Tag: Petkovic

By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Dejan Petković bowed out of football (soccer) on Sunday amidst huge fanfare. The 38-year-old former Real Madrid midfielder has spent over a decade in Brazil but found a second home...
By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO - Fluminense returned to the top of the Brasilerão on Sunday after crucial back-to-back wins. Midweek also saw a fierce Rio derby between Vasco and Botafogo that resulted in a draw, while...
By Matthew Burgess, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO - Now third in the Brasileirão, Fluminense were the main benefactors of the championship’s additional midweek round, recording a hugely important win over arch-rivals Flamengo in the Fla-Flu derby. Meanwhile, Botafogo and...
By Daniel Tosca, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO - 2009 has been a historical year for the Marvelous City, from the exploration of oil in the pre-salt layer under the ocean floor, to the tragedy of June's Air France disaster,...
By Doug Gray, Senior ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO – On a day of high tension in Rio the city’s three teams completed their individual searches for glory on Sunday afternoon, sending thousands of football fans into the streets to commemorate...
By Doug Gray, Senior ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO – The city’s football teams continue to impress but is it too little too late with only four games left? Whilst neighbors Vasco da Gama celebrated their return to the top flight...
By Doug Gray, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO – A fine showing at league leaders Palmeiras on Sunday put Flamengo on the edge of the top four and looking in good shape for a charge at the title with just...
By Jayme Monsanto, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO - Saturday was a prolific day for the Carioca teams in the Brasileirão. Both Flamengo and Fluminense were victorious in their showdowns against São Paulo and Santo André, and on Thursday, Botafogo...
By Doug Gray, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO – A convincing win for Flamengo at the Maracanã on Sunday puts the raça rubro-negro (ruby and black army) into eighth position, and should end any talk of crisis as they...



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