Flamengo, what a great team. I am going to talk a little bit more about this team's glorious history. 5 times champion of the Brazilian League, how astonishing. There is only one thing I would like to point out. In 1987, the tournament was by elimination, not rounds. Flamengo and Sport made it to the finals, and Flamengo did not want to play the last game. It was a very strange decision and logically both teams were considered champions.
This Sunday, Flamengo had to leave Campinas victorious to have a chance of reaching 1st place. They payed Corinthians to have Chicão and Mano Menezes receive red cards. Theres more, Ronaldo left the field in the first half faking he was hurt. It still dosen't end here, Flamengo was awarded a penalti shot and Felipe, Corinthians' goalkeeper, did not even jump to save the ball that was kicked a foot away from his hand. After the goal, he began to clap to Flamengo's players.
Soccer around the world has been encountering problems of money being involved for the manipulations of game results. 200 games in Europe are under investigation. The fourth and first division of the best soccer in the world are involved in corruption. What will soccer be like in 20 years ? Will it ever be fair ? I hope.
When I listen to my father speaking of how soccer in the past was fair and played clean, it makes me wonder, where is the world leading too ? Even one of the most popular sports in the world are getting involved in corruption. I wish money could not take over people, then we would have a fair world.
Congratulations to Palmeiras, Sao Paulo and Internacional for playing such a fair tournament. Corinthians and Flamengo, what to say about these dirty teams ? I don't have words to explain how mad I am. I really hope that this type of thing stops happening in soccer. If Flamengo ends as champions, the only team I will consider 6 times champions of Brazil is Sao Paulo Futebol Clube.
Watch the best goal of the whole championship scored by Diego Souza.