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3rd Round of Taça Rio

By Jayme Monsanto, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - This weekend the four main Carioca teams played for the third round of Taça Rio, the state’s soccer competition. It all started Saturday, at 4PM, in the Maracanã stadium, when Flamengo tied 1-1 with Tigres. Flamengo’s performance was weak, and even coach Cuca admitted the players lacked attitude.

The Tigres team (based in Duque de Caxias city, located in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro) is one of the least traditional and accomplished teams in the competition, and a Flamengo victory was widely expected. The draw surprised and . . .

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