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Brazil and Argentina dominate Copa Liberatores but can they be stopped?

River Plate are the defending champions.

Leicester City's incredible Premier League triumph in 2015-16 was a freak, an aberration, something that appeared impossible until it happened. However, if Leicester had won the FA Cup instead it would not have inspired anything like the same worldwide reaction. The logic is simple: the shorter the competition, the greater the chance of an upset.

The reverse of this theory helps explain why the Copa Libertadores is now dominated by South America's big two: Brazil and Argentina. The continent's equivalent...

Flamengo eye Liverpool rematch, but first must win the Copa Libertadores

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Flamengo defeated Liverpool 3-0 in the 1981 Intercontinental Cup -- one of the high points in Mengao history.

Brazil's most popular club were very happy that the Champions League title went to Liverpool. It could be an omen.

Back in 1981, when Rio de Janeiro giants Flamengo won the Copa Libertadores to become the champions of South America, Liverpool were the champions of Europe. The two clubs met in the Intercontinental Cup staged in Japan, and a Zico-inspired Flamengo won 3-0.

It is the finest moment in over a century of club history for the Brazilian side. The year 1981 continues to be the bar for Flamengo,...

CONMEBOL says no more Copa Libertadores finals outside of South America

River Plate beat Boca Juniors in Madrid to lift last season's Copa Libertadores title.

CONMEBOL has rejected any chance of another Copa Libertadores final being played out of South America, as happened last year.

- Wright Thompson: The greatest game never played

CONMEBOL President Alejandro Dominguez said at a news conference on Monday there were neither plans nor offers to send the South American club championship another continent any time soon.

Last year, River Plate beat archrival Boca Juniors 3-1 in the second leg of the final in Madrid and won its fourth Copa Libertadores title.

CONMEBOL...

CONCACAF president skeptical over Liga MX-MLS Copa Libertadores reports

MONTERREY, Mexico -- CONCACAF president Victor Montagliani isn't buying recent reports suggesting that MLS and Liga MX clubs could soon be competing in the Copa Libertadores.

Montagliani is confident that the focus for clubs in the region remains the CONCACAF Champions League, which Monterrey lifted for the fourth time on Wednesday.

"I can tell you unequivocally that I think that's all media speculation," Montagliani told ESPN FC in Monterrey. "Neither MLS nor Liga MX itself as it relates to...

Boca Juniors being awarded 2018 Copa Libertadores 'wouldn't be strange' - CAS member

A representative of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has said that it would not be irregular if Boca Juniors were awarded the 2018 Copa Libertadores at the expense of city rivals River Plate.

Boca appealed to CAS to have the title award to them after Boca appealed to CAS to have the title awarded to them after the final's second leg was postponed twice due to violence.

Boca drew the first leg, 2-2, at their Bombonera stadium on Nov. 11 and eventually lost 3-1 to River in extra time...