Joel Santana named Vasco da Gama coach for fifth time
Joel Santana named Vasco da Gama coach for fifth time

Joel Santana has been appointed the head coach of struggling Brazilian football club Vasco da Gama for the fifth time.

Flamengo draw with Vasco in Rio championship final

Forward Paulinho scored a second-half equaliser to earn Flamengo a 1-1 draw against Vasco da Gama in the first leg of the Campeonato Carioca final.

Barcos hat-trick fires Gremio to win

Rio de Janeiro: Argentina international striker Hernan Barcos scored a hat-trick as Gremio beat Juventude 3-0 in Brazil`s Rio Grande do Sul state championship.

Brazil`s first World Cup winning captain Bellini dies

Hilderaldo Luiz Bellini, the first Brazilian to lift the World Cup as captain of the triumphant 1958 side, has died in Sao Paulo aged 83, local media reported on Thursday.

Juninho admits failing body forced retirement

Former Brazil international midfielder Juninho admitted that his failing body had forced him to end his 20-year-professional career.

Seven-time French champion Juninho retires

Juninho, the Brazilian midfielder who won seven consecutive French league titles with Lyon, has retired from football on Thursday, his 39th birthday.

Juninho to play on at Vasco da Gama

Former Lyon and Brazil international midfielder Juninho has signed a five-month contract extension with Vasco da Gama.

Brazil police arrest 28 over football violence

Brazilian police Thursday said they had made 28 arrests in a crackdown on football violence following a recent outbreak of hooliganism.

Brazilian clubs given home ban

Two Brazilian football clubs have been ordered to play a combined 20 matches at neutral venues following a fan riot that left four people in hospital last Sunday.

Brazil to probe football fan riot

Brazilian prosecutors will this week investigate a riot that left four football fans injured and raised fresh doubts about the country`s ability to host the 2014 World Cup.

Three fans seriously hurt at Brazil league match

Brazil`s organisational reputation, already under fire in the run-up to the World Cup, suffered another blow Sunday when three spectators were seriously hurt in violent clashes at a league match.

Argentine midfielder Guinazu signs Vasco deal

Brazilian football giant Vasco da Gama has signed Argentine midfielder Pablo Guinazu on a one-year contract, the Rio de Janeiro club confirmed.

Juninho leads Vasco to 3-1 win over Fluminense

Juninho scored one goal and set up another as Vasco da Gama defeated nine-man Fluminense 3-1 in the Campeonato Brasileiro.

Juninho returns to Vasco

Former Lyon and Brazil international midfielder Juninho Pernambucano has agreed to rejoin Vasco da Gama until the end of the season.

Dorival named new Vasco coach

Brazilian soccer club Vasco da Gama have named Dorival Junior as the club`s new coach following the resignation of Paulo Autuori.

Vasco da Gama`s India journal in world`s greatest documents

The hand written journal of Vasco da Gama`s pioneering voyage to India, during the 15th century, has been included in the list of world`s most prestigious documents by the UNESCO.

Brazilian treasury blocks Dede transfer

Brazil international defender Dede’s had his USD 7 million move from Vasco da Gama to Cruzeiro blocked by the country`s treasury department.

Two dead in Brazil football violence

Two Brazilian football fans were shot dead as violence rocked an official test event for a 2014 World Cup stadium.

Pay wages or I`ll quit: Vasco coach

Vasco da Gama coach Paulo Autuori has warned he will resign if the club fails to meet its commitment to pay wages on time.

Dede set for Vasco exit

Juventus target Dede is likely to leave Vasco da Gama during the next European summer transfer window, the Brazilian football club revealed.