Cruzeiro eye home matches in Brasilia-Xinhua

Cruzeiro eye home matches in Brasilia

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2023-02-07 14:54:15

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian giants Cruzeiro could play some of their home league matches in Brasilia this year, club president Ronaldo said.

The announcement follows a breakdown in relations between the Belo Horizonte club and Minas Arena, the operator of the 62,000-capacity Mineirao stadium.

"We're probably going to play some of our Brazilian [Serie A] games in Brasilia this year," the former Brazil international striker said during an interview broadcast on social media.

"We saw that it worked very well for us last year in Serie B. We have many fans in Brasilia."

The Foxes - four-time Serie A champions - secured their return to Brazil's top flight last September, three years after they were relegated for the first time.

Ronaldo, 46, bought a controlling stake in Cruzeiro in 2021, capitalizing on new laws that allow Brazilian clubs to become limited companies under private ownership.