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Brazilian team wants to annul game marked by fight
Relegated team wants to annul match marked by fan violence in Brazil
Associated Press
2013-12-10 11:01 PM

SAO PAULO (AP) -- The Brazilian team relegated in the match stopped by fan violence this weekend says it will ask the country's sports tribunal to annul the result.

Four-time Brazilian champion Vasco da Gama says 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 needed a victory but lost 5-1.

Club officials say the referee did not follow regulations when he waited 1 hour, 13 minutes to restart the game. Rules say that the maximum time is 60 minutes.

Vasco director Ercolino de Luca says "the referee made a mistake. We are allowed to go after our rights."

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