Five foreign investors with good chances of buying Brazilian soccer clubs

Five groups or business people who already have experience in the area and own clubs abroad have good reasons to invest in the five-time World Cup champion country.

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 . . .

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