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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.

The Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) said it submitted on Thursday what it believes to be a winning bid to host next month's Copa America soccer tournament after South America's federations vetoed Colombia over concerns of kidnapping and violence.

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

The Copa America will take place in Colombia this month as originally planned, reversing a decision to postpone the tournament due to violence in the Andean country, the organisers said on Thursday.

Fox Sports World and Fox Sports World Espanol will televise delayed coverage of the Football Confederation Gold Cup 2000 tournament to viewers across the United States and Puerto Rico in February 2000.

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.

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.

FIFA has fined the Peruvian Football Federation $14,400 and ordered Peru to play its next home World Cup qualifying match at a neutral venue after Peruvian fans threw stones at the Chilean team when it arrived at Lima airport for a match on March 27.

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.

Les McDonald, president of the International Triathlon Union (ITU), the world governing body of the Olympic sport, has been forced into a court case in Vancouver, British Columbia, over allegations that recent elections to his organisation were fixed, with some national federations being denied their right to vote.

Financial muscle has led to the recent European domination of soccer's annual Intercontinental Cup, according to Boca Juniors' head coach Carlos Bianchi.

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.

Brazilian rights marketing company Traffic, who lobbied furiously to get the troubled Copa America in Colombia reinstated, are now demanding that Argentina are fined and excluded from the next tournament, to be held in Peru in 2003.

Colombia will host next month's Copa America as planned despite a recent spate of bombings there, according to South American Football Confederation (CSF) officials.