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The football associations of Brunei Darussalam, Denmark and New Zealand are set to receive their first Goal projects under a programme drawn up by FIFA.

Infront Sports & Media has reached agreement with OTI (OrganizaciC3n de Telecomunicaciones Iberoamericanas) for the broadcast rights to the 2006 FIFA World Cup across Central and South America.

Terrestrial broadcaster Channel 4 has acquired the UK TV rights to soccer tournament Copa Libertadores 2004, South America’s equivalent to Europe’s Champions League.

Brazil is set to get a clear run at hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup after it secured the all-important support of the South American Football Federation (CSF).

South American football directors will meet today to discuss the idea of creating yet another new tournament to replace the doomed the Merconorte and Mercosur cups, which face extinction after only four years.

Congressmen investigating suspected corruption and mismanagement in Brazilian soccer have called on the game's chief Ricardo Teixeira to resign after he failed appear to answer questions because of ill-health.

A Congressional commission of inquiry investigating Brazilian soccer has accused Ricardo Teixeira, president of the country's soccer confederation, of tax evasion, mismanagement and illegally pocketing his organisation's money.

Soccer tournament the Copa America finally kicks off in Colombia on Wednesday after weeks of furious argument over when and where it should be played but, as the action starts, ordinary fans may be asking what the fuss was about.

Angry football supporters wearing red noses protested outside headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) on Tuesday after the four-times world champions' shock defeat by Honduras the day before.

Latin American pay-TV sports network PSN is to broadcast more than 100 matches from two of the region’s soccer tournaments – the Copa Mercosur and the Copa Merconorte.

Colombia is hoping to stage a new soccer tournament to fill the void left by the postponed Copa America.

CONTINUES Argentine clubs are still desperately trying to find cash to end the second players' strike of the year over unpaid wages and bonuses.

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.

1.DIRTY TRICKS SURFACE IN IOC SCANDAL

2.KENYA'S MUKORA QUITS IOC

3.SAMARANCH DEFIANT, TOO

4.2006 WINTER OLYMPIC BIDDERS FACE CONFUSION, NEW RULES

5.2012 BIDS

6.HOT FILE

Olympics boss Juan Antonio Samaranch has launched a scathing attack against media critics who have called for him to quit over the Salt Lake City corruption scandal.

Brazilian soccer's latest scandal has taken a new twist after a private meeting of the country's leading directors was secretly recorded and then broadcast by a radio station.

Argentine clubs are still desperately trying to find cash to end the second players' strike of the year over unpaid wages and bonuses.

FIFA president Joseph Blatter praised a successful Copa America on Friday even though chaotic organisation caused most countries to send reserve teams and favourites Argentina to pull out altogether.