There was chaos ahead of Vasco da Gama vs. Fluminense at the Maracana after the rival clubs couldn't agree where fans would sit.
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Relegation is a cruel beast who doesn't play favourites. See Brazil where Chapecoense and pillars Fluminense and Vasco are fighting the drop.
Brazilian footballers from opposing teams worked together to push-start an ambulance to get an injured player on his way to the hospital.
Having spent his formative years at Vasco da Gama, Philippe Coutinho came over all nostalgic recently when helping to mark a milestone.
Bayer Leverkusen completed the signing of Brazilian 17-year-old forward Paulinho from Vasco da Gama for next season.
The 17-year-old Paulinho has been picking up invaluable first-team experience with Vasco. In Germany he may well have to be more patient.
Manchester City have announced the signing of Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz from Vasco da Gama on a five-year contract.
The violence Saturday in Rio was a disgrace. For those familiar with the history of hooliganism in England, the situation in Brazil is much worse.
Vasco da Gama midfielder Nene said he feared for his family after violence erupted in the wake of a match between his team and rivals Flamengo.
One individual has been confirmed dead after fan violence erupted in the wake of a match between Brazil rivals Flamengo and Vasco da Gama on Saturday.
The 1994 World Cup winner with Brazil has Vasco da Gama inching clear of the relegation zone with an attacking style and gritty determination.
Earlier this week, the Colombian coach said he will be deciding his future in the coming days.
Corinthians increased their lead atop Brazil's first division with a 3-1 victory Sunday at Figueirense.
Former Brazil international Jorginho was presented as the new coach of relegation-threatened Vasco da Gama on Monday.
Following his stint with Liga MX club Queretaro, Brazil star Ronaldinho is on the verge of joining Brazilian club Vasco da Gama on a six-month deal.
Vasco da Gama won their first Rio de Janeiro state title in 12 years, while Santos needed penalties to take home the Paulista crown.
Brazilian club Fluminense says it has fired coach Cristovao because of the team's poor performances in the Rio de Janeiro state championship.
"There exists a big difference between the legislative and executive. To be mayor of Rio de Janeiro is a heck of responsibility. It's the most appealing political office. I want to be mayor of Rio. There's a possibility that I come in as a candidate next year. But I'm still not 100 percent sure."
President Dilma Rousseff signed a measure on Thursday that gives Brazilian clubs up to 20 years to pay what they owe to the federal government. In exchange, they must manage their finances more professionally.
Brazilian police detained more than 100 football fans ahead of a high-profile match in the Rio de Janeiro state championship on Sunday.
Toronto FC have loaned designated player Gilberto to Vasco da Gama in Brazil, the MLS side announced on Friday.