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

Libertadores tournaments.

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.