Rio’s Vasco Loses São Januário, but Douglas Luiz Gains US$45MM

For Vasco, the week began with Brazil's sports tribunal, the STJD, prohibiting the club from playing at its home stadium, São Januário, and may end with the club finalizing the richest player sale in club history for nineteen-year-old Douglas Luiz.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It's been an eventful week for one of Rio's big four football (soccer) clubs, Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama, which began with the club being prohibited from playing at its home stadium, São Januário.

Also, if preliminary reports are true, the week could end with the club completing the richest player sale in its 101-year history with Douglas Luiz going to Manchester City.

The week got off to an auspicious start with the well-publicized death of Vasco fan, 27-year-old David Lopes Rocha . . .

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