Brasileiro in Britain?
This idea has gathered force following the success of the National Football League (American football) staging regular games in London and Canada.
Plans are to increase the number of EPL games by one to thirty-nine so that British based fans do not miss out.
But the Football Supporters’ Federation has already expressed its disgust with idea saying it is “ludicrous” and has “a complete disregard for the proud traditions of the English game”.
While some Brazilian clubs (especially those based in Rio) sometimes play league or cup games in other states, the idea of staging matches abroad is something new.
However, with no games in Europe from mid May to August, this could be a major marketing opportunity for Brazilian teams and also a good chance to raise the profile of the Campeonato Brasileiro and other club competitions.
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