on Friday that they are not opposed to havingfuture tournaments that would include nations from both confederations.

World Cup 2018

Yu keeps the Chinese Dream Alive

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* China kept their slim hopes of making it to Russia 2018 alive with a 1-0 win over South Korea 1-0 in Changsha in their AFC World Cup qualifier this afternoon.

Yu Dabao of Beijing Guoan got the only goal for Marcelo Lippi's side in the 34th minute, his nation's second win over Korea in 32 attempts.

Schedule of CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers on US TV

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South American Qualifiers for World Cup 2018 reach the halfway mark with Round #9 on Thursday, October 6 and begin their second leg on Tuesday, October 11 with Round #10. As in the past, expect many "look-ins" on the beIN SPORTSchannels as several matches overlap with their kickoff times.

Below is a complete US TV schedule for the matches:

All times Eastern USA.

Argentina

Where to find Argentina vs. Chile on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Argentina vs. Chile, you’ve come to the right place.

Argentina faces a tough task to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Currently sitting in fifth place in qualifying from CONMEBOL, Argentina hasn’t won in four games and may miss out on automatic qualification if they’re unable to finish the qualifying in the top four spots.

Debutantes Copa Libertadores 2017

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Con el número de participantes elevado a 47, se amplió la posibilidad de que nuevos equipos se sumen a la historia de la Copa Libertadores de América. Para esta edición son seis, de cinco países, los que escribirán sus nombres en las páginas del torneo de clubes más importante del continente.

Apodos del fútbol sudamericano

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Todos los clubes tienen al menos un apodo, una manera cotidiana e informal de identificarse. Y también cargan, a veces, con el apelativo despectivo que tratan de endosarles sus adversarios más característicos... aunque muchas veces estos motes son adoptados con orgullo por los propios simpatizantes.

Conmebol

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El 9 de julio de 1916, en medio de las celebraciones por el centenario de la declaración de la Independencia argentina se jugaba el primer Campeonato Sudamericano de Foot-Ball y las cuatro asociaciones pioneras daban un paso monumental.

El torneo fue un éxito y durante su disputa el dirigente uruguayo Héctor Rivadavia Gómez encontró el contexto ideal para materializar su proyecto: fue así que en el atardecer de Buenos Aires, un grupo de 22 delegados de Argentina, Brasil, Chile y Uruguay se reunieron para fundar la Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol.

José Luis Murature

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Abogado, periodista, docente y político, José Luis Murature fue Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores de la Argentina desde 1914 a 1916: al confirmarse la licencia del presidente Roque Sáenz Peña (que se prolongaría hasta su fallecimiento) el vicepresidente Victorino de la Plaza nombró Canciller a Murature, y meses después asumió la presidencia.

CONCACAF

CONCACAF president Montagliani: Joint Copa America talks 'beyond preliminary'

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The Copa America Centenario was a financial success, and it appears CONCACAF and CONMEBOL could be on their way to another tournament.

CONCACAF president Victor Montagliani says talks for another joint Copa America are "beyond preliminary" with the earliest potential joint tournament coming in 2020.

CONCACAF to review World Cup qualifying format

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CONCACAFcouldbe implementingsignificant changes to its World Cup qualifying format.

PresidentVictor Montagliani has begun a review of CONCACAF's qualifying system, according to the Associated Press, which he says needs to be reformatted.

"Something needs to change because you can't have 85 percent of your members who are on the outside looking in two years before the World Cup," said Montagliani.

Gulati shoots down reports of combined Copa America, Gold Cup

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Sunil Gulati admits that a tournament similar to the Copa America Centenario could be a possibility for the future, but the U.S. Soccer president insists that talks of ongoing discussions are a bit premature.

According to Gulati, there have been no discussions between CONCACAF and CONMEBOL with regards to combining the Copa America and Gold Cup.

Could the U.S. be the new home of Copa America?

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The traditionally South American tournament may make a permanent move to the States.

ESPN Deportes yesterday reported that the strong possibility exists that the Copa América would be played quadrennially in the United States. This would be a huge development, meaning that CONMEBOL and CONCACAF would finally have a regularly scheduled tournament between the Western Hemisphere's two confederations.

Could USA Become The Permanent Host Of Copa America?

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Despite the half empty stadiums for some games, ESPN Deportes is reporting that CONMEBOL and CONCACAF are talking about making the Copa America a once-every-four-years tournament to be permanently hosted by the United States.

Apparently discussions have been ongoing for some time, with a CONCACAF spokesman indicating they were close, according to the ESPN Deportes report.

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Sudamericana title given to plane crash victims Chapeconese

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Asuncion (AFP) South American football confederation CONMEBOL agreed Monday to award the Copa Sudamericana to Brazilian club Chapecoense, whose team was wiped out in a plane crash while heading to the final.

