By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It was a weekend of measured optimism for Rio’s football (soccer) fans as all of the "big four" teams managed to either draw or win their fixtures.

On Saturday, March 4th, Vasco da Gama ground out a 1-1 draw against Corinthians; while on Sunday, March 5th, Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here