ASUNCION, Paraguay -- A judge in Paraguay has thrown out a request that proceedings for extradition to the United States be dropped against Nicolas Leoz, the former head of the South American football confederation.
Judge Humberto Otazu told reporters on Thursday he had turned down the request from Ricardo Preda, the lawyer for Leoz.
Leoz, 86, is one of 14 people indicted by the U.S. Justice Department on charges of bribery, racketeering and money-laundering. The 86-year-old is being held under...
Orlando City SC midfielder Kaka said his goal is to remain with the Selecao for 2018 World Cup qualifying after the two September friendlies in the United States.
The 2007 Ballon d'Or winner, who played on Brazil's 2002 World Cup winning squad, was a surprise inclusion on Dunga's 24-man squad for two important tests against Costa Rica and the United States. Brazil will face Costa Rica at Red Bull Arena on Sept. 5, before taking on the U.S. team at Gillette Stadium on Sept. 8.
Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez said he feels his three-match ban from CONMEBOL for arguing during his country's quarterfinal Copa America loss to Chile was "excessive" and that the Uruguay Football Federation plans to appeal.
"I accept that it was not right for me to leave the bench and have words with someone on the Chile bench, but in no moment did I insult the referee," Tabarez said in an interview on Friday on his federation's website. "The referee and the coaches know that."
Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho and Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva have been left off Brazil's squad to face Costa Rica and the United States next month in friendlies that are part of 2018 World Cup qualifying preparation.