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By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio giants Flamengo and Vasco have been prematurely eliminated from the 2013 Campeonato Carioca tournament. Poor showings in the competition's second half, the Taça Rio, means the two clubs exit at the group stage after the only the fifth of seven rounds.

The shock leaves rivals Fluminense . . .

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