Brazil federation accepts some of players’ demands
The Brazilian federation is making changes to its football
calendar from 2015 in response to player demands, limiting the
maximum number of matches a team can play in a month to seven and
guaranteeing 30 days’ vacation.
Players have protested throughout the final rounds of the
Brazilian league in an attempt to improve conditions, and warned
the movement would grow next year if the national federation didn’t
show a commitment to make changes.
The federation said the seven-match limit will not count for
teams playing in the final stages of the Brazilian Cup and the Copa
To accommodate the changes, the regional championships will have
four dates less than presently.
The federation said changes to the 2014 calendar are not
possible because of the World Cup.