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 […]

Brazil Lose Second Copa America Game Against Colombia

Brazil Lose Second Copa America Game Against Colombia

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Seleção lost their first game in the new era of coach Dunga suffering a 1-0 defeat against Colombia in their second Copa America group match yesterday, June 17th. The twelfth game since the World Cup was hectic and erratic and ended with a […]

Rio’s Maracanã Stadium Celebrates 65th Birthday

Rio’s Maracanã Stadium Celebrates 65th Birthday

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Maracanã stadium celebrated 65 years of existence on Tuesday, June 16th. Cariocas who want to visit the stadium, officially named Mario Filho, will receive a fifty percent discount on the guided tour until Sunday, June 21st. On the birthday itself, […]

Last Minute Victory for Brazil Against Peru in Copa America

Last Minute Victory for Brazil Against Peru in Copa America

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s men football (soccer) team won their opening game on Sunday, June 14th at the Copa America against Peru after a bad start with a goal in injury time with 2-1. On Saturday, the women’s team had won their second game at the World […]

Seleção Narrowly Win Last Test Before Copa America

Seleção Narrowly Win Last Test Before Copa America

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s national football (soccer) team narrowly won their last friendly game ahead of the Copa America championship against Honduras with 1-0 in Porto Alegre yesterday (June 10th). The only goal of the game came from Hoffenheim’s Roberto Firmino. It was a sluggish game that […]

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