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 […]

Dunga Makes Surprise Changes to Seleção Squad Ahead of Friendlies

Dunga Makes Surprise Changes to Seleção Squad Ahead of Friendlies

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian national football (soccer) team coach Dunga has called up 24 players for the next friendly games in September, the last tests ahead of the 2018 World Cup qualifying games. The squad contains several surprises, as Kaká, Hulk, Gabriel Paulista and Lucas were included, […]

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. […]

Brazil Finish Third in Medal Tables at the Pan-Am Games

Brazil Finish Third in Medal Tables at the Pan-Am Games

By Georgia Grimond, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the seventeenth Pan-American Games drew to a close in Toronto on Sunday, July 26th, Brazil was celebrating finishing third in the medal tables, with 141 medals in total and some promising young stars having taken to the podium. Canada, the host country, benefited from […]

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 […]

Seleção Out of Copa America and Face More Disappointment

Seleção Out of Copa America and Face More Disappointment

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – on Saturday (June 27th) the Brazilian national football (soccer) team, the Seleção, was knocked out of the 2015 Copa America after loosing to Paraguay in a 1-1 tie by 4-3 in penalty kicks. Now the organization is facing the critics and inevitable disappointment that has […]

Brazil Qualify for Copa America Quarterfinals Without Neymar

Brazil Qualify for Copa America Quarterfinals Without Neymar

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s national football (soccer) team qualified for the quarterfinals of the Copa America with a victory over Venezuela with 2-1 in their third group game. The Seleção had to play without their suspended captain Neymar, who will not appeal against his four-game-ban and will […]

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