Her name is Mariléia dos Santos but, as she herself says, "if someone says Mariléia on the street maybe I do not realize they are calling me". Since she started playing, shortly before the start of the 80s, someone happened to call her Michael Jackson, for here uncanny resemblance to the singer, and the nickname stuck and became her trademark leaving her true name behind.
The South American Football Confederation, through its Secretary General, Dr. José Luis Meiszner, summons the ordinary and extraordinary meetings to be held this year. The first, on the 29th of this month in the Republic of Mauritius, while the second date is scheduled for August 1st.
Olimpia beat Tigre 2-0 and with the victory classified for the quarterfinals of Copa competition in a game played in front of 30,000 spectators in Defensores del Chaco stadium in the Paraguayan capital.
The South American Football Confederation announced the official calendar of women's football for the years 2013 and 2014. The schedule has listed the Sudamericanos in the different categories as well as the Copa Libertadores and the Copa América.
Michel Platini, UEFA president, praised referee Gianluca Rocchi, in an exclusive interview with AFP. Rocchi delayed a game between AC Milan and Roma for 90 seconds on Sunday to quiet the racist insults against Milan player Mario Balotelli.
The UEFA Cup final, which will see Chelsea of England face off against Benfica of Portugal, will have a number of South American players as protagonists. Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay are divided between the two candidates for the title.
Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella said that if Lionel Messi fails to come back from his injury for the match with Colombia on June 7 in the South American qualifiers "it will be a good opportunity" to test the team without its star player.