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World Cup Fever Hits Nashville

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by Emily Luxen

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  – Soccer fans were out in force around Nashville Monday night, as the United States took on Ghana in an opening round game of the 2014 World Cup.

A large crowd gathered outside Dan McGuinness Irish Pub on Demonbreun to watch the game on a big screen. Many were decked out in red, white and blue and waving American flags.

“It’s tough to see the bottom portion of the field, but that’s ok,” said one soccer fan. “I’ve got my guys up there to tell me what’s going on.”

The U.S. won the game over Ghana 2-1.

The game was also on a big screen at the Casa Azafran Community Center in South Nashville. Conexion Americas organized a series of watch parties throughout the World Cup, so people in the area can cheer on their native countries.

“We’ve had families and kids come by,” said Laura Delgado, manager of education initiatives for Conexion Americas. “It’s been really fun. Each day we have a different group stopping by to watch the game.”

Casa Azafran will also be showing the Mexico- Brazil game Tuesday at 2 p.m. Another big crowd is expected.

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