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Ex-Paraguay FA boss banned for life by FIFA

Former South American football boss Juan Angel Napout has been banned for life from the sport and fined one million Swiss francs ($1 million) by FIFA, more than one year after being given a nine-year jail sentence by a U.S. Court.

Napout was sentenced by a court in Brooklyn, New York, in August last year and also ordered him to pay more than $4.3 million in financial penalties for crimes stemming from the corruption scandal that engulfed global soccer body FIFA in 2015.

He had been found guilty by...

Neymar in Brazil squad amid transfer speculation

Neymar has been named in Brazil's squad for next month's friendlies against Colombia and Peru as speculation continues over where the forward will play his club football this season.

The Paris Saint-Germain star has recovered from the ankle injury he picked up while on international duty in June, which prevented him from playing at the Copa America his country hosted and eventually won.

However, he has not featured for PSG since returning from his summer vacation, with the ex-Barcelona player rumoured...

Scaloni signs extension to remain Argentina coach

Caretaker manager Lionel Scaloni will not have Lionel Messi at his disposal for Argentina's September friendlies.
Lionel Scaloni will remain in charge of the Argentina national team for the start of CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying.

Lionel Scaloni will remain in charge of the Argentina national team for the upcoming 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

The Argentine Soccer Association (AFA) announced on Tuesday a deal to extend the contract for Scaloni, who guided Argentina to third place at this year's Copa America in Brazil.

"The AFA's executive committee has decided to continue with Lionel Scaloni as a coach during the next qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar that will begin next year," an AFA statement said.

Scaloni was part...

CONMEBOL says no more Copa Libertadores finals outside of South America

River Plate beat Boca Juniors in Madrid to lift last season's Copa Libertadores title.

CONMEBOL has rejected any chance of another Copa Libertadores final being played out of South America, as happened last year.

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CONMEBOL President Alejandro Dominguez said at a news conference on Monday there were neither plans nor offers to send the South American club championship another continent any time soon.

Last year, River Plate beat archrival Boca Juniors 3-1 in the second leg of the final in Madrid and won its fourth Copa Libertadores title.

CONMEBOL...

Argentine side to use Viagra to combat altitude in Quito

Argentina's Union de Santa Fe
Union de Santa Fe players will use Viagra for their Copa Sudamericana match against Independiente del Valle in Ecuador.

Argentine side Union de Santa Fe will use Viagra to combat altitude when they face Independiente del Valle in the Ecuadorian capital of Quito on Wednesday.

The match will take place at the Estadio Olimpico Atahualpa, which lies 2,850 metres above sea level.

Altitude has had an adverse effect on several teams in recent times -- with Argentina losing 6-1 away to Bolivia in a 2010 World Cup qualifier. But Union have prepared ahead, and will use the drug "Sildenafil" -- more commonly known as Viagra.

"There...