Paraguayan defendant in FIFA case should not be extradited to US: Lawyer
Paraguayan defendant in FIFA case should not be extradited to US: Lawyer

A Paraguayan judge should dismiss a U.S. extradition request for Nicolás Leoz, the former head of South America`s CONMEBOL football confederation, because a treaty between the two countries is fraught with legal holes, Leoz`s attorney said on Monday.

Former FIFA official Nicolas Leoz `under investigation`
Former FIFA official Nicolas Leoz `under investigation`

Swiss investigators are probing Nicolas Leoz, a veteran FIFA official in South America, in their widening inquiry into alleged corruption in world football, a Swiss newspaper said on Saturday.

Bolivia football HQ raided in corruption probe
Bolivia football HQ raided in corruption probe

State prosecutors raided the headquarters of the Bolivian Football Federation (FBF) in the provincial city of Cochabamba after it failed to cooperate fully with an investigation into corruption, the prosecutors` office said on Thursday.

CONMEBOL chief backing Michel Platini's FIFA presidency bid
CONMEBOL chief backing Michel Platini's FIFA presidency bid

The president of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) said Thursday the organisation will support Michel Platini`s bid to replace Sepp Blatter as head of global governing body FIFA.

South American football body unveils anti-corruption reforms
South American football body unveils anti-corruption reforms

South America`s soccer confederation, CONMEBOL, announced a raft of reforms on Wednesday designed to root out corruption and clean up the organisation`s image after the biggest graft scandal to hit the world`s favourite sport.

Bolivian judge remands CONMEBOL treasurer in custody
Bolivian judge remands CONMEBOL treasurer in custody

A Bolivian judge remanded the president of the Bolivian Football Federation and treasurer of the sport`s South American confederation in custody Tuesday, as he faces corruption charges.

Bolivia football federation president arrested
Bolivia football federation president arrested

 Bolivia Football Federation (FBF) president Charlos Chavez was arrested on Saturday as part of a corruption inquiry.

Bolivian football chief arrested on charges of corruption
Bolivian football chief arrested on charges of corruption

The head of Bolivia`s football federation, Carlos Chavez, was arrested on Friday on charges of corruption in the management of finances, the Bolivian public prosecutors office said.

CONMEBOL treasurer arrested in Bolivia
CONMEBOL treasurer arrested in Bolivia

The president of the Bolivian Football Federation and treasurer of the sport`s South American confederation was arrested Friday in connection with a corruption investigation.

Despite FIFA scandal, the show goes on for South American football
Despite FIFA scandal, the show goes on for South American football

When Chile hosts Argentina on Saturday in the final of the quadrennial Copa America tournament, little may seem out of the ordinary unless the home team, which has never won a major football competition, pulls off an upset.

Jara ban slashed to two games: CONMEBOL
Jara ban slashed to two games: CONMEBOL

Chilean defender Gonzalo Jara`s three-match suspension for a lurid off-the-ball incident involving Uruguay`s Edinson Cavani was reduced to a two-game ban following an appeal, disciplinary chiefs confirmed Monday.

Jorge Sampaoli rejects favouritism in the Chile-Peru match
Jorge Sampaoli rejects favouritism in the Chile-Peru match

Jorge Sampaoli, coach of Chile's national soccer team, has rejected there is favouritism in the semifinal game between Chile and Peru, to be held next Monday.

Gonzalo Jara faces probe over Edinson Cavani assault
Gonzalo Jara faces probe over Edinson Cavani assault

Chilean defender Gonzalo Jara could face expulsion from the Copa America after authorities opened disciplinary proceedings against the player on Saturday for attempting to shove a finger into Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani`s backside.

FIFA official to remain in custody pending extradition: Swiss court
FIFA official to remain in custody pending extradition: Swiss court

A Swiss court said Friday it had rejected an appeal filed by one of seven football officials arrested in Zurich last month demanding that he be released from custody pending extradition proceedings.

Copa America: Coaches, players slam Jara over Cavani assault
Copa America: Coaches, players slam Jara over Cavani assault

Players and coaches lined up to condemn Chilean defender Gonzalo Jara Thursday after he apparently attempted to shove his finger in an opponent`s backside during the stormy Copa America quarter-final win over Uruguay.

Chile’s Gonzalo Jara could face action over finger prod
Chile’s Gonzalo Jara could face action over finger prod

Chile defender Gonzalo Jara could be in trouble after television images clearly showed him sticking his finger up an opponent’s backside during his side’s 1-0 win over Uruguay at the Copa America on Wednesday.

Brazil won't appeal Neymar's four-game suspension
Brazil won't appeal Neymar's four-game suspension

Brazil have decided not to appeal against the four-game ban that will keep Neymar out of the Copa America but the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) hit out at CONMEBOL for their harsh treatment of the forward.

Neymar's ban unfortunate: Lionel Messi
Neymar's ban unfortunate: Lionel Messi

Argentine football superstar Lionel Messi has said the decision to ban his club mate Neymar for four international matches that ended his Copa America participation was unfortunate but refused to opine on the fairness of the ban on the Brazilian.

Japan football boss denies reported payment to Conmebol
Japan football boss denies reported payment to Conmebol

A senior official of the Japan Football Association has denied allegations that it paid $1.5 million to the sport`s South American confederation for supporting its co-hosting of the 2002 World Cup, a newspaper reported Sunday.

Brazil will appeal Neymar's Copa America suspension
Brazil will appeal Neymar's Copa America suspension

Brazil said it will appeal Neymar's four-game suspension that rules him out of the rest of the Copa America.