What seemed very imminent, however, was the acquisition of new chapters behind the scenes. No fewer than 23 Serie A clubs They released a statement informing that they will not attend the meeting with Founders of Libra (Brazilian League for Clubs)., which takes place this Thursday (12), at the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation, in Rio de Janeiro (RJ). In the letter, the bloc says it will hold its own meeting on the 16th, also in the city of Rio de Janeiro.
Thursday’s meeting, scheduled for last week in Sao Paulo (SP), will serve more clubs to score in the balance. Atletico-MG, Botafogo, Bahia, Internacional and Gremio did not sign the statement, nor did they sign the statement.
This is officially happening for the longer period required by the bloc to analyze and take notes on the platform to establish Libra (which was signed by the Big Four in São Paulo, Ponte Preta, Bragantino, Cruzeiro, Flamengo and now Vasco).
The idea is to hold a subsequent meeting with the founders to present the demands in a concrete way.
Behind the scenes, like Throw!The fact is that the Futebol Forte group, formed by emerging players from Brazil who demand a greater distribution of revenue, won the entry of 12 second-tier participants.
Brusque, Chapecoense, CSA, CRB, Criciúma, Londrina, Náutico, Operario-PR, Sampaio Corrêa, Sport, Tombense and Vila Nova line up with Futebol Forte.
In addition, the block, initially formed by América-MG, Atlético-GO, Athletico, Avaí, Ceará, Coritiba, Cuiabá, Fortaleza, Goiás and Juventude, won the Fluminense adhesion.
The L! It found that Atlético-MG, which was initially allied with the bloc, disagreed with the decision not to attend Thursday’s meeting and decided to pursue the mediators Internacional and Botafogo. Additionally, there was internal pressure at the club to join Libra after rival Cruzeiro entered.
Among the remaining clubs that did not enter the scales and did not sign the Futebol Forte document, Noforzontino, Ituano and Guarani of Sao Paulo must agree to the league.
In addition to Inter and Galo, there are still Grêmio, Bahia and Botafogo and the founders expected to seal once and for all on Thursday the entry of at least two of them into the balance.
In order to formalize the CBF, according to entity law, it is necessary to have the membership of at least 13 clubs (one third of the total series A and B).
The platform signed by Paulistas and Flamengo provides for 40% of revenue to be divided equally among all contest participants, 30% for performance and 30% for participation.
Futebol Forte wants a version of the approved split in the Premier League: 50% divided equally, 25% by performance and 25% by revenue in participation criteria, which can be re-discussed later.
The goal of a strong soccer game is to reduce the revenue gap between last place and champion by a maximum of 3.5 times. According to the basic law of Libra, this distinction can be up to six times.
There is also disagreement when it comes to the “B” string. In the Founders’ Act there are provisions that move from 15% to 20% of the total collected for competition, in the event of a major downfall. However, second-tier clubs want 25% of the pie and part of the total earned from television rights.
In addition, League Two clubs want more decision-making power. This is because under the Basic Law of Libra, Serie A clubs have a weight vote in elections and decisions that are passed.
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