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Maracana 2016 Football Games Schedule in Rio de Janeiro

JANUARY 2016
27th Wednesday 7:30pm Fluminense 0x1 Atletico PR in Volta Redonda City (outside Rio)    
30th Saturday 5pm Botafogo 0x2 Bangu at São Januario Stadium (suburb)   
30th Saturday 7:30pm Flamengo 1x1 Boavista at Edson Passos Stadium (suburb)
31st Sunday 5pm Vasco da Gama 4x1 Madureira at São Januario Stadium (suburb)  

FEBRUARY 2016
02nd Tuesday 8:30pm Botafogo 2x1 Portuguesa at Sao Januario Stadium (suburb of Rio)   
03rd Wednesday 7:30pm Fluminense 4x0 Bonsucesso in Volta Redonda City (outside Rio)
04th Thursday 7:30pm America 1x3 Vasco at Edson Passos Stadium (suburb of Rio) 
10th Wednesday 7:30pm Botafogo 1x0 Macaé in Caxias City (suburb of Rio)
10th Wednesday 7:30pm Vasco 2x0 Volta Redonda at São Januário Stadium (suburb of Rio)
10th Wednesday 9:45pm Flamengo 5x0 Portuguesa in Volta Redonda City (outside Rio)
13rd Saturday 7:30pm Botafogo 0x1 Resende in Volta Redonda City (outside Rio)    
14th Sunday 5pm Vasco da Gama 1x0 Flamengo at São Januário Stadium (suburb of Rio)
14th Sunday 7:30pm Fluminense 4x0 Tigres in Volta Redonda City (outside Rio)     
17th Wednesday  Flamengo 1x0 America MG in Cariacica (outside Rio)
21st Sunday 5pm Botafogo 2x1 Cabofriense at Sao Januario Stadium (suburb of Rio)
21st Sunday 7:30pm Fluminense 1x2 Flamengo in Brasilia City (outside Rio)
24th Wednesday 9:45pm Botafogo 2x0 Fluminense in Cariacica (outside Rio)
25th Thursday 7pm Vasco 2x2 Friburguense at São Januário Stadium (suburb of Rio)
28th Sunday 5pm Flamengo 5x0 Resende in Volta Redonda City (outside Rio) 
28th Sunday 7pm Vasco 1x1 Botafogo at Sao Januario Stadium (suburb of Rio)   

MARCH 2016
05th Saturday 4pm Flamengo 3x1 Bangu in Volta Redonda City (outside Rio) 
06th Sunday 4pm Fluminense 1x0 América in Caxias City (suburb of Rio)     
06th Sunday 4pm Botafogo 1x0 Boavista at Sao Januario Stadium (suburb of Rio)  
09th Wednesday 7:30pm Flamengo 1x1 Figueirense in Brasilia City (outside Rio) 
10th Thursday 9:45pm Fluminense 2x0 Criciuma - in Juiz de Fora City (outside Rio)     
12th Saturday 4pm Flamengo 1x0 Madureira in Volta Redonda City (outside Rio)
13th Sunday 4pm Vasco 2x0 Bangu at São Januário Stadium (suburb of Rio)
13th Sunday 6:30pm Fluminense 1x1 Botafogo (DERBY) in Volta Redonda City (outside Rio) 
20th Sunday 4pm Flamengo 0x0 Fluminense (DERBY) in São Paulo City (outside Rio)
27th Sunday 4pm Vasco 1x0 Botafogo (DERBY) at Sao Januario Stadium (suburb of Rio)   
30th Wednesday 9:45pm Flamengo 1x1 Vasco (DERBY) in Brasilia City (outside Rio)

APRIL 2016
2nd Saturday 4pm Botafogo 2x2 Flamengo (DERBY) in Juiz de Fora City (outside Rio)
3rd Sunday 4pm Vasco 1x1 Volta Redonda at Sao Januario Stadium (suburb of Rio)  
9th Saturday 4pm Flamengo 3x0 Boavista in Volta Redonda City (outside Rio)
9th Saturday 6:30pm Vasco 1x0 Madureira at Sao Januario Stadium (suburb of Rio)  
10th Sunday 6:30pm Botafogo 1x0 Bangu at Sao Januario Stadium (suburb of Rio)
17th Sunday 4pm Fluminense 0x1 Vasco in Manaus City (outside Rio)
24th Sunday 4pm Rio's Championship Semifinal 1 - Vasco 2x0 Flamengo in Manaus City (far away from Rio)
24th Sunday 7pm Rio's Championship Semifinal 2 - Botafogo 1x0 Fluminense in Volta Redonda City (outside Rio)
27th Wednesday 9:45pm Vasco 2x1 Remo (Para State) at Sao Januario Stadium (suburb of Rio)

MAY 2016
1st Sunday 4pm Rio's Championship Final - 1st game - Botafogo 0x1 Vasco at MARACANA Stadium
8th Sunday 4pm Rio's Championship Final - 2nd game - Vasco 1x1 Botafogo at MARACANA Stadium 
12th Thursday 9:30pm Fluminense 3x0 Ferroviaria in Volta Redonda City (outside Rio)
14th Saturday 4pm Flamengo 1x0 Sport Recife in Volta Redonda City (outside Rio)
15th Sunday 11am Botafogo 0x1 Sao Paulo in Volta Redonda City (outside Rio)
18th Wednesday 7:30pm Vasco 1x1 CRB at Sao Januario Stadium (suburb of Rio)
18th Wednesday 10pm Flamengo 1x2 Fortaleza in Volta Redonda City (outside Rio)
21st Saturday 4pm Vasco 1x0 Tupi at Sao Januario Stadium (suburb of Rio)
21st Saturday 6:30pm Fluminense 2x2 Santa Cruz in Volta Redonda City (outside Rio) 
25th Wednesday 7:30pm Botafogo 2x1 Atletico PR in Juiz de Fora City (outside Rio) 
25th Wednesday 9pm Flamengo 2x2 Chapecoense in Volta Redonda City (outside Rio)
28th Saturday 4:30pm Vasco 4x3 Bahia at Sao Januario Stadium (suburb of Rio)
29th Sunday 4pm Fluminense 1x0 Botafogo in Volta Redonda City (outside Rio)

