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 […]

Vasco Wins 2016 Campeonato Carioca in 1×1 Draw with Botafogo

Vasco Wins 2016 Campeonato Carioca in 1×1 Draw with Botafogo

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Saturday, May 8th, in the second of two final matches in the 2016 Campeonato Carioca championship, Vasco da Gama tied with Botafogo to win the state championship. Unlikely hero, defender Rafael Vaz, scored the tying goal in the second half for Vasco, extending its […]

Vasco Beat Botafogo 1×0 in Campeonato Carioca Finals Match

Vasco Beat Botafogo 1×0 in Campeonato Carioca Finals Match

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the first of two finals matches for the 2016 Campeonato Carioca championship, Vasco won by 1-0 over Botafogo with a score from Jorge Henrique. The goalkeepers for Vasco and Botafogo had very different days, while Martín Silva made good saves for Vasco, a Jefferson […]

Street Child United Brings English Footballers to Rio Favela

Street Child United Brings English Footballers to Rio Favela

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Dwight Yorke and Quinton Fortune of the Manchester United football (soccer) club were in the Zona Norte (North Zone) of Rio last weekend to spend time training with youths in the favela community of Chatuba in Complexo da Penha. The event was held at the […]

Brazil’s Neymar in for Olympics but Also Aims for Copa America

Brazil’s Neymar in for Olympics but Also Aims for Copa America

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Earlier this month Brazil’s football (soccer) head coach Dunga traveled to Europe to negotiate and secure some of the nation’s top players – including Barcelona star Neymar – for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in August. Neymar had already said he wants to represent Brazil […]

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 […]

Rio’s Maracanã Stadium is Handed Over to Olympic Management

Rio’s Maracanã Stadium is Handed Over to Olympic Management

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the opening day of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games approaches, the centerpiece of the spectacle has been handed over to the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee today, March 1st. The Olympic Games, which will run from August 5th to 21st, will see the opening […]

Rio’s Flamengo Pound Portuguesa 5-0 in Campeonato Carioca

Rio’s Flamengo Pound Portuguesa 5-0 in Campeonato Carioca

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The football team of Rio’s Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, usually referred to as just Flamengo, beat the Associação Atlética Portuguesa, or Portuguesa, in a fast-paced 5-0 match at the Raulino de Oliveira stadium in Volta Redonda on Wednesday night (February 10th). The two […]

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 […]

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