Fla, Botafogo Start Brasileirão Season: Daily

Fla, Botafogo Start Brasileirão Season: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio clubs Flamengo and Botafogo kicked off their 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro campaigns yesterday afternoon. However, there was little good news for either side, with Flamengo being held to a goalless draw by Goiás and Botafogo suffering a humiliating defeat at the hands of São […]

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 & 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 […]

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 […]

Flamengo and Botafogo Face Copa Libertadores Fates

Flamengo and Botafogo Face Copa Libertadores Fates

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Flamengo and Botafogo, the two Rio representatives in the 2014 Copa Libertadores, are facing up to their respective fates two thirds of the way through the group stages. Only two games remain and the pair of Carioca outfits find themselves with contrasting fortunes. In […]

Campeonato Carioca Group Stage Ends: Daily

Campeonato Carioca Group Stage Ends: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The group stage of the 2014 Campeonato Carioca drew to a close yesterday, with the top four teams progressing to the semi-finals next week. Flamengo, Fluminense, Vasco and surprise package Cabofriense made the cut, with Botafogo finishing in a lowly ninth place with just […]

Botafogo Lose 2×1 to Boavista in Carioca: Daily

Botafogo Lose 2×1 to Boavista in Carioca: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Botafogo lost 2-1 to Boavista in the Campeonato Carioca yesterday as their dreadful state campaign continues. Jefferson scored twice for the home side to give the minnows an outside chance of qualifying for the semi-finals. In truth, the game was worth very little to […]

Copa Libertadores Resumes This Week

Copa Libertadores Resumes This Week

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The group stages of the Copa Libertadores gets back underway this week, with Carioca clubs Botafogo and Flamengo in action. Tonight (Wednesday) table-topping Botafogo travel to Ecuador to play Independiente del Valle and Flamengo host Bolivian club Bolívar at the Maracanã and a win […]

Flamengo Beat Botafogo to Win Taça Guanabara: Daily

Flamengo Beat Botafogo to Win Taça Guanabara: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Flamengo beat Botafogo 2-0 yesterday evening in the 2014 Campeonato Carioca, securing the Taça Guanabara, the tournament’s group stage, in the process. The result at the Maracanã eliminated Botafogo from the state championship, leaving them free to focus on the Copa Libertadores. Flamengo were […]

Flamengo Qualify for Carioca Semis: Daily

Flamengo Qualify for Carioca Semis: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Flamengo beat Nova Iguaçu 2-1 yesterday to qualify for the semi-finals of the 2014 Campeonato Carioca. The Rubro-Negro were a long way below par but an own goal and a Hernane strike guaranteed their place in the knock-out phase of the state championship. It […]

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