Brazilian club allowed to keep youth lodging open

A Brazilian court says local club Vasco da Gama is allowed to

keep its youth facilities open after it improved conditions for its

teenage players.

The club had until Saturday to improve the players’ lodging or

it would have to transfer them from the facility, which

investigators said was in deplorable condition.

The youth lodging was closed in April but the club reopened it

through a court injunction. Vasco said Tuesday it had planned to

move the youth squads to a training center outside of Rio but

couldn’t do so because the new facility was not ready.

In February, a 14-year-old boy died while trying out for the

club, prompting prosecutors to start an investigation.

Vasco is one of Brazil’s top clubs and finished second in the

Brazilian league last year.