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 […]

Manaus and São Paulo Confirmed as Hosts of Olympic Football

Manaus and São Paulo Confirmed as Hosts of Olympic Football

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Both Manaus and São Paulo have been confirmed as two of six cities to host football (soccer) games for the 2016 Olympic Games held mainly in Rio de Janeiro. Manaus was cleared by the FIFA after the football organization had voiced concerns about the suitability […]

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 […]

Rio’s Engenhão to Partly Reopen for Campeonato Carioca

Rio’s Engenhão to Partly Reopen for Campeonato Carioca

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 set to start on February 1st and seats in the Botafogo homeground will be released […]

Fluminense Beat Goiás 2-0 in Brasileirão

Fluminense Beat Goiás 2-0 in Brasileirão

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Fluminense comfortably beat Goiás 2-0 last night in the 32nd round of the 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro to keep their G-4 dream alive. Goals from Fred and Conca secured the points for the Tricolor, who have now won four successive games to dispel the pressure […]

Flamengo and Botafogo Don’t Win in Brasileirão

Flamengo and Botafogo Don’t Win in Brasileirão

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Neither Flamengo nor Botafogo managed to take three points yesterday afternoon in the 29th round of the Campeonto Brasileiro. Flamengo lost on their travels while Botafogo drew at home in what was a must-win game for the relegation threatened club. Atlético-PR came from behind […]

Fluminense Beat Criciúma in Brasileirão

Fluminense Beat Criciúma in Brasileirão

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Fluminense got back to winning ways in the Campeonato Brasileiro with a 4-2 victory over Criciúma at the Maracanã this evening. The match saw the return of Walter to the Tricolor for his first game in a month, and the burly forward had a […]

Wins for Botafogo and Flamengo in Brasileirão

Wins for Botafogo and Flamengo in Brasileirão

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Botafogo and Flamengo both picked up three points in the 28th round of the Campeonato Brasileiro this past weekend. However Fluminense’s push to qualify for the Copa Libertadores were dealt a massive blow with a loss to Internacional. Botafogo gave their chances of avoiding relegation […]

Brazil Beat Argentina in SuperClássico

Brazil Beat Argentina in SuperClássico

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Two goals from Diego Tardelli helped Brazil to a 2-0 win over Argentina in the SuperClássico yesterday (October 11th) in Beijing, China. Botafogo goalkeeper Jefferson also put in a stunning display, saving a penalty from Lionel Messi as the Seleção kept a third successive […]

Flamengo Beat Figueirense in Brasileirão

Flamengo Beat Figueirense in Brasileirão

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A last minute goal gave Flamengo a 2-1 win over Figueirense last night in the 27th round of the Campeonato Brasileiro at the Estádio Orlando Scarpelli. It helped end the Rubro-Negro’s run of five games without a victory and put them further out of danger […]

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