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SAO PAULO (AP) The Brazilian team relegated in the match stopped by fan violence this weekend will ask the country's sports tribunal to annul the result.
Vasco da Gama said Tuesday it deserves the three points for the match because it wasn't safe to keep playing after the brawl in the stands. If Vasco is awarded the points, it would be enough to avoid its second relegation in five years.
Vasco, a four-time Brazilian champion, needed a victory in the final-round match but lost 5-1.