It’s springtime in Europe. Blossom and leaves are returning to the trees, birds are chirping louder than ever, while for a hardy subset of the football-loving world, the internet’s blurriest, most unreliable streams beckon anew. That’s right, after a meagre four-month lay-off, the Campeonato Brasileiro crashes back into our lives this weekend, promising thrills, spills and unpaid bills.
This year’s edition is set to be even more fraught than usual; as you may have heard, there’s a bit of a football thing happening in Brazil in June and July. The Brasileirão has therefore been split into two chunks: a starter course before the Copa and the rest after. With the transfer window also guaranteed to play havoc with squads, fans are preparing themselves for what might just be the most disjointed league season in recent memory.
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