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Clube de Regatas Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama (after the famous Portuguese explorer of the same name) is a Brazilian football team from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, founded on August 21, 1898 (although the football dept started on November 5, 1915).

Home stadium is the São Januário, capacity 31,000, but some games are played at the Maracanã (capacity 120,000). They play in white shirts with a black diagonal stripe that contains a Order of Christ cross, white shorts and white socks.

Its biggest rivals are from the same city: Fluminense, Botafogo and Flamengo.

The other big teams from Brazil (including the four mentioned) are: Corinthians, Santos, Palmeiras, São Paulo, Atlético Mineiro, Grêmio, Cruzeiro and Internacional. Clube de Regatas Vasco da Gama


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