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Brazilian football getting stronger but challenges remain


Alongside the growth of the Brazilian economy, football in Brazil is getting stronger.  Club finances have improved and top players no longer need to go abroad to play.

Nevertheless, many challenges remain.   Like the growth of the economy, the overall picture is uneven. Some clubs still have big debts.   Attendances are poor with many fans priced out of the game. Corruption is stlll a big problem.