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Chile to host revamped '19 Copa Libertadores final; Peru gets Sudamericana

ASUNCION, Paraguay -- Chile has been chosen to host the final of the 2019 Copa Libertadores, the first to be played as a one-off game at a neutral venue, the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) said on Tuesday.

The game, South America's equivalent of the Champions League, will take place at the National Stadium in Santiago, probably in November next year.

The National Stadium in Lima will host the 2019 final of the Copa Sudamericana, the continent's equivalent of the Europa League, CONMEBOL...

Copa Sudamericana offering a chance at silverware for CONMEBOL's smaller nations

Jonathan Requena & Ariel Rojas
Jonathan Requena, left, played for Temuco in their win over San Lorenzo despite questions over his eligibility.

The Copa Libertadores, South America's Champions League, probably blundered last year when it gave out more places to clubs from Brazil and Argentina.

There is a real possibility that the two traditional nations will provide all eight of this year's quarterfinalists, which is hardly good news for the development of the game across the continent.

Thankfully there is more diversity to be found in the Copa Sudamericana, CONMEBOL's Europa League equivalent.

The final places in the last 16 are being...

Chapecoense, Barcelona among nominees for Comeback of Year award

Chapecoense's Alan Ruschel played against Barcelona in his first game since the tragic plane crash in November 2016.

Chapecoense's recovery from a plane crash that killed 19 players in 2016 and Barcelona's comeback win against Paris Saint-Germain are among the nominees for this year's Laureus World Sports Awards.

Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo have also been nominated for prizes, with the winners revealed at an event in Monaco on Feb. 27.

Chapecoense and Barca have both been nominated in the World Comeback of the Year category.

After a plane crash killed 71 of 77 people on board en route to the Copa Sudamericana...

Rio prosecutors to probe Copa Sudamericana fan violence

More than 50 Flamengo fans had been detained over the past few days.

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Prosecutors in Rio de Janeiro launched an investigation Thursday into the fan violence surrounding the Copa Sudamericana final between local club Flamengo and Argentine team Independiente.

Clashes broke out on the night before Wednesday's match at Maracana Stadium, and continued until the early hours of Thursday. There was vandalism inside the stadium during the match and violence afterward, with more than 50 Flamengo supporters being detained over the two days.

The Rio prosecutor's...

 By Tim Vickery

Independiente frustrate Flamengo to reclaim Copa Sudamericana

It was time for selfies after Independiente won their first Copa Sudamericana since 2010.

The Copa Sudamericana is the continent's second-string competition, a Europa League equivalent that in terms of importance and prestige comes a long way behind the main event, the Copa Libertadores.

But two giants of South American football fought out the final of the 2017 Copa Sudamericana as if it were the biggest trophy in the world. Both had their reasons. Flamengo of Brazil are a massive club, which in recent times have passed through plenty of international frustrations. They were only in...