JUNE 2016
1sth Wednesday 9:45pm Botafogo 0x1 Cruzeiro in Brasilia City (outside Rio)
2nd Thursday 9pm Flamengo 1x0 Vitoria in Volta Redonda City (outside Rio)
4th Saturday 4:30pm Vasco 1x0 Goias at Sao Januario Stadium (suburb of Rio)
5th Sunday 4pm Flamengo 1x2 Palmeiras in Brasilia City (outside Rio)
11th Saturday 6:30pm Fluminense 1x1 Gremio in Volta Redonda City (outside Rio)
12th Sunday 11am Botafogo 1x1 Vitoria in Volta Redonda City (outside Rio)
14th Tuesday 7:15pm Vasco 3x2 Nautico at Sao Januario Stadium (suburb of Rio)
15th Wednesday 9pm Botafogo 3x1 America MG in Volta Redonda City (outside Rio)
16th Thursday 8pm Fluminense 1x0 Corinthians in Brasilia City (outside Rio)
18th Saturday 4:30pm Vasco 0x2 Paysandu at Sao Januario Stadium (suburb of Rio)
19th Sunday 4pm Flamengo 2x2 Sao Paulo in Brasilia City (outside Rio)
22nd Wednesday 9pm Botafogo 0x0 Figueirense in Juiz de Fora City (outside Rio)
22nd Wednesday 9:45pm Fluminense 2x4 Santos in Cariacica City (outside Rio)
26th Sunday 4pm Flamengo 1x2 Fluminense in Natal City (outside Rio)
28th Tuesday 8:30pm Vasco 1x2 Parana at Sao Januario Stadium (suburb of Rio)
29th Wednesday 7:30pm Flamengo 1x0 Internacional in Cariacica City (outside Rio)

JULY 2016
2nd Saturday 4pm Fluminense 0x0 Coritiba in Volta Redonda City (outside Rio)
3rd Sunday 4pm Botafogo 2x1 Santa Cruz in Juiz de Fora City (outside Rio)
6th Wednesday 9:45pm Fluminense 1x1 Ypiranga in Volta Redonda City (outside Rio)
9th Saturday 6:30pm Vasco 2x0 Brasil at Sao Januario Stadium (suburb of Rio)
10th Sunday 11am Flamengo 2x0 Atletico MG in Brasilia City (outside Rio)
13th Wednesday 9:45pm Vasco 1x1 Santa Cruz at São Januario Stadium (suburb of Rio)
16th Saturday 4pm Botafogo 3x3 Flamengo at Arena Botafogo (suburb of Rio)   
17th Sunday 4pm Fluminense 2x0 Cruzeiro in Mesquita City (suburb of Rio)
23rd Saturday 4:30pm Vasco 2x1 Bragantino at Sao Januario Stadium (suburb of Rio)
25th Monday 8pm Flamengo 2x1 America MG in Cariacica City (outside Rio)
27th Wednesday 7:30pm Botafogo 1x0 Bragantino at Arena Botafogo (suburb of Rio)  
30th Saturday 9pm Vasco 2x1 Criciuma at Sao Januario Stadium (suburb of Rio)
31st Sunday 11am Fluminense 3x0 Ponte Preta in Mesquita City (suburb of Rio)
31st Sunday 6:30pm Botafogo 3x1 Palmeiras at Arena Botafogo (suburb of Rio)

AUGUST 2016 (No local football in Rio during the Games)
3rd Wednesday OLYMPIC GAMES from 1pm SWEDEN 1x0 SOUTH AFRICA (WOMEN) and
BRAZIL 3x0 CHINA (WOMEN) at Olympic Stadium
4th Thursday OLYMPIC GAMES from 3pm HONDURAS 3x2 ALGERIA (MEN) and
PORTUGAL 2x0 ARGENTINA (MEN) at Olympic Stadium
5th Friday 7:15pm OLYMPIC GAMES OPENING CEREMONY at MARACANA Stadium
6th Saturday OLYMPIC GAMES from 7pm SOUTH AFRICA 0x2 CHINA (WOMEN) and
BRAZIL 5x1 SWEDEN (WOMEN) at Olympic Stadium
6th Saturday 6:30pm Flamengo 1x0 Atletico PR in Cariacica City (outside Rio)
7th Sunday OLYMPIC GAMES from 3pm HONDURAS 1x2 POTUGAL (MEN) and
ARGENTINA 2x1 ALGERIA (MEN) at Olympic Stadium
14th Sunday 11am Fluminense x America MG in Cariacica City (outside Rio)
16th Tuesday OLYMPIC GAMES BRAZIL 0x0 SWEDEN from 1pm WOMEN SEMIFINAL at MARACANA Stadium
17th Wednesday OLYMPIC GAMES BRAZIL 6X0 HONDURAS from 1pm MEN SEMIFINAL at MARACANA Stadium
19th Friday OLYMPIC GAMES from 5:30pm WOMEN GOLD MEDAL SWEDEN 1x2 GERMANY at MARACANA Stadium 
20th Saturday OLYMPIC GAMES from 5:30pm MEN GOLD MEDAL BRAZIL 1(5x4)1 GERMANY at MARACANA Stadium 
20th Saturday 4:30pm Vasco 1x1 Sampaio Correa in Cariacica City (outside Rio)
20th Saturday 9pm Botafogo 3x0 Sport in Juiz de Fora City (outside Rio)
21st Sunday 11am Flamengo 2x1 Gremio in Brasilia City (outside Rio)
21st Sunday 7:15pm OLYMPIC GAMES CLOSING CEREMONY at MARACANA Stadium
28th Sunday 4pm Fluminense 0x2 Palmeiras in Brasilia City (outside Rio)
30th Tuesday 8:30pm Vasco 1x2 Villa Nova at Sao Januario Stadium (suburb of Rio)
31st Wednesday 9:45pm Fluminense 1x1 Corinthians in Mesquita City (suburb of Rio) 

