Rio 2016 Olympic Tickets on Sale for Top Events, Thursday, July 21

Rio 2016 Olympic Tickets on Sale for Top Events, Thursday, July 21

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Tickets to some of the most popular Rio 2016 Olympic events have been in high demand, selling out quickly and leaving some fans disappointed in early ticket sale lotteries. Yet tomorrow, Thursday July 21st, on what organizers call ‘Super Thursday’ another 100,000 tickets will go […]

Corinthians Rout Rio’s Flamengo 4-0 in Brasileirão

Corinthians Rout Rio’s Flamengo 4-0 in Brasileirão

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The top football clubs in Brazil took the pitch on Saturday (July 2nd) and Sunday (July 3rd), for Round Thirteen of the 2016 Campeonato Brasileiro (Brasileirão) Série A. Of Rio’s big three clubs in this year’s Série A, only Botafogo was able to earn a […]

Brazil Suffers Shocking 1×0 Loss to Peru in Copa America

Brazil Suffers Shocking 1×0 Loss to Peru in Copa America

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Writer RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Peruvian forward Raul Riudiaz scored a highly controversial goal in the closing minutes of Sunday’s (June 12th) match with Brazil stunning the Seleção out of the Copa America. Brazil had two paths to advance in the tournament, a win or a draw, but with the […]

Christen Press, USA Soccer Star Prepares for Rio 2016 Olympics

Christen Press, USA Soccer Star Prepares for Rio 2016 Olympics

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With just sixty days left until the Rio 2016 Olympic games, Team USA football (soccer) star Christen Press took some time to share her thoughts on the upcoming Olympic tournament. A total of 26 games will be played in the women’s tournament with Team USA […]

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 […]

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