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CONMEBOL gets new chief after FIFA arrests

Uruguayan football official Wilmar Valdez took over as interim president of scandal-hit South American federation CONMEBOL Friday after its previous chief was arrested in the FIFA corruption probe.

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CONCACAF promotes Mainka to deputy general secretary

Jurgen Mainka, already reforming CONCACAF in the wake of a growing corruption scandal, was promoted to deputy general secretary of the regional football governing body, the group announced Friday.

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Scandal-tainted CONCACAF to be run by committee

The scandal-tainted ruling body for football in North and Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF) said Monday it will not seek to immediately appoint a new president following the suspension of incumbent Alfredo Hawit.


Jemal goal wins CAF Cup for Etoile Sahel

Ammar Jemal scored in the first half to give hosts Etoile Sahel of Tunisia a 1-0 victory over Orlando Pirates of South Africa on Sunday to lift the CAF Confederation Cup.


No US clear-out says Klinsmann

Jurgen Klinsmann said he had no plans to jettison his most experienced players after suffering a shattering defeat to Mexico which capped a miserable year for the United States.


Mexico down USA 3-2 to book Confederations Cup spot

Mexico stunned the United States 3-2 to qualify for the 2017 Confederations Cup as a spectacular extra-time winner from Paul Aguilar settled a five-goal thriller at the Pasadena Rose Bowl.


Klinsmann confident of US support for Mexico clash

Jurgen Klinsmann believes the United States will have the benefit of a sizeable home support for his team's showdown with Mexico, four years after a Gold Cup clash at the same venue turned into a virtual away game.


Klinsmann shrugs off Donovan blast

United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann laughed off criticism by former star Landon Donovan on Friday as he geared up for a crucial Confederations Cup playoff duel with arch-rivals Mexico.


Mexico football captain Marquez brushes off retirement talk

Mexico captain Rafa Marquez brushed off retirement talk here Friday as he prepared for the latest test of his glittering international career with a showdown against arch rivals the United States.


Ferretti warms to Mexico coaching job

Interim manager Ricardo Ferretti admitted Friday his views on coaching Mexico had changed as he prepares for the end of his brief stint in charge of "El Tri" in their Confederations Cup showdown with the United States.


Klinsmann names USA squad for Mexico clash

United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann named an experienced 23-man squad on Saturday for next week's make-or-break shoot-out against Mexico for a place in the 2017 Confederations Cup.

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