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By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Fluminense fired coach Abel Braga yesterday afternoon after more than two years at the club. Following five straight defeats and the team slipping into the relegation zone of the...
By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Fluminense missed out on the chance to lead the 2013 Campeonato Brasileiro after losing 2-1 to Portuguesa last night. The result means the 2012 champions remain in fourth place,...
By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Fluminense drew 0-0 with Paraguayan outfit Olimpia in the first leg of their Copa Libertadores quarter-final last night at São Januário. Having played the first leg at home, Flu...
By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday, Fluminense lifted the 2012 Brasileirão trophy many in the Brazilian press had them as favorites since the league kicked-off in May. Having won the Campeonato Carioca earlier...
By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Fluminense won the 2012 Brasileirão yesterday after a pulsating 3-2 win over Paulista outfit Palmeiras. Second ranked Atlético-MG's failure to beat Vasco da Gama gave the Tricolor an unassailable...
By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's 2012 football season gets underway this Saturday, January 21st, with the opening round of the Rio de Janeiro state championship, the Campeonato Carioca. Despite decreasing in importance for...
By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the Campeonato Carioca and Copa Libertadores days away, Rio's clubs are gearing up for a busy first half to 2012. Three of the city's teams - Vasco, Fluminense...
By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The 2011 Brasileirão national football (soccer) tournament proved to be the most exciting and nerve-wracking since the competition's format switched to a twenty team round robin in 2003. All...
By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Flamengo overcame Fluminense 3-2 on Sunday at the Engenhão in one of the most enthralling Fla-Flu derbies in history. The game ended amidst chaotic scenes as Fluminense players and...
By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The 2010 Champions Fluminense made an excellent start to the second half of this year's Brasileirão campaign, recording back-to-back wins over São Paulo and Atletico-GO. The results eased the...
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