RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Cruzeiro, Botafogo, and Vasco have already created their SAFs (Sociedades Anônima do Futebol - "Football Limited Company"), transformed their soccer teams into companies, and sold their command to investors interested in turning them into a profitable business.
Several other important forces on the national scene, such as Athletico-PR and Bahia, intend to follow the same path and have club-company format projects in the feasibility study phase.
But who will put money into the various . . .