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Why I'm rooting for Uruguay

Updated: July 10, 2010, 11:59 AM ET
By Chris Jones | Special to ESPN.com

JOHANNESBURG -- Good citizens of Uruguay,

Please accept this small token of my affection, and my best wishes. My colleagues in the sporting press sometimes dismiss the World Cup's third-place game as an arcane, unimportant ritual, a kind of consolation prize for two teams that were very good but not quite good enough. That's simply the jealousy talking: We would love for our own countries to still have a game to play. But because we do not -- the U.S. gone, England gone, Canada never ...

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