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Latin American Clubs with the Option of Returning to the First Division

Ecuador, Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia will have big or traditional teams in the second division competing for a possible return to the first league..

Players of the Brazilian soccer team 'Gremio'

Here is the list of teams from Latin America with a certain history or tradition that could soon return to the first divisions of their respective leagues in each country. Photo: TW-Guild

LatinAmerican Post | Julián Gómez

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2021 was a year in which the fans of Gremio were sad due to soccer, and for next year they will have to see their team in the second division. Along with the Portoalegre team there is a list of clubs with a certain historical weight in Latin America with the possibility of returning to the first division of their respective countries.

In Chile, a great one that was narrowly saved from going to the second division was the Universidad de Chile; A year before, Colo Colo was the Chilean giant that was close. It is expected that the team will strengthen itself so that this kind of scare is not repeated for its large fans.

On the other hand, it is worth noting that Argentina and Mexico continue with the suspended relegation. In the case of Argentina, they do fight for a place in the first division. Barracas and Quilmes are the new teams for the 2022 season in the Superliga.

Here is the list of teams from Latin America with a certain history or tradition that could soon return to the first divisions of their respective leagues in each country.

Gremio:

After his third relegation, they will have to fight for a place among the 4 promoted that the Brasileirao will have for the year 2022.

Chapecoense

The team that knew how to empathize with the world of soccer after the tragedy suffered in the plane crash, will also have to compete with Gremio for the return to the first division in 2022.

Cruzeiro

They will complete his third season in Brazil's second division after lost the category in 2019. Again, Cruzeiro will have the opportunity to recover and return to a place that is worthy of the history of the club.

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Sportivo Luqueño

The Paraguayan team lasted 53 years without falling to the second division. 2021 was the year of the fatal return for the team that has two official titles. Now they has a long way to go to get back to the division they got used to.

Universidad de Sucre

The team that represents the capital of Bolivia will already complete its fifth year in the second division after its controversial relegation that occurred outside the field. It is one of the teams with the most option for their return to first class.

El Nacional

After the decline that began with the management of Colombian Eduardo Lara in 2020 and ended with the decline in the second division of Ecuador. The third most awarded team of its league, must play its second consecutive season in B.

Other clubs that are in suspense for their return to the first division in Argentina are San Martín de Tucumán, Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy and San Martín de San Juan. In Colombia, teams that have been champions such as Deportes Quindío and Boyacá Chicó await their soon return to the top flight as well.