South America's top teams went into the group phase of the Copa Libertadores some three months ago and come Thursday night, only eight of them will be left standing. This is the week when the competition defines its quarterfinalists.
One team is already there. Tigres of Mexico have played both legs of their tie against Universitario Sucre of Bolivia and came through 3-2 on aggregate.
The Bolivians put up stiffer resistance than expected but the favourites came through. The same thing may not happen...
SAO PAULO -- Authorities say a policeman and a former policeman have been detained by officials investigating the killings of eight people at the fan club of a popular Brazilian soccer club.
The two men detained on Thursday will be interrogated in connection with the April 18 attack at the headquarters of Corinthians' Pavilhao 9 fan group.
Police have dismissed the possibility that fan rivalry played a role in the attack, and said a dispute over drug dealing may have led to the raid on the eve of...
Former Real Madrid, Colombia and Corinthians midfielder Freddy Rincon is wanted for questioning in relation to drug-related charges, Interpol have said.
Interpol's website details that Rincon, 48, is wanted by authorities in Panama for allegedly being involved in money-laundering and criminal conspiracy relating to drugs.
"Rincon was detained at his residence and will remain in a Sao Paolo jail until Brazil courts make a decision about his extradition to Panama," a spokesperson for the Brazil federal...