Vasco and Fluminense Qualify for Copa do Brasil Quarterfinals

Vasco and Fluminense Qualify for Copa do Brasil Quarterfinals

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio football (soccer) clubs Vasco da Gama and Fluminense qualify for the Copa do Brasil (Cup of Brazil) quarterfinals. While Fluminense won twice against Paysandu, Vasco scored the equalizer against Flamengo in the last minutes of the second game, eliminating the rubro-negro with a […]

Rio’s Vasco da Gama in Crisis in 2015 Brasileirão

Rio’s Vasco da Gama in Crisis in 2015 Brasileirão

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro football (soccer) club Vasco da Gama continued their negative series in the 2015 Brasileirão when losing to Goiás with 0-3 this weekend. The club has gained the fewest points ever after twenty rounds, since the championship has been introduced in its […]

Another Brasileirão Round Without Victories for Clubs from Rio

Another Brasileirão Round Without Victories for Clubs from Rio

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Another round of the 2015 Brasileirão was played this weekend with no club from Rio emerging victorious from their Série A matches. Flamengo and Fluminense lost their games with 0-1, while Vasco drew against Joinville in the fight at the bottom of the table. […]

Ronaldinho Led Fluminense to Victory in First Brasileirão Game

Ronaldinho Led Fluminense to Victory in First Brasileirão Game

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Ronaldinho Gaúcho has played his highly anticipated first game for new club Fluminense and led the team to victory when he initiated the play that led to the only goal of the game against Gremio at the Maracanã on Saturday, August 1st. Fluminense is […]

Vasco Wins Against Flu in Rio Clássico in the Brasileirão

Vasco Wins Against Flu in Rio Clássico in the Brasileirão

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Bottom of the table Vasco da Gama won some much needed points against Carioca rival Fluminense in the third Rio clássico of the 2015 Brasileirão. The cruzmaltinos won the game of the 14th round at the Maracanã on Sunday, July 19th with 2-1. Jhon […]

Ronaldinho Returns to Brazil to Play for Fluminense in Rio

Ronaldinho Returns to Brazil to Play for Fluminense in Rio

By Georgia Grimond, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Saturday July 11th, Ronaldinho Gaúcho, better known as Ronaldinho, age 35, announced that he would return to Brazil to play for Fluminense on a seventeen-month deal. Fluminense, who are currently second in this year’s Brasileirão Série A league, will be the fourth Brazilian football […]

No Victories For Rio de Janeiro’s Serie A Clubs in Brasileirão

No Victories For Rio de Janeiro’s Serie A Clubs in Brasileirão

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – None of Rio’s three clubs in the Série A, Fluminense, Flamengo and Vasco, could win this weekend in the eleventh round of this year’s Brasileirão, throwing Flamengo and Vasco into trouble at the bottom of the league table. Fluminense is confined to the fourth […]

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 […]

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