Fluminense and Vasco Draw in Carioca ClƔssico: Daily

Fluminense and Vasco Draw in Carioca ClƔssico: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Fluminense and Vasco drew 1-1 yesterday evening at the MaracanĆ£ Stadium in the penultimate round of the Campeonato Carioca. Edmilson gave Vasco a first half lead before Fred leveled after the interval to keep Flu in second place in the table. The game started […]

Botafogo Lose 2×1 to Boavista in Carioca: Daily

Botafogo Lose 2×1 to Boavista in Carioca: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Botafogo lost 2-1 to Boavista in the Campeonato Carioca yesterday as their dreadful state campaign continues. Jefferson scored twice for the home side to give the minnows an outside chance of qualifying for the semi-finals. In truth, the game was worth very little to […]

FIFA 2014 World Cup Tickets Sell Fast: Daily

FIFA 2014 World Cup Tickets Sell Fast: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Over 200,000 World Cup tickets were sold in the first five hours after FIFA reopened sales yesterday. The news means that more than two-thirds of matches for the June and July tournament are now sold out. As to be expected, every tickets for host […]

Rousseff Speaks Out Against Racism in Football: Daily

Rousseff Speaks Out Against Racism in Football: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL ā€“ On Sunday, March 9th, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff condemned, via Twitter, recent acts of racism against a Brazilian soccer (football) player and referee. The incidents happened in the south of Brazil, and has raised alarms in the media and sports community. The first incident […]

Flamengo Beat Botafogo to Win TaƧa Guanabara: Daily

Flamengo Beat Botafogo to Win TaƧa Guanabara: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Flamengo beat Botafogo 2-0 yesterday evening in the 2014 Campeonato Carioca, securing the TaƧa Guanabara, the tournament’s group stage, in the process. The result at the MaracanĆ£ eliminated Botafogo from the state championship, leaving them free to focus on the Copa Libertadores. Flamengo were […]

SeleĆ§Ć£o Thrash South Africa 5×0 in Friendly: Daily

SeleĆ§Ć£o Thrash South Africa 5×0 in Friendly: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The SeleĆ§Ć£o (Brazil’s national team) thrashed South Africa 5-0 yesterday afternoon at Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg, in the squad’s final friendly before coach Luiz Felipe Scolari names his 23-man line-up for the FIFA World Cup. A hat-trick from Neymar, along with strikes from Oscar […]

Flamengo Qualify for Carioca Semis: Daily

Flamengo Qualify for Carioca Semis: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Flamengo beat Nova IguaƧu 2-1 yesterday to qualify for the semi-finals of the 2014 Campeonato Carioca. The Rubro-Negro were a long way below par but an own goal and a Hernane strike guaranteed their place in the knock-out phase of the state championship. It […]

Flamengo Beat Emelec in Copa Libertadores: Daily

Flamengo Beat Emelec in Copa Libertadores: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Hernane scored in possibly his final game for Flamengo as they comfortably beat Ecuadorian club Emelec 3-1 last night at the MaracanĆ£ Stadium in the Copa Libertadores. The Fla number nine has an offer from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua and could leave GĆ”vea by […]

Flamengo and Botafogo Return to Copa Libertadores Action

Flamengo and Botafogo Return to Copa Libertadores Action

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Carioca clubs Flamengo and Botafogo return to Copa Libertadores action this week after suffering mixed fortunes in the first round. Tonight (Wednesday) Flamengo host Ecuadrian club Emelec at the MaracanĆ£ Stadium, while Botafogo travel to Chile to take on Union EspaƱola. In last week’s […]

Brazil Coach Scolari Confirms SeleĆ§Ć£o Squad: Daily

Brazil Coach Scolari Confirms SeleĆ§Ć£o Squad: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Coach of the Brazil national team, Luiz Felipe Scolari, yesterday confirmed his squad for the friendly against South Africa on March 5th in Johannesburg. The game will be the SeleĆ§Ć£o’s (national team) final match before FelipĆ£o must name his 23-man squad for the FIFA […]