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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday, June 18th, Rio arch rivals Flamengo and Fluminense faced off in the eighth round of the Campeonato Brasileiro (Brasileirão), Série A, at iconic Maracanã Stadium. In an intense...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Yesterday, Tuesday, June 13th, FIFA's current number one ranked team in the world looked every bit worthy of that lofty title as Brazil's national football (soccer) team easily dispatched Australia...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Volta Redonda was the epicenter of Rio de Janeiro football (soccer) this past Sunday, June 4th, as Flamengo and Botafogo squared off at Raulino de Oliveira Stadium in Round Four...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It was a busy night on Wednesday, May 31st, for local football (soccer) fans as two of Rio's big four clubs took the pitch to try to secure a spot...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Writer RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday, May 28th, Rio's Flamengo and Botafogo both saw action in Round Three of the Campeonato Brasileiro (Brasileirão) Série A, with the Rubro-Negra drawing 1-1 with Atlético-PR, while Botafogo...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Late Tuesday, May 23rd, Rio's Clube de Regatas Flamengo and Spain's Real Madrid announced that they have reached an agreement to transfer the rights of Flamengo's 16-year-old forward, Vinícius Júnior,...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday, May 21st, at Nilton Santos stadium, Rio's Botafogo football (soccer) club earned its first win in the 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro (Brasileirão), Série A, defeating Campinas' Ponte Preta, 2-0. In...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Local football (soccer) fans had a full slate of games this past weekend as Rio's big four football clubs returned to the pitch for the opening round of the 2017...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It was a wild night for local football (soccer) fans yesterday, May 7th, as Rio's two most popular football (soccer) clubs, Flamengo and Fluminense, faced off at iconic Maracanã Stadium...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - And then there were two. On Sunday, April 30th, Rio de Janeiro's top two football (soccer) clubs, Flamengo and Fluminense, faced off at iconic Maracanã Stadium in the first of...
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