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Flamengo Triumph, Rio’s Other Teams Falter in First Match of Brasileirão

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This weekend saw all of the "big four" carioca football (soccer) teams kicking off their Campeonato Brasileiro Série A domestic campaign. Flamengo was the only team to win their first match, with Vasco da Gama, Botafogo and Fluminense all getting off to a losing start.

Botafogo were the first of the big four to get their Brasileirão campaign started against the difficult opposition of S . . .

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