Tag Archive: Brasileirão


A Lot of Banging Yesterday

Yes, yesterday there was a lot of banging. Vasco x Flamengo 1 – 1, The Brazilian Cup (Brasileirão) went out of state to Corinthians from São Paulo, but Flamengo remained in the Libertadores Cup. Fireworks and big bangers in the praça. Like I said Brazilians get so carried away with their football (soccer).

Not much else today. It is my monthly trek to Barra, an enjoyable boring two hours by bus, but at the end of the ride is my pot of gold for the month (pay day) and a leisurely sushi lunch before I head home for some therapy (shopping at the supermarket).

Barra da Tijuca stretches all the way to the hills in the background

Over those hills in the background is São Conrado and still 25kms to the city centre (downtown). Barra and the suburb of Recreio stretch for 25kms along the coast. I live in the suburb of Campo Grande which is a further 25kms to the left of the photo. Rio de Janeiro is a big place. There is still another 20kms from Campo Grande to Santa Cruz & Sepetiba which are at the city limits. In other words the city goes on for another 45kms from the left of the photo.

The site for the photo has gone.

Here is a photo taken from the São Conrado end looking toward Grota Funda hills; ie the reverse of the write up above.

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A Quickie & Bang!

The Bang!

Today is the last day of the Brazilian Football Championship (Brasileirão). Brazilians get very excited about their football and there have been big sky bangs as they celebrate the day. The banging started about 9am and continues. The game is at 5pm, so there’s a lot of banging to go yet and even more during the game.

The game we’ll be watching is Flamengo vs Vasco.. Now it’s important to me for two reasons, one, I am a Flamengo fan and I want Flamengo to win. If they draw they are out of the Libertadores (South American competition). However, if Vasco win, they win the championship. Failing a Vasco win Corinthians (from São Paulo) win the championship.

Of course if Vasco win the championship, the cup stays in Rio and doesn’t go to São Paulo.

So there’s a heap of shit going on today making the Brazilians more animated than usual.

My head hurts…

The quickie!

Lunch, pork cubes fried off in pan, double squirt of soy sauce, sprinkle of rosemary, small box of cream. Done, eaten! All done to the tunes of Alvin and the Chipmunks (which just happens to be on TV while I am awaiting football news).

Now, it’s beer o’clock.

Later

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