Tag: Conca

By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The national football (soccer) championship, 2011's Campeonato Brasileiro is set to kick-off this weekend after a five month hiatus. The Rio state tournament Carioca champions Flamengo start with a...
By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Fluminense have one foot in the quarter finals of the Copa Libertadores after defeating Paraguayan side Club Libertad 3-1 last Thursday. After a delay of over an hour due...
By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Flamengo will face Vasco next Sunday in the Taça Rio final after beating Fluminense and Olaria respectively. Vasco narrowly edged their way into the final with a nervy 1-0...
By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Flamengo will face Fluminense in the semi-finals of the 2011 Taça Rio. Flamengo drew their final group game and Fluminense narrowly defeated Nova Iguacu to set up a...
By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Flamengo marched with authority towards the semi finals of the Taça Rio after comfortably seeing off Botafogo in the Engenhao on Sunday evening. Fluminense thrashed Americano to leapfrog Botafogo...
By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Vasco have jumped to the top of Group A of the 2011 Taça Rio after beating Botafogo in the pick of the weekend’s matches. The result marks a complete turn...
By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Fluminense fans were left in shock after the third round of Taça Rio matches when coach Muricy Ramalho quit shortly after his side’s goalless draw with Flamengo. The coach, who...
By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  This week, we continue our series profiling Rio de Janeiro’s biggest football (soccer) clubs with a short history of Brazil’s 2010 national champions, Fluminense. Rio’s first football team,...
By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Flamengo will meet Boavista in the final of the Taça Guanabara after two penalty shoot-outs over the weekend. On Saturday, Fluminense drew 2-2 with Carioca minnows Boavista, only to lose...
By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Running a perfect record in the group stage of the Taca Guanabara, Flamengo is set up in a semi-final clash with state champions Botafogo. The 2009 national champions beat a stubborn...
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