SEPTEMBER 2016

1st Thursday 8pm Botafogo 2x5 Cruzeiro at Luso-Brasileiro Stadium (suburb of Rio)
3rd Saturday 4pm Fluminense 3x2 Figueirense in Mesquita City (suburb of Rio)
4th Sunday 6:30pm Botafogo 2x1 Gremio at Luso-Brasileiro Stadium (suburb of Rio)
7th Wednesday 5:30pm PARALYMPIC GAMES OPENING CEREMONY at MARACANA Stadium
7th Wednesday 4pm Botafogo 1x0 Fluminense at Luso-Brasileiro Stadium (suburb of Rio)
7th Wednesday 9:45pm Flamengo 2x1 Ponte Preta in Cariacica City (outside Rio)
10th Saturday 4pm Vasco 3x2 Oeste at Sao Januario Stadium (suburb of Rio)
12th Monday 8pm Fluminense 4x2 Atletico MG in Mesquita City (suburb of Rio)
14th Wednesday 7:30pm Botafogo 0x1 Santos at Luso-Brasileiro Stadium (suburb of Rio)
15th Thursday 7:30pm Fluminense 1x2 Chapecoense in Mesquita City (suburb of Rio)
16th Friday 9:30pm Vasco 2x0 Joinville at Sao Januario Stadium (suburb of Rio)
18th Sunday 7:30pm PARALYMPIC GAMES CLOSING CEREMONY at MARACANA Stadium
18th Sunday 11am Flamengo 2x0 Figueirense at Pacaembu Stadium (in São Paulo City)
21st Wednesday 9:45pm Vasco 2x2 Santos at Sao Januario Stadium (suburb of Rio)
24th Saturday 4:30pm Vasco 2x0 Atletico GO at Sao Januario Stadium (suburb of Rio)
25th Sunday 4pm Flamengo 2x1 Cruzeiro in Cariacica City (outside Rio)

OCTOBER 2016
1st Saturday 4:30pm Botafogo 2x0 Corinthians at Luso-Brasileiro Stadium (suburb of Rio)
1st Saturday 6:30pm Fluminense 3x1 Sport in Mesquita City (suburb of Rio)
8th Saturday 6:30pm Vasco 1x0 Londrina at Sao Januario Stadium (suburb of Rio)
9th Sunday 5pm Flamengo 3x0 Santa Cruz at Pacaembu Stadium (in São Paulo City)
13th Thursday 9pm Fluminense 1x2 Flamengo in Volta Redonda City (outside Rio)
12th Wednesday 9:45pm Botafogo 1x0 Internacional at Luso-Brasileiro Stadium (suburb of Rio)
15th Saturday Vasco 1x2 CRB at Sao Januario Stadium (suburb of Rio)
16th Sunday 5pm Botafogo 3x2 Atletico MG at Luso-Brasileiro Stadium (suburb of Rio)
17th Monday 8pm Fluminense 1x2 Sao Paulo in Mesquita City (suburb of Rio)
23rd Sunday 5pm Flamengo 2x2 Corinthians at Maracana stadium
26th Wednesday 9:45 Vasco 0x0 Avai at Sao Januario Stadium (suburb of Rio)
28th Friday 7:30 Fluminense 2x2 Vitoria at Maracana Stadium
29th Saturday 6:30 Botafogo 0x0 Coritiba at Luso-Brasileiro Stadium (suburb of Rio)


NOVEMBER 2016
5th Saturday 5pm Flamengo 0x0 Botafogo at Maracana Stadium
8th Tuesday 9:30pm Vasco 1x1 Luverdense at Sao Januario Stadium (suburb of Rio)
15th Tuesday 5pm Fluminense 1x1 Atletico PR at Maracana Stadium
16th Wednesday 7:30pm Botafogo 0x2 Chapecoense at Luso-Brasileiro Stadium (suburb of Rio)
20th Sunday 7:30pm Flamengo 2x2 Coritiba at Maracana stadium
26th Saturday 5:30pm Vasco 2x1 Ceara at Maracana Stadium
26th Saturday 8pm Botafogo 1x1 Ponte Preta at Luso-Brasileiro Stadium (suburb of Rio)
27th Sunday 5pm Flamengo 2x0 Santos at Maracana Stadium

DECEMBER 2016
4th Sunday 5pm Fluminense 1x1 Internacional in Mesquita City (suburb of Rio) POSTPONED to Sunday 11th due to CHAPECOENSE TEAM plane crash.
28th Wednesday - STAR GAMES at Maracana Stadium - Charity game organized by Zico with former players: 6pm - Artists Game / 8:30pm - Game of the Stars

107 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm going to Rio from Feb. 16 thru Feb 21. I've heard there will be no games at Maracana because of the Rolling Stones concert and the Olympics. Is this true? Will the games be at Engenhao instead?

Sergio said...

Hi there.
Thanks for visiting the blog.
The Rolling Stones Concert is confirmed for Maracana stadium on 20th february and the stadium must be closed for getting ready.
We still need the football schedule to be confirmed.
Engenhao stadium will also be used for the Olympic Games and they haven't yet confirmed when that stadium will be closed.
Please visit the blog again later or just contact me directly for further information, ok?
Thanks. Cheers.
Sergio

titi said...

Bonjour Sergio, ton blog a l'air cool, on sent bien que tu baigne ds le ballon rond et ca c cool .... je voulais savoir si les match que tu as inscrit notament le vasco-FLA 13 ou 14 fevrier allais etre jouer au maracana ? Si oui a quel taris peu tu m avoir une place ? Merci ... titi

Sergio said...

