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Soccer's post-coronavirus transfer market could spell tough times for South American clubs

Julien Laurens agrees with Karl-Heinz Rummenigge that transfer fees and players' wages will inevitably go down.
Steve Nicol struggles to pick who's better between Brazil's Philippe Coutinho and Colombia's James Rodriguez.

Watching the ball rolling in the Bundesliga as football in Germany resumed amid the coronavirus pandemic will no doubt further increase the impatience in South America to get football restarted.

Last week CONMEBOL, the continent's federation, held a video conference meeting to discuss a possible timescale for resuming its club competitions, the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana -- respectively, equivalents of the Champions and Europa Leagues.

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How will CONMEBOL fit Copa Libertadores, World Cup qualifying and Copa America into football's coronavirus-hit calendar?

Gab Marcotti believes the Premier League should not continue if a deal with broadcasters can be arranged.

Europe aims to finish its Champions League by the end of August. South America has more time to play with; its season follows the calendar year. Officials there are hopeful that continental club competitions, the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana, can be brought to a conclusion by Dec. 31.

But all of this, almost certainly, will take place without the presence of fans inside stadiums. Argentina's Minister for Sport and Tourism Matias Lammens is a former first-division club president,...

CONMEBOL offers financial help to top South American clubs

Clubs playing 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 during the coronavirus crisis, the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) said on Thursday.

A total of 76 clubs are still active in the two competitions, which are South America's equivalent of the Champions League and Europa League.

All receive money for qualifying and the sum increases the further they progress.

Some have already furloughed...

FIFA 20: CONMEBOL threaten ban to club who withhold naming rights - sources

Flamengo players celebrate with the Copa Libertadores trophy after beating River Plate in the final.
Flamengo were the winners of the 2019 Copa Libertadores.

South American football's governing body CONMEBOL have threatened a continental ban to any team who don't release their rights to EA Sports, according to ESPN Brasil sources.

Several clubs across the continent have contracts with rival sports gaming company, Konami, who produce Pro Evolution Soccer, while CONMEBOL themselves were also had a deal with the Japanese company until 2019.

However, from 2020, they agreed rights with EA Sports and have requested all clubs release their commercial and naming...

Independiente del Valle overcome all odds to win Copa Sudamericana

Cristian Dajome and Federico Lertola
The Copa Sudamericana final on Saturday was interrupted for over half an hour by a tropical downpour.

In the end, there was late drama and a historic result for a historic occasion. Tiny Independiente del Valle of Ecuador beat Colon of Argentina 3-1 to win the Copa Sudamericana, South America's equivalent of the Europa League.

In place of the traditional home-and-away, two-legged decider, the element of chance was introduced this year to both the Sudamerica and the Libertadores in the shape of a one-off final on neutral ground.

For a while, the local football authorities must have feared that the...