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By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Fluminense comprehensively beat cannon fodder Atlético-GO 4-1 on Sunday evening to move into fifth place in the 2012 Campeonato Brasileirão. It proved a disappointing weekend for Rio's three other...
By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Botafogo and Fluminense both found some form to pick up their poise in the Brasileirão national tournament campaigns. Botafogo walked away from the Beira-Rio with an incredible 2-1 win...
By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Four successive victories in the 2012 Campeonato Brasileirão have put Rio side Vasco da Gama two points clear at the top of the table. After comfortably seeing off Nautico...
By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Following a 2010 series of articles detailing the World Cup host cities in Brazil, it is time again to review the progress leading up to the 2014 World Cup...
By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Selecão's (Brazilian national team) 2014 World Cup playing preparations were dealt a severe blow on Sunday afternoon as they were defeated 2-0 by Mexico in Dallas, United States....
By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - All four Carioca clubs - Flamengo, Vasco, Botafogo and Fluminense - remain undefeated after the second round of matches in the 2012 Campeonato Brasileirão national tournament. While Flamengo and...
By Robbie Blakeley and Ségolène Poirier, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The world football (soccer) governing body, FIFA, and the Brazil Ministry of Sport announced that the Brazilian government will have a permanent member within the Local Organizing...
By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Fluminense joined Vasco in the quarter-finals of the 2012 Copa Libertadores with a 2-1 win over Internacional at the Engenhão Stadium. After a 0-0 draw in the first leg...
By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Vasco da Gama qualified for the quarter-finals of the 2012 Copa Libertadores after the high drama of a penalty shoot-out against Argentine outfit Lanús last night. The Cariocas had...

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