Rio’s Flamengo Pound Portuguesa 5-0 in Campeonato Carioca

Rio’s Flamengo Pound Portuguesa 5-0 in Campeonato Carioca

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The football team of Rio’s Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, usually referred to as just Flamengo, beat the Associação Atlética Portuguesa, or Portuguesa, in a fast-paced 5-0 match at the Raulino de Oliveira stadium in Volta Redonda on Wednesday night (February 10th). The two […]

Brazil’s Atlético-MG Team Carry Away Florida Cup

Brazil’s Atlético-MG Team Carry Away Florida Cup

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Clube Atlético-MG, from Minas Gerais, were this week crowned champions of the Florida Cup. The Brazilian team was one of nine from around the world to compete in the annual friendly in Florida in the United States. Taking place every January the tournament attracts clubs who […]

Brazil’s Neymar in Running for FIFA Football Player of the Year

Brazil’s Neymar in Running for FIFA Football Player of the Year

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The top footballer from Brazil, Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly known as Neymar, stands to be named world footballer of the year if he wins the FIFA Ballon d’Or award in Zurich, Switzerland, today (January 11th). Competing against Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Cristiano […]

Where to Watch NFL Football 2016 in Rio de Janeiro

Where to Watch NFL Football 2016 in Rio de Janeiro

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Yesterday (January 3rd) the regular season of the American NFL (National Football League) ended and now the 2016 playoffs start, leading up to the Super Bowl on February 7th. Yet fans should know that this time of year watching NFL games in Brazil is a […]

Palmeiras FC Win the Copa do Brasil on Penalties

Palmeiras FC Win the Copa do Brasil on Penalties

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The winner of the Copa do Brasil football championship was decided last night, Wednesday December 2nd, at Allianz Park in São Paulo. After two hours of hard play the score was 2-1 to Palmeiras, which pushed the game to penalties. Palmeiras triumphed 4-3. This […]

Santos FC Win The First Round of the Copa do Brasil Final

Santos FC Win The First Round of the Copa do Brasil Final

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Santos and Palmeiras FCs met on Wednesday, November 25th in the first of their two face-offs in the final of the Copa do Brasil. Playing at home at Vila Belmiro Santos won 1-0 over their rivals from São Paulo. As well lifting the Copa […]

Corinthians Win the Brasileirão Football Championship 2015

Corinthians Win the Brasileirão Football Championship 2015

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Corinthians FC were last night celebrating a triumphant win in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A football (soccer) competition. Despite only drawing against Vasco FC, the Paulista team triumphed taking the title for the sixth time, in the 35th round of the 38 round national […]

FIFA Announces Football Schedule for Rio 2016 Olympics

FIFA Announces Football Schedule for Rio 2016 Olympics

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The international governing body of football (soccer), FIFA, released the fixtures list for the 2016 Olympic football competition on Tuesday, November 10th. Seven stadiums across Brazil will host matches, with the men’s and women’s finals taking place at the Maracanã and the opening match […]

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 […]