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Kids catch World Cup fever

Updated: June 7, 2010, 3:39 PM ET
By Jeff Carlisle | ESPN.com

PRETORIA, South Africa -- Vuvuzelas. They aren't just for matches anymore.

For the U.S. men's national team, Sunday's open practice at Pilditch Stadium in Pretoria was just the latest in what has been a long line of sessions ahead of the World Cup. But rarely has a routine, day-after-a-game workout had quite the same atmosphere.

More than 350 children from surrounding townships were bused in for the event, and it seemed as though every single one of them had contracted ...

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