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DE LA CRUZ ANALYZES FLAMENGO'S PERFORMANCE IN THE DUEL AGAINST FLUMINENSE: ''THERE WAS A LOT OF ROOM''

The player analyzes Mengão's dominance over Flu in the semi-final

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One of the highlights of Flamengo at the start of the season, De la Cruz was invited to participate in the panel " Game Review", commenting on the 2-0 victory at Fla-Flu last Saturday, in the semi-final of the Campeonato Carioca. In an interview this Monday afternoon with FlaTV, the club's official YouTube channel, the Uruguayan midfielder analyzed the red and black dominance while reviewing the moves from the classic.

- I believe that as they were As the minutes passed, we felt more comfortable in the game. And of these passes we found many because there was a lot of space. (...) Arrasca plays a lot. The entire team has a lot of quality, which also simplifies things a lot. We had many goal situations like this, with the ball hitting the backwoods. The team knows when to do it, this is one of the qualities that we have to continue exploring because we have managed to score a lot of goals.

CONTROVERSIAL MOVE IN FLA-FLU

De la Cruz also commented on Flamengo about a possible penalty in a move involving himself and Martinelli at the end of the game. Bruno Spindel, executive director of football at Flamengo, went to the VAR room after the classic to understand why the referee was not called to review the move on the monitor and was informed that the interpretation was that the Uruguayan committed the foul. first. He disagreed:


- For me it was a penalty. There is no contact between me and him - claimed the midfielder.


De la Cruz was one of the three reinforcements hired by Flamengo in the first window of 2024. Rubro-Negro paid the fine of R$77.7 million for take him away from River Plate, from Argentina. He hasn't scored goals yet, but he has stood out in setting up plays and his start at the club has excited the fans.



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SOUR! FLAMENGO DENYS ANY DEPARTURE OF LORRAN FOR BASE SELECTION

The CBF's response will be crucial in defining the next steps in this situation

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Flamengo made a decision that generated discussion between fans and the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF). The Rio club decided not to release young Lorran, who is already part of the main squad, for the Brazilian under-20 team's training sessions at Granja Comary, scheduled to take place between the 3rd and 11th of June. This decision was communicated by Flamengo's vice-president of football, Marcos Braz, and justified by the athlete's need in the main squad.

According to Braz, Lorran's presence in the main group of Flamengo makes their participation in training with the youth teams unnecessary. "It doesn't make sense to release the athlete who is already in the main squad to participate in training for youth teams," he said. The manager's position reflects Flamengo's priority in having all of its most promising players in the main team, especially in a decisive phase of the competition calendar.


FLAMENGO OPENS THE GAME

The decision to keep Lorran at Flamengo and not answer the call for the under-20 team has its justifications. The club is going through a crucial moment in the season, competing for important titles and needing a complete and competitive squad. Lorran's absence from training could negatively impact Flamengo's preparation for the challenges to come.

The expectation now is about the CBF's response. O Flamengo believes that the entity will understand the situation and will be understanding of the club's decision. "Flamengo hopes that the CBF understands our position. We have total respect for the Brazilian team and its projects, but we need to make decisions thinking about the best for the club and the player", added Braz.


This stance of Flamengo reveals a tendency for Brazilian clubs to prioritize their interests in relation to the youth teams, especially when it comes to players who are already integrated into the main squad. The dispute between the interests of clubs and the call-ups of youth teams is a recurring theme in Brazilian football, often generating tensions between the parties involved.



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FUCK UP! FLAMENGO MANAGER EXPLAINS BEHIND THE SCENES ABOUT CLUB POLICY

. This active political presence allows the club and its fans to have a stronger voice in decisions that affect them.

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Cacau Cotta, director of External Relations at Flamengo and pre-candidate for councilor in Rio de Janeiro, raised a crucial point about the relevance of politics in the administration of football clubs, especially in Flamengo. For him, politics is not only omnipresent, but also essential for the functioning and growth of these institutions.

Cotta argues that politics is inserted in all spheres of society, including sport. He explains that Flamengo's interaction with different political groups is fundamental to realizing the club's interests. To reinforce this idea, Flamengo has a specific position in its organizational structure: the executive director of Government Relations. This role is crucial to mediate the relationship between the club and the various bodies of public power.


CACAU COTTA  OPENS THE GAME AND EXPOSES BEHIND THE SCENES 

The director highlights several examples that illustrate how politics can benefit football clubs. He mentions the case of Atlético Mineiro, which re-elected Alexandre Kalil, former president of the club, as mayor of Belo Horizonte in 2020. This fact demonstrates the influence and prestige that a figure from the sporting world can have in politics.

Another example cited is Corinthians, who got the Neo Química Arena and its training center thanks to the work of Andres Sanches, former federal deputy and former president of the club. Sanches' ability to move between football and politics resulted in significant benefits for the São Paulo club.


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IS THE NEW FLAMENGO SHIRT 10 BETWEEN ARRASCAETA AND DE LA CRUZ? CHECK OUT

Gabigol will no longer wear the Rubro-Negro number 10 after the controversial photo with the Corinthians t-shirt

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Last Friday afternoon (17), Flamengo announced that Gabigol will no longer wear Rubro-Negro's number 10. This was the punishment for the attacker having worn the Corinthians shirt in an alleged leaked photo the night before. According to the newspaper O Globo, the club is working with two options for the new number 10 shirt: Arrascaeta and Nicolás de la Cruz. The Uruguayans emerge as the only options, with the assessment that they would not feel the weight of the number.

At the moment, Arrascaeta has been the owner of number 14 since 2019. It is worth remembering that the Uruguayan already wears the number in his national team and is also familiar with the 10, as he also wore it during his Cruzeiro days.

On the other hand, newcomer De La Cruz wears 18. When the player arrived in Rio de Janeiro, there were many doubts regarding what his number would be, but in the end he ended up staying with one left over.

In a recent interview with the channel Es Todo un Tema TV, Arrasca revealed that he would like to one day wear Flamengo's number 10. Having already been at the club for a while, he emerges as the favorite to be honored with Zico's shirt.


“When I was going to come to Flamengo they told me they would give me 10. Obviously I like that number and if I had the possibility, logically I would want it”, said the Uruguayan at the time, but Gabi inherited the number.


Before Gabigol, Flamengo's 10 belonged to Diego Ribas. Retired since 2022, Diego arrived at Mengão in 2016, but initially took number 35, as Ederson wore 10 at the time.

Ederson left Flamengo, Diego took the number in 2018, with Zico's approval. Since then, he has won three Cariocas, two Libertadores, two Brasileiros, one Copa do Brasil, two Supercups and one Recopa.




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