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FUTEBOL BRASILEIRO

2015/2016 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
18 Coritiba FBC 5 7 9 22
19 Joinville 5 4 12 19
20 Vasco 3 4 14 13
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Jorginho presented as new Vasco da Gama manager

Jorginho is the third coach to command Vasco da Gama this season.

Former Brazil international Jorginho was presented as the new coach of Vasco da Gama on Monday.

The 1994 World Cup winner takes over for Celso Roth, who was fired in the dressing room after the Rio de Janeiro club's 1-0 loss to Coritiba on Saturday.

Vasco currently occupy last place in the Brasileirao table, having earned just 13 points from 19 games thus far, and are facing the prospect of being relegated for the third time in the past eight years.

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Ronaldinho near Brazil return, says Vasco da Gama president

Brazilian star Ronaldinho launches a counterattack with this extraordinary piece of skill in Queretaro's 2-2 Liga MX Torneo Clausura quarterfinal against Veracruz.
In the final minutes of Queretaro's 2-1 Liga MX away win over Morelia, Ronaldinho received a yellow for a dive.
Watch a pitch invader get lucky as former Brazil star Ronaldinho signed his shirt before being escorted from the field.
Brazilian World Cup winner, Ronaldinho, has yet to make a decision on his future after leaving Atletico Mineiro.

Brazil star Ronaldinho is on the verge of returning to Brazil to join club Vasco da Gama on a six-month contract, following his stint with Liga MX club Queretaro.

"We are working on a project called 'Ronaldinho Gaucho-Vasco,' and we are moving ahead. I would say we are at 90 percent," club president Eurico Miranda told ESPN Brasil about the negotiation. "I can say that I have spoken with the player and he has shown interest and he was satisfied with this possibility for the future. All we have left...

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Man loses hand in firecracker explosion during fan brawl in Brazil

Fan violence continues to be a problem at Brazilian stadiums big and small.

A man lost his hand in a confrontation between fan groups during a match between Rio de Janeiro Serie B clubs Olario and America on Wednesday.

The fan's right hand was injured while attacking another supporter, the head of Rio stadium security, Joao Fiorentini, told Globo on Thursday night.

"The guy only lost his hand because he was attacking another holding a firecracker. If he hadn't attacked, none of this would've happened," said Fiorentini of the incident.

The brawl, which resulted in two injuries,...

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Vasco da Gama, Santos, Atletico Mineiro and Inter win state titles

Vasco da Gama celebrated their first Rio state championship in 12 years.

SAO PAULO -- Striker Gilberto scored in second-half injury time to help Vasco da Gama defeat Botafogo 2-1 and win their first Rio de Janeiro state title in 12 years.

Vasco won 3-1 on aggregate after a 1-0 victory in the first leg last week at the Maracana Stadium.

Rafael Silva opened the scoring late in the first half and Botafogo equalized through Diego Jardel in the 75th before Gilberto sealed Vasco's victory with a shot from inside the area in front of more than 66,000 fans at the storied stadium.

Vasco,...

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Fluminense sack manager Cristovao Borges

Former Vasco da Gama manager Cristovao Borges' stay at Fluminense has come to an end.

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazilian club Fluminense says it has fired coach Cristovao because of the team's poor performances in the Rio de Janeiro state championship.

Monday's announcement came two days after Fluminense's 1-1 draw with minnow Tigres at the Maracana Stadium. The traditional Rio de Janeiro club had already lost to another smaller club, Macae, in the previous round in the state tournament.

Fluminense is only fifth in the 16-team competition, outside the top four which will advance to the...