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FIFA suspends Brazilian soccer president Marco Polo del Nero

FILe - In this Oct. 22, 2015, file photo, Brazilian Football Confederation President Marco Polo del Nero listens to questions during a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. FIFA has suspended Brazilian soccer federation president Marco Polo del Nero for 90 days while he is under an ethics investigation. Del Nero has remained in power in Brazil despite being charged by American authorities with racketeering and money laundering in 2015. FIFA says Del Nero has been provisionally banned from all soccer activities as formal ethics investigation proceedings are conducted. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

FIFA suspends Brazilian soccer president Marco Polo del Nero

FILe - In this Oct. 22, 2015, file photo, Brazilian Football Confederation President Marco Polo del Nero listens to questions during a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. FIFA has suspended Brazilian soccer federation president Marco Polo del Nero for 90 days while he is under an ethics investigation. Del Nero has remained in power in Brazil despite being charged by American authorities with racketeering and money laundering in 2015. FIFA says Del Nero has been provisionally banned from all soccer activities as formal ethics investigation proceedings are conducted. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

Conte: David Luiz not set for January transfer, he's just injured

The Blues boss has strongly denied that he has problems with the Brazil defender, and refuted claims that the 30-year-old is set to leave

Conte: David Luiz not set for January transfer, he's just injured

The Blues boss has strongly denied that he has problems with the Brazil defender, and refuted claims that the 30-year-old is set to leave

Conte: David Luiz not set for January transfer, he's just injured

The Blues boss has strongly denied that he has problems with the Brazil defender, and refuted claims that the 30-year-old is set to leave

Conte: David Luiz not set for January transfer, he's just injured

The Blues boss has strongly denied that he has problems with the Brazil defender, and refuted claims that the 30-year-old is set to leave

Conte: David Luiz not set for January transfer, he's just injured

The Blues boss has strongly denied that he has problems with the Brazil defender, and refuted claims that the 30-year-old is set to leave

Conte: David Luiz not set for January transfer, he's just injured

The Blues boss has strongly denied that he has problems with the Brazil defender, and refuted claims that the 30-year-old is set to leave

Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar flew home to Brazil for three days because of a "family problem" and returned to France on December 13, 2017

Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar flew home to Brazil for three days because of a "family problem" and returned to France on December 13, 2017 (AFP Photo/Christof STACHE)

Neymar not an injury risk after Brazil trip - Emery

The former Barcelona winger returned home for personal reasons in midweek but will be back for the Ligue 1 encounter with Rennes this Saturday

Rio prosecutors launch probe into soccer final violence

Argentina's Independiente players celebrate clenching the Copa Sudamericana championship title, after tying 1-1 with Brazil's Flamengo at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Dec.13, 2017. At left is Flamengo's Para. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Argentina's Independiente wins Copa Sudamericana in Rio

Brazil's Flamengo Juan, center, is blocked by Argentina's Independiente's Damian Albil, left, and Fernando Amorebieta, right, during the Copa Sudamericana final championship soccer match at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Dec.13, 2017. At right is Flamengo's Rever. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Argentina's Independiente wins Copa Sudamericana in Rio

Argentina's Independiente celebrates winning the Copa Sudamericana championship title after tying 1-1 with Brazil's Flamengo at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Argentina's Independiente wins Copa Sudamericana in Rio

Argentina's Independiente Emmanuel Gigliotti argues to a lineman during the Copa Sudamericana final championship soccer match against Brazil's Flamengo at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Dec.13, 2017. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Argentina's Independiente wins Copa Sudamericana in Rio

Argentina's Independiente's Ezequiel Barco, facing camera, celebrates his goal against Brazil's Flamengo with teammate Nicolas Domingo, left, and Diego Rodriguez during the Copa Sudamericana final championship soccer match at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Dec.13, 2017. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Argentina's Independiente wins Copa Sudamericana in Rio

Argentina's Independiente Diego Rodriguez, top, celebrates with goalkeeper Damian Albil after their team won the Copa Sudamericana final championship title, after tying 1-1 with Brazil's Flamengo at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Dec.13, 2017. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Argentina's Independiente wins Copa Sudamericana in Rio

Argentina's Independiente Ezequiel Barco celebrates his penalty goal against Brazil's Flamengo during the Copa Sudamericana final championship soccer match at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Dec.13, 2017. Behind is Emmanuel Gigliotti. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Argentina's Independiente wins Copa Sudamericana in Rio

Brazil's Flamengo Lucas Paqueta, 29, and his teammete Felipe Vizeu celebrate after scoring against Argentina's Independiente during the Copa Sudamericana final championship soccer match at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Dec.13, 2017. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Argentina's Independiente wins Copa Sudamericana in Rio

