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Jan 30, 2014

Vasco da Gama star Juninho retires

Former Brazil international Juninho Pernambucano has retired from football, his club, Vasco da Gama, have confirmed.

Juninho Pernambucano is set to leave Al-Gharafa this summer
Juninho Pernambucano has ended his playing career.

Vasco da Gama president Roberto Dinamite told reporters that Juninho, who turned 39 on Thursday, had held talks with him during the week and, as a consequence of the adductor injury that blighted his end to the last domestic season, had decided to bring an end to his playing career.

"I...

Dec 10, 2013

Vasco da Gama want match annulled

Vasco da Gama, four-time Brazilian champions, lost 5-1 to Atletico Paranaense in a match marked by fan violence on Sunday.

SAO PAULO -- The Brazilian team relegated in the match stopped by fan violence this weekend will ask the country's sports tribunal to annul the result.

A fan is taken on a stretcher from the stands to a waiting air ambulance.
A fan is taken on a stretcher from the stands to a waiting air ambulance.

• Young: History of violence
• Vickery: Violence mars match
• Thompson: Generation June

Vasco da Gama said on Tuesday it deserves the three points for the match because...


By ESPN Staff
Dec 9, 2013

Vasco president apologises for violent scenes

Vasco da Gama, four-time Brazilian champions, lost 5-1 to Atletico Paranaense in a match marked by fan violence on Sunday.

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Dec 9, 2013

Brazil violence leaves Juninho in shock

Vasco da Gama, four-time Brazilian champions, lost 5-1 to Atletico Paranaense in a match marked by fan violence on Sunday.

Vasco da Gama midfielder Juninho Pernambucano said he was left stunned by the crowd violence that marred the final day of the Brazilian league season and warned local authorities to improve security ahead of the World Cup.

A fan is taken on a stretcher from the stands to a waiting air ambulance.
A fan is taken on a stretcher from the stands to a waiting air ambulance.

A man was evacuated to hospital by a helicopter that landed on the pitch, two other fans were also hospitalised after...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff
Sep 5, 2013

Corinthians and Vasco fans banned

Corinthians and Vasco da Gama supporters cannot attend any of the teams’ next four home matches as a result of violence last month, the Superior Court of Sport Justice (STJD) ruled on Wednesday.

The violence took place at the Mane Garrincha stadium.
The violence took place at the Mane Garrincha stadium.

The STJD voted unanimously to see the two clubs play their next home games behind closed doors, while only away fans will be permitted to buy tickets for the two fixtures that follow. Both have also been fined.

The trouble had flared during a 1-1 draw between the teams...