Bonsoir Titi.
Merci d'avoir visité le blog.
Le derby Vasco-Flamengo doit se realiser le 14 fevrier mais on ne peut pas assurer encore qu'il sera joué au stade du Maracana.
Il y aura un concert Rolling Stones au stade le 20 fevrier...
Les billets devront etre en vente vers quelques jours avant le match et on ne connais pas non plus les prix.
On doit avoir toutes les confirmations vers la fin du mois, je le crois.
De toute façon, vous pouvez me contacter directment si besoin de plus d'information, ok?
Merci encore.
A+
Sergio

Jasen Somwaru said...

Hi,

Is there a football match on jan 27th? If so. How can i get tickets? Also what time is the match?

Cheers!

Sergio said...

Hi Jasen,
Thanks for visiting the blog.
There is a game scheduled for 27th january, but we don't know yet where that game will be played at, ok?
I'm waiting it to be confirmed before I publish it at the blog, ok?
Please feel free to contact me directly if you need any further information, ok?
Cheers.
sergio

Nicolás Zoric said...


Good morning,

I'll be in Brazil from 17 January to 29 January , there is no match at Maracana ?

It would be a shame to be there , and not being able to see him.

That party of 27, could get to play at Maracana ?

Thank you so much,
Regards.

Sergio said...

HI Nicolas.
Thanks for visiting the blog.
There is a game scheduled for 27th january but it won't be probably played at Maracana.
Please contact me sirectly for any further information.
Cheers.

Anonymous said...

We are coming March 18th, 2016! are there any other stadiums that may have a game! We really want to catch a game! Thanks!

Sergio said...

Hi there,
Thanks for visiting the blog.
We don't have yet the schedule for 18th march.
There are rumors that Maracana will be closed earlier than expected.
There is another big stadium in Rio, the Olympic Stadium that may alse be closed for the Olympic Games.
So far we have no idea where local teams will play.
please contact me directly or just check the blog later this month. I will publish the schedule the sooner it's released.
Cheers.
Sergio

Unknown said...

NOm Dia,

Je serai a rio du 12 au 15 fevrier>
Comment acheter des bilets pour le maracana pour le match du dimanche??
Merci !!
Stephane

Sergio said...

Bonsoir Stephane.
Merci de contacter.
Malhereusement on ne peut pas confirmer les matches au stade du Maracana.
On aurais des matches le 13 et le 14 fevrier au stade.
Le preobleme est qu'il aura le concert de Rolling Stones au stade le 20 fevrier et aparament ces matches la devront etre demenages... J'atends la confirmation... Désolé.
Vous pouvez me contacter directment si besoin de plus information.
Merci et a+
Sergio

Candice Rasmussen said...

Hello, we are looking for 2 tickets to the Jan 30 game. Is this available? Is the venue known yet?
Thanks,
Candice

elevator said...

I am going to be in Rio on Friday 22 January to 25 January. Are there any games during this time. Thank you.

Sergio said...

Hi. Thanks for visiting the blog.
Unfortunatelly the football season only starts at last week of january. We don't have any football games scheduled in Rio before the 27th.
Sorry man.
Please contact me directly if you need any further information.
Cheers. Sergio

Damiro said...

Hello Sergio
I will be in Rio from March 12-17. Can you let me know please if there are any soccer games scheduled for that week and where?
Thank You

Sergio said...

Hi there,
Thanks for visiting the blog.
We don't have yet the schedule for after 10th march.
Maracana Stadium will not be used before the Olympic Games and local teams will play at small suburbs stadiums and even outside Rio.
Please contact me directly or just check the blog later this month. I will publish the schedule the sooner it's released.
Cheers.
Sergio

Abhi said...

Hi sergio. I will be in Rio this weekend and want to visit maracana desperately! Will there be a stadium tour on Saturday or Sunday? And can you please let me know the timings?
Thanks,
Abhi

David Preston said...

Hello sergio we will be in rio from 5th to 12th November 2016. we would to go to the brazil v Argentina game on the 7th. can you help us with tickets?

regards

Dave and Julia

Sergio said...

Hi Dave and Julia,
Sorry for the delay on answering you.
Thanks for visiting the blog and contacting me.
But the game Brazil x Argentina for the World Cup Qualifying hasn't yet been confirmed for Maracana stadium. It can be at any stadium who hosted the world cup game in 2014.
But I will publish it at the blog as soon as they release the information, ok?
Keep in toutch and contact me directly at anytime you want any information on football in Rio.
Cheers.

jerem said...

Bonjour Sergio

J'avoue ne pas tout comprendre à l'organisation des matchs mais nous serons à Rio le week-end du 5 mars. Si j'ai bien compris, nous ne sommes pas certains encore que les deux matchs prévus se jouent au maracana?

Merci pour votre blog et votre retour

Jérémy

Sergio said...

Bonjour Jéremy,
Merci pour avoir visité le blog.
Vous avez bien compris. Le Maracana ne doit plus etre utilisé avant les Jeux Olympiques.
Donc on ne sais pas encore ou les matches le weekend 5 et 6 mars seront realisés. Désolé.
Mais je vais publier les informations dés que confirmés, ok?
Vous pouvez me contacter directement si besoin de plus information.
Merci et A+
Sergio

oshri_Mahlev said...

Hi im in rio right now.
There are games in rio until 4.2 ??

Sergio said...

Hi Oshri,
Thanks for contacting me.
There are a few games but none at Maracana stadium.
The stadium will not be used before the Olympic Games in august.
Please check at the blog if any game interest you.
Please contact me directly if you need any further information.
Cheers.
Sergio

Oscar Lisshagen said...

Ola!

Have just arrived in Rio and would like to go a game. Which one is 'best' in your opinion of the ones 2nd, 3rd and 4th of Feb?