Players of Argentina's Independiente and Brazil's Flamengo fight during the Copa Sudamericana final championship soccer match at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Dec.13, 2017. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Argentina's Independiente wins Copa Sudamericana in Rio

Argentina's Independiente's Diego Rodriguez, top, celebrates with his team after they clenched the Copa Sudamericana championship title, after tying 1-1 with Brazil's Flamengo at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Argentina's Independiente wins Copa Sudamericana in Rio

Argentina's Independiente Emmanuel Gigliotti reacts after missing a chance to score against Brazil's Flamengo during the Copa Sudamericana final championship soccer match at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Dec.13, 2017. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Argentina's Independiente wins Copa Sudamericana in Rio

Argentina's Independiente Fernando Amorebieta, left, challenge to Brazil's Flamengo Everton, center, as Argentina's Independiente goalkeeper Martin Campana looks the ball during the Copa Sudamericana final championship soccer match at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Dec.13, 2017. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Argentina's Independiente wins Copa Sudamericana in Rio

Argentina's Independiente celebrates winning the Copa Sudamericana championship title after tying 1-1 with Brazil's Flamengo at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Dec.13, 2017. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Argentina's Independiente wins Copa Sudamericana in Rio

Argentina's Independiente Ezequiel Barco, front, and teammates celebrate clenching the Copa Sudamericana championship title, after tying 1-1 with Brazil's Flamengo at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Dec.13, 2017. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Argentina's Independiente wins Copa Sudamericana in Rio

Referee Wilmar Roldan, from Colombia, shows a yellow card to Brazil's Flamengo Everton during the Copa Sudamericana final championship soccer match at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Dec.13, 2017. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Flamengo v Independiente

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Brazil's Flamengo v Argentina's Independiente - Maracana stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - December 13, 2017. Independiente's players celebrate with Copa Sudamericana trophy. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Flamengo v Independiente

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Brazil's Flamengo v Argentina's Independiente - Maracana stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - December 13, 2017. Flamengo's Vinicius Junior (L) is tackled by Independiente's Maximiliano Meza. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Flamengo v Independiente

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Brazil's Flamengo v Argentina's Independiente - Maracana stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - December 13, 2017. Flamengo's Vinicius Junior (L) is tackled by Independiente's Maximiliano Meza. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Flamengo v Independiente

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Brazil's Flamengo v Argentina's Independiente - Maracana stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - December 13, 2017. Independiente's players are reflected on the Copa Sudamericana trophy after winning the tournament. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Flamengo v Independiente

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Brazil's Flamengo v Argentina's Independiente - Maracana stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - December 13, 2017. Independiente's players celebrate with Copa Sudamericana trophy. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Flamengo v Independiente

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Brazil's Flamengo v Argentina's Independiente - Maracana stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - December 13, 2017. Independiente's players celebrate with Copa Sudamericana trophy. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Flamengo v Independiente

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Brazil's Flamengo v Argentina's Independiente - Maracana stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - December 13, 2017. Independiente's players celebrate with Copa Sudamericana trophy. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Flamengo v Independiente

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Brazil's Flamengo v Argentina's Independiente - Maracana stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - December 13, 2017. Independiente's Ariel Holan reacts after the end of the match. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Flamengo v Independiente

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Brazil's Flamengo v Argentina's Independiente - Maracana stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - December 13, 2017. Flamingo's Rever reacts at the end of the match. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Flamengo v Independiente

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Brazil's Flamengo v Argentina's Independiente - Maracana stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - December 13, 2017. Flamengo's players react at the end of the match. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Flamengo v Independiente

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Brazil's Flamengo v Argentina's Independiente - Maracana stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - December 13, 2017. Independiente's players react at the end of the match. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Flamengo v Independiente

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Brazil's Flamengo v Argentina's Independiente - Maracana stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - December 13, 2017. Flamengo's Juan and William Arao (R) and Independiente's goalkeeper Martin Campana (L) in action. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Flamengo v Independiente

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Brazil's Flamengo v Argentina's Independiente - Maracana stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - December 13, 2017. Flamengo's players argue with referee Wilmar Roldan. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Flamengo v Independiente

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Brazil's Flamengo v Argentina's Independiente - Maracana stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - December 13, 2017. Flamengo's Rever (R) in action against Independiente's Emmanuel Gigliotti. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Flamengo v Independiente

Soccer Football - Copa Sudamericana Final - Brazil's Flamengo v Argentina's Independiente - Maracana stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - December 13, 2017. Flamengo's players pose before the match. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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