Flamengo Lose 1×0 in Copa Libertadores: Daily

Flamengo Lose 1×0 in Copa Libertadores: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – An enormous mistake by central defender Samir cost Flamengo a loss to Bolívar last night in the fourth game of the club’s Copa Libertadores campaign. The Rubro-Negro lost 1-0 after conceding an early penalty, which subsequently converted to take all three points for the […]

Opinion: Scolari Taking a Huge Gamble on Júlio César

Opinion: Scolari Taking a Huge Gamble on Júlio César

Opinion, by Robbie Blakeley RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Former Internazionale goalkeeper Júlio César made his debut for new club Toronto, in Major League Soccer, this past weekend, and won 2-1, although César picked up a yellow card. The 33-year-old is currently the first-choice goalkeeper for the Seleção, the Brazil national team, and the clear […]

Fluminense and Vasco Draw in Carioca Clássico: Daily

Fluminense and Vasco Draw in Carioca Clássico: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Fluminense and Vasco drew 1-1 yesterday evening at the Maracanã Stadium in the penultimate round of the Campeonato Carioca. Edmilson gave Vasco a first half lead before Fred leveled after the interval to keep Flu in second place in the table. The game started […]

Botafogo Lose 2×1 to Boavista in Carioca: Daily

Botafogo Lose 2×1 to Boavista in Carioca: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Botafogo lost 2-1 to Boavista in the Campeonato Carioca yesterday as their dreadful state campaign continues. Jefferson scored twice for the home side to give the minnows an outside chance of qualifying for the semi-finals. In truth, the game was worth very little to […]

FIFA 2014 World Cup Tickets Sell Fast: Daily

FIFA 2014 World Cup Tickets Sell Fast: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Over 200,000 World Cup tickets were sold in the first five hours after FIFA reopened sales yesterday. The news means that more than two-thirds of matches for the June and July tournament are now sold out. As to be expected, every tickets for host […]

Rousseff Speaks Out Against Racism in Football: Daily

Rousseff Speaks Out Against Racism in Football: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Sunday, March 9th, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff condemned, via Twitter, recent acts of racism against a Brazilian soccer (football) player and referee. The incidents happened in the south of Brazil, and has raised alarms in the media and sports community. The first incident […]

Flamengo Beat Botafogo to Win Taça Guanabara: Daily

Flamengo Beat Botafogo to Win Taça Guanabara: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Flamengo beat Botafogo 2-0 yesterday evening in the 2014 Campeonato Carioca, securing the Taça Guanabara, the tournament’s group stage, in the process. The result at the Maracanã eliminated Botafogo from the state championship, leaving them free to focus on the Copa Libertadores. Flamengo were […]

Seleção Thrash South Africa 5×0 in Friendly: Daily

Seleção Thrash South Africa 5×0 in Friendly: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Seleção (Brazil’s national team) thrashed South Africa 5-0 yesterday afternoon at Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg, in the squad’s final friendly before coach Luiz Felipe Scolari names his 23-man line-up for the FIFA World Cup. A hat-trick from Neymar, along with strikes from Oscar […]

Flamengo Qualify for Carioca Semis: Daily

Flamengo Qualify for Carioca Semis: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Flamengo beat Nova Iguaçu 2-1 yesterday to qualify for the semi-finals of the 2014 Campeonato Carioca. The Rubro-Negro were a long way below par but an own goal and a Hernane strike guaranteed their place in the knock-out phase of the state championship. It […]