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Napout re-elected as CONMEBOL president   ASUNCION: Paraguayan Juan Angel Napout was re-elected as president of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) and was also appointed a vice-president of world governing body FIFA, at elections on Wednesday in Asuncion. The 56-year-old was unanimously voted in by the 10 member federations and will serve the dual role in mandates set to run for another four years. He has been at the head of CONMEBOL since August 2014 and follows on from Uruguayan Eugenio Figueredo after the 82-year-old stepped down last year. Napout, a successful businessman, has been president of Paraguayan club Cerro Porteno, before holding several positions within the Paraguayan Association and finally becoming its president between 2007 and 2014. He is the second Paraguayan to become CONMEBOL president following Nicolas Leoz from 1986 to 2013. At the CONMEBOl Congress headquarters in Asuncion, the candidates for the FIFA presidency including incumbent Sepp Blatter were present and campaigning ...

Government lifts Greek championship suspension ATHENS: The Greek government on Wednesday decided to allow the country's Super League matches to go ahead this weekend after last week's postponement due to crowd violence.But the games will all be played behind closed doors, deputy sports minister Stavros Kontonis announced.The decision was taken after the government received assurances that steps would be taken in future to combat public disorder at matches."Today we had a long discussion with representatives of football and I can ...
US Ryder Cup captain Love named President Cup aide MIAMI: Davis Love, the 2016 US Ryder Cup captain, was named Wednesday as an assistant to US captain Jay Haas for this year's Presidents Cup at Incheon, South Korea.The American squad has won its past five meetings with the Internationals team of non-European players and owns an 8-1-1 overall edge in the rivalry entering its first staging in Asia on October 8-11.Love was captain of the 2012 US Ryder Cup squad that suffered its greatest ...
Parma rescue 'plan' in place: federation TURIN: A financial rescue plan to enable cash-strapped Parma see out the remainder of the Serie A season is in place, the Italian football federation (FIGC) said on Wednesday."We've established a plan which has already been presented to various clubs in Serie A," FIGC president Carlo Tavecchio revealed.The FIGC is seeking financial help from the Italian professional league to keep Parma going with the club's immediate fate set to be determined at a meeting on ...
Zeng head injury overshadows Guangzhou win      DOHA: A sickening head injury to Guangzhou Evergrande goalkeeper Zeng Cheng took the gloss off a 3-2 win over holders Western Sydney Wanderers in the AFC Champions League on Wednesday.Play was halted for nearly 15 minutes after Zeng's collision with team-mate Kim Young-Gwon in the second half before he was stretchered off in a neck brace and taken to hospital.Reports said the 28-year-old suffered a broken jaw in the incident, which resulted in a 17-minute ...
England, Japan to host US Open sectional qualifiers NEW YORK: England's Walton Heath and Japan's Kinojo Golf Club were named by the US Golf Association (USGA) on Wednesday as sectional qualifying sites for this year's US Open at Chambers Bay.Walton Heath will host 36-hole sectional qualifying for the 11th consecutive year. Last year, American Brooks Koepka qualified at Walton Heath for the US Open and went on to finish joint fourth at Pinehurst.The Asian sectional qualifier will be staged in Japan for the ...
England's Brown in line for Scotland return LONDON: England full-back Mike Brown is expected to be available to face Scotland in his side's penultimate Six Nations encounter after a concussion, head coach Stuart Lancaster revealed on Wednesday.Brown was knocked unconscious during England's 47-17 win over Italy on Valentine's Day and missed last weekend's 19-9 loss to Ireland after receiving two setbacks during the return-to-play protocols.But the 29-year-old Harlequins man is due to resume full-contact training on Thursday, clearing the way for him ...

 



 
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