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Flamengo Responsible For Two Highest-Grossing Games In Brazil In '17

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 28 / 17

According to the latest sales figures for the 60 Brazilian football teams that compete in the country's top three tiers, Rio de Janeiro-based Brasileiro side Flamengo "has the distinction of having the two highest grossing games" of '17 so far, according to Nelson Belen of the RIO TIMES. The to...

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