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 […]

Flamengo FC Sells Record Number of Tickets for Next Game

Flamengo FC Sells Record Number of Tickets for Next Game

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Flamengo fans broke the record for the number of tickets sold ahead of a game in the 2015 Campeonato Brasileiro, or Brazilian national football tournament, yesterday (September 16th). Supporters bought 67,000 tickets to see the team play against Coritiba at the Mané Garrincha stadium […]

Flamengo Closer to G-4 With Win Over Fluminense

Flamengo Closer to G-4 With Win Over Fluminense

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Even without its stars, Guerrero and Ederson, Flamengo dominated Sunday’s clássico match against Fluminense in the 23rd round of the national Campeonato Brasileiro tournament, winning 3-1 and climbing to sixth position in the ranking. Flamengo’s first goal was made after a controversial movement, not called […]

Vasco and Fluminense Qualify for Copa do Brasil Quarterfinals

Vasco and Fluminense Qualify for Copa do Brasil Quarterfinals

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio football (soccer) clubs Vasco da Gama and Fluminense qualify for the Copa do Brasil (Cup of Brazil) quarterfinals. While Fluminense won twice against Paysandu, Vasco scored the equalizer against Flamengo in the last minutes of the second game, eliminating the rubro-negro with a […]

Rio’s Vasco da Gama in Crisis in 2015 Brasileirão

Rio’s Vasco da Gama in Crisis in 2015 Brasileirão

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro football (soccer) club Vasco da Gama continued their negative series in the 2015 Brasileirão when losing to Goiás with 0-3 this weekend. The club has gained the fewest points ever after twenty rounds, since the championship has been introduced in its […]

Dunga Makes Surprise Changes to Seleção Squad Ahead of Friendlies

Dunga Makes Surprise Changes to Seleção Squad Ahead of Friendlies

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian national football (soccer) team coach Dunga has called up 24 players for the next friendly games in September, the last tests ahead of the 2018 World Cup qualifying games. The squad contains several surprises, as Kaká, Hulk, Gabriel Paulista and Lucas were included, […]

Another Brasileirão Round Without Victories for Clubs from Rio

Another Brasileirão Round Without Victories for Clubs from Rio

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Another round of the 2015 Brasileirão was played this weekend with no club from Rio emerging victorious from their Série A matches. Flamengo and Fluminense lost their games with 0-1, while Vasco drew against Joinville in the fight at the bottom of the table. […]

Brazil Finish Third in Medal Tables at the Pan-Am Games

Brazil Finish Third in Medal Tables at the Pan-Am Games

By Georgia Grimond, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the seventeenth Pan-American Games drew to a close in Toronto on Sunday, July 26th, Brazil was celebrating finishing third in the medal tables, with 141 medals in total and some promising young stars having taken to the podium. Canada, the host country, benefited from […]