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Rio De Janeiro Rivals Flamengo, Fluminense Seek Alternative To Maracanã

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 07 / 17

Rio de Janeiro-based Brasileiro rivals Flamengo and Fluminense said in a joint statement that they will unite to "find home pitch alternatives to the increasingly untenable Maracanã Stadium," according to Nelson Belen of the RIO TIMES. With the cost of playing at the Maracanã "bec...

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