Preview of the Seleção World Cup Group Games

Preview of the Seleção World Cup Group Games

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With less than two months to go until the FIFA World Cup immense pressure rests on Brazil’s players, and coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, to lift a sixth World Cup trophy. The Seleção Brasileira have never lifted football’s biggest prize on home soil, losing the […]

Fla, Botafogo Start Brasileirão Season: Daily

Fla, Botafogo Start Brasileirão Season: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio clubs Flamengo and Botafogo kicked off their 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro campaigns yesterday afternoon. However, there was little good news for either side, with Flamengo being held to a goalless draw by Goiás and Botafogo suffering a humiliating defeat at the hands of São […]

Fluminense Win Brasileirão Opener: Daily

Fluminense Win Brasileirão Opener: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Fluminense opened their 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro campaign with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Figueirense yesterday evening at the Maracanã Stadium. The Tricolor put on an excellent offensive display in front of 35,000 fans as they blew away the visitors in convincing style. New coach […]

Vasco Progress Over Resende in Copa do Brasil: Daily

Vasco Progress Over Resende in Copa do Brasil: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Vasco made it through to the second round of the Copa do Brasil with a 1-0 win over Resende at São Januário last night. There was further controversy for the Cruz-Maltino following Sunday’s Campeonato Carioca final, when right-back André Rocha had a goal wrongfully […]

Campeonato Brasileiro 2014 Starts This Weekend

Campeonato Brasileiro 2014 Starts This Weekend

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro, the Brazilian national league championship, kicks off this coming weekend following the conclusion of the various state championships. This year, Rio de Janeiro only has three entrants in the Série A, the competition’s premier division. Following the relegation of Vasco […]

Flamengo are 2014 Campeonato Carioca Champions: Daily

Flamengo are 2014 Campeonato Carioca Champions: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Flamengo won the 2014 Campeonato Carioca with a controversial late offside goal yesterday afternoon at the expense of Vasco da Gama at the Maracanã. The last-gasp strike gave Flamengo a 1-1 draw in the state championship final, and with a 1-1 draw in the […]

Flamengo & Botafogo Out of Libertadores: Daily

Flamengo & Botafogo Out of Libertadores: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Flamengo and Botafogo fell from the 2014 Copa Libertadores last night as the Rio de Janeiro clubs failed to make the top two in their groups. Coupled with the failure of Atlético-PR, it is the first time in history that three Brazilian clubs have […]

World Cup Stadiums in Brazil Close to Completion

World Cup Stadiums in Brazil Close to Completion

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The stadiums to be used during this summer’s FIFA World Cup are all finally close to completion and set to be delivered to FIFA, world football’s governing body. Test events have been held at the Estádio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre and Arena Pantanal in […]

Vasco, Flamengo Draw in Carioca Final: Daily

Vasco, Flamengo Draw in Carioca Final: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Vasco and Flamengo drew 1-1 yesterday afternoon in the opening leg of the 2014 Campeonato Carioca final at the Maracanã Stadium. It was a tense, balanced affair that saw tempers flare as Vasco were reduced to ten men in the second-half and by the […]

Vasco Draw in Copa do Brasil Opener: Daily

Vasco Draw in Copa do Brasil Opener: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Resende and Vasco drew 0-0 in the first leg of their Copa do Brasil tie last night at the Arena Amazônia in Manaus. Vasco pressed for the majority of the match but a stellar performance from Resende goalkeeper Mauro Silva kept the Cruz-Maltino at […]

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