Fixtures wreak havoc for Conmebol

April 2, 2004
By Brian Homewood
ASUNCION, April 2 (Reuters) - As South America's footballers flew back to Europe after this week's World Cup qualifiers, they may have been wondering whether the so-called co-ordinated international calendar was just a figment of FIFA's imagination.

Many will face their third match in eight days in different continents at the weekend after being subjected to exactly the sort of treatment the calendar was supposed to avoid.

Players such as Hernan Crespo of Argentina and Chelsea, Ronaldo ...

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