The Brazilian Football Confederation has set August 9 as the date for the resumption of the national championship.
It said on Monday the 20-team second division would resume the day before.
The governor of Sao Paulo, Joao Doria, told a press conference on Monday that teams from the state would not participate in the national tournament until they have finished their regional championship.
The CBF responded with a statement on its website saying that 19 of the 20 clubs, including all those from Sao Paulo, had voted to play and that the Sao Paulo clubs had “reaffirmed their position in contact with the CBF” on Monday.
The Paulista championship is Brazil’s most important state league, comprising five teams – Bragantino, Corinthians, Palmeiras, Santos and Sao Paulo – in the national first division and four in the second tier.
PICTURE CREDIT: BRAZIL FOOTBALL FEDERATION.