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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a repeat performance of their win over Fluminense in the Campeonato Carioca semi-finals, Vasco struck again in the game's final minute to take the first leg of the Campeonato...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The 2018 Taça Rio semi-finals kicked off in entertaining fashion last night as Botofogo defeated Vasco 3-2 at Nilton Santos Stadium. With the win, Botafogo is now set to face...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In what Grêmio head coach Renato Portaluppi was calling the "game of the year", last night (September 20th) at Arena do Grêmio in Porto Alegre, Rio's Botafogo was eliminated from...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After two heated battles in the Copa do Brasil semi-finals, two of Rio's big four, Flamengo and Botafogo, once again went head-to-head on Sunday, September 10th in round 23 of...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, August 16th, two of Rio's big four went head-to-head as Flamengo met Botafogo in the first leg of the 2017 Copa do Brasil semi-finals. It was an intense...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Exciting night of football (soccer) on Wednesday, July 26th, as two of Rio’s big four clubs took the pitch to try to secure a spot in the 2017 Copa do...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It's been an eventful week for one of Rio's big four football (soccer) clubs, Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama, which began with the club being prohibited from playing at...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday, March 5th, in a dramatic back-and-forth battle that saw five goals in the first half alone, leading to a 3-3 draw in regulation, Fluminense outlasted arch-rival Flamengo to...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, March 1st, the Tribunal de Justiça Desportiva do Rio de Janeiro (Sports Court of Rio de Janeiro) ordered that this Sunday's (March 5th) final of the Taça Guanabara...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio’s state government has allowed the Olympic stadium João Havelange, better known as Engenhão stadium, to host games of the upcoming Rio state championship, the Campeonato Carioca. The championship is...
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