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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This past weekend, Brazil’s Confederação de Desportos no Gelo (Confederation of Sports on Ice) confirmed that, for the first time ever, Brazil's national curling team will challenge reigning curling world champions, Canada, for the final spot in the 2018 World Men’s Curling Championship to be held in Las Vegas next spring.

Brazil, a country not generally known for its sports dominance on the ice, will hope to score the shocking upset against a powerhouse Canadian team in a best-of-five series that will take place from . . .

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