Palestino Stuns Rio’s Flamengo Out of Copa Sul-Americana

Palestino Stuns Rio’s Flamengo Out of Copa Sul-Americana

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last night, Wednesday, September 28th, Flamengo’s campaign in the 2016 Copa Sul-Americana came to a crashing halt with the club’s 2×1 loss to Chile’s Palestino football (soccer) club. Wednesday’s loss continued a string of disappointing losses for the Rubro-Negro this year, including early exits from […]

Grêmio, Corinthians, Palmeiras Advance in Copa do Brasil

Grêmio, Corinthians, Palmeiras Advance in Copa do Brasil

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It was a busy day in 2016 Copa do Brasil (Brazil Cup) action on Wednesday, September 21st, as several top teams punched their tickets to the Quarterfinals. While Grêmio and Corinthians won (Grêmio on penalty kicks) to advance, Palmeiras, the current leader in the Campeonato […]

Flamengo Surges to Second Place in Brasileirão Week 22

Flamengo Surges to Second Place in Brasileirão Week 22

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the 2016 Rio Olympics now concluded, the Brazilian sports world turns its attention back to the 2016 Campeonato Brasileiro (Brasileirão) Série A. On Sunday, August 28th, two local teams took the pitch in pivotal match-ups for G-4 (top four) positioning, with Flamengo defeating Chapecoense […]

Brazilian Men’s Football and Volleyball Take Gold

Brazilian Men’s Football and Volleyball Take Gold

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The weekend was gold for Brazilian sports fans, as Brazil’s men’s football (soccer) team and men’s volleyball team were able to pull together and win the top prize in their respective sports, the Olympic gold medal. The two games however, were not for the […]

Brazil Advances to Rio Olympics Gold Medal Football Final

Brazil Advances to Rio Olympics Gold Medal Football Final

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Wednesday, August 17th, at Maracanã Stadium, the Seleção (Brazilian national team) dominated Honduras for the 6×0 victory in the semifinals of the 2016 Rio Olympics men’s football (soccer) competition. Following Germany’s 2×0 victory over Nigeria in the other semifinal, the two countries will square […]

Brazil Advances With Decisive 4×0 Win in Rio Olympics

Brazil Advances With Decisive 4×0 Win in Rio Olympics

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Wednesday, August 10th, in a must-win game, Brazil’s men’s national football (soccer) team defeated Denmark 4-0 to move forward in the 2016 Rio Olympics football competition. A loss would have meant a humiliating early exit for the host country team that many expect to […]

USA Women’s Soccer Draw 2×2, Advance to Olympic Quarterfinals

USA Women’s Soccer Draw 2×2, Advance to Olympic Quarterfinals

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Striving to win its fourth consecutive Olympics, the USA women’s football (soccer) team faced a disappointing 2-2 tie with Colombia on Tuesday, with star goalkeeper Hope Solo failing to catch a goal in the last minutes of the game. Despite the draw the U.S. […]

Brazil Seleção Disappoints in 2016 Rio Olympics Debut

Brazil Seleção Disappoints in 2016 Rio Olympics Debut

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A day after the women’s football (soccer) clubs kicked off the 2016 Rio Olympics, the football competition continued on Thursday, August 4th, with the men taking the pitch to begin their quest for Olympic gold. For host team Brazil, seeking the one championship that has […]

Brazil and USA Women’s Football Win in 2016 Rio Olympic Openers

Brazil and USA Women’s Football Win in 2016 Rio Olympic Openers

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The long-anticipated 2016 Rio Olympics kicked off on Wednesday, August 3rd, two days ahead of the August 5th opening ceremony, with the start of the women’s Olympic football (soccer) competition. Host country Brazil, and reigning World Cup and Olympic champions, USA, both opened their 2016 […]

Armed Forces Patrol Streets in Brazil Before Olympics

Armed Forces Patrol Streets in Brazil Before Olympics

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – More than 47,000 security agents are at hand in Rio de Janeiro, occupying strategic points in the city to make sure that athletes and visitors alike coming to the 2016 Olympics are safe, guarantee city officials. “It is time to put into practice all […]

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