Flamengo Trounce Goiás but are No Closer to the G-4

Flamengo Trounce Goiás but are No Closer to the G-4

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Despite mixed support in the stands, Flamengo sailed to a 4-1 victory over Goiás on Sunday night (November 8th) at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio. Goiás, with 34 points, now enter the Z-4 and could face relegation while Flamengo remain in the middle of […]

Tough Weekend for Rio’s Football Teams in the Brasileirão

Tough Weekend for Rio’s Football Teams in the Brasileirão

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Fluminense football (soccer) club, who have been Rio de Janeiro’s best hope in the Brasileirão ‘Série A’ national tournament, are now firmly in the middle of the table, even after beating fellow Carioca team Vasco de Gama 1-0 last night (November 1st) at Engenhão […]

Rio’s Fluminense One Step Closer to Copa do Brasil Final

Rio’s Fluminense One Step Closer to Copa do Brasil Final

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The fight has begun to see which pair of teams will proceed to the final of the Copa do Brasil. Last night, Wednesday, October 21st, Fluminense played Palmeiras, beating them 2-1, while Santos triumphed 3-1 over São Paulo completing the first round of the […]

Flamengo Fails to Reach G-4 After Losing to Figueirense

Flamengo Fails to Reach G-4 After Losing to Figueirense

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A disappointing 3-0 defeat of Rio home team Flamengo on Wednesday night (October 14th) has allowed Florianópolis’s Figueirense to climb three positions in the Campeonato Brasileiro competition, clearing themselves of the relegation zone. Flamengo, who wanted to climb the ladder and to be in […]

Vasco Upset Archrivals Flamengo 2-1 in Gripping Finish

Vasco Upset Archrivals Flamengo 2-1 in Gripping Finish

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It was a surprise end to a big match between two of Rio’s longest-standing rivals. In Week 28 of the Campeonato Brasileiro, Vasco da Gama took on Flamengo at the Maracanã stadium on Sunday, September 27th and walked away victorious after scoring two goals […]

Flamengo FC Sells Record Number of Tickets for Next Game

Flamengo FC Sells Record Number of Tickets for Next Game

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Flamengo fans broke the record for the number of tickets sold ahead of a game in the 2015 Campeonato Brasileiro, or Brazilian national football tournament, yesterday (September 16th). Supporters bought 67,000 tickets to see the team play against Coritiba at the Mané Garrincha stadium […]

Flamengo Closer to G-4 With Win Over Fluminense

Flamengo Closer to G-4 With Win Over Fluminense

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Even without its stars, Guerrero and Ederson, Flamengo dominated Sunday’s clássico match against Fluminense in the 23rd round of the national Campeonato Brasileiro tournament, winning 3-1 and climbing to sixth position in the ranking. Flamengo’s first goal was made after a controversial movement, not called […]

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, […]