Bad Night for Cariocas in Brasileirão: Daily

Bad Night for Cariocas in Brasileirão: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The 20th round of the 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro was one to forget for Rio de Janeiro clubs, with none of the three in action managing to win. Fluminense picked up a point, whilst there were defeats for Botafogo and Flamengo. A late goal from […]

Fluminense and Cruzeiro Draw 3×3 in Maracanã Thriller: Daily

Fluminense and Cruzeiro Draw 3×3 in Maracanã Thriller: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Fluminense and Cruzeiro drew 3-3 at the Maracanã yesterday afternoon in one of the most enthralling encounters of the 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro. Cruzeiro looked to have won the game through Marcelo Moreno’s excellent second half strike, but an equally wonderful effort from Flu’s Kenedy […]

Flamengo Lose to Grêmio at Home in Brasileirão: Daily

Flamengo Lose to Grêmio at Home in Brasileirão: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Flamengo’s run of five straight wins in the Campeonato Brasileiro came to an abrupt end last night after a 1-0 defeat to Grêmio at the Maracanã. The visitors were the better side, especially in the second half, and snatched the points courtesy of a […]

Flamengo & Botafogo Through in Copa do Brasil: Daily

Flamengo & Botafogo Through in Copa do Brasil: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Flamengo are through to the quarter-finals of the Copa do Brasil after a thrilling penalty shoot-out win over Coritiba at the Maracanã Stadium last night. Having lost the first leg of the tie 3-0, Fla won by the same scoreline to take the contest […]

Dunga Makes Changes as Brazil Faces Colombia on Friday

Dunga Makes Changes as Brazil Faces Colombia on Friday

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Coach Dunga, head of the Seleção Brasileira – the Brazilian national team – has made two late changes to his squad for the upcoming friendlies against Colombia and Ecuador. Santos forward Robinho, and Real Madrid left-back Marcelo, have been called up to replace the […]

Rio NFL Mix Season Opening Party at The Clover Irish Pub

Rio NFL Mix Season Opening Party at The Clover Irish Pub

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For many Americans and fans of the NFL around the world, September means the beginning of another exciting season of American football. This year The Clover Irish Pub in Copacabana is set to be a hub for watching the games, and on Sunday they kick […]

Botafogo & Flamengo Win in Brasileirão: Daily

Botafogo & Flamengo Win in Brasileirão: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – There were narrow victories for Botafogo and Flamengo yesterday afternoon as the 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro nears the halfway stage. Fluminense, who are hanging onto the coat-tails of the G-4, managed to earn a valuable point away from home. A smashing strike from Daniel gave Botafogo […]

Fluminense Win Copa Sul-Americana Opener: Daily

Fluminense Win Copa Sul-Americana Opener: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Fluminense got their Copa Sul-Americana campaign off to the perfect start with a 2-1 win over Goiás at the Maracanã Stadium yesterday evening. Two goals from young midfielder Edson helped the Tricolor overcome stubborn opponents, who dominated the second half once Flu had been […]

Flamengo and Botafogo Lose in Copa do Brasil: Daily

Flamengo and Botafogo Lose in Copa do Brasil: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Copa do Brasil dreams of Flamengo and Botafogo were left hanging by a thread following disastrous defeats last night. Flamengo were comprehensively dispatched by Brasileirão strugglers Coritiba, while Botafogo lost at home to Série B club Ceará. A second half onslaught helped Coritiba […]

Coach Dunga Names First Brazil Seleção Squad

Coach Dunga Names First Brazil Seleção Squad

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Dunga, the new coach of the Seleção Brasileira – the Brazilian national team – named his first squad since his reappointment last week as he prepares for his first games back in charge. Brazil take on fellow South Americans Colombia, on September 5th, at […]