In the decision of the State championship, Chapecoense seeks reinforcements

Club will compete in Serie B of the Brazilian Championship with new faces

Chapecoense | Credit: Ivan Storti Santos
Photo credit: Ivan Storti Santos

Os guesses today's games for the definition of the Santa Catarina Championship have already started. The tournament, resumed amid the pandemic of the new coronavirus in Brazil, which has already killed more than 90 thousand people, has its finalists defined. Chapecoense e Brusque will make the grand final of the state tournament.

The spot in the final was accompanied by another impressive feat of Plate when it comes to the state. There are five state decisions in five years, something difficult to happen in such a disputed state, with at least four teams considered great, such as Cricklewood, Figueirense, Avaí and the very Chapecoense.

The decision will be against Brusque, who in the semifinal of the tournament eliminated the Juventus, from Jaraguá do Sul. The local federation, however, does not yet have a date for the game. With the coronavirus pandemic, the Brazilian football calendar has undergone significant changes. The decision of the state, according to the organization, can be left for October.

In addition, Chapecoense aims to return to A series of the Brazilian Championship in 2020. The team will compete in the Series B of the Brasileirão and, for that, it is eyeing reinforcements. The idea is to hire experienced and well-rounded players, who can merge the current young and dynamic squad.

One of the reinforcements that has already arrived is the attacker Thiago Ribeiro, 34 years old. The player adds passages through São Paulo, Santos, Cagliari, from Italy, and Cruzeiro. Last year, he was champion of Serie B with Bragantino's shirt.

Upon arriving in Chapecó, Thiago Ribeiro spoke to the globoesporte website about the link with the city's team. "Chapecoense ended up falling to Serie B after several years in the elite, so I'm going to try to make my contribution, help, make a great championship with the whole team, because everyone's main objective is for us to get that access to return to Serie A That's the biggest goal. I'm very happy, Chapecoense is a traditional team, they've been doing very well for several years in Serie A. Last year they ended up falling. I'm happy with this challenge and faith in God to make a great championship and help all team," Ribeiro said.

Another who can arrive to qualify the Chapecoense squad is the consecrated midfielder Elias. At 35, he stood out for his Corinthians. He, however, has not acted since the end of last year, when he left the Athletic-MG. The player still has passages through Ponte Preta, Flamengo, Atlético de Madrid and Sporting.

The midfielder's resume still has calls for the Brazilian team and numerous titles, most of them with the Corinthians shirt, such as Série B (2008), Paulista (2009), Copa do Brasil (2009) and Brasileiro (2015). Despite being without a club, the player still wants to play at a high level and play in major competitions, which could hinder Chape's desire to count on the player at this time.


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