Former Brazil international midfielder Felipe Melo has been banned for six matches for violent conduct during a Copa Libertadores match with Palmeiras and Penarol.
The 59-year-old Argentine Edgardo Bauza became the new coach of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to replace Emirati Mahdi Ali.
Lucas Verissimo scored late to hand Brazilian giants Santos a 3-2 victory over Independiente Santa Fe in their Copa Libertadores group match on Thursday.
Flamengo can all but guarantee their passage to the Copa Libertadores knockout phase with a home victory over Chile’s Universidad Catolica on Wednesday.
Second-half substitute Sassa scored a late penalty to earn Brazil’s Botafogo a 1-1 away draw with Barcelona de Guayaquil in their Copa Libertadores group match on Thursday.
The result lifted Santa Fe to second in Group B with three points from two matches, one point behind Brazil’s Santos.
Juan Sebastian Veron, who won the Copa Libertadores with Estudiantes in 2009, retired from football in 2014.
Two-time FIFA world player of the year Ronaldinho is hopeful of returning to football with a South American club this year.
The LaMia plane crash that devastated the Chapecoense football team last month was caused by a lack of fuel.
Corinthians have sacked coach Oswaldo de Oliveira after just two months in the job, the Brazilian club said on Thursday.
Former Brazil international midfielder Ze Roberto has signed a new one-year deal with Brazilian champions Palmeiras.
Former Manchester United star Carlos Tevez has revealed that he is contemplating between playing in China and retirement.