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SBD Global/November 26, 2012/International Football

Rio De Janeiro Rivalry Game Has Lowest Attendance In 10 Years

The Brasileiro rivalry game between Flamengo and Vasco "had its worst attendance in 10 years," according to Janir Júnior of GLOBO ESPORTE. Only 5,971 fans paid for tickets to the game between the two Rio de Janeiro rivals. Moments before the game kicked off on Saturday at 7:30pm local time, it was difficult to tell the two teams were getting ready to play each other from the scene outside the Engenhão stadium. There were "no traffic jams, the bars were empty." With both teams having nothing to play for in the Brasileiro, the total attendance was 9,416. It was the worst attendance figure for the rivalry game since '02. It was also the first time since '06 that attendance was below 10,000 (GLOBO ESPORTE, 11/25).
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