I am guessing there are no actual games at Marcana for the month of Feb?

Obrigado!

Oscar

Sergio said...

Hi Oscar.
Thanks for visiting the blog and contacting me.
Unfortunatelly it was confirmed that Maracana stadium WILL NOT be used at this beggining of the year. They are preparing it for the Olympic Games in august.
Local teams have then to play at very small stadiuns in the suburbs of Rio or even outside Rio. Most of them not really worth it going. Sorry about that.
None of these games will be soldout and tickets will be available.
With Maracana not being used, the best options are games played at Sao Januario stadium, because it's closer to south Rio, where most people usually stay at.
Please contact me directly for any further information.
Cheers.
Sergio

Groanin' Jock said...

Hi Sergio,

I'm in Rio March 12 to March 14 - do you know if there will be any football matches on in Rio on those dates?

Thanks

Mark

Unknown said...

Hi Sergio, I'm visiting Rio and don't speak Portuguese. Would the Sao Januario stadium be safe for me and my girlfriend for the Botafogo match on 21st? I had hoped the Vasco vs Flamenco game would be at the Maracana, but we were warned not to go to Sao Januario. Thanks.

Sergio said...

Hi Mark.
Thanks for visiting the blog.
The schedule for that period wasn't yet been released, but for sure we won't have any game at Maracana stadium.
Unfortunately it was confirmed that Maracana stadium WILL NOT be used at this beginning of the year. They are preparing it for the Olympic Games in august.
Local teams have then to play at very small stadiuns in the suburbs of Rio or even outside Rio. Most of them are not really worth it going. Unless you are really really into watching a football game in a different environment.....
Please contact me directly for any further information.
Cheers.
Sergio

Sergio said...

Hi there.
Thanks for visiting the blog.
Unfortunately it was confirmed that Maracana stadium WILL NOT be used at this beginning of the year. They are preparing it for the Olympic Games in august.
Local teams have then to play at very small stadiuns in the suburbs of Rio or even outside Rio. Most of them are not really worth it going. Unless you are really really into watching a football game in a different environment......
Sao Januario stadium is a nice old stadium but is placed at a not so safe area. In this case it's better to catch a package (ticket+transport included).
Please contact me directy if you need any further information.
Cheers.
Sergio

Unknown said...

Hi Sergio,

Good blog. We are with three friends and will be next weekend in Rio. We would like to see a match. I read your information about closing maracana stadium. Can you help us out here?

Looking forward for your reply,

Kind regards
Shafiek

Shaunti said...

Copa de Brasil...easy to find a game to
Watch in March?

Sergio said...

Hi there.
There is no game scheduled for Rio in march for Copa do Brasil, so far...
Please check the blog again later with updated information, or just contact me directly for any further information, ok?
Cheers and Thanks,
Sergio

Sass said...

Hello Sergio,
Visiting Rio April 23rd to the 27th. Where can I see the April schedule? Should safety be an issue if traveling to a match outside of Rio?
Thank you

Sergio said...

HI Sass,
Thanks for visiting the blog.
The schedule for april hasn't yet been released. BUT Maracana WILL NOT be used, ok?
Games are played at many small stadiums in the suburbs and also outside Rio.
Safety must be consider when travelling to games in the suburbs.
Please contact me directly if need/want any further information, ok?
Cheers. Sergio.

Greg Lea said...

Hi Sergio,

I know the games have not been scheduled yet, but do you think the Maracana will be open for club games in July?

Thanks,
Greg

Sergio said...

Hi Greg.
Thanks for contacting.
But unfortunatelly Maracana stadium will not be used before the Games in August.
Not even visiting the stadium is allowed. Sorry about that.
Please contact me directly if you need any further information.
Cheers.
Sergio

Anonymous said...

Hi Sergio - visiting rio @ end of April/start of May. Will there be any games on then?

thanks

Sergio said...

Hi there,
Thanks for visting the blog.
We will have Rio's State semfinals on 23rd and 24th april and the finals on 1st and 8th may. But we don't know where the games will take place. For sure they will not be at maracana stadium.
Please contact me directly later for any further information, ok?
Cheers.
Sergio

Unknown said...

Bonjour, nous venons à Rio du 2 au 9 Avril , est-ce que les visites du stade sont maintenue à cette période ? Merci de votre réponse

Sergio said...

Bonjour.
Merci de contacter.
Malhereusement le stade du maracan est sous le controle du Comité Olympique et les visites ont été suspendues. Je suis désolé.
Contactez moi directment si besoin de plus information, ok?
A+
Sergio

Roditis Marina said...

Merci pour votre réponse

Walid said...

Salut Sergio,
Merci pour ton blog et tes réponses.
Je serai à Rio fin Mars avec ma copine et je veux vraiment assisté au match du 27 mars (Vasco vs Botafogo) à Sao Januario Stadium. J'ai déja lu que c'était pas très safe pour s'y rendre surtt que nous ne parlons pas portugais, mais je veux vraiment y aller même tout seul :)
ou sinon on s'organise pour y aller ensemble si t'es chaud! :)
Merci de me dire ce que t'en penses (sécurité, achat des billets et transfert vers le stade)

Sergio said...

Bonjour Walid.
Merci de contacter.
Comme Maracana est fermé, la meilleur option pour voir un match c'est vraiment le stade Sao Januario. Mais le quartier n'est pas bien placé... En plus, lematch le 27 c'est un derby....
Il vaut mieux y aller avec un pacquet...
Ecris moi directment si besoin de plus de details.
Merci.
Sergio

Magooo said...

Hey Sergio,
Thanks for putting together all this info.
We are 3 friends wanting to go next Sunday to watch Vasco-Botafogo.
How can I be in touch with you? Can you share a phone number to call you?
We are already in Río.

Obrigado
Jose

Brian Warby said...

