ASUNCION, Paraguay -- The countries which make up the South American football confederation have decided to support Sepp Blatter in FIFA's presidential elections, a source familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because an official announcement by the executive committee of CONMEBOL had not been made. The decision was reached after the 10-nation governing body in South America heard proposals from Blatter and other candidates on...
After the FIFA dates of September and October, how have the South American national teams progressed as they warm up for next year's Copa America followed by the 2018 World Cup qualifiers?
ARGENTINA: Won 4-2 away to Germany, lost 2-0 to Brazil and beat Hong Kong 7-0
New coach Gerardo Martino has built on the work of predecessor Alejandro Sabella but has also made a tweak. The base formation remains 4-3-3 (which Sabella's Argentina abandoned in the World Cup due to injuries), but with a difference.
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Basel were roundly beaten by Real Madrid in their opening Champions League group stage fixture, but at least one of their players came away enriched by the experience. Derlis González made his Champions League debut on one of European football's grandest stages and marked the occasion with an impressive performance and a well-taken goal.
The story of González's rise begins at Rubio Ñu, a small club from the Santísima Trindad neighbourhood of the Paraguayan capital of Asunción....
This was the year when the Paraguayans could have gone to the World Cup to cheer on their team. They could have flooded across the border to Brazil as the Argentines and the Chileans did -- had their team qualified for the tournament. But this time they missed out.
Paraguay had made it through to the four previous World Cups, a splendid achievement for a country with a population of under seven million people. And in those four tournaments, they were never easily beaten. Football brings to the...