The Belo Horizonte crew, which in 2019 misplaced within the Libertadores spherical of 16 in opposition to River, fell in opposition to Oeste, final in Serie B, and is near the relegation zone.
Within the B sequence, the place Chapecoense simply acquired his ticket again to Brasileirao, a Brazilian soccer nice watches every little thing from the underside of the desk. Cruzeiro, the crew that in 2019 misplaced the spherical of 16 of the Copa Libertadores in opposition to River, is in free fall and this Wednesday misplaced with the worst crew of the event, which sentenced their aspirations to go away the Brazilian second division and fueled the possibilities of falling to 3rd.
After 34 video games, the Belo Horizonte membership received 13, drew 11 and misplaced 10, the final on Wednesday night time, when Oeste beat it 1-0, breaking with essentially the most hopeful predictions that this duel can be the springboard for Cruzeiro out of the low zone to struggle for one of many two remaining promotions.
4 dates from the top, the historical past of Brazilian soccer is thirteenth with 44 factors. In a really balanced and hard-fought event, eight factors separate it from the final crew that will be promoted for now -CSA- and in addition from those that attempt to escape from the 4 descents, Parana and Figueirense, each with 36. In the meantime, Botafogo has 33 and West full that group with 26.
Cruzeiro began the season with the only real goal of being promoted to Serie A, which he left on December 8, 2019 for the primary time in its historical past, consuming a disastrous second semester by which a severe monetary disaster and poor efficiency of a crew stuffed with figures.
Nevertheless, 2021 doesn’t appear to be higher than 2020, not even due to the push from the bench of a world champion like Luiz Felipe Scolari, who took over the crew in October and will go away earlier than a doable (albeit distant) relegation. Based on the Brazilian web site Globe Sports activities, the membership would owe him two months’ wage, which may finish early with the hyperlink that runs till the top of 2022.
The Cruzeiro financial disaster doesn’t solely have an effect on Felipao, who returned 20 years after his earlier stage, which began within the 2000-01 season and by which he received 40 of 75 video games. If the 2002 World Cup winner with the Brazilian crew doesn’t obtain his salaries, it’s not shocking that his gamers haven’t paid for 2 and a half months.
That state of affairs, exactly, brought about the gamers to not focus for the duel in opposition to Oeste. The choice was made after coaching on Tuesday, after just a few gamers chat with Scolari. The board of administrators, removed from claiming them, launched an announcement by which it understood the dedication.
“The membership confirms that there was a declare on the a part of the athletes, and that the board of administrators and the soccer division, understanding the second and the legitimacy of the declare, complied with the request,” they defined.
Based on the location Uol, the campus nonetheless haven’t obtained half of the salaries of October, November and December, along with the bonus. As well as, administrative staff and members of girls’s soccer and beneath undergo the identical state of affairs.
“The gamers who’re listed here are heroes, as a result of many issues are taking place. It is extremely tough, very tough certainly. Folks nonetheless have no idea 10% of what’s taking place,” he defined Rafael Sobis, essentially the most excellent footballer within the fall with Oeste. Scolari, in dialogue with the press, additionally supported them, saying that it’s “a method for the gamers to speak to the management.”
As a substitute, the 72-year-old coach was evasive when questions pointed to his continuity. “I inform them that I’ve nothing to say. After I practice, my gamers dedicate themselves to work. The remaining, I’ve nothing to get entangled in, as a result of they’re areas that aren’t technical,” he defined.
Earlier than this case exploded and brought about the campus to not focus, Jadsom Silva, who performed 27 video games on this Collection B, determined to not practice with the group since Monday, after requesting the oblique termination of the contract as a result of money owed within the Labor Courtroom.
With 15 factors in dispute, Cruzeiro appears doomed to proceed in Serie B, though he should watch out to not lose precious factors that make him struggle to not be relegated. Within the subsequent spherical, he’ll go away Belo Horizonte once more to fulfill in Rio Grande do Sul on Saturday with Youth, a crew that could be very near promotion.