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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A sold-out Maracanã Stadium was the site of the first leg of the 2017 Copa do Brasil finals on Thursday, September 7th, as Flamengo and Cruzeiro battled to a 1-1...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Big night for local football (soccer) fans on Wednesday (August 23rd) with Flamengo battling crosstown rivals Botafogo for a spot in the 2017 Copa do Brasil Finals. It was...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Heated Rio de Janeiro rivals, Flamengo and Fluminense, came together on Wednesday, July 5th, releasing a joint statement indicating that the two clubs would unite to find home pitch alternatives...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday, June 18th, Rio arch rivals Flamengo and Fluminense faced off in the eighth round of the Campeonato Brasileiro (Brasileirão), Série A, at iconic Maracanã Stadium. In an intense...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It was a busy night on Wednesday, May 31st, for local football (soccer) fans as two of Rio's big four clubs took the pitch to try to secure a spot...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Local football (soccer) fans had a full slate of games this past weekend as Rio's big four football clubs returned to the pitch for the opening round of the 2017...
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 - According to the latest sales figures for the sixty Brazilian football (soccer) teams that compete in Series A, B, and C of the Campeonato Brasileiro, Rio's CR Flamengo has the...

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