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By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Campeonato Carioca kicks off today (Wednesday) as Rio’s big four clubs compete for the calendar’s first trophy, as well as begin preparations for 2011’s Brasileiro title challenge. Botafogo defeated Flamengo in last year’s final to capture the 2010 title, but it is Flamengo that pulled off the biggest transfer coup in world football so far this year.

The Rubro Negro beat the competition . . .

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