Clubs led by the Futebol Forte group define a new proposal to enter Libra – 05/16/2022 – Esporte

At a meeting on Monday (16) in Rio de Janeiro, representatives of the Futebol Forte group and other clubs in the Brazilian football series A and B outlined a proposal to join Libra, the country’s new club league.

The meeting was marked by heated discussions and resentment of teams already signed up with the movement seeking to reorganize the sport in Brazil. According to officials he interviewed, a sheet who asked not to be identified, there is palpable dissatisfaction with the way the new league has started.

As per the understanding of some clubs, the current signatories to Libra are trying to take over the league. This caused outrage, above all, with the fact that a portion of them had already spoken to Grupo Globo about the broadcast rights for the tournament from 2025.

Attorney Flavio Zviter, one of the authors of the law, met with Paulo Marinho, head of the group, and discussed the interest in buying Libra toys. The current TV contract, which was bought by Globo, expires in 2024.

In a statement, Globo said it would be open to dialogue with all clubs and in favor of new initiatives in Brazilian football, but did not pursue any formal negotiations.

“While there are indications that the clubs want central negotiations, we will wait for the decision on the new format of the league and the collective management of the rights of Série A do Brasileiro,” says the broadcaster.

The proposal outlined at Monday’s meeting mainly deals with dividing all the money the university will raise with TV rights, sponsorship stakes and other revenue.

The 25 teams that met modeled out a 45-30-25 format. In this case, 45% of all collected will be divided equally, 30% by final rating and 25% within an equation that takes into account media viewing, streaming games and other variables.

The figure represents a reduction in the initial idea. In principle, Futebol Forte wanted the distribution to be in the 50-25-25 ratio.

The proposal has been signed by the following clubs: América-MG, Atlético-GO, Avai, Ceará, Athletico-PR, Atlético-MG, Coritiba, Cuiabá, Juventude, Fluminense, Fortaleza, Goiás, Internacional, Chapecoense, Brusque, CSA, CRB and Náutico, Criciúma, Guarani, Londrina, Operário, Sampaio Corrêa, Sport, Vila Nova

On the part of clubs that have already signed with Libra, there is resistance to abandoning the 40-30-30 model, similar to the current agreement with Grupo Globo. Leila Pereira, president of Palmeiras, is among the leaders who do not want to change this division.

However, there is already movement also to seek consensus on this topic to move forward from this stage and begin negotiations for the final creation of the league. The clubs have already hired a company to negotiate on their behalf and must hold a meeting with all teams to address the issue on a date yet to be determined.

In addition to Alviverde’s team, Corinthians, Sao Paulo, Santos, Red Bull Bragantino, Ponte Preta, Botafogo, Vasco and Flamengo have already signed with Libra.

The search for consensus between the two groups represents progress on the tortuous path taken to create the league.

Disagreements began at the first meeting, which was held in São Paulo, at the beginning of the month. Several Serie A and Serie A clubs said they had received an invitation at short notice to take part in the meeting, and when they got there, they found a law ready.

Everyone was warned that the text should not be discussed. This infuriated most of the leaders present.

Worse, is the discovery, according to three leaders a sheetwas in order to verify that the platform did not anticipate how resources would be divided when performing the league.

One of the top hats mocked the text of the report. He considered that he had received a “ready-made cake”.

The “Football Forte” movement considered the measure as an imposition on clubs from Sao Paulo with Flamengo to control the league. The biggest fear specifically was splitting that pie so that these associations would get more money than others.

The position of the clubs that have already joined is that the important thing is to create a political reality: to create a league and this will start the search for investors.

While they are already on the market in search of agreements and sponsorship, the clubs will remain in a long discussion over a proposal that could unite the 40 clubs in Series A and B of Brazilian football.

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