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.
SAO PAULO -- A Palmeiras fan has died from head injuries after being attacked by Santos supporters following the teams' match in the final of the Sao Paulo state championship at the weekend.
Authorities said Wednesday the 25-year-old fan was not able to recover from the injuries sustained after Palmeiras defeated Santos 1-0 in the first leg of the final on Sunday.
Claudio Morais, a member of one of Palmeiras' biggest fan groups, had been hospitalized in an intensive care unit.
He was with a group...
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Top Story: Pep to coach Qatar in 2022 World Cup
Readers of Germany's Sport Bild recently received an eye-opener.
According to the Guardian, the German newspaper published a story indicating current Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola could be enticed by a lucrative deal to coach Qatar's national team in the 2022 World Cup, which the country will host.
Keep in mind Qatar, which will not have to quality for...