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Fans Kick off the World Cup Games

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To soccer fans, it is more than just a game.

"We live and breathe and die football. Very big passion for the game and passion, it's something that's different from other sports," said Jay, who watched the games at Hooligan's Bar in uptown Charlotte.

For fans like Jay, it means traveling from hundreds of miles away to cheer on Team USA.

"I actually flew down from D.C. two days ago to come to this bar specifically to watch the game...didn't wanna be anywhere else for this game," said Jay.

Hooligan's isn't the only place hopping with World Cup fans.

Jackalope Jack's had people of all ages showing up at eleven o'clock this morning.

Some  didn't even want me to point the camera at them because they pulled a "Ferris Bueller" and called in sick.
Some, like Pete, took a vacation day.

"It means everything.  It's the most important game in the beginning of the tournament.  We have to win that game," said Pete.

Tony took off from work to watch the games. He brought his daughter.

"The game, the tournament is on so no more work! We're just gonna enjoy the party," said Tony.

Many are cheering for Team USA.

"USA against Ghana! USA 4, Ghana 0," said Tony.

Team USA plays Ghana tonight at 6 pm.

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