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Flamengo debuts in the 2024 season, this Wednesday (17), against Audax-RJ, in the first round of the Campeonato Carioca.

16 jan
– 13h09

(updated at 2:42 pm)

Flamengo x Audax

Flamengo x Audax

Photo: ENM / Esporte News Mundo

O Flamengo debut in the 2024 season, this Wednesday (17), against Audax-RJ, in the first round of the Campeonato Carioca. The match will take place in Manaus, at 9:30 pm, Brasília time. Rubro-Negro’s planning foresees the use of the starting team for this match, before the main squad travels to the United States.

With midfielder De La Cruz being the only new addition to the season so far, Tite is still testing out the first team, and the Uruguayan should start on the bench. The coach will still have to deal with the departures of Everton Ribeiro, Rodrigo Caio and Filipe Luís. In addition, Thiago Maia, in advanced negotiations with Internacinal and Matheuzinho, will also have to leave the club, as desired by the Corinthians.


Flamengo and Audax have faced each other only four times in history, all for the Campeonato Carioca. In total there are three victories for Rubro-Negro and one for the country club. The curiosity is that Flamengo has never managed to beat its rival by more than one goal difference, with all victories being 1-0 or 2-1. Audax’s only victory was in the first duel between the teams, in 2013.


Flamengo x Audax – 1st round of the Carioca Championship

Local: Amazon Arena

Time: 9:30 pm (Brasília time)

Referee: Alex Gomes Stefano

Assistants: Gustavo Mota Correia and Thiago Filemon Pinto

Where to watch: Band, Bandsports e do Canal GOAT (Youtube)


Rossi, Varela, Fabrício Bruno, Léo Pereira and Ayrton Lucas; Erick Pulgar, Gerson and Arrascaeta; Luiz Araújo, Everton Cebolinha and Pedro.

Coach: Tite


João Scistowicz, Flamengo sector player

“Flamengo enters 2024 with the mission of forgetting everything bad that happened last year, and for that there is nothing better than a comfortable victory in the first game of the year. Audax is not known for having competitive teams in Cariocão, despite being in the third consecutive year in the first division. Rubro-Negro will count on great support from the fans in Manaus, who haven’t hosted the team for many years. All the factors added together, should guarantee a peaceful victory for Flamengo against Audax.”

Prediction: Flamengo 4×0 Audax

Gabriel Mansur, Flamengo sector player

“Despite being more than four thousand kilometers away, Flamengo will be at home, in Manaus. The expectation is that more than 40 thousand people will support the red-black team at the Arena da Amazônia, which tends to encourage the team to play on the field of attack during the 90 minutes. With the main players at his disposal, Tite must use his best in order to repay the affection of the fans. Therefore, Flamengo has everything to build an elastic score and start the season on the right foot .”

Flamengo 3 x 0 Audax

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