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 Wins the Brasileirão Football Championship 2015

Corinthians Wins 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 […]

Flamengo Trounce Goiás but are No Closer to the G-4

Flamengo Trounce Goiás but are No Closer to the G-4

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Despite mixed support in the stands, Flamengo sailed to a 4-1 victory over Goiás on Sunday night (November 8th) at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio. Goiás, with 34 points, now enter the Z-4 and could face relegation while Flamengo remain in the middle of […]

Tough Weekend for Rio’s Football Teams in the Brasileirão

Tough Weekend for Rio’s Football Teams in the Brasileirão

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Fluminense football (soccer) club, who have been Rio de Janeiro’s best hope in the Brasileirão ‘Série A’ national tournament, are now firmly in the middle of the table, even after beating fellow Carioca team Vasco de Gama 1-0 last night (November 1st) at Engenhão […]

Palmeiras Knock Fluminense Out of the Copa do Brasil

Palmeiras Knock Fluminense Out of the Copa do Brasil

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In a nail-biting match to decide who proceeds to the final of the Copa do Brasil competition, Rio team Fluminense lost out to Paulistas Palmeiras last night, October 28th. In the second of the semi-final games, the score was 2-1 when the whistle blew […]

Rio’s Fluminense One Step Closer to Copa do Brasil Final

Rio’s Fluminense One Step Closer to Copa do Brasil Final

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The fight has begun to see which pair of teams will proceed to the final of the Copa do Brasil. Last night, Wednesday, October 21st, Fluminense played Palmeiras, beating them 2-1, while Santos triumphed 3-1 over São Paulo completing the first round of the […]

Flamengo Fails to Reach G-4 After Losing to Figueirense

Flamengo Fails to Reach G-4 After Losing to Figueirense

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A disappointing 3-0 defeat of Rio home team Flamengo on Wednesday night (October 14th) has allowed Florianópolis’s Figueirense to climb three positions in the Campeonato Brasileiro competition, clearing themselves of the relegation zone. Flamengo, who wanted to climb the ladder and to be in […]

Vasco Upset Archrivals Flamengo 2-1 in Gripping Finish

Vasco Upset Archrivals Flamengo 2-1 in Gripping Finish

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It was a surprise end to a big match between two of Rio’s longest-standing rivals. In Week 28 of the Campeonato Brasileiro, Vasco da Gama took on Flamengo at the Maracanã stadium on Sunday, September 27th and walked away victorious after scoring two goals […]

Flamengo Closer to G-4 With Win Over Fluminense

Flamengo Closer to G-4 With Win Over Fluminense

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Even without its stars, Guerrero and Ederson, Flamengo dominated Sunday’s clássico match against Fluminense in the 23rd round of the national Campeonato Brasileiro tournament, winning 3-1 and climbing to sixth position in the ranking. Flamengo’s first goal was made after a controversial movement, not called […]

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