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Copa Libertadores final: what you need to know

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Leading up to the Copa Libertadores final (Flamengo v. River Plate), we are sending out this special issue of the Brazil Sports newsletter with everything you need to know about Saturday’s big game. Happy reading!

The Grand Finale

While not as glamorous as Europe’s Champions League and lacking a wealth of world-class players, the Copa Libertadores final is the most anticipated sporting event of the year in South America. On Saturday, November 23, Brazilian champions-in-waiting Flamengo will take on current holders River Plate in Lima to battle for the South American crown.

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