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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 05 / 16

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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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Brazil

Parque Radical Opens In Rio

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Tags: Olympics, Brazil

San Lorenzo Acquires Land

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Tags: Facilities, South America

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Year In Review: Spain, Latin America

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FIFA Holds Back $92M Of WC Legacy Cash

FIFA "is suspending further transfers from a World Cup legacy fund to Brazil pending further talks with the Brazilian federation" (CBF), according to Samindra Kunti of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. Brazil has only received $8.7M from the fund "17 months after the most profitable World Cup in history." The ...

Tags: Finance, Brazil

CICCA Fights To Clean Rio Water

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Tags: Olympics, Brazil

Congress Member Was Allegedly Bribed

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Court Suspends AFA Presidential Election

The election of the new president of the Argentine FA, which was scheduled for Friday , was suspended by a court order, according to the DPA. The judge "accepted a precautionary measure" presented by Independiente Rivadavia, a club linked to presidential candidate Marcelo Tinelli, who is ...

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CBF President Stresses Innocence

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