Street Child United Brings English Footballers to Rio Favela

Street Child United Brings English Footballers to Rio Favela

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Dwight Yorke and Quinton Fortune of the Manchester United football (soccer) club were in the Zona Norte (North Zone) of Rio last weekend to spend time training with youths in the favela community of Chatuba in Complexo da Penha. The event was held at the […]

Brazil’s Neymar in for Olympics but Also Aims for Copa America

Brazil’s Neymar in for Olympics but Also Aims for Copa America

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Earlier this month Brazil’s football (soccer) head coach Dunga traveled to Europe to negotiate and secure some of the nation’s top players – including Barcelona star Neymar – for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in August. Neymar had already said he wants to represent Brazil […]

Fla-Flu See Goalless Tie in Rio’s Taça Guanabara Football

Fla-Flu See Goalless Tie in Rio’s Taça Guanabara Football

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the second round of the Taça Guanabara, Flamengo and Fluminense tied in a scoreless contest playing at Pacaembu Stadium in São Paulo yesterday (Sunday, March 20th). On Saturday Vasco beat Boavista 1×0 and Botafogo also beat Madureira 1×0 yesterday. The results put Vasco, Botafogo […]

Brazil’s Atlético-MG Team Carry Away Florida Cup

Brazil’s Atlético-MG Team Carry Away Florida Cup

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Clube Atlético-MG, from Minas Gerais, were this week crowned champions of the Florida Cup. The Brazilian team was one of nine from around the world to compete in the annual friendly in Florida in the United States. Taking place every January the tournament attracts clubs who […]

Brazil’s 2015 Brasileiro Football Championship Ends

Brazil’s 2015 Brasileiro Football Championship Ends

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brasileiro Série A football (soccer) competition came to close last night, Sunday December 6th. With Corinthians having already secured the top spot, teams were left fighting for the next three positions and those at the bottom of the table striving to avoid relegation. […]

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 […]

Rio’s Stadiums May be Allowed Once Again to Sell Beer

Rio’s Stadiums May be Allowed Once Again to Sell Beer

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Those fans who want to drink a cold beer while watching their favorite football (soccer) team play in one of Rio de Janeiro’s stadiums will now be able to thank the new bill approved at Rio’s legislative assembly on Wednesday authorizing the sale of beer […]

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 […]

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. […]

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