"CONMEBOL awards the title for the 2016 Copa Sudamericana championship to Chapecoense," the confederation said in a statement.

Sudamericana title given to plane crash victims Chapeconese

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Asuncion (AFP) South American football confederation CONMEBOL agreed Monday to award the Copa Sudamericana to Brazilian club Chapecoense, whose team was wiped out in a plane crash while heading to the final.

"CONMEBOL awards the title for the 2016 Copa Sudamericana championship to Chapecoense," the confederation said in a statement.

Colombia football club says opponents in plane crash should take title

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Bogota (AFP) Colombian club Atletico Nacional called on football authorities Tuesday to hand the Copa Sudamericana title to their opponents, Brazilian side Chapecoense, as a tribute to the team's players killed in a plane crash.

The Colombian side made the request to regional football confederation CONMEBOL in a statement.

Colombia football club says opponents in plane crash should take title

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Bogota (AFP) Colombian club Atletico Nacional called on football authorities Tuesday to hand the Copa Sudamericana title to their opponents, Brazilian side Chapecoense, as a tribute to the team's players killed in a plane crash.

The Colombian side made the request to regional football confederation CONMEBOL in a statement.

CONMEBOL sues US partner for $18 mn over corruption

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Asuncion (AFP) South American football confederation CONMEBOL said on Monday it is suing American sponsorship partners ISM for $18 million in the continuing fall-out from a world football corruption scandal.

"CONMEBOL has opened a process with New York State to cancel its contract with International Soccer Marketing Inc.

CONMEBOL to reform after graft scandals

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Lima (AFP) The South American Football Confederation will meet Wednesday to adopt reforms it says will increase transparency after the FIFA corruption scandal, in which it played a starring role.

CONMEBOL is due to approve a series of new statutes drafted after its past three presidents were all arrested in a US-led probe into massive corruption at world football's governing body.

CONMEBOL to reform after graft scandals

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Lima (AFP) The South American Football Confederation will meet Wednesday to adopt reforms it says will increase transparency after the FIFA corruption scandal, in which it played a starring role.

CONMEBOL is due to approve a series of new statutes drafted after its past three presidents were all arrested in a US-led probe into massive corruption at world football's governing body.

World Cup qualifying

WCQ Rewind: Italy and Spain tie, Argentina loses again, and more

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World Cup qualifying resumed this past Thursday, and as always, there were some shocking results in Europe and South America.

In Europe, Italysecured a1-1 draw at home with Spain on Thursday after Sergio Ramos gifted the Azzurri with a late penalty. The Italians were nearly upset by Macedonia the following Sunday, but Ciro Immobile struck twice in the final 15 minutes to give them the victory.

CONMEBOL WCQ Rewind: Brazil impresses, Uruguay goes top, and more

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Tuesday provided another drama-filled evening in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying.

The eighth round was highlighted by Brazil, who won for the second time in as many games under new coach Tite. The Selecao won, 2-1, over Colombia thanks to Neymar's strike in the 74th minute, following up on its huge 3-0 win in Ecuador last Thursday.

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Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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Wednesday is full of Champions League action, spanning several continents.

In the afternoon, the UEFA Champions League continues play as Monaco battles Manchester City while Atletico Madrid take on Bayer Leverkusen as each seeks to earn a place in the quarterfinals. Monaco have a hole to dig themselves out of, as Man City lead, 5-3, after leg one, as do Leverkusen, who trail Atletico, 4-2.

Bolivia forfeits two World Cup qualifiers due to ineligible player

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South American World Cup qualifying received a major shakeup on Tuesday due to an ineligible player.

FIFA announced on Tuesday that Bolivia will forfeit two matches after fielding an ineligible player in a pair of September qualifiers against Chile and Peru. Bolivia defeated Peru, 2-0, while tying Chile, 0-0, but will no forfeit the two matches by identical 3-0 scorelines.

Report: CONMEBOL interested in playing Copa Libertadores final in Miami

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CONMEBOL's biggest international tournament was recently hosted in the U.S., and it looks like the South American federation's top club tournament could be set to follow in its own way.

Reports from South America state that CONMEBOL is interested in hosting the Copa Libertadores final in Miami.

4 killed and dozens injured in Copa Liberatadores victory celebrations

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Four football fans lost their lives in in the Colombian city of Medellin during celebrations that followed local side Atletico Nacional’s victory in Wednesday night’s Copa Libertadores final.

The Colombian team went on to claim their second South American title after Miguel Angel Borja’s early goal secured a 2-1 aggregate victory over Ecuador’s Independiente del Valle.