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Weekend em Brasil — Robinho voltou, Flamengo virada

Posted in Uncategorized by Steven Villereal on February 1, 2010

Positive Monday vibes unto our readership! What with CAN ’10 concluded, here at BOLAS & BANDEIRAS we are finding our new editorial legs. Consider the challenge answer’d!

Well it was surely an eventful weekend in Brazil! 26 y/o teenager Robinho returned on loan to his original club Santos, after an extended bout of sulking at Manchester City (not unlike his extended sulk at Real Madrid…or, um, his extended sulk at Santos before moving to Madrid?) Well, he’s touched down in São Paulo, and it’s quite a party! This video (part of the extremely unsettling trend of stadium based Welcome! parties for new signings [even 6 month loans?]) has everything: a helicopter entrance, Pele, horrendous baile funk-meets-heavy-hop interludes, as well as some energetic Peixe mascots (Santos’ nickname=the fish).

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There was also utter heartbreak yesterday in the Rio de Janeiro state championship (Campeonato Carioca) when high-flying Fluminense (undefeated and yet to concede a goal) faced off against hated eternal rivals Flamengo (who tiptoed in the backdoor to win the Brasileirão title in December) in the Fla-Flu, Brazil’s biggest derby. Flu’s “team of warriors” had miraculously saved themselves from relegation last year, and hadn’t lost a domestic match since losing 2-0 in last October’s Fla-Flu. Flamengo (Brazil supposedly-most-supported club) are coming off their first title in 17 years, and recently signed yet-another Europe-fleeing former Brazil international in the form of Vagner Love.

What about yesterday’s game you say?! Well, Flu took a shock 2-0 lead and then, errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, puke:

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