FIFA 20: CONMEBOL threaten ban to club who withhold naming rights - sources

South American football's governing body CONMEBOL have threatened a continental ban to any team who don't release their rights to EA Sports, according to ESPN Brasil sources.

Several clubs across the continent have contracts with rival sports gaming company, Konami, who produce Pro Evolution Soccer, while CONMEBOL themselves were also had a deal with the Japanese company until 2019.

However, from 2020, they agreed rights with EA Sports and have requested all clubs release their commercial and naming rights for the FIFA series and threatened those who do not comply with expulsion from the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana.

Sources have told ESPN Brasil that Athletico-PR, Atletico-MG, Corinthians, Palmeiras and Sao Paulo have all questioned the demand.

The quintet, along with Copa Libertadores holders Flamengo, Argentine duo Boca Juniors and River Plate, as well as Chile's Colo Colo have exclusive contracts with Konami.

Italian club Juventus were dropped from FIFA 20 and renamed "Piedmonte Calcio" after they signed an exclusive deal with Konami.