By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In one of the biggest games of the year for local soccer (football) fans, Cruzeiro defeated Rio's own CR Flamengo after a scoreless regulation on penalties, 5-3, to win the 2017 Copa do Brasil at Mineirão Stadium in Belo Horizonte.

The Copa do Brasil is an annual knockout football (soccer) tournament that begins in March and includes 86 clubs from across Brazil competing in a . . .

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