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2010 State Championship Kicks Off

By Jayme Monsanto, Senior Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Campeonato Carioca, the Rio de Janeiro state's soccer championship, will have its 110th edition beginning on next Saturday, January 16th.

Sixteen teams are involved in the competition, split up in two groups: Flamengo, Fluminense, Bangu, Boavista, Americano, Duque de Caxias, Volta Redonda and Olaria are on Group A, while Vasco da Gama, Botafogo, Macaé, Friburguense, Resende, Tigres do Brasil, Madureira and América were put on Group B.

In the first leg of the championship, called Taça Guanabara, each squad plays against the other seven teams of its group. The . . .

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