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 […]

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 […]

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 Ease into Campeonato Carioca Final: Daily

Flamengo Ease into Campeonato Carioca Final: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Flamengo confirmed their safe passage into the final of the 2014 Campeonato Carioca last night with a 3-1 win over Cabofriense at the Maracanã. Following their 3-0 win last week, the Rubro-Negro won by a 6-1 aggregate and will play either Fluminense or Vasco, […]

Flamengo Win Campeonato Carioca Semi-Final: Daily

Flamengo Win Campeonato Carioca Semi-Final: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Flamengo thrashed Cabofriense 3-0 last night in the Campeonato Carioca semi-final first leg at the Maracanã Stadium. The result all but guaranteed their safe passage to the final after a strong performance, despite the fans turning on No. 9 Hernane during a barren spell […]

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 […]

Flamengo Lose 1×0 in Copa Libertadores: Daily

Flamengo Lose 1×0 in Copa Libertadores: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – An enormous mistake by central defender Samir cost Flamengo a loss to Bolívar last night in the fourth game of the club’s Copa Libertadores campaign. The Rubro-Negro lost 1-0 after conceding an early penalty, which subsequently converted to take all three points for the […]

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