Fluminense Win First Rio Clássico of the 2015 Brasileirão

Fluminense Win First Rio Clássico of the 2015 Brasileirão

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Laranjeiras-based football (soccer) club Fluminense won the first Rio clássico of the 2015 Brasileirão Série A season against Flamengo in an emotional game with two red cards at the Maracanã with 3-2. Fellow Rio club Vasco lost 3-0 against Atlético-MG, while Botafogo won their […]

No Victories for Rio’s Clubs in the Brasileirão Série A

No Victories for Rio’s Clubs in the Brasileirão Série A

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The second round of the Série A in the 2015 season of the Brazilian national football (soccer) league, the Brasileirão, wasn’t a lucky one for the three clubs from Rio currently disputing the competition. While Fluminense lost against Atlético-MG, Flamengo and Vasco left their […]

Flu and Fogo Win in First Round of the Brasileirão

Flu and Fogo Win in First Round of the Brasileirão

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio football (soccer) clubs Fluminense and Botafogo both won their respective games 1-0 to kick off this year’s Brasileirão, the Brazilian national football league. In the same round Flamengo lost their game against São Paulo FC, while Vasco drew against Goiás. The Brasileirão kicked […]

Brasileirão National Football to Kick Off This Weekend

Brasileirão National Football to Kick Off This Weekend

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian football (soccer) league, the Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol or short Brasileirão, will kick off the season this weekend with games on both Saturday, May 9th and Sunday, May 10th. Twenty teams from all over Brazil, with the majority from the South and […]

Botafogo and Vasco Qualify for the Campeonato Carioca Final

Botafogo and Vasco Qualify for the Campeonato Carioca Final

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Penalties decided both second legs of the Rio state football (soccer) championship, the Campeonato Carioca, this weekend. While Botafogo disputed a thriller shootout against Fluminense, which the alvinegro won after eleven penalties with 9-8, Vasco scored from the spot in regular time to win 1-0 […]

Flu Wins, While Fla and Vasco Draw in 1st Carioca Semifinals

Flu Wins, While Fla and Vasco Draw in 1st Carioca Semifinals

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the first leg of the Campeonato Carioca semifinals, the state championship in Rio de Janeiro, last minute qualifier Fluminense beat group phase champion Botafogo with 2-1 on Saturday, April 11th, while the game between Flamengo and Vasco remained goalless on Sunday. Taça Guanabara winner […]

Rio’s Big Four Clubs Advance to Carioca Semifinals

Rio’s Big Four Clubs Advance to Carioca Semifinals

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Fluminense secured their spot along fellow big Rio clubs Flamengo, Botafogo and Vasco da Gama in the semifinals of the Campeonato Carioca with a 2-1 victory and last minute goal in the last round of the group phase against fellow semifinal contender Madureira. Botafogo made […]

Fla and Fogo Win to Qualify for Carioca Semifinals

Fla and Fogo Win to Qualify for Carioca Semifinals

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Flamengo won a controversial clássico against Fluminense at the Maracanã, while Botafogo turned the game around against Série C club and surprise semifinal contender Madureira in the second but last round of the group phase of the Campeonato Carioca this weekend. The victories qualify both […]

Big Four and Madureira on Top in Campeonato Carioca

Big Four and Madureira on Top in Campeonato Carioca

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After eleven matches of the first phase of the Campeonato Carioca (before the semifinal and final rounds) Rio’s big four, Flamengo, Fluminense, Botafogo and Vasco top the table together with underdog Madureira, a Brasileirão Série C (third league) club. Botafogo is the current leader of […]

What R$5,000 Rents in Rio de Janeiro in 2015

What R$5,000 Rents in Rio de Janeiro in 2015

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Even though the market is currently cooling down and rents are mostly increasing below inflation, real estate in Rio de Janeiro is quite expensive. Yet, a budget of R$5,000 (before condo fees and taxes) can already get you two to three bedrooms in the city’s […]

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