Vasco Close to Copa do Brasil Final

By Jayme Monsanto, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Vasco da Gama are the last Carioca team left in the Copa do Brasil, and in this Wednesday's second leg match against Corinthians they will have their shot at a place in the finals.

The two teams' recent history couldn't be much  further apart. 2008 was an awful year for Vasco with the side relegated to Serie B for the first time ever, while Corinthians took first place in the second division, coming straight back up to Serie A in 2009 as one of the favorites.

This year, the Corinthians . . .

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