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Tim Bunnell TIM BUNNELL is the senior VP of production, programming, marketing and advertising sales at ESPN Int'l. In his capacity, he keeps a close eye on the network's Latin American operati...

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AFA Fails To Reach Agreement

Argentine FA Normalization Committee Chair Armando Pérez, San Lorenzo VP Marcelo Tinelli, River Plate President Rodolfo D'Onofrio and Lanús President Nicolás Russo met with Argentina Secretary General of the Presidency Fernando De Andreis "hoping to agree to terms to ...

Tags: International Football, South America

Argentine FA Committee Head Confident

Argentine FA Normalization Committee Chair Armando Pérez addressed whether the AFA first division's upcoming season will start as scheduled on the weekend of Feb. 11, according to OLÉ. He said, "The championship can begin on the scheduled date as long as clubs are paid the money to cov ...

Tags: International Football, South America

League One Club Sacks Groundsman

League One side Southend United defended its decision to sack groundsman Ken Hare after its clash with Bolton "fell victim to the weather on Saturday," according to Harry Slavin of the London DAILY MAIL. Hare had been at the club for 27 years "before freezing conditions forced the match at Root ...

Tags: Franchises, South America

Chapecoense Returns To Pitch

Thousands of "fans gathered under a blazing sun in southern Brazil" on Saturday as Brasileiro side Chapecoense played its first match since most of its players were killed in an air crash in Colombia in November, according to Andrew Downie of REUTERS. The friendly against Palmeiras was the first gam ...

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AFA Reportedly Closer To Agreements

There "once again appears to be the beginning of a solution to untie the economic knot that is increasingly suffocating Argentine football," according to Enrique Gastañaga of CLARÍN. There is "light emerging from two negotiations" in which first division side San Lorenzo VP Marcel ...

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Football Officials Discuss Americas Tourney

According to several people with knowledge of the discussions, after football's int'l governing body moved to expand the World Cup, "regional officials are considering creating a new tournament pitting the best national teams in the Americas against each other," according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG ...

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Argentine President Addresses AFA

While Argentine first division execs "insist on the start of the first division season in February depending on the national government making an economic contribution," Argentine President Mauricio Macri confirmed that the state "will not provide money" for the clubs, according to CLARÍN. Ma ...

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ESPN Lowers Offer To Argentine FA

ESPN execs spoke with Argentine first division officials and lowered their offer for TV rights to between 2.3B Argentine pesos and 2.5B Argentine pesos ($144.9M-$157.5M) per year, according to Alejandro Casar González of LA NACION. This offer is similar to what Fox and Turner offered . ...

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CONCACAF Selects Lagardère Sports

CONCACAF selected Lagardère Sports to market the confederation’s media rights for all int’l territories. The selection was made following a bidding process managed by Evolution Media Capital on behalf of CONCACAF. The package of rights for which Lagardère Sports will be res ...

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Tinelli Casts Doubt On Start Of Season

Following a meeting of the 30 teams in the Argentine first division, "where clubs generated proposals to resolve the problems they are facing ," San Lorenzo VP Marcelo Tinelli said that "there are many clubs in distressing economic situations, and the season will not be able to start under these ci ...

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