Seleção Out of Copa America and Face More Disappointment

Seleção Out of Copa America and Face More Disappointment

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – on Saturday (June 27th) the Brazilian national football (soccer) team, the Seleção, was knocked out of the 2015 Copa America after loosing to Paraguay in a 1-1 tie by 4-3 in penalty kicks. Now the organization is facing the critics and inevitable disappointment that has […]

Brazil’s Women’s Team to Win World Cup Opener

Brazil’s Women’s Team to Win World Cup Opener

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s women’s football (soccer) team won their World Cup opening game against South Korea with 2-0 with goals from Formiga and Marta. The FIFA women’s World Cup, currently taking place in Canada, started on June 6th and will go until July 5th. Formiga, with […]

Brazil Charges 96 Involved in R$4 Billion Football Fraud

Brazil Charges 96 Involved in R$4 Billion Football Fraud

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Receita Federal (RS) in Brazil, or federal internal revenue service, reported that since 2002 they have been running an investigation of fraud in football (soccer) within the country. According to the statement, the RS has identified and assessed individuals and companies that maintain business […]

Experience Brazil While Learning Portuguese at Caminhos: Sponsored

Experience Brazil While Learning Portuguese at Caminhos: Sponsored

By Ruth Faulkner, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Portuguese for Foreigners language school, Caminhos Language Centre, not only follows a communicative approach when teaching Portuguese to their students at their school in Ipanema, but also includes numerous extra activities and interaction opportunities to aid learning in and outside the classroom, giving their students […]

Rio 2016 Olympics Extend the Registration Period for Tickets

Rio 2016 Olympics Extend the Registration Period for Tickets

By Ruth Faulkner, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Rio 2016 Olympic Games Committee have extended the registration period for Brazil residents wishing to enter in the draw for Olympic and Paralympic events tickets, until Wednesday May 6th. The registration process, which started on April 1st, was set to end on Thursday April […]

Eight Men Killed in São Paulo Football Fan Club Execution

Eight Men Killed in São Paulo Football Fan Club Execution

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In another deadly football (soccer) related incident, eight men we shot and killed on Saturday night before a state championship qualifying match in Pavilhão 9 of the Corinthians football club, in the West Zone of São Paulo. While the investigators do not believe the motive was […]

Botafogo and Vasco Qualify for the Campeonato Carioca Final

Botafogo and Vasco Qualify for the Campeonato Carioca Final

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Penalties decided both second legs of the Rio state football (soccer) championship, the Campeonato Carioca, this weekend. While Botafogo disputed a thriller shootout against Fluminense, which the alvinegro won after eleven penalties with 9-8, Vasco scored from the spot in regular time to win 1-0 […]

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 […]

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