de. Being the most popular for the masses also sets Flamengo are the biggest team in Rio de Janeiro in terms of fan numbers and also the most widely supported side in Brazil claiming to have more than 40 million supporters nationwi up as being the most unpopular for just as many. Mengão Full screen Flamengo players and Vasco da Gama team players argue after a 2019 Brazilian Championship football match at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on November 13, 2019. MAURO PIMENTEL AFP
Rivalry among Rio de Janiero's four main Serie A clubs
is intense with a particular accentuated tension between Vasco fans and those of (Flamengo, Botafogo, Fluminense and Vasco da Gama) 2019 Copa Libertadores finalists "Fla". Ahead of Flamengo's showdown with River Plate in Lima on September 23rd, a group of Vasco supporters have shown their antipathy towards Jorge Jesus' side by commissioning bespoke "RiVasco" shirts incorporating both the red and black diagonal sash featured on the Vasco and River Plate shirts along with the motif " " (It will ne Jamais serão ver be) along with club emblems adorning the shirt.