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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This weekend saw all of the "big four" carioca football (soccer) teams kicking off their Campeonato Brasileiro Série A domestic campaign. Flamengo was the only team to win their first...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Flamengo are crowned 2019’s Campeão Carioca after defeating Vasco da Gama 2-0 this Sunday, April 21st. With the previous weekend’s match ending 2-0 to the rubro-negro, they could have lost...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The classic ‘Fla-Flu’ encounter between rival football (soccer) teams Flamengo and Fluminense filled the iconic Maracanã with plenty of incident this past Saturday, April 6th, ending in a 1-1 draw...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Thursday, February 14th, Fluminense defeated rivals Flamengo 1-0 with a dramatic goal in the game's closing minutes to secure its place in the Taça Guanabara finals. Last night's semi-final match...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Almost R$400 million of public money was spent by local authorities in 2018 to maintain stadiums throughout Brazil that were originally built for the World Cup in 2014, a new...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, September 12th, Rio Justice Marcello Alvarenga Leite from the Public Treasury Court canceled the 2013 public-private concession agreement between the state of Rio de Janeiro and Consórtio Maracanã,...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday, August 12th, Rio's CR Flamengo held on to defeat Belo Horizonte's Cruzeiro 1-0 in Round 18 of the Campeonato Brasileiro (Brasileirão) Série A, the most important national tournament...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio's big four clubs returned to the pitch this past weekend in the Campeonato Brasileiro (Brasileirão) Série A, round six, with mixed results: Flamengo drew with Vasco 1-1 in a...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of Rio’s oldest and most traditional neighborhoods, Tijuca is so grand and all-encompassing that it often feels like a different city altogether. Though its excellent transport links, sense of...

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