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 […]

Rio’s Fluminense One Step Closer to Copa do Brasil Final

Rio’s Fluminense One Step Closer to Copa do Brasil Final

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The fight has begun to see which pair of teams will proceed to the final of the Copa do Brasil. Last night, Wednesday, October 21st, Fluminense played Palmeiras, beating them 2-1, while Santos triumphed 3-1 over São Paulo completing the first round of the […]

Flamengo Fails to Reach G-4 After Losing to Figueirense

Flamengo Fails to Reach G-4 After Losing to Figueirense

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A disappointing 3-0 defeat of Rio home team Flamengo on Wednesday night (October 14th) has allowed Florianópolis’s Figueirense to climb three positions in the Campeonato Brasileiro competition, clearing themselves of the relegation zone. Flamengo, who wanted to climb the ladder and to be in […]

Vasco Upset Archrivals Flamengo 2-1 in Gripping Finish

Vasco Upset Archrivals Flamengo 2-1 in Gripping Finish

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It was a surprise end to a big match between two of Rio’s longest-standing rivals. In Week 28 of the Campeonato Brasileiro, Vasco da Gama took on Flamengo at the Maracanã stadium on Sunday, September 27th and walked away victorious after scoring two goals […]