Vasco Progress Over Resende in Copa do Brasil: Daily

Vasco Progress Over Resende in Copa do Brasil: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Vasco made it through to the second round of the Copa do Brasil with a 1-0 win over Resende at São Januário last night. There was further controversy for the Cruz-Maltino following Sunday’s Campeonato Carioca final, when right-back André Rocha had a goal wrongfully […]

Campeonato Brasileiro 2014 Starts This Weekend

Campeonato Brasileiro 2014 Starts This Weekend

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro, the Brazilian national league championship, kicks off this coming weekend following the conclusion of the various state championships. This year, Rio de Janeiro only has three entrants in the Série A, the competition’s premier division. Following the relegation of Vasco […]

Flamengo are 2014 Campeonato Carioca Champions: Daily

Flamengo are 2014 Campeonato Carioca Champions: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Flamengo won the 2014 Campeonato Carioca with a controversial late offside goal yesterday afternoon at the expense of Vasco da Gama at the Maracanã. The last-gasp strike gave Flamengo a 1-1 draw in the state championship final, and with a 1-1 draw in the […]

Flamengo & Botafogo Out of Libertadores: Daily

Flamengo & Botafogo Out of Libertadores: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Flamengo and Botafogo fell from the 2014 Copa Libertadores last night as the Rio de Janeiro clubs failed to make the top two in their groups. Coupled with the failure of Atlético-PR, it is the first time in history that three Brazilian clubs have […]

World Cup Stadiums in Brazil Close to Completion

World Cup Stadiums in Brazil Close to Completion

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The stadiums to be used during this summer’s FIFA World Cup are all finally close to completion and set to be delivered to FIFA, world football’s governing body. Test events have been held at the Estádio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre and Arena Pantanal in […]

Vasco, Flamengo Draw in Carioca Final: Daily

Vasco, Flamengo Draw in Carioca Final: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Vasco and Flamengo drew 1-1 yesterday afternoon in the opening leg of the 2014 Campeonato Carioca final at the Maracanã Stadium. It was a tense, balanced affair that saw tempers flare as Vasco were reduced to ten men in the second-half and by the […]

Vasco Draw in Copa do Brasil Opener: Daily

Vasco Draw in Copa do Brasil Opener: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Resende and Vasco drew 0-0 in the first leg of their Copa do Brasil tie last night at the Arena Amazônia in Manaus. Vasco pressed for the majority of the match but a stellar performance from Resende goalkeeper Mauro Silva kept the Cruz-Maltino at […]

Fluminense Announce New Coach Borges: Daily

Fluminense Announce New Coach Borges: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Cristovão Borges has been unveiled as the new coach of Fluminense after Renato Gaúcho was sacked yesterday morning. The former Vasco and Bahia manager will be presented to the press at 1:30 PM today. It took just hours after the dismissal of Renato to […]

Flamengo Win 2×1 in Copa Libertadores: Daily

Flamengo Win 2×1 in Copa Libertadores: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Flamengo beat Emelec 2-1 last night in the Copa Libertadores to keep their dreams of progressing to the knock-out phase alive. Victory in their final group game, at home to Léon of Mexico, would see the Rubro-Negro safely through to the final sixteen of […]

World Cup Preparations Rocked by New Tragedy

World Cup Preparations Rocked by New Tragedy

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Preparations for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil were dealt a fresh blow this past weekend with the death of a worker at the Arena Corinthians site in São Paulo. Fabio Hamilton da Cruz, 23, was seriously injured when he fell eight meters […]

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