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Out of Africa ... and kickin' it in Seattle

The entire continent of Africa united behind Senegal's World Cup run. Page 2's Jim Caple found that bond extended to a restaurant in Seattle.

Updated: June 24, 2002, 11:44 AM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2 columnist

SEATTLE -- It was 12:30 at night, the surrounding sidewalks were deserted and four long, sleepless hours remained before Senegal's World Cup match with Turkey. Yet there already were fans from six nations sitting inside Afrikando restaurant, watching South Korea beat Spain and waiting for what they hoped would be a historic match for Africa.

"You ask them where they're from," Afrikando's owner, Jacques Sarr, said.

"Ghana," the nearest fan told me.

"Ask the next one," Sarr ...

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