Carlos Tevez's assumption that players can temporarily survive without wages was not only misguided but also rings largely untrue in South America.
Clubs in the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana have been offered an advance of up to 60% of their prize money so they can stay solvent.
Flamengo coach Jorge Jesus has tested positive for coronavirus and is under quarantine in Rio de Janeiro while doctors perform a second test.
A season derailed, sparking debate over relegation, promotion and continental places? This is exactly what happened last season in Chile.
Football matches often know how to descend into farce with red cards galore. And when they do, all hell breaks loose.
Gremio vs Internacional: 15 minutes of extraordinary madness and a free-for-all on the field that resulted no goals but eight red cards.
Flamengo lost the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup final to Liverpool 1-0 in extra time. Can they or another South American team go one better in 2020?
Flamengo beat Independiente del Valle to seal the Recopa and yet more silverware, but they already have eyes on bigger prizes.
Flamengo are favourites in the second leg of the Recopa vs. Independiente del Valle, but their young centre-backs will best tested at the Marcana.
South American football's governing body Conmebol have threatened a continental ban to any team who don't release their rights to EA Sports.
Flamengo and Independiente del Valle square off in the Recopa, but that contest won't be their focus -- their meeting in the Copa Libertadores will.
The Copa Libertadores can't match the Champions League for quality but when it comes to unpredictability, the tournament is second to none.
The Libertadores is not as predictable as Europe's Champions League but it's still tough for weaker teams to provide a shock.
Gabriel Barbosa has made the most of his time with Flamengo. Where should South America's best player in 2019 go next?
Joao Pedro, 18, could be a bargain buy for Watford but while the Brazilian teen is a huge talent, it may take him time to find his feet in England.
While European sides will continue to have a big advantage, did Jorge Jesus and Flamengo provide South America with a Christmas message of hope?
Flamengo had their shots in Club World Cup final, but the loss to Liverpool -- and to Brazil star Roberto Firmino -- won't diminish a stellar year.
With two trophies won, Flamengo have Liverpool in their sights. But what happens next? Plus, what does their success mean for Brazilian football?
Jorge Jesus' Flamengo won the Copa Libertadores and the league with free-flowing football but the Club World Cup might require a different approach.
Frank de Boer has said Gabigol, Flamengo's Copa Libertadores hero, was known as "Gabi-no-gol" while the two were together at Inter Milan.
Two late goals and one red card later, Gabriel Barbosa helped Flamengo beat River Plate for their first Copa Libertadores win since 1981.
Flamengo won the Copa Libertadores for the first time in 38 years as they beat defending champions River Plate 2-1 with two last-gasp goals.
Lima police say more than 100 items of communications equipment have been stolen ahead of Saturday's Copa Libertadores final.
This year's Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Flamengo features two of the continent's best teams. Here's who can win it and why.
The Copa Sudamericana final features two teams with very different approaches in Independiente del Valle and Colon in a first of its kind decider.
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|Independiente del Valle||2||2||0||0||+6||6|
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|COPA LIBERTADORES - GROUP D||GP||W||D||L||GD||P|
|Liga de Quito||2||1||0||1||0||3|
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|América de Cali||2||1||0||1||-1||3|
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|Estudiantes de Mérida||2||0||0||2||-2||0|
|COPA LIBERTADORES - GROUP G||GP||W||D||L||GD||P|
|Defensa y Justicia||2||0||0||2||-2||0|
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