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Summer Learning Track: World Cup Fever

If you are a soccer fan like me, you are probably about to explode in excitement about the World Cup 2014, or as we say in Portuguese: Copa do Mundo! The countdown is almost over! Starting tomorrow and all the way until July 13th, 32 teams will start their journey to find out who is the best team in the world and take that cup home!

Did you know that the first World Cup took place in Uruguay in 1930? The number of fans that watched the games was 434,500! According to FIFA, 3.18 million fans attended the last World Cup, which took place in South Africa in 2010. I wonder how many more will show up this time to cheer for their teams in Brazil! The USA is the leading traveler among the fans!

I remember growing up in Brazil and witnessing the excitement about the games everywhere I went. Houses were decorated with yellow and green “banderolas” (decorative flags), and we had friends over to watch the matches.

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to watch the games! So prepare your snacks and drinks, get together with your soccer buddies, and enjoy the fun!!!!


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