Chile

European Cup holders Real Madrid lost their appeal against a one match home ban.

Chilean league soccer club O?Higgins has sacked its whole team for refusing to turn out for a match against Universidad de Chile.

AC Milan and Lazio want restrictions on foreign players in Italian soccer lifted with Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani even threatening court action to end the current regulations.

European champions Real Madrid football club's debts have risen to 20.15 billion pesetas ($132.8 million).

The Chilean national football squad recorded profits of $3.27 million last year despite its poor results on the field which has left it with little chance of qualifying for the 2002 World Cup.

India will host an international soccer tournament next January.

Sydney and Salt Lake City Olympic officials have sought to reassure potential sponsors and spectators that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was dealing effectively with the biggest scandal in its 104-year history.

Sportswear giants Nike denied before a Congressional commission of inquiry on Wednesday that they interfere in the picking of the Brazilian national soccer team, which they sponsor.

Real Madrid presidential candidate Florentino Perez was quoted as saying on Friday the Spanish club was 42,910 million pesetas ($247.2 million) in debt.

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Chile are to press ahead with a planned bid to host the 2010 World Cup, having described a proposed rival candidature from Brazil as "pathetic".

ESPN has created a new promotional campaign for its four Latin American networks called The Best of European Soccer sponsored by Kodak. The promotion will run throughout April in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico .

The Chilean Olympic Committee (COCh) has accepted the resignation of Cristian Rodriguez, its general secretary who was accused of corruption in Utah's bid for the 2002 Winter Games.

US soccer fans will be able to watch live television coverage of two South American World Cup qualifying matches thanks to a pay-per-view deal with In-Demand.

Chilean soccer players went on strike on the first weekend of the new season in sympathy with the playing staff of a second division club who claim they are owed $260,000 in unpaid wages.

The president of the Chilean Olympic Committee (COCh), Sergio Santander, has handed in a letter of resignation after he was accused of corruption in Salt Lake City's successful bid to host the 2002 Winter Games.

UEFA Cup and European Super Cup winners Galatasaray and European champions Real Madrid will represent Europe at the second World Club Championship from July 29 to August 12 in Spain, FIFA said on Thursday.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has hinted that he wants to give Diego Maradona a role connected with soccer's governing body.

A decision by the president of the Chilean Olympic Committee (COCh) to resign does not necessarily mean he will stand down from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the acting COCh head has said.

Internet portal SportsYA.com has launched an interactive sports TV programme with Argentine TV network Azul TV.

Chile soccer club Colo Colo has lent its name and support to a new long distance telephone service.

Quepasa!com will sponsor Fox Sports World Espanol's network coverage of the Copa America '99 which begins on June 29.

The troubled Millennium Cup soccer tournament has suffered a fresh setback with officials canceling a third-place playoff to cut losses.

Quokka Sports, the digital sports entertainment company, and Terra Networks, Telefonica's Internet subsidiary, have signed a partnership agreement that will allow Quokka to expand the reach of its digital sports programming.