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2019/2020 Season

1 Santos 10 2 3 32
2 Flamengo 9 3 3 30
3 Palmeiras 8 6 1 30
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Flamengo eye Liverpool rematch, but first must win the Copa Libertadores

Flamengo defeated Liverpool 3-0 in the 1981 Intercontinental Cup -- one of the high points in Mengao history.

Brazil's most popular club were very happy that the Champions League title went to Liverpool. It could be an omen.

Back in 1981, when Rio de Janeiro giants Flamengo won the Copa Libertadores to become the champions of South America, Liverpool were the champions of Europe. The two clubs met in the Intercontinental Cup staged in Japan, and a Zico-inspired Flamengo won 3-0.

It is the finest moment in over a century of club history for the Brazilian side. The year 1981 continues to be the bar for Flamengo,...

Ex-Flamengo president charged for deadly fire

A fire on Friday left 10 people dead and three people injured at Flamengo's training centre in Rio de Janeiro.

Brazilian police have charged Flamengo's former president with manslaughter for a fire that killed 10 teenage players in February.

An investigators' report obtained by The Associated Press shows Eduardo Bandeira de Mello and seven others were charged over the fire at the club's training facility.

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Mello did not respond to a request for comment on Tuesday. The Rio de Janeiro-based team said it didn't know of the charges.

The report signed by investigator Marcio...

Flamengo prohibited from using training centre following deadly fire

A fire on Friday left 10 people dead and three people injured at Flamengo's training centre in Rio de Janeiro.

The Flamengo training centre where a fire killed 10 academy players and injured three more earlier this month was shut down by the city of Rio de Janeiro due to a lack of proper fire and safety permits.

A note from the city declaring the action was posted on the gate of the "Ninho do Urubu" facility on Wednesday morning.

"Today it was shut down completely, there was a decision and the city government has complied," Rio de Janeiro mayor Marcelo Crivella said in a statement.

"We expect that all the...

Flamengo honour academy-fire victims in first match since training ground tragedy

Brazilian club Flamengo played their first match since a fire broke out in their training ground and killed 10 academy players on Feb. 8.

Nearly 30,000 fans, many with white balloons, banners and flags, attended the state championship match against rival Fluminense.

The game was initially scheduled for Saturday, only hours after the deadly incident, but was cancelled after the tragedy.

Flamengo supporters sang a song to honour the dead at 10 minutes of play.

Survivor Cauan Emanuel, who was released...

Two injured in fire at training centre used by Brazilian club Bangu

A fire broke out at the training centre used by Rio de Janeiro football club Bangu on Monday, sending at least two players to hospital with smoke inhalation but causing no serious injuries.

The incident occurred three days after 10 Flamengo youth players died and three others were injured when their lodgings caught fire.

Bangu, one of the oldest and most traditional clubs in Rio, were training at a military athletics centre when the blaze started after lunch.

The fire was quickly brought under control...