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Brazilian Campeonato Carioca

The Campeonato Carioca, better known as the Campeonato Estadual do Rio de Janeiro, is Rio de Janeiro’s top football league. (Rio de Janeiro is a city and a state in Brazil). There are 16 football clubs from Bahia that participate in the competition and play a total of 30 matches. The current champion and most successful football club remains Flamengo followed by Fluminense, Vasco and Botafogo. The Campeonato Carioca is also widely regarded as one of the most competitive leagues in Brazil. The Campeonato Carioca season runs between January and ends in May.

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The Artful Dodgers of Brazil
New York Times
Paris — When Brazil faces off against Croatia in São Paulo to open the World Cup on Thursday, “futebol” returns home. Not soccer, which everyone knows was born in England. No, futebol — the distinctly Brazilian variation of soccer, played with ...
For Brazilian soccer's foot soldiers, hard work and little reward
Al Jazeera America
The 27 professionals all earn the minimum wage to play in the third division of the Rio de Janeiro state championship, the Campeonato Carioca, in front of a handful of spectators. But the players are only paid when the club has sponsors, which is rare.
Benatia's Roma exit, Di Maria's Madrid fallout and football's bitterest divorces
Ronaldinho's return to Brazil with Flamengo went well initially as the Rio club claimed a Campeonato Carioca in his debut campaign, but things soon turned sour in the forward's second season. The player's performances waned in 2012 and fans grew angry ...
Rio Police Target Ticket Scalpers a Week Before World Cup
Fans watch a match at newly-renovated Maracana Stadium during the Campeonato Carioca... Read More. Close ... Rio de Janeiro police are clamping down on ticket scalpers less than a week before soccer's World Cup begins. The city's tourist police ...
Futebol — the Brazilian variation of football, will returns home with the ...
Economic Times
... players, without regard to race, from the impoverished outskirts of the city. By 1923, the club had risen to League A and promptly captured the Campeonato Carioca, Rio's football league championship, with a team that included three black players ...
Brazil doesn't need a psychologist to win the World Cup. A pissing dog would ...
The Guardian
In 1948, at a match between the reserves of Brazilian football teams of Botafogo and Bonsucesso, a stray dog invaded the pitch during a Botafogo attack. With Bonsucesso's goalkeeper befuddled, the ball went in. Clearly, the dog was a portent and ...
Brazil — Football in its spiritual home had cricketing origins
Cricket Country
Brazil — nowhere in the world does the passion for soccer throb in such a crescendo of simultaneous heartbeats. The ripples of the racing pulse of the ... And the following year, the first Campeonato Carioca was contested. This became the annual ...
Ranking Brazil's 20 Greatest Strikers of All Time
Bleacher Report
The Brazilian national side has launched the careers of some of football's most recognisable names, whether it be lightening fast full-backs, elegant defensive midfielders, skilful wingers or creative playmakers. It is their goalscorers, though, who ...
Headed to Rio World Cup? Leave the Gold Necklace at Home
Street crime is surging in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's biggest tourist destination, as police brace for the 400,000 fans expected for the quadrennial soccer tournament in six weeks. The lawlessness coincides with a slowing economy and simmering discontent ...
Campeonato Brasileiro Loses More Limelight in Brazil in World Cup Year
Bleacher Report
But the latter ended in a drab, goalless draw whilst Botafogo, following the dismissal of coach Eduardo Hungaro for disappointing Campeonato Carioca and Copa Libertadores campaigns, were overcome 3-0 in a one-sided contest. And therein lies the ...

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