MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay -- Fifteen of South America's top football clubs are organizing to get a larger share of broadcast revenue from the region's governing body.
In a statement, the clubs say they want to meet with CONMEBOL in order to protect their financial interests.
Rodolfo D'Onofrio, the president of Argentine club River Plate, says "we have to know about the contracts that are signed....
Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi was awarded his fifth Ballon d'Or on Monday, but said he doesn't think much about who is the best.
Messi, 28, had finished behind long-time rival Cristiano Ronaldo in both 2013 and 2014, but was a clear winner of FIFA's top individual honour for a record fifth time in his career.
"I don't think about whether I am the best," Messi told ESPN Deportes. "I just enjoy the day-to-day and after all that if I am the best or not -- it doesn't change much."
Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis has revealed he came close to returning to River Plate in the summer.
Demichelis, 35, who joined City from Atletico Madrid in 2013, signed a new contract with the club in March.
However, he admits to nearly leaving the Etihad Stadium ahead of the current campaign for the club where he started his professional career, only for the move to fall through.
"Some things happened to me in Man City, so I had this dream about moving back to River for this season,"...
Barcelona's leading goal scorer Lionel Messi would be a likely candidate to close out his career at River Plate, club president Rodolfo D'Onofrio told Spanish daily AS.
Four-time Ballon d'Or winner Messi had a brief one-week trial with the Argentine club's youth division when he was 12 back in 2000, and D'Onofrio insists contractual issues with Messi's home club of Newell's Old Boys were the only obstacle that kept the forward from switching to the Buenos Aires giant as a youngster.