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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 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

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

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 fans cheer before 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 fans cheer before the match. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

'I'd be in Brazil if the title race was over!' – Mourinho

The Red Devils fell 11 points behind their rivals after a controversial derby, but their boss refuses to give up the chase at the summit

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 fan cheers before the match. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar has returned to his native Brazil to deal with a family matter and will miss their League Cup tie at Strasbourg on December 13, 2017

Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar has returned to his native Brazil to deal with a family matter and will miss their League Cup tie at Strasbourg on December 13, 2017 (AFP Photo/Tobias SCHWARZ)

Brazil must take momentum into World Cup – Renato Augusto

The Beijing Guoan man also revealed he will be begin a specially-devised training schedule in order to ensure he arrives in Russia in peak condition

Independiente and Flamengo meet for South American trophy

Brazil's Flamengo Para, left, fights for the ball with Argentina's Independiente Fabricio Bustos during a Copa Sudamericana first leg final soccer match in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Independiente and Flamengo meet for South American trophy

Brazil's Flamengo Everton, left, fights for the ball with Argentina's Independiente Fabricio Bustos during a Copa Sudamericana first leg final soccer match in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Independiente and Flamengo meet for South American trophy

Brazil's Flamengo Vinicius Junior, far right, fights for the ball with Argentina's Independiente Maximiliano Meza during a Copa Sudamericana first leg final soccer match in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Bafana Bafana line up friendlies with Brazil, England and Spain for 2018

Bafana have lined up international friendlies with three heavyweights of world football

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