By Matthew Burgess, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO - The sixth and seventh rounds preceding the Campeonato Brasileiro’s five week World Cup hiatus saw Fluminense hold onto third place, whilst Vasco braced themselves for a long, hard season after two more costly defeats. Both Botafogo and Flamengo also dropped valuable points at home.
Fluminense 2-1 Vitória
Fluminense began the week with a final home game before the World Cup break as Vitória visited the Maracanã, and started well with Fred putting the Tricolor ahead after 20 minutes. In-form . . .