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By Matthew Burgess, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - After a six week break, the Campeonato Brasileiro - Brazil's top flight soccer league - recommences this evening with a clássico at the Maracanã stadium as Flamengo meet Botafogo. The two clubs however, have endured wildly contrasting preparations for the restart of the competition following the World Cup hiatus.

Flamengo were forced to spend the break searching for reinforcements to the squad with strikers Vágner Love, Bruno Mezenga, Denis Marquees and Gil all exiting the club.

The Rubro-Negro were able to make a handful of minor . . .

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