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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A fire during the early morning hours on Friday at the Flamengo youth training center left at least ten dead and three injured, according to the city’s fire department....
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a surprising move, local news reported late Wednesday, February 22nd, that the multi-national consortium comprised of CSM (Chime Sports Marketing), GL Events and Amsterdam Arenas, one of only two...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Grêmio Recreativo Escola de Samba Imperatriz Leopoldinense samba school will parade fifth on the second day of Grupo Especial (Special Group) samba parades. The school is scheduled to make...
By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  This week, we begin a series profiling Rio de Janeiro’s four biggest and most famous football (soccer) clubs. With the national league season just two months away, we look...
By Matthew Burgess, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Despite the lack of domestic football during the South Africa World Cup, Rio’s big four clubs have continued to make the headlines throughout the week, and none more so than Vasco...
By Matthew Burgess, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The sixth and seventh rounds preceding the Campeonato Brasileiro’s five week World Cup hiatus saw Fluminense hold onto third place, whilst Vasco braced themselves for a long, hard season after two more...
By Matthew Burgess, Contributing Reporter RIO 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 Doug Gray, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - On a balmy Rio afternoon in 1993, Adrian Kitchen, ex-player for the now-defunct Rio Soccer football team decided that there was room for a new amateur, gringo-based soccer team in the city. A...

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