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Brasileirão National Football to Kick Off This Weekend

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian football (soccer) league, the Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol or short Brasileirão, will kick off the season this weekend with games on both Saturday, May 9th and Sunday, May 10th. Twenty teams from all over Brazil, with the majority from the South and Southeast, will dispute 38 games until the champion is crowned in December 2015.

The Brasileirão is made up of several leagues, with the Série A being the highest league. Games in the Série A will go on until December 6th. The second . . .

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