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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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Atlético Nacional Opens Training Facility

Colombian first division football club Atlético Nacional "presented a high-performance training center that will improve the physical conditioning of its players," according to GOAL. The team's new complex, called "La Fábrica de la Pasión" ("The Machine of Passion"), will be whe ...

Tags: Facilities, South America

Start Of Argentine League To Be Delayed

The " institutional crisis " that Argentine football is experiencing "continues to accumulate problems, and because of this, the upcoming season is far from starting" as scheduled, according to Ramiro Barreiro of EL PAÍS. This was confirmed by the Argentine FA, clubs and players' and referees ...

Tags: International Football, South America

Maracanã Expected To Regain Electricity

Maracanã Stadium is "expected to get its electricity switched back on after managers Odebrecht agreed on Friday to pay much of the outstanding bill," according to REUTERS. The stadium, which hosted the 2014 World Cup final and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2016 Olympic Games, was ...

Tags: Facilities, Brazil

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 ...

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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 ...

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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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