Copa Libertadores

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 27, 2018 file photo, Brazil goalkeeper Alisson kisses the ball after makes a save during their World Cup soccer match against Serbia. There will be no more kissing the ball for good luck in South American soccer. Forget about exchanging jerseys and even spitting or blowing noses on the field also. The soccer governing body of soccer in the region has released a series of specific regulations amid the coronavirus pandemic to protect everyone’s health when the Copa Libertadores eventually resumes. There is no date set for when the tournament will restart. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
May 14, 2020 - 7:40 am
There will be no more kissing the ball for good luck in South American soccer. Also, forget about exchanging jerseys — and even spitting or blowing noses on the field. The governing body of soccer in the region has released a series of specific regulations amid the coronavirus pandemic to protect...
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NHL profile photo on Chicago Blackhawks player Patrick Kane at a game against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alta. on Sat, Feb. 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Larry MacDougal
May 07, 2020 - 1:06 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Copa Libertadores champions Flamengo of Brazil say three players have tested positive for COVID-19 but are asymptomatic. The Rio de Janeiro-based club said in a statement 293 employees were tested, including all...
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Fans of Independiente de Medellin soccer club shout to journalists from a hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, April 14, 2020. The fans who traveled to Buenos Aires in March to cheer their team in a Copa Libertadores match, demand their country rescue them. They tried to exit through the Bolivian border but ended at a hotel in the Argentine capital, in a mandatory quarantine amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
April 15, 2020 - 12:06 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The plan of 15 soccer-crazy fans of Colombia's Independiente Medellín was very simple. They wanted to travel to Buenos Aires to watch their team face Boca Juniors in the historic La Bombonera stadium in a Copa Libertadores group stage match. And they did that. But...
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Real Madrid's Karim Benzema reacts at the end of La Liga soccer match between Betis and Real Madrid at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville, Spain, Sunday, March. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
March 12, 2020 - 4:50 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The deepening virus outbreak prompted the cancellation of Champions League soccer for the first time Thursday, with the high-profile match between Manchester City and Real Madrid one of two to be postponed. Juventus’ home match against Lyon in the last 16 — also scheduled...
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Cristiano Esmerio, right, father of Christian Esmerio Candido, one of the 10 teenage soccer players who died one year ago in a fire at the Flamengo training center, is comforted by a woman in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. Saturday marked one year since the fire killed 10 of Flamengo's academy players, all between 14 and 16 years old. It was "the worst tragedy" in the team's 124-year history, club president Rodolfo Landim has repeatedly said since. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
February 08, 2020 - 2:15 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When Marília de Barros Silva heard reports that the popular Brazilian soccer club Flamengo was signing a player for almost 17 million euros ($18.6 million), she felt sadness — but also resentment. For a year, she has been trying in vain to reach a settlement with the Rio de...
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A mask demonstrator clash with the police during an anti-government protest in Santiago, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Chileans have been taking to the streets and clashing with the police to demand better social services and an end to economic inequality, even as the government announced that weeks of demonstrations are hurting the country's economic growth. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
November 05, 2019 - 6:55 pm
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — South America's soccer body CONMEBOL decided on Tuesday to move the Copa Libertadores final from Santiago to Lima because of a weekslong wave of demonstrations in the Chilean capital. CONMEBOL announced the move after a meeting with representatives of the two finalists —...
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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, center, takes part in a training session at the Liverpool soccer team media open day, in Liverpool, England, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, ahead of their Champions League Final soccer match against Tottenham on Saturday in Madrid. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
May 28, 2019 - 10:40 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain will deploy unprecedented security measures for Saturday's "high risk" Champions League final in Madrid, officials said Tuesday. Spanish authorities said the police operation prepared for the final between Liverpool and Tottenham will be the biggest ever for a sporting event in...
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