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Tag: Campeonato Carioca

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It was a wild night for local football (soccer) fans yesterday, May 7th, as Rio's two most popular football (soccer) clubs, Flamengo and Fluminense, faced off at iconic Maracanã Stadium...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - And then there were two. On Sunday, April 30th, Rio de Janeiro's top two football (soccer) clubs, Flamengo and Fluminense, faced off at iconic Maracanã Stadium in the first of...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It was a busy weekend at iconic Maracanã Stadium as Rio's big four clubs took the pitch to battle for one of two coveted spots in the 2017 Campeonato Carioca...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday, April 16th, at Nilton Santos Stadium (Engenhão) Vasco shutout Botafogo 2-0 to win the 2017 Taça Rio, the second stage of the Campeonato Carioca. With goals from Douglas...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Following this past Sunday's (April 2nd) pivotal final round of the 2017 Taça Rio, local football (soccer) fans finally know who will be facing who in the semi-finals of not...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It was a busy night for local football (soccer) fans on Wednesday, March 29th, as two of Rio de Janeiro's most popular clubs saw action in the fifth round of...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For only the fourth time ever, on Sunday, March 26th, two of Rio's biggest football (soccer) clubs clashed outside the confines of Rio de Janeiro as Flamengo took on Vasco...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday, March 5th, in a dramatic back-and-forth battle that saw five goals in the first half alone, leading to a 3-3 draw in regulation, Fluminense outlasted arch-rival Flamengo to...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, March 1st, the Tribunal de Justiça Desportiva do Rio de Janeiro (Sports Court of Rio de Janeiro) ordered that this Sunday's (March 5th) final of the Taça Guanabara...

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