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Brasileiro Relegation – Fluminense Stay Up, Portuguesa Go Down

Posted on 17 Dec, 2013, by in Soccer

There’s still a chance for Portuguesa to appeal, but at the moment it seems like the small club from Sao Paulo is going to be relegated because they used an ineligible player, costing them points. The winners? Fluminense, the highest ranked of the relegated teams, who enjoy being terrible on the pitch but great in the courtrooms. More

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Fluminense & Vasco Still Trying to Avoid Relegation

Posted on 11 Dec, 2013, by in Soccer

When big clubs get relegated, you know it’s going to take more than just what happened on the football pitch to send them down. Both Fluminense and Vasco aren’t giving up using bureaucracy to remain in the top flight of the Brazilian football league system, hoping that an illegal use of a player by Portuguesa and a similar case by Flamengo, the country’s most popular club. More

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Tears of Joy From Clarence Seedorf (Botafogo); Tears of Sadness From Fred (Fluminense)

Posted on 9 Dec, 2013, by in Soccer

The final day of the league is always an emotional one – teams get relegated, others win titles, or find themselves playing in the Copa Libertadores. The final matchday of the 2013 Brasileiro was no different – Fluminense, the defending champions, won but couldn’t save themselves from relegation while Fred, the team’s injured star, watching and crying in the stands. Far away from there in Rio de Janeiro, Clarence Seedorf scored the final goal in a Botafogo win, putting them in the Libertadores next season, and bursting into tears himself; tears of joy. More

Top Five Soccer Rivalries in Latin America

Posted on 24 Jul, 2009, by in Soccer

The top five soccer rivalries in Latin America, from Mexico, Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. More