HomeIn the NewsGame ResultsTeam ChinaWorld's Teams
Brazilian football: Botafogo and Cruzeiro to encounter in Rio's stadiumIraqis delighted just to be hereBolt hits Beijing again in historic runStrong ... and smart!Asia dominates Olympic weightlifting with emerging challenge Beijing: Moderate rain 24-18°C
English>>Features>>World's Teams
Brazilian football: Botafogo and Cruzeiro to encounter in Rio's stadium
 + -  
10:20, August 21, 2008

Rio's Botafogo and Minas Gerais Cruzeiro will face each other in a Brazilian League clash of titans on Wednesday night in Rio's Joao Havelange stadium.

Both teams are having great results in the tournament. Botafogo is ranked fourth with 34 points, while Cruzeiro is the runner-up with 39 points.

The two teams both need the victory to get closer to the League's leader, Gremio, which has 44 points.

The two teams are in the best group of G-4, which qualifies to Libertadores Cup next year. Cruzeiro got in G-4 since the first round, but Botafogo only got in the group last Sunday.

Botafogo has not lost a match since July 20 and has the advantage of the home field. It lost only one match in the Joao Havelange stadium in the entire tournament.

Cruzeiro has won all four matches against other Rio's teams in this year's tournament. It also has one of the League's top scorers, striker Guilherme, who scored four goals in three matches against Botafogo.

However, some of Botafogo's players will to be absent from the match. It's keeper Castillo of Uruguayan is defending the goal for the Uruguayan national team at present, and Alessandro, Renato Silva, defender Espinoza, midfielders Fabricio, Charles, Wagner, and striker Romulo are all injuried. And midfielder Ramires is in Beijing with Brazil's Olympic football team.


Comments Related News
1 China 45 14 20 79
2 USA 26 27 28 81
3 Great Britain 16 10 11 37
4 Russia 13 14 18 45
5 Australia 11 12 13 36
6 Germany 11 8 9 28
Most Popular News
·Shawn Johnson of United States wins beam title at Olympic gymnastics tourney
·Horse ride or horse fight?
·Chinese gymnast He Kexin wins uneven bars gold
·Perfect hostesses outclass sexy cheerleaders
·U.S. beats Brazil in beach volleyball semifinal
Latest Photos
Jamaican Walker wins women\'s 400m hurdles gold
Jamaican Walker wins women's 400m hurdles gold
Bolt breaks 200m world record against headwind
Bolt breaks 200m world record against headwind
Popular Videos
Video: Phelps meets kids in Olympic Park
Video: Phelps meets kids in Olympic Park
Popular Features

Copyright © 1997-2008 by www.people.com.cn. all rights reserved