Sergio,

I'm bringing a group of students to Rio in late May, early June. It looks like we'll just miss the championship games, but are there other games we could catch? Minor leagues or something like that?

Thanks,

Brian

Sergio said...

Hi Brian,
Thanks for visiting the blog.
Maracana is closed. ;-((((((
Rio's league finals will take place on 1st and 8th may, but don't know yet where these games will take place....
Brazilian A Serie starts the following weekend, but again, we don't know yet where games will take place....
Please contact me directly if you need any further information later, ok?
Cheers.
Sergio

Anonymous said...

What will be the ticket price for Vasco x Volta Redonda? And where can I book ?

Sergio said...

Hi there.
Tickets for sunday 3rd april may cost around 40-60 reais. They're on sale at both clubs and at Vasco stadium. You can also check at your hotel for a package (ticket +_transport). The stadium isn't really at a safe area.
Please contact me directly if need any further information.
Cheers.
Sergio

Walid said...

Salut Sergio,

je suis déja à RIO et comme j'ai posté dernièrement, je suis tjrs trés motivé pour assister au match BotafogoxVasco.
Quel est le prix du package? et est ce que tu dois y aller toi aussi ou pas? comme j'tai déja dit je ne parle pas portugais et ça serait bien d'aller avec des gens qui parlent un peu qd mm :D (peut etre t'en connais aussi qi veulent y aller).
je reste en attente de tes infos.
merci Bcp.
Obrigado


Walid

Sergio said...

Bonsoir Walid.
Je ne peux pas vous acompagner au match le dimanche 27. Je suis désolé...
Il vaut mieux que vous contactez votre hotel pour connaitre le prix d'un package (billet et transport u compris). Un billet simple pour le match cout 60 reais. Le pacquet doit couter surement plus que ça...
Le derby dimanche ne doit pas avoir tous les billets vendues.
Le stade de Sao januario ne devras pas donc etre complet.
Dites moi si besoin de plus information.
Merci.
Sergio

Tim said...
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Tim said...

Hi Sergio

Will there be a game at he maracana on the 14th April? I have seen some websites saying there is? Would it possible to pay someone to come to the game with us?

Thanks, Tim

Sergio said...

Hi Tim.
Thanks for visiting the blog.
Unfortunately Maracana is closed and is now under IOC control. Even the visits are closed.
Sorry about that.
Rio's local teams have been played at very smalls stadiums in the suburbs or outside Rio.
Please contact me directly if you need any further information.
Cheers.
Sergio

Lawrence Reichard said...

Greetings! I am going to be in Rio May 15-28, 2016. Are there any good soccer games or major international/world concerts going on at that time? If so, where do i got for more information? Thank you - obrigado!

Lawrence Reichard
Belfast, Maine, USA

Sergio said...

Hi Lawrence,
Thanks for visiting by.
Unfortunatelly the scheduled wasn't yet confirmed. But for sure we know that there won1t have any football game at Maracana stadium thoe days, due to Olympic Games preparation.
Sorry about thata.
Please write me directly if you need any further information.
Cheers.
Sergio

BSR GFE 2016 said...

Hi Sergio,

On your blog you said Maracana will be closed till the olympic games, but you also say that there is a game confirmed on the first of may. The rio championships final. Is that right?

Thijs

Sergio said...

Hi Thijs,
Thanks for visiting the blog.
It's right. Maracana stadium is under IOC since last month. It will hold the Openning Ceremony next August.
But Rio's Football Federation dealed with them to let the Rio's State finals be played there.
It's confirmed. Tomorrow (Sunday 24th) we will know the 2 finalists.
Tickets will be on sale probably from Tuesday....
Please contact me directly if you need any further information, ok?
Cheers.
Sergio

BSR GFE 2016 said...

Hi Sergio,

We are 25 students from the Netherlands and we are going to Rio de Janeiro for a studyweek from 30 april till 8 may.
What will be the price for 25 tickets and is this a safe match because of any supporters rivalries?

Thijs

Sergio said...

Hi Thijs,
The final will be Vasco x Botafogo at 4pm at Maracana stadium.
Tickets price weren't yet announced and aren't yet on sale. They may cost around 100 Reais and will probably be on sale from previous wednesday at both clubs and at the stadium....
The stadium is divided into 2 sides and you may have to choose one or another.
It's not that bad to go. It's a truly Brazilian experience !
Please let me know if you need any further information.
Cheers.
Sergio

BSR GFE 2016 said...

Hi Sergio,

Thanks for your information!
Is there a possibility to help me with the tickets, because the sites of Vasco and Botafogo are Portuguese. Maybe you know the best place (most safe place)
What do you recommend Vasco or Botafogo?
I'm really looking forward to surprise my group with a game at maracana

I really appreciate any help you can provide,

Thijs

Ramon Leber said...

Helllo Sergio, ill be in Rio next sunday. Do you think I will still have a chance to get a ticket at the 1. of may at the stadium or do you think its going to be sold out?

Stefano Campa said...

Hi Sergio!
we are 8 students in Rio! We are interested in buying tickets for the final of the 8th of may BOTAFOGO VS VASCO. Canche you give us some information about it?

Sergio said...

Hi Thijs.
Tickets arent yet on sale. Both teams can win. Vasco has more fans than Botafogo. But both fans are fanatics... You willbe ok at any side.
Please contact me direvt at e-mail and I will give you updated information.
Cheers.
Sergio

Sergio said...

Hi Ramon.
Thanks for visiting the blog.
Ticket arent yet put on sale. It's better to get ticket beforehand but I don't think the game on 1st may willbe soldout...
Please contact me directly for any further information. Thanks.
Cheers. Sergio

Sergio said...

Hi Stefano.
Thanks for visting the blog.
Tickets for that game may be on sale about previous tuesday. We will know price very soon.
They are usually on sale at both clubs and at the stadium.
Please contact me directly for any further information.
Cheers.
Sergio

Angélica Alarcón said...

