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Fluminense Slip From Top-Spot

By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Fluminense let first place in the Brasilerão slip from their grasp with a draw against Botafogo on Sunday. It proved an action packed week for the Laranjeiras outfit after the CBF identified coach Muricy Ramalho as the man they wanted to take charge of the national side from Dunga.

The club's directors refused to release Ramalho from his contract, forcing the CBF to appoint Corinthians boss Mano Menezes, to the relief of Fluminense fans happy with their team's start . . .

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