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Dudamel resigns as Venezuelan national team coach

02 Jan 2020

Rafael Dudamel left his post as coach of the Venezuelan national team on Thursday, saying his relationship with officials had deteriorated to the point that it was better to resign.

Coach Mohamed typifies Argentine influence on Mexican soccer

28 Dec 2019

SAO PAULO He is little known outside Latin America, but Antonio Mohamed, who hopes to coach Monterrey to the Mexican league title on Sunday, is one of the best-known faces in his adopted homeland and an outsize example of Argentine influence on Mexican soccer.

Exclusive: Flamengo have team to beat Liverpool again - Zico

20 Dec 2019

SAO PAULO Brazil great Zico, who captained Flamengo to the Intercontinental Cup against Liverpool in 1981, told Reuters that the Brazilian side's midfield will be key to them repeating the trick in the Club World Cup final on Saturday.

Brazil's managerial merry-go-round takes bizarre spin

29 Nov 2019

Brazil's managerial merry-go-round took a particularly bizarre turn on Friday when three of the clubs fighting relegation parted ways with their coaches, two of whom immediately rejoined rivals seeking to avoid the drop.

Chapecoense relegated three years after airline tragedy

28 Nov 2019

The small-town team that captured the world's attention when most of its players were killed in an airline crash three years ago was relegated from Brazil's Serie A on Wednesday, bringing an end to a heroic six-year run in the first division.

Striker 'Gabigol' earns legendary status in Libertadores drama

24 Nov 2019

Gabriel Barbosa, who scored two goals in the last three minutes before being sent off as Flamengo won the Copa Libertadores for the first time since 1981, is one of the most controversial footballers in Brazil.

Soccer-Striker 'Gabigol' earns legendary status in Libertadores drama

24 Nov 2019

Nov 23 Gabriel Barbosa, who scored two goals in the last three minutes before being sent off as Flamengo won the Copa Libertadores for the first time since 1981, is one of the most controversial footballers in Brazil.

Charismatic coaches take centre stage in Copa Libertadores

21 Nov 2019

This year's Copa Libertadores final features two of the biggest clubs in South America, but Saturday’s encounter between River Plate and Flamengo is unusual in that attention is focused as much on the coaches as the players.

Friendly refusal ups the ante for Chile players

14 Nov 2019

Football has long mixed with politics in South America but the refusal of Chilean players to play a friendly against Peru in sympathy with anti-government protesters has taken action and awareness to a new level.

Rio de Janeiro lawmaker seeks to ban VAR

17 Oct 2019

Brazilian league leaders Flamengo may be banned from using football’s Video Assistant Referee (VAR) if an angry politician’s proposals gain favour in the Rio de Janeiro city council.

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