Hi Sergio, I'm from Colombia, my husband works on a cruise ship that is going to be in Brazil in July, I'd really like to surprise him with tickets for a football match but I don't know anything about it, could you please help me out with information about, he loves football, specially from Brazil, his favorite player is Ronaldihno and he is so interested on meeting him or visiting Maracana stadium... I'd really appreciate anything you could do for me. Thanks a lot

Sergio said...

Hola Angelica.
Thanks for visiting by.
Maracana stadium is closed and football schedule for july still need confirmation.
Most games are at small stadiuns at the suburbs or even outside Rio.
Please email me directly for any further information, ok?
Cheers.
Sergio

Shirley Pastrana said...

hi,

I am trying to purchase ticket for June 12th can you please help me

Jack said...

Hello Sergio,

I am planning a trip to Rio in October 2016 and watching a soccer match at the Maracana Stadium is on my to do list!

Please could you advise the best dates to travel in October for a match at this stadium, particularly if Flamengo or Fluminense are playing or if there is a classico scheduled at the Maracana.

Additionally, please could you provide the following information:

- Best seats?
- When tickets will be on sale and the best place to get them?

Thanks
Jack

David Preston said...

Hello Sergio
When is the venue going to be announced for the Brazil v Argentina game?

David Preston

Sergio said...

Hi David.
Thanks for visiting by.
The venue for Brazil vs Argentina for World Cup Qualifyig game has just been announced to be played in Belo Horizonte City on 10th or 11th november 2016.
Tickets sales aren't yet open.
You can check it at Brazilian Football Federation website: www.cbf.com.br
Write me directly if you want/need any further information.
Cheers.
Sergio

Linzi Paterson said...

Hello Sergio,

I will be in Rio 13th-21st October 2016, can you advise if there are any games being played at this time?

Thanks,
Linzi Paterson

Sergio said...

Hi Linzi.
Thanks for visiting the blog.
We can not confirm if there will be any local football game at Maracanã those days.
The stadium was promised to be returned in october, but no specific date was confirmed. I will publish it the sooner we have any confirmation, ok?
Cheers.
Sergio Manhães

Heather Ferguson said...

Hello

I will be in Rio 4th, 5th and 6th September. Is there any soccer games at all I could watch? I really wanted to see a game! Thank you

Sergio said...

Hi Heather,
Thanks for contacting.
So far, football games have been played outside Rio during the Olympic Games.
There are 2 games scheduled:
for 3rd september at 4pm (Fluminense x Figueirrense) and for 4th september at 6:30pm (Botafogo x Grêmio). They will not be played at Maracanã for sure, but we still need them to be confirmed at a suburbain venue. I will publish it at blog as soon it's confirmed.
Cheers.
Sergio

Paul Hutchinson said...

Hi Sergio,
Do you know when the games at the Maracana for October 2016 will be confirmed?
Thanks
Paul

Sergio said...

Hi Paul.
Thanks for visiting the blog.
It was said that Maracana stadium will be released from Olympic and Paralympic Games in october, but no specific date was confirmed. Main clubs in Rio are making their efforts to have the stadium released at the first week (or second maximum) of october.
Any news about that may only happen mext month.
Sorry about that.
Cheers,
Sergio

Anonymous said...

HI Sergio,

I am visiting Rio Sept 30-October 8th do you know if there will be any football matches during this week in Rio?

Thanks,
Maggie

Sergio said...

Hi Maggie,
Thanks for visiting the blog.
We have the Paralympic Games in Rio in september and both main stadiums in Rio (Maracana and Olympic Stadium) are still under the Olympic Comitee.
Both stadiums are supposed to be released in october but we don't have yet any specific date.
During your staying here from 30th september to 8th october we have a few games scheduled in Rio, but the venues haven't yet been confirmed. I will publish the schedule at the blog when it's confirmed, ok?
Please contact me again at any time for any further information.
Cheers,
Sergio

lawrie campbell said...

Hi Sergio,

Great blog! Do you know if the location of the 3rd september game at 4pm (Fluminense x Figueirrense) and 4th september game at 6:30pm (Botafogo x Grêmio) have been allocated a confirmed stadium at a suburbain venue of Rio yet?

I have read online the first is at http://uk.soccerway.com/matches/2016/09/03/brazil/serie-a/fluminense-football-club/figueirense-futebol-clube/2218072/venue/

And the second:

http://uk.soccerway.com/matches/2016/09/04/brazil/serie-a/botafogo-de-futebol-e-regatas/gremio-foot-ball-porto-alegrense/2218081/venue/

Can you confirm please?

Sergio said...

Hi Lawrie.
Thanks for visiting the blog.
The game on saturday 3rd september Fluminense x Figueirense is confirmed at 4pm at Giulite Coutinho stadium in the suburbs of Rio (Mesquita or Edson Passos).
The game on sunday 4th september Botafogo x Gremio is confirmed at 6:30pm at Luso Brasileiro stadium in the suburbs of Rio ( Ilha do Governador).
Both stadiuns have nicknames and it can make some confusion.
Sorry about that.
Please let me know if you need any further information.
Cheers. Sergio.

Unknown said...

Hi Sergio.The Brazil v Argentina game will not be played in Maracana in November 2016 is this correct.Also can you tell me when the Maracana will be open again after the Olympics,so that i can see a football game there.Thanks from Stephen

Sergio said...

Hi Stephen,
Thanks for visiting the blog.
It's right: the game Brazil x Argentina for 2018 World Cup Quallifying is announced to be played in Belo Horizonte City (remark it's not in Rio) and is supposed to be played on 11th november. But it hasn't been yet confirmed and published at Brazilian Football Confederation (http://www.cbf.com.br/).
You can contact me again later to confirm or you can also check at their website (I'm not sure if it's also in English)...
Maracana was announced to be released for local games only in november. Main clubs in Rio are trying to make it earlier...
I hope it helps.
Cheers,
Sergio

Anissa said...

