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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Local football (soccer) fans had a full slate of games this past weekend as Rio's big four football clubs returned to the pitch for the opening round of the 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (Brasileirão).

Coming off the club's emotional victory in the Campeonato Carioca, Flamengo kicked off Round 1 for Rio's big four, with the Rubro-Negra drawing 1-1 with . . .

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