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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia draws near, the hopes and dreams of millions of Brazilian football (soccer) fans were given a huge boost this past weekend when injured...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last night, Wednesday, February 28th, CR Flamengo kicked off their 2018 Copa Libertadores campaign with a 2-2 draw against Argentina's, River Plate, in an empty Nilton Santos Stadium (Engenhão). The two...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The finals of the 2017 Copa Sudamericana kicked off last night, December 6th, with Flamengo falling to Argentina's Independiente 2-1 in the first leg of the finals in Avellaneda, Argentina. Yesterday's...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Another chapter in the football (soccer) saga of Brazil versus Germany was written in Kolkata, India on Sunday, October 22nd. This time, it was the under-17's taking center stage as...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Late Friday, April 7th, the Orlando Pride of the U.S.'s National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) announced that it had just reached an agreement with Brazilian superstar football (soccer) player Marta...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It was a showdown of the top two teams in the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying on Thursday, March 23rd, as number one Brazil traveled to Montevideo to take on number...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Saturday, December 3rd, Ivan Tozzo, interim-president of the Chapecoense football (soccer) team announced that CONMEBOL, the governing body for South American football, has posthumously awarded the club the 2016...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Late Thursday night (October 6th), Brazil’s national football (soccer) team continued its impressive streak under new head coach Adenor Bacchi, known simply as Tite, routing Bolivia 5x0 in CONMEBOL (South...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The long-anticipated 2016 Rio Olympics kicked off on Wednesday, August 3rd, two days ahead of the August 5th opening ceremony, with the start of the women’s Olympic football (soccer) competition....
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a press conference at the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) headquarters in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday (June 29th), coach Rogério Micale, announced the eighteen players who will play for...
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