Internacional

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Sport Club Internacional (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˌĩteɾnɐsjɔˈnaw]) is a Brazilian multisport club based in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. Although they compete in a number of different sports, Internacional is mostly known for its association football team. Internacional plays in the Campeonato Gaúcho, the state of Rio Grande do Sul's premier state league, as well as in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, the highest tier of the Brazilian football league system. They play in red shirts and white shorts and socks, the first of which give the team its nickname of Colorado (The Red). The team's home stadium, known as Beira-Rio" ("Riverside"), was one of the twelve 2014 FIFA World Cup venues and has a capacity of 51,300.

Internacional is ranked fifth in Brazil in number of paying members, with more than 110,000. Internacional were South American champions in 2010, winning their second Copa Libertadores title. 2006 was the most successful year in Inter's history as they won the Copa Libertadores and the FIFA Club World Cup for the first time, defeating European champions Barcelona in the latter and Club World Cup reigning champions São Paulo in the former. Other international titles include 1975, 1976 and 1979 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, the latter being undefeated throughout the campaign, the 2007 and the 2011 Recopa Sudamericana, the 1992 Copa do Brasil and the 2008 Copa Sudamericana.

Internacional has a rivalry with Grêmio, also a club from Porto Alegre, and the two sides contest the Gre-Nal derby, considered by many fans and commentators alike in Brazil to be the fiercest in-city football rivalry in the nation, as well as one of the world's biggest rivalries.