Vasco Win the 2015 Campeonato Carioca

Vasco Win the 2015 Campeonato Carioca

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio football (soccer) club Vasco da Gama won the 2015 state championship, the Campeonato Carioca, with two victories over Botafogo. The second leg of the final that took place on Sunday, May 3rd at the Maracanã ended with a 2-1 score for the cruz-maltinos. […]

Rio 2016 Olympics Extend the Registration Period for Tickets

Rio 2016 Olympics Extend the Registration Period for Tickets

By Ruth Faulkner, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Rio 2016 Olympic Games Committee have extended the registration period for Brazil residents wishing to enter in the draw for Olympic and Paralympic events tickets, until Wednesday May 6th. The registration process, which started on April 1st, was set to end on Thursday April […]

Eight Men Killed in São Paulo Football Fan Club Execution

Eight Men Killed in São Paulo Football Fan Club Execution

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In another deadly football (soccer) related incident, eight men we shot and killed on Saturday night before a state championship qualifying match in Pavilhão 9 of the Corinthians football club, in the West Zone of São Paulo. While the investigators do not believe the motive was […]

Botafogo and Vasco Qualify for the Campeonato Carioca Final

Botafogo and Vasco Qualify for the Campeonato Carioca Final

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Penalties decided both second legs of the Rio state football (soccer) championship, the Campeonato Carioca, this weekend. While Botafogo disputed a thriller shootout against Fluminense, which the alvinegro won after eleven penalties with 9-8, Vasco scored from the spot in regular time to win 1-0 […]

Rio’s Big Four Clubs Advance to Carioca Semifinals

Rio’s Big Four Clubs Advance to Carioca Semifinals

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Fluminense secured their spot along fellow big Rio clubs Flamengo, Botafogo and Vasco da Gama in the semifinals of the Campeonato Carioca with a 2-1 victory and last minute goal in the last round of the group phase against fellow semifinal contender Madureira. Botafogo made […]

Brazil Beat France 3-1 in International Friendly in Paris

Brazil Beat France 3-1 in International Friendly in Paris

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian national football (soccer) team took home a convincing victory in last night’s friendly game against the French national side in Paris. The Brazilian goals were scored by Oscar, Luiz Gustavo and once more Neymar. The French national team opened the score with a […]

Big Four and Madureira on Top in Campeonato Carioca

Big Four and Madureira on Top in Campeonato Carioca

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After eleven matches of the first phase of the Campeonato Carioca (before the semifinal and final rounds) Rio’s big four, Flamengo, Fluminense, Botafogo and Vasco top the table together with underdog Madureira, a Brasileirão Série C (third league) club. Botafogo is the current leader of […]

Brazil Coach Dunga Announced Squad for Next Games

Brazil Coach Dunga Announced Squad for Next Games

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Seleção (Brazilian national team) coach Carlos Dunga has announced his squad for the upcoming friendly games against France and Chile, the last games before the Copa America. The call-up of players had no major surprises, as all team members named had played under the coach […]

Neymar and Seleção Thrash Turkey 4×0 in Friendly

Neymar and Seleção Thrash Turkey 4×0 in Friendly

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian national team scored a clear 4×0 victory against the Turkish national side in a friendly game in Istanbul yesterday (Wednesday, November 12th). Man of the match was Neymar, who scored twice. Also entering the scoreboard was Chelsea’s Willian with a great performance, while […]

Where to Watch NFL Football 2014 in Rio de Janeiro

Where to Watch NFL Football 2014 in Rio de Janeiro

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This time of year watching the American NFL (National Football League) in Brazil is a little more complicated because the daylight savings time changes now put Rio three hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST). That makes the 1PM kick-off on the East Coast of […]