Bonjour
Savez vous où il est possible de se procurer des places pour le match Bresil Argentine, match qualificatif pour la coupe du monde qui se déroulera le 10 novembre 2016

Merci pour ce blog pleins de bonnes infos ;)

Sergio said...

Bonjour Anissa,
Merci de visiter le blog.
Malhereusement ce match la, Bresil-Argentine ne doit pas se derouler a Rio, ok? Il doit se realiser a Belo Horizonte et le jour doit etre le 11 novembre. J'atends encore la confirmation, ok?
La vente des billets doit etre annoncé par la Federation Bresilienne de foot (www.cbf.com.br).
Dites le moi si vous avez besoin de plus d'information.
Merci.
A+
Sergio

Anissa said...

Merci infiniement pour votre réponse. A priori le match se jouera bien à Rio le 10 Novembre mais malheureusement je ne trouve aucune information supplémentaire et le site de la conmebol ne vend aucun billet pour le moment.
Je dois peut être m'armer de patience en espérant ne pas louper les tickets car nous souhaitons venir voir ce beau match !!

Merci encore Sergio !

Sergio said...

Bonjour Anissa,
L'information est que ce match ne seras pas a Rio. C'est une information pas encore officiel. De toute façon la confirmation doit venir sur le site de la Federation Bresilenne de Foot: http://www.cbf.com.br/.
Merci e a plus.
Sergio

Griff said...

Hi,

I'll be in Rio on Oct 11-16. Will there be any soccer games at all if not in Maracana? Thanks.

Sergio said...

Hi Griff.
Thanks for contacting.
Not at all. Maracana is closed till the end of october.
Sorry about that.
Cheers.
Sergio

David Preston said...

Hi Sergio
We will be in Rio from 5th November 2016 to 11th November 2016. I see that Flamengo are playing on sunday 6th .... is this likely to be at the Maracana?

We are also interested in going to see Vasco on Tuesday 8th. WE will get a taxi to the ground but what is it like getting back to Copacabana ? Taxi ? and how do we get tickets?

Thanks Dave Preston

Sergio said...

Hi Dave.
Thanksfor contacting.
I am not right now in Brazil.
But that Flamengo game must be confirmed for Maracana on 6th november. The stadium is still under repair after Paralympic Games and is promissed to be ready at first days of november. I will publish at the blog when confirmed.
Vasco plays at its own stadium in the suburbs. If you go there, either catch a package (ticket+transport) or catch a taxi (in/out).
Tickets for both games will only be available by a week before and may cost around 50-70 reais. Flamengo game usually atracts more people anyway.
Well, I hope it helps you.
Cheers.
Sergio

Unknown said...

Hello i will be in Rio this weekend where can i catch a game?

Sergio said...

Thanks for contacting.
There is a game on saturday but not at Maracana stadium.
It's at Sao Januario stadium. A nice stadium in the suburb of Rio.
Please check at your hotel reception if they are offering a package (ticket+transport) to that game. That stadium is not at a good area.
I hope it helps.
Cheers.
Sergio

Cherilyn Jones said...

Hello, how far in advance is the schedule released? I will be in Rio Nov. 7th-10th and would love to see a game. According to your post there is not one at the Maracana during that time?

Thank you!

Cher

Sergio said...

Hi Cherilyn.
Thanks for contacting.
There is a game on 6th sunday november and probably next weekend.
Venues and time of yhe games are confirmed about 2 weeks ahead.
I am currently out of yhe country and couldnt help you out.
Sorry about that.
Cheers.
Sergio.

David Preston said...

Thanks sergio... I am now in Brazil (foz de Iguacu ) I ll be back in Rio on the 5th November. Where do I get the tickets from? Will I be able to get them on the day of the game from the stadium?

Sergio said...

Hi David.
They might be put on sale at both clubs and at Maracana. But Flamengo sections must be soldout faster. Botafogo section tend to be easier to get tickets to.
Hope it helps...
Cheers. Sergio ( still in France)

Anonymous said...

Hello again, I think we would like to attend the Vasco x Luverdense game at Sao Januario Stadium in November 8th. Do you have any idea what the price of these tickets will be and where I can get them? Hope you are having a nice time in France!

Thank you!

Cher

Sergio said...

Hi Cher.
Sao Januario stadium isnt placed at a safe area. It's better to catch a taxi or a package (ticket+transport). Tickets usualy cist around 30-40 reais. Packages cost more of course.
I'm still out of the country having a good time. Thanks.
Cheers.
Sergio

David Preston said...

What time kick off is the Flamengo v Botafogo game on Sunday 6th November? I can't find it on the Flamengo site.

Many thanks

Sergio said...

Hi David.
It's been confirmed for Saturday 5th at 5pm at Maracana stadium.
Tickets on sale for general public from tursday 1st at both clubs and at the stadium. Costs are from 80 reais.
I hope it helps. I'm still out of the country.
Cheers.
Sergio

David Preston said...

Unfortunately don't get into rio on Saturday until 8.20pm. So I will miss the game at the Maracana!!! Is there no other game in the Maracana between Sunday and Friday 11th ?

Sergio said...

Hi David.
There is a game on 8th but not at Maracana. It is Vasco x Luverdense at Vasco stadium at Rio's suburb.
After the 6th, there is a game on 16th at Maracana. Sorry.
Cheers.
Sergio

Van Armota said...

Hi mate, will there be any games that could be scheduled late december?

Sergio said...

Hi Van.
Thanks for visiting the blog.
Unfortunatelly the football season ends on 4th december.
Sorry about that.
Please let me know if you need any further information.
Cheers.
Sergio

Anonymous said...

Hi Sergio,
I'm going to Rio from Jan 20 thru Jan 28.
Are there matches during that week?
Thank you so much for helping me.
Federica

Maracana