Brasileirão: More foreign players allowed for the 2024 Brazilian league

The limit of foreign players registered for each match increases from seven to nine
Martín O'Donnell
2024-03-06 14:15:49

The 2024 Brasileirão will have several changes approved in the last hours by the Technical Council of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF). One of the most significant decisions has to do with an increase in the number of foreigners that clubs can register for each match, which goes from seven to nine footballers.

The modification was unanimously approved by the representatives of the 20 teams that will participate in the top flight this year. On the other hand, the National Federation of Professional Football Athletes (Fenapaf), the union that brings together players, was against the move.


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In 2023, the limit of foreign players had already been increased from five to seven players per match. The recent increase responds to the power of Brazilian football to attract international stars.

Calendar, FIFA dates, and synthetic turf

The club representatives gathered at the CBF headquarters in Rio de Janeiro also accepted changes regarding synthetic turf. In that sense, teams that use it will be required to allow the opponent to train there the day before the match to assess the condition of the playing field.

Meanwhile, it was determined that the Brasileirão will begin on April 13 and end on December 8. For the second time in its history, the tournament will take a break during FIFA dates, and teams with players called up to the Brazilian national team will have a minimum rest of 48 hours between the end of the call-up period and their matches.


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