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
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.