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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With only ten games remaining in the season, Rio's top four football (soccer) clubs took the pitch this weekend in a slate of critical games as the 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Late last night (Wednesday, August 9th) at Ilha do Urubu Stadium, under the helm of the new interim coach, Jayme de Almeida, Flamengo dismantled Chile's Palestino 5-0 in the back...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian and Colombian national football (soccer) teams played last night, Wednesday, January 25th, in Rio’s Nilton Santos Stadium, better known as Engenhão. Brazil's Seleção beat Colombia 1-0, but the...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A "friendly" football (soccer) match will take place between Brazil and Colombia’s national teams on January 25, 2017 in Rio’s Nilton Santos Stadium, better known as Engenhão, the Brazilian Confederation...
Letter to the Editor, by Felipe Marujo Grabowsky, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - On Monday, the 28th November, Brazil stopped. Actually, the whole world stopped. The plane crash carrying Chapecoense’s whole soccer team is one of the world’s largest soccer...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Saturday, December 3rd, Ivan Tozzo, interim-president of the Chapecoense football (soccer) team announced that CONMEBOL, the governing body for South American football, has posthumously awarded the club the 2016...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - There is a series of commercials on a national sports channel that asks the rhetorical question “It’s only football?”. This reflects the concept that, for some people, football match results shouldn’t...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – On Wednesday, November 30th, in the stadium where the first of two games to determine the winner of this year’s Copa Sul Americana was scheduled to be held, more than...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Seventy-six of 81 passengers died late Monday night after their plane crashed into the Colombian mountains, minutes before landing in the city of Medellin. The plane was chartered by Brazilian...

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