Brazil has always been a nation that breathes football. Although people often point to the success of the national team as the greatest indication for the country’s undying love for the sport, it also boasts a magnificent domestic league complete with several local derbies that rage with passion and intensity.
A game at the iconic Maracanã Stadium of Flamengo vs Fluminense, the well-known Fla-Flu Derby is something that has to be on your wishlist if you are going to travel such a distance. Fla-Flu started 40 minutes before nothing, in time immemorial, the sports writers of the last century said. It’s not necessary, however, to dramatize the history of the derby so much to see that it is one of the biggest and most striking rivalries in Brazilian football.
Do you know the Fla-Flu derby?
The Fla-Flu match is considered by Four Four Two Magazine one of the most intense in the world! Both clubs play at the Maracanã and in the game, they are separated 50-50. Your local host is a Flamengo fan, so he knows everything about his club, city, and country and will be able to share some amazing stories! Before the match, he will take you to a bar called Chico’s and have some beers with Flamengo supporters. They always play a lot of music before the match starts! Flamengo over the past years is fighting for the 1st place in the league whereas Fluminense has an advantage over its rival when it comes to head-to-head. The Fla-Flu derby is magical, and anything can happen in a thrilling Maracanã!
And guess what? There is more! Botafogo and Vasco da Gama are just two other teams within the city limits, both playing at stadiums where the atmosphere can really flourish on a good day!
Expect days spent in stadiums, playing footvolley with locals at the Copacabana and sunbathing beneath swaying palms, sipping caipirinhas or beers at sunset and embracing the rhythms of samba. Looking for an incredible football adventure in paradise? This is it. With a plethora of open-air cafes, samba beats that float through the streets, scenic outlooks, beaches hugged by tropical fruit stands and stadiums adorned with oceans of colorful shirts, with thousands of fans screaming for their beloved heroes and the goals are flowing, the stunning game is the most beautiful in Rio.
Most people will only visit South America once in their lives, therefore we make sure it will be your best football experience ever. We bring together fans from all around the world who seek to experience football off the beaten path. You will share the experience of a lifetime in Rio de Janeiro alongside a group of like-minded fans who hold a wealth of experience far deeper than just watching their local team.
Welcome to the most epic football experience of your life – Welcome to Rio de Janeiro, one of the best football capitals around the world for watching football! Vamos!