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Marco Polo Del Nero

Brazil’s del Nero asks for temporary leave

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's football federation said President Marco Polo del Nero had asked for a leave of absence on Thursday in order to focus on defending himself from accusations made in an indictment by U.S. authorities.Del Nero...
Karim Benzema

Benzema insists he has done nothing wrong in sextape scandal

PARIS (Reuters) - France and Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema insisted on Wednesday he has done nothing wrong after being put under investigation in France in connection with an alleged attempt to blackmail a fellow international with the use...
Andriy Shevchenko

Shevchenko to join Ukraine coaching staff – report

By Igor NitsakKIEV (Reuters) - Former Ukraine striker Andriy Shevchenko is set to join the national team's coaching staff, the Ukrainian Football 1 channel quoted assistant coach Olexandr Zavarov as saying on Friday.Zavarov, who works under head coach Mykhaylo...
Ukraine Racism

Ukraine get one-game stadium ban from UEFA for racism

By Igor NitsakKIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine have been ordered to play their next home game in UEFA competition behind closed doors following racist behaviour, the use of laser pointers, illicit banners and chants at the Euro 2016 qualifier against...

Ecuador’s players strike over $20 million salary backlog

QUITO (Reuters) - Players in Ecuador's top two football divisions have gone on strike over about $20 million in salaries owed to them by the clubs.Of the 24 clubs in the first and second divisions, 18 are in debt...
CBF Brazil Marco Polo Del Nero

Brazil’s Del Nero quits post on FIFA executive committee

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The head of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has resigned his post on FIFA's Executive Committee after months of pressure to stand down, the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) said on Thursday."Mr. Marco Polo...
Ronaldo CBF

Ronaldo calls on CBF president to resign

By Andrew DownieSAO PAULO (Reuters) - Turmoil inside the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) is affecting results on the field and the head of the organisation should stand down as part of a widespread cleanup, former Brazil striker Ronaldo told...
Son Heung-min

Korean duo Son and Ki shortlisted for Asian award

REUTERS - South Korean pair Son Heung-min and Ki Sung Yueng and Australian midfielder Massimo Luongo were shortlisted on Wednesday for the Asian Football Confederation's International Player of the Year award.Luongo was named Player of the Tournament as Australia...