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Flamengo: halfway to glory?

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Gabigol after scoring the winner against Santos

Welcome back to the Brazil Sports newsletter! This week, Flamengo are the symbolic champions of the first half of 2019, is it their title to lose? Plus, free tickets for Brazilian league games, and death threats at struggling Cruzeiro. That, and much more. Happy reading!

Flamengo: halfway to glory?

As we hit the halfway point of the 2019 Brazilian championship, Flamengo sealed their place in first position with a tense 1-0 win over Santos on Saturday. While being top after round 19 is a purely symbolic achievement, the “first-half championship” is taken rather seriously in Brazil. Looking at the numbers,...

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