Day: May 15, 2012

Inter Milan out for Brazilian star Lucas MouraInter Milan out for Brazilian star Lucas Moura

Inter’s boss Andrea Stramaccioni has announced that Lucas Moura is one of the club’s top targets for the next season. The Italian giants are looking to restyle their squad after a disastrous Serie a season.

Strama told to newspaper Corriere dello Sport: ‘He is a world class player. For me he is one of the most interesting talents on the transfer market today and would be great for us.’

The 19-year-old had been also linked with a Premier League move, to Liverpool or Chelsea.

Fluminense Torcida Organizada – Força FluFluminense Torcida Organizada – Força Flu

The supporters of Fluminense Football Club are usually related to the upper classes of Rio de Janeiro. However, the popularity of the club reaches beyond the city limits. Recent polls have estimated the number of supporters to be between 1.3% and 3.7% of the Brazilian population. Considering a population of 185 million people,  that would account for numbers between 2.73 and 6.84 million.

The best attendance ever observed in a match of Fluminense was registered on December 15, 1963 in a rally against Flamengo. On that day, an impressive amount of 194,000 people showed up at the Maracanã stadium. This occasion remains as the stadium’s record for a match between clubs.

Considering the interstate clashes, the derby against Corinthians is perhaps the most representative among the various confrontations with big Brazilian clubs played for Fluminense, given the fact that these clubs often intersect at decisive moments in their stories, either by the end Rio Cup, the direct contest in several Tournaments Rio-São Paulo since 1940, or by the qualifying rounds of the Championship or Cup of Brazil.