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SBD Global/December 4, 2013/International Football

Brazilian Football Considers Increasing Number Of Foreign Players Per Game

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) is "considering raising from three to five the number of foreign players that teams can use per game, addressing a request from clubs including Porto Alegre, Gremio and Vitoria," according to the EFE. This "information was attributed to CBF President José María Marín." CBF Competition Dir Manoel Flores "indicated that the majority of teams consulted were in favor of increasing the number of foreign players that can be used per game." Brazil's "football league contracts less foreign players than any other South American country." Other CBF rules changes, "including some related to the calendar and reducing the number of games, will be announced Friday when the CBF's 2014 General Competition Rules are revealed" (EFE, 12/3).
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