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On Sunday, Corinthians will play Vasco da Gama, 4 pm local time at the Pacaembú, in Round 15 of the Torneio Rio-São Paulo. It is an important match for Vasco da Gama, as it is one of seven teams fighting for the remaining two playoff spots. Palmeiras, 31 points, and Corinthians, 28 points, have already qualified.

The seven teams are Fluminense and Vasco da Game, both with 24 points; São Paulo, Botafogo, and Etti Jundiaí, all with 23 points; and São Caetano and Santos, both with 22 points.

Other matches of Round 15 played on Sunday are:

Ponte Preta-Palmeiras at Moisés Lucarelli
São Caetano-Fluminense at A. Campanella
São Paulo-Americano at Murumbi
Botafogo-Guarani at Caio Martins
Bangu-Santos at Guil Silveira
América-Portuguesa at Edson Passos
Flamengo-Etti Jundiaí at Maracanã

The top three artilheiros are Dodô from Botafogo and França from São Paulo with 16 goals, and Romário from Vasco da Gama with 13 goals.

For those living in America able to receive Fox Sports World, Corinthians-Vasco da Gama will be shown April 16th at 8 pm Eastern and April 17th at 5 pm Eastern. Another match, teams to be announced, will be shown on April 18th at 8 pm Eastern.
 

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TV Globo Internacional, North American feed:

Corinthians-Vasco da Gama - April 14th at 3 pm Eastern
Palmeiras-Ponte Preta - April 14th at 5 pm Eastern
 

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Fabinho scored an injury-time goal in the second half to give Corinthians a 1-0 win over Vasco da Gama. The other results are:

Ponte Preta 2-1 Palmeiras
São Caetano 2-1 Fluminense
São Paulo 5-3 Americano (França scored 4 goals)
Botafogo 1-2 Guarani
Bangu 1-1 Santos
América 4-3 Portuguesa
Flamengo 2-1 Etti Jundiaí

The table:

x Corinthians - 31 pts
x Palmeiras - 31 pts
x São Paulo - 26 pts
x São Caetano - 25 pts
Fluminense - 24 pts
Vasco da Gama - 24 pts
Botafogo - 23 pts
Etti Jundiaí - 23 pts
Santos - 23 pts
Ponte Preta - 20 pts
Guarani - 20 pts
Portuguesa - 20 pts
Flamengo - 14 pts
Americano - 11 pts
Bangu - 8 pts
América - 7 pts

x - qualify for semi-finals
 

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By the way, I just noticed: França has scored 20 goals in 15 league matches. Impressive!
 

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Franca is obviously a well deserved Selecao player unlike what Luizao would have been so thank god Luizao got sick or whatever so justice could be served, 20 goals in 15 matches is no pushover trust me and I saw him play last week and he scored a thunderous goal off a corner bringing Sao Paolo back from a 2-0 deffissitt but they lost 3-2.


Franca, Denilson, Romario, Ronaldo and Amoroso should be the five players going to the World Cup, i'm 13 years old and i'd make a better coach then Big Phil. :D
 

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Now it is being reported that França only scored three goals against Americano, and therefore his goal total in the Torneio Rio-São Paulo adds up to be 19 instead of 20. Nevertheless, that is still an impressive number.
 

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RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Veteran striker Romario's hopes of going to the World Cup took another blow when Vasco da Gama, his club side, were knocked out of the Rio-Sao Paulo tournament.
In another game, midfielder Zinho, who played alongside Romario in Brazil's 1994 World Cup winning team but is not in contention for a trip to Japan and South Korea, hit five goals for Gremio.

Vasco needed to beat Corinthians to qualify for the semi-finals but crashed to a 1-0 defeat when Fabricio scored with the last kick of the game.

Romario, who ten days ago wept in public and said that his dream was to play in a third World Cup, forced two saves from goalkeeper Dida in an otherwise low-key performance.

The 36-year-old striker, who has been ignored by his country despite averaging a goal-a-game this year, needed as many games as possible to keep scoring goals and increase the pressure on Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.

His only hope is now the Copa Brasil knockout tournament in which Vasco have reached the quarter-finals.

Sao Paulo striker Franca, who on Saturday was included in the Brazil squad for Wednesday's friendly against Portugal, celebrated with a hat-trick as his team beat Americano 5-3.

Franca, called in as a replacement after Luizao pulled out through injury, also missed a penalty as Sao Paulo joined Corinthians, Palmeiras and Sao Caetano in the last four of the tournament.

America, who finished bottom of the 16-team table, were relegated, along with Guarani, who finished 12th but went down because the lowest-place teams from each state - Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo - are relegated rather than simply the last two in the table.

Guarani beat Botafogo 2-1 but finished below Ponte Preta on goal difference.

Ponte Preta saved themselves with a 2-1 home win over Palmeiras in a game which finished 20 minutes later than Guarani's - an old problem in Brazilian football where attempts to play decisive matches at the same time often fail.

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In a dramatic game, Palmeiras goalkeeper Marcos made a dramatic double save in the eighth minute from Washington, defending both a penalty and then a follow-up after the ball rebounded to the same player.

Washington made amends by equalising in the second half after Leonardo had given Palmeiras the lead and midfielder Orlando scored the winner for Ponte four minutes from time.

Ponte Preta took the field 16 minutes late and spent 20 minutes in the dressing-room at halftime, while the supply of balls suddenly dried up after Ponte's second goal, slowing down the remainder of the game

Zinho's five goals from Gremio gave them a 6-1 win over Mamore in the Copa Sul-Minas, which features the biggest clubs from the centre and south of Brazil.

The 34-year-old opened his account with a 34th minute header, added a second with a clinical finish six minutes later, converted a 59th minute penalty and scored two more in the last five minutes. He also set up Gremio's other goal for Luis Mario.

Gremio joined Cruzeiro, Atletico Paranaense and Atletico Mineiro in the last four.

Dagoberto scored a hat-trick as Brazilian champions Paranaense clinched their place with a 4-3 win away to America-Belo Horizonte after coming from 3-1 down despite having two players sent off late in the match.
 

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And one thing is sure, now the table looks damn right !

:)

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I am watching the Vasco-Corinthians re-play of the match and really Corinthians was lucky, Vasco deserved a draw! :D


Oh well. :dielaugh:


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Patrick, I think you are confusing the two teams. Vasco got lucky that Gil and Ricardinho did not play and that Hélton had some good saves. :rolleyes: ;) :D
 

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Haha, yeah whatever you say Timmy anyways with all fairness they were two equal teams and Fabinho's goal was just breathtaking though, a classy rocket shot. :proud:


Brazil rules! :star:
 
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