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BRAZIL CHIEF UNDER INVESTIGATION

RIO DE JANEIRO — FIFA ethics investigators confirmed Wednesday that they are formally investigating the indicted head of Brazilian soccer, just days after he met with FIFA president Gianni Infantino.

Marco Polo del Nero has remained president of the Brazilian Football Confederation despite being among the officials indicted last year as part of an American investigation into soccer corruption.

Del Nero also remains free to hold positions of power in soccer, although FIFA's ethics division has now announced it has been investigating the former executive committee member since December.

"We are able to confirm that there are formal proceedings going on against Marco Polo del Nero," the investigatory chamber of FIFA's ethics committee told the Associated Press.

Del Nero is yet to face the racketeering and money laundering charges in New York along with the other suspects in the far-reaching U.S. investigation into soccer.

COURTING MESSI: Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza traveled to Spain to try to convince Lionel Messi to stay on the national team. Messi, 29, a record five-time world player of the year, said in June that "the national team is over for me" after Argentina's loss in the Copa America final.

ET CETERA

AUTOS: IndyCar and Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., have reached a two-year extension that will keep the open-wheel series at the track through 2018. The dates were not announced.

CYCLING: The world's best teams have decided to boycott the team time trial event at the world championships in Qatar in October in protest. The teams have been at odds with the International Cycling Union for months, and the WorldTour calendar was the final blow. The schedule for next year has increased to 37 events on three continents, and WorldTour teams are required to compete in all of them.

TENNIS: Novak Djokovic dropped out of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati with a sore left wrist. The Masters event is scheduled to start Sunday.

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