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BRAZILIAN SERIE A

2020/2021 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
9 Flamengo 0 0 0 0
10 Fluminense 0 0 0 0
11 Fortaleza 0 0 0 0
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Brazil: Rio de Janeiro clubs get OK for June training despite rising number of coronavirus cases

Real Madrid and Brazil defender Marcelo shows he hasn't lost his touch during the break.

The Rio de Janeiro government told football teams on Monday they could resume full training in June despite coronavirus cases being on the rise in Brazil.

The city's mayor met with club representatives on Sunday and agreed that players can immediately begin gym work and physiotherapy, with full training to begin next month.

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Brave Brazilian girl dares to wear away jersey in home crowd at big Rio de Janeiro derby

One image from last Sunday's Rio de Janeiro derby between Fluminense and Flamengo -- otherwise known as "Fla-Flu" -- went viral in Brazil, but it did not come from the pitch. It's a curious image of a little girl in the stands of the Maracana stadium. 

The young fan, Lais de Oliveira Nascimento, emerges from a sea of Flamengo supporters proudly wearing Fluminense colours as she sits on the shoulders of her grandfather -- who, by the way, is a Flamengo fan. It's certainly a striking image of...

Chaos as police fire grenades before Vasco da Gama vs. Fluminense

Brazilian football had another day of unprecedented chaos on Sunday when fans were allowed into the Maracana Stadium midway through the first half after a judge lifted a ban imposed when rival sides could not agree in which end their fans would sit.

The gates were opened around 30 minutes into a Rio state championship final to allow thousands of Vasco da Gama supporters, and a few from rivals Fluminense, into the ground.

Police had earlier fired pepper spray and percussion grenades in and around...

Chapecoense, Brazilian giants Fluminense, Vasco da Gama all mired in tight relegation fight

After the horrific tragedy of two years ago, Chapecoense's first-divison fate will come down to the final game of the season.
After the horrific tragedy of two years ago, Chapecoense's first-divison fate will come down to the final game of the season.

It is precisely two years since the Chapecoense plane crash, when almost the entire team and coaching staff of the little Brazilian club lost their lives.

In such circumstances, it seems crass in the extreme to state that Chapecoense are fighting for their first-division survival this weekend. Such metaphors lose all their meaning when measured against true tragedy.

Nevertheless, there is a connection. Because all of the emotion engendered by the disaster needs to be channelled somehow. And the...

Copa Libertadores an all-Argentina affair but Copa Sudamericana spotlights Brazil, Colombia

The dramatic Copa Libertadores semifinal between reigning champions Gremio of Brazil and Argentine giants River Plate went to a third leg.

After the first two, in conventional home and away format, River Plate had scraped into the final. Aggregate scores were level at 2-2. But River's late penalty gave them the extra away goal, and a place in the final against historic rivals Boca Juniors. Until, that is, Gremio lodged a complaint.

During the first leg, River coach Marcelo Gallardo was found guilty...