Brazil Looking More and More European: Corinthians To Break Away, Negotiate Own T.V. DealBy: Junior | February 22nd, 2011
Corinthians’ outspoken president Andres Sanches has said today that he intends to break away from the Clube dos 13. For those of you who don’t know, Clube dos 13 is a group composed of the biggest Brazilian teams who negotiate, among other things, T.V. deals and how they are shared among members.
Corinthians has the second largest fan base in Brazil and believe they deserve a bigger cut of any new T.V. deal.
If this does happen it will be a sad day for Brazilian football. With Corinthians gone whats to stop Flamengo, Sao Paulo, Palmeiras etc. from leaving? These teams will make loads of cash, get the best players and squeeze out the little and even medium sized teams.
The competitive league we see today in Brazil will begin to resemble its European counterparts.
So are you guys ready for a league dominated by a select few?