Rio State Offers Free Sports Programs for Youths and Seniors
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Rio State Offers Free Sports Programs for Youths and Seniors

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Esporte RJ (Sport RJ) project, provided by Rio’s Secretary of State for Sport, Leisure and Youth (SEELJE),…

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CBF Rule Limits Income for Some of Brazil’s World Cup Stadiums
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CBF Rule Limits Income for Some of Brazil’s World Cup Stadiums

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Large stadiums built for the 2014 World Cup are facing potential loss in revenue since an October ruling…

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Brazil and Colombia Football Face Off in Friendly on January 25th
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Brazil and Colombia Football Face Off in Friendly on January 25th

By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A “friendly” football (soccer) match will take place between Brazil and Colombia’s national teams on January 25, 2017…

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Rio’s Flamengo May Not Play at Maracanã Stadium in 2017
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Rio’s Flamengo May Not Play at Maracanã Stadium in 2017

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Fans of the Flamengo football (soccer) club, one of the most popular in Brazil if not the world,…

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Letter: When Insensitivity Overruns Love for the Sport
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Letter: When Insensitivity Overruns Love for the Sport

Letter to the Editor, by Felipe Marujo Grabowsky, NEW YORK, NEW YORK – On Monday, the 28th November, Brazil stopped. Actually, the whole world stopped. The plane crash…

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Grêmio Wins Copa do Brasil for Fifth Time
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Grêmio Wins Copa do Brasil for Fifth Time

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In an emotional and intense matchup, on Wednesday, December 7th, Grêmio drew 1×1 with Atlético-MG in the second…

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Opinion: It’s “Only” Football in Brazil
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Opinion: It’s “Only” Football in Brazil

Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – There is a series of commercials on a national sports channel that asks the rhetorical question “It’s only football?”.…

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After Tragedy, Brazil’s Chapecoense Named Copa Sudamericana Champs
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After Tragedy, Brazil’s Chapecoense Named Copa Sudamericana Champs

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Saturday, December 3rd, Ivan Tozzo, interim-president of the Chapecoense football (soccer) team announced that CONMEBOL, the governing…

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São Paulo’s Palmeiras Wins 2016 Campeonato Brasileiro
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São Paulo’s Palmeiras Wins 2016 Campeonato Brasileiro

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the second to last round of the 2016 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (Brasileirão), on Sunday, November 27th,…

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Grêmio Takes Opening Game of Copa do Brasil Final
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Grêmio Takes Opening Game of Copa do Brasil Final

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Wednesday, November 23rd, the first leg of the Copa do Brasil (Brazil Cup) championship final got underway…

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