Grêmio, Corinthians, Palmeiras Advance in Copa do Brasil

Grêmio, Corinthians, Palmeiras Advance in Copa do Brasil

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It was a busy day in 2016 Copa do Brasil (Brazil Cup) action on Wednesday, September 21st, as several top teams punched their tickets to the Quarterfinals. While Grêmio and Corinthians won (Grêmio on penalty kicks) to advance, Palmeiras, the current leader in the Campeonato […]

NFL Season Opening Party in Rio on Thursday at Blue Agave

NFL Season Opening Party in Rio on Thursday at Blue Agave

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For many fans of the NFL around the world, September means the beginning of another exciting season of American football. This year the Blue Agave in Ipanema is set to be a hub for watching the games, and on Thursday, September 8th they kick off […]

Flamengo Surges to Second Place in Brasileirão Week 22

Flamengo Surges to Second Place in Brasileirão Week 22

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the 2016 Rio Olympics now concluded, the Brazilian sports world turns its attention back to the 2016 Campeonato Brasileiro (Brasileirão) Série A. On Sunday, August 28th, two local teams took the pitch in pivotal match-ups for G-4 (top four) positioning, with Flamengo defeating Chapecoense […]

Brazil Advances to Rio Olympics Gold Medal Football Final

Brazil Advances to Rio Olympics Gold Medal Football Final

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Wednesday, August 17th, at Maracanã Stadium, the Seleção (Brazilian national team) dominated Honduras for the 6×0 victory in the semifinals of the 2016 Rio Olympics men’s football (soccer) competition. Following Germany’s 2×0 victory over Nigeria in the other semifinal, the two countries will square […]

Brazil Advances With Decisive 4×0 Win in Rio Olympics

Brazil Advances With Decisive 4×0 Win in Rio Olympics

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Wednesday, August 10th, in a must-win game, Brazil’s men’s national football (soccer) team defeated Denmark 4-0 to move forward in the 2016 Rio Olympics football competition. A loss would have meant a humiliating early exit for the host country team that many expect to […]

USA Women’s Soccer Draw 2×2, Advance to Olympic Quarterfinals

USA Women’s Soccer Draw 2×2, Advance to Olympic Quarterfinals

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Striving to win its fourth consecutive Olympics, the USA women’s football (soccer) team faced a disappointing 2-2 tie with Colombia on Tuesday, with star goalkeeper Hope Solo failing to catch a goal in the last minutes of the game. Despite the draw the U.S. […]

Brazil Seleção Disappoints in 2016 Rio Olympics Debut

Brazil Seleção Disappoints in 2016 Rio Olympics Debut

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A day after the women’s football (soccer) clubs kicked off the 2016 Rio Olympics, the football competition continued on Thursday, August 4th, with the men taking the pitch to begin their quest for Olympic gold. For host team Brazil, seeking the one championship that has […]

Brazil and USA Women’s Football Win in 2016 Rio Olympic Openers

Brazil and USA Women’s Football Win in 2016 Rio Olympic Openers

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The long-anticipated 2016 Rio Olympics kicked off on Wednesday, August 3rd, two days ahead of the August 5th opening ceremony, with the start of the women’s Olympic football (soccer) competition. Host country Brazil, and reigning World Cup and Olympic champions, USA, both opened their 2016 […]

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 […]

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