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FIFA chief Sepp Blatter wants tougher sanctions on racism

FIFA chief Sepp Blatter called for an end to racism in South American football.

ASUNCION, Paraguay -- FIFA president Sepp Blatter has urged South America's football associations to hand out tougher sanctions for acts of racism by football fans.

Speaking on Wednesday to members of the South American confederation CONMEBOL, Blatter said clubs linked to offending fans need to have points deducted and even be relegated.

Blatter said: "We have a serious problem of racism...

South American teams will support Sepp Blatter for re-election, report says

Sepp Blatter can count on the support of the CONMEBOL federation.

ASUNCION, Paraguay -- The countries which make up the South American football confederation have decided to support Sepp Blatter in FIFA's presidential elections, a source familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because an official announcement by the executive committee of CONMEBOL had not been made. The decision was reached after the 10-nation governing body in South America heard proposals from Blatter and other candidates on...

Germany 7-1 Brazil: 'The Game of the Century' book released

We take a look back at the 7-1 beating Germany gave Brazil in the World Cup.

German football writer Christian Eichler, an author for the broadsheet Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, has published a 285-page book about the 2014 World Cup semifinal between Germany and Brazil.

The book released earlier this week is called "7-1: The Game of the Century," while the tagline reads: "When the Brazilian myth broke and Germany's fourth star began to rise," and each chapter recounts one minute of the match.

The semifinal between hosts Brazil and eventual World Cup winners Germany has...

 By James Young

Brazilian clubs confront hooliganism with creative measures

Clubs have tried to approach the hooliganism of torcida organizadas with creative solutions.

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil -- At first glance the dawn of a new season seemed to have brought little in the way of progress in Brazil's ongoing battle with football violence.

On the first weekend of the Porto Alegre state championship, a 16 year-old-fan was shot and killed (most likely, it is being suggested, by police) during rioting between torcidas organizadas (organised fan clubs to their defenders, hooligan gangs to everyone else) after a game between two minor clubs, then Palmeiras supporters...

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Brazil courts request testimony in Neymar transfer case

ESPN FC's Santi Solari believes Lionel Messi has rediscovered his old form as he continues to score goals alongside strike partners Neymar and Luis Suarez.
The ESPN FC crew are joined by Santi Solari to discuss Barcelona's scintillating form as of late, winning 11 consecutive matches in all competitions.
ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti, Alejandro Moreno and Steve Nicol pick apart Shaka Hislop's Champions League power rankings.
Barcelona reached its 11th consecutive victory this weekend in all competitions.

A Sao Paolo court has called Neymar to Brazil to testify in a lawsuit presented by investment company DIS, which owns 40 percent of the Barcelona star's rights, according to Catalan TV show "8 al dia."

The judge in the case has given Neymar's agent, Wagner Ribeiro, five days to present documents regarding the star's transfer from Santos to Barcelona, according to the Catalan program.

The investment company DIS claims they are owed more than the 6.8 million euros received from the 17.1 million euro...