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World Cup is hot, beautiful mess

Updated: June 25, 2014, 3:13 PM ET
By Julie Foudy | espnW.com

RIO DE JANEIRO -- We've always known sports bring people together. But the World Cup brings the corners of the globe together like nothing else -- a hot, sweaty, chanting, beer-soaked, beautiful mess.

It is what I love most about this game. Germans, English, Costa Ricans, Chileans, Cameroonians, fans of all ages, flags and jerseys embrace and sing together for a month-long shared drink of humanity. And for Americans, many pour in the dual love of country and ancestry. One day they're ...

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