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Cash-strapped Brazilian players want to get back on the pitch

Brazilian footballers have come out in favor of bringing back the sport during the pandemic, but mostly for financial reasons

football Botafogo players enter the pitch wearing masks, in a March 25 match against Bangu. Photo: Vitor Silva/Botafogo
Botafogo players enter the pitch wearing masks, in a March 25 match against Bangu. Photo: Vitor Silva/Botafogo

Welcome back to the Brazil Sports newsletter. Football players have come out in favor of bringing back the sport during the pandemic, but mostly for financial reasons. Also, two ex-footballers fight about politics, reminding us how rare it is to see any form of political activism in Brazilian football. Enjoy your read!

Brazilian athletes want to get back to work

As leagues in Europe discuss a potential return for football, it would appear Brazil is far from being able to bring back the beautiful game, as its Covid-19 curve continues to rise. While this hasn’t stopped some state associations and...

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