Controversy in Brazil, with the last minute match between Goias and Corinthians postponed. Flamengo, who will receive the team led by Portuguese Vitor Pereira in the second leg of the Brazilian Cup final next Wednesday, does not hide his revolution.
The postponement decision was made by the Supreme Court of Sport Justice (STJD), following an appeal by Corinthians against the ban on the presence of its fans in the stands at the Serinha Stadium, home of Goiás.
Thus, while Flamengo played against Atlético Mineiro (1–0 win, with several in reserve), Corinthians ended up winning a day off in light of the cup final decision.
“It’s bad for Brazilian football. Not in the floodplain. In the floodplain, four or five hours before you know if there will be a game or not. Today, in an important league like ours, there was no match overnight. That Too bad. They were going to play today and play on Wednesday. I wouldn’t say Flamengo was damaged, but I can give an example of the Brazilian championship, from other teams fighting G-4 or G-5. Corinthians will play later with the whole team. So Flamengo didn’t hurt. Not only, it harmed the whole world,” noted Marcos Braz, vice president of FC Rio de Janeiro.
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