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Brazil’s next political crisis comes in football

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Bolsonaro pits football against politics

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Brazilian players are at a crossroads. Photo: Lucas Figueiredo/CBF

If political crisis was an Olympic event, Brazil would always be in with a chance of winning gold. Indeed, the current government instability is set to spill over the country’s national pastime: football. This week, the iconic Brazilian national football team will come to the center of political disputes, as the squad and manager appears set to break with the Bolsonaro government.

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