Grêmio, Corinthians, Palmeiras Advance in Copa do Brasil

Grêmio, Corinthians, Palmeiras Advance in Copa do Brasil

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It was a busy day in 2016 Copa do Brasil (Brazil Cup) action on Wednesday, September 21st, as several top teams punched their tickets to the Quarterfinals. While Grêmio and Corinthians won (Grêmio on penalty kicks) to advance, Palmeiras, the current leader in the Campeonato […]

Flamengo Surges to Second Place in Brasileirão Week 22

Flamengo Surges to Second Place in Brasileirão Week 22

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the 2016 Rio Olympics now concluded, the Brazilian sports world turns its attention back to the 2016 Campeonato Brasileiro (Brasileirão) Série A. On Sunday, August 28th, two local teams took the pitch in pivotal match-ups for G-4 (top four) positioning, with Flamengo defeating Chapecoense […]

Struggles Continue for Rio de Janeiro Clubs in 2016 Brasileirão

Struggles Continue for Rio de Janeiro Clubs in 2016 Brasileirão

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Campeonato Brasileiro national football (soccer) tournament, know as the Brasileirão, moved into round five last night. Rio de Janeiro has only three of its four big clubs in the Série A, with two of them seeing action late Wednesday night, Botafogo lost and Fluminense […]

Rio’s Botafogo FC Earns its First Win in Brasileirão Round Three

Rio’s Botafogo FC Earns its First Win in Brasileirão Round Three

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The top twenty football clubs in Brazil take the pitch this week as the Campeonato Brasileiro (Brasileirão) Série A enters round three. Wednesday night showcased the three big clubs from Rio de Janeiro in the Série A this year, as Botafogo, Fluminense and Flamengo all […]

Fluminense and Santa Cruz Draw 2×2 in Week Two of Brasileirão

Fluminense and Santa Cruz Draw 2×2 in Week Two of Brasileirão

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The 2016 Brazilian football (soccer) league, the Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol Série A, or Brasileirão, kicked off two weekends ago, with 38 rounds of matches to be played until the champion is crowned in December. For most Cariocas the biggest game of the second week […]

Fla-Flu See Goalless Tie in Rio’s Taça Guanabara Football

Fla-Flu See Goalless Tie in Rio’s Taça Guanabara Football

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the second round of the Taça Guanabara, Flamengo and Fluminense tied in a scoreless contest playing at Pacaembu Stadium in São Paulo yesterday (Sunday, March 20th). On Saturday Vasco beat Boavista 1×0 and Botafogo also beat Madureira 1×0 yesterday. The results put Vasco, Botafogo […]

Taça Guanabara Begins with Wins, Ties for Rio’s Big Four

Taça Guanabara Begins with Wins, Ties for Rio’s Big Four

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The classic game for Taça Guanabara between two of Rio’s big four clubs, Fluminense and Botafogo, ended in a tie on Sunday in Volta Redonda, with both teams scoring once. The other two clubs (Vasco and Flamengo) won their respective games and are now leading […]

Brazil’s Atlético-MG Team Carry Away Florida Cup

Brazil’s Atlético-MG Team Carry Away Florida Cup

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Clube Atlético-MG, from Minas Gerais, were this week crowned champions of the Florida Cup. The Brazilian team was one of nine from around the world to compete in the annual friendly in Florida in the United States. Taking place every January the tournament attracts clubs who […]

Brazil’s 2015 Brasileiro Football Championship Ends

Brazil’s 2015 Brasileiro Football Championship Ends

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brasileiro Série A football (soccer) competition came to close last night, Sunday December 6th. With Corinthians having already secured the top spot, teams were left fighting for the next three positions and those at the bottom of the table striving to avoid relegation. […]

Corinthians Win the Brasileirão Football Championship 2015

Corinthians Win the Brasileirão Football Championship 2015

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Corinthians FC were last night celebrating a triumphant win in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A football (soccer) competition. Despite only drawing against Vasco FC, the Paulista team triumphed taking the title for the sixth time, in the 35th round of the 38 round national […]

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