Cruzeiro Three Points Away from Title, While Carioca Clubs Lose

Cruzeiro Three Points Away from Title, While Carioca Clubs Lose

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This weekend, in the 36th round of the Brasileirão, Belo Horizonte outfit Cruzeiro could grab their second Serie A title in a row. The team from Minas Gerais won 2×1 against Grêmio yesterday (Thursday, November 20th) and tops the table with a seven point lead, […]

Flu Push Fogo Deeper Into Brasileirão Relegation Zone

Flu Push Fogo Deeper Into Brasileirão Relegation Zone

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the 34th round of the Brasileirão championship, Fluminense beat fellow Carioca club Botafogo 1×0 in the clássico at Maracanã on Saturday night. With this win, the G-4 remain in a three point distance for the Tricolor, while Botafogo was lucky that fellow relegation zone […]

Flamengo and Botafogo Don’t Win in Brasileirão

Flamengo and Botafogo Don’t Win in Brasileirão

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Neither Flamengo nor Botafogo managed to take three points yesterday afternoon in the 29th round of the Campeonto Brasileiro. Flamengo lost on their travels while Botafogo drew at home in what was a must-win game for the relegation threatened club. Atlético-PR came from behind […]

Wins for Botafogo and Flamengo in Brasileirão

Wins for Botafogo and Flamengo in Brasileirão

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Botafogo and Flamengo both picked up three points in the 28th round of the Campeonato Brasileiro this past weekend. However Fluminense’s push to qualify for the Copa Libertadores were dealt a massive blow with a loss to Internacional. Botafogo gave their chances of avoiding relegation […]

Flamengo Beat Figueirense in Brasileirão

Flamengo Beat Figueirense in Brasileirão

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A last minute goal gave Flamengo a 2-1 win over Figueirense last night in the 27th round of the Campeonato Brasileiro at the Estádio Orlando Scarpelli. It helped end the Rubro-Negro’s run of five games without a victory and put them further out of danger […]

No Wins for Cariocas in Brasileirão Round 26

No Wins for Cariocas in Brasileirão Round 26

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The 26th round of the Campeonato Brasileiro was one to forget for Rio clubs, with none managing to pick up a vital three points. Fluminense conceded a late equalizer, whilst there were defeats for Flamengo and Botafogo. A late goal from Bahia held Fluminense to a […]

Flamengo Win in Copa do Brasil Quarter-Final

Flamengo Win in Copa do Brasil Quarter-Final

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Flamengo have one foot in the semi-finals of the Copa do Brasil after a 1-0 win over América-RN at the Arena das Dunas in Natal last night. The first leg win gives the Carioca club a major advantage ahead of the return tie at […]

Fluminense Beats São Paulo 3×1 in Brasileirão

Fluminense Beats São Paulo 3×1 in Brasileirão

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Fluminense were the only Carioca team to win as the 25th round of the Campeonato Brasileiro took place this past weekend. There were defeats for Botafogo and Flamengo, with the former continuing to hover perilously close to the relegation zone. Fluminense secured an excellent […]

Folakemi Quinteto, Bringing Some Soul to Rio

Folakemi Quinteto, Bringing Some Soul to Rio

By Teresa Geer, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Starting as a duo, Folakemi Adelakun de Souza and her Brazilian guitarist husband Andre Severo would play various gigs in Folakemi’s hometown, London. The couple then moved over to Rio in order to take their music more seriously and soon enlisted three additional band members […]

Botafogo Draw 1×1 with Criciúma in Brasileirão: Daily

Botafogo Draw 1×1 with Criciúma in Brasileirão: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Criciúma and Botafogo converted a penalty apiece to draw 1-1 last night in the 23rd round of the 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro. Following a run of four successive defeats, the Cariocas had Seleção goalkeeper Jefferson to thank for not succumbing to a fifth loss in […]

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