Fans blow horns and wave U.S. flags during the U.S. national soccer team open training session at Pilditch Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa. The United States is preparing for their first game next week in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
The D.C. Council is considering legislation to allow local fans to hoist pints for games as early as 7 a.m. throughout the month-long World Cup.
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U.S. national soccer team midfielder Landon Donovan signs autographs for local school children after an open training session for fans at Pilditch Stadium in Pretoria.
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Soccer fans peek over the fence of the Portugal soccer team training camp in Magaliesburg, South Africa.
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Soccer fans hold the flags of Uruguay and South Africa in Kimberley, South Africa. The two countries will play in Group A during the 2010 World Cup.
Police officers stand next to the stadium gates prior to a warm-up match between North Korea and Nigeria in Johannesburg, South Africa. Thousands of fans stampeded the stadium gates of the World Cup warm-up game five days before the start of soccer's showcase event. Several fans could be seen falling under the crush of people, many wearing Nigeria jerseys. Nigeria was playing North Korea at 10,000-seat Makhulong Stadium in suburban Johannesburg.
South African fans cheer and blow "vuvuzela" horns before the England team takes on local team Platinum Stars FC in a training exhibition match at Moruleng stadium in Moruleng, South Africa. Soccer fans attending the World Cup risk permanent damage to their hearing from the must-have vuvuzela horns.
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Football fans cheer the Brazilian national team after their training session in Johannesburg.
Fans cheer from the grandstand before a friendly match between Brazil and Zimbabwe in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Algeria's fans light a flare after being defeated by Ireland during a friendly match at the RDS Arena in Dublin. World Cup-bound Algeria suffered a 3-0 defeat to Ireland.
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Fans at Highbury Pub in Milwaukee react during a game between the United States and the Czech Republic. The bar takes its name from the former stadium of English Premier League powerhouse Arsenal and draws rowdy crowds for weekend European matches, along with U.S. national team games. Soccer-themed pubs are poised to do big business during this summer's World Cup.
Fans of the United States celebrate a victory as the American team walks around the field after a pre-World Cup warm-up match against Turkey at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
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Fans look at the French national team players during a training session in Sousse, Tunisia. France will play against Uruguay in Cape Town, South Africa, in its Group A opener match June 11.
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A Spanish player gives his autograph to young local fans before the second team training session at an Austrian camp in the Aktivpark Montafon stadium of Schruns.
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A soccer World Cup merchandise vendor waits for customers in Kliptown, Soweto, South Africa. The highly popular sporting event begins in less than a month in South Africa.
Workers place the Serbian flag outside the Hotel Krallerhof in Leogang, Austria, where the Serbian national football team is staying while holding a training camp to prepare for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
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Fans of the United States cheer before their international friendly soccer match against the Czech Republic in East Hartford, Conn.
A Lebanese man drives his car decorated with an English flag on a street in Beirut. For weeks, Brazilian, German, Spanish, Italian and Argentine flags have fluttered from cars in Lebanon, where fans adopt top World Cup teams with an exuberant passion most countries reserve for their national side.
A Canadian soccer fan waits for the start of a friendly soccer match between Argentina and Canada in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
South Korean soccer fans cheer their national team during a friendly match against Ecuador at Seoul World Cup Stadium in Seoul, South Korea.
Children with Swiss and Japanese flags welcome Japan's national football team, which arrived in the Swiss Alpine resort of Saas-Fee ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2010 finals in South Africa.
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South African soccer fans cheer during a friendly football match between South Africa and Bulgaria at Orlando Stadium in Soweto, South Africa, ahead of the FIFA 2010 World Cup. The match ended in a 1-1 draw.
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The World Cup 2010 mascot waves after a friendly match between Germany and South Africa in Leverkusen, Germany.
The interior of the Moses Mabhida Soccer Stadium in Durban, South Africa, one of the host cities for the 2010 World Cup.
A boy plays with a soccer ball at the Prisons playground in Nairobi, Kenya. The World Cup starts in Africa for the first time in June, and soccer fans from Algeria to Zimbabwe are turning their gaze toward host nation South Africa with a swell of continental pride.
A Syrian woman look at flags at a shop in the old city of Damascus, Syria, as vendors display flags of countries competing in the upcoming 2010 World Cup.
Player Cristiano Ronaldo signs a Portuguese flag for a young supporters following a training session of Portugal's soccer team in Covilha, central Portugal. The Portuguese team has set up a training camp in the Estrela mountain range in preparation for the South Africa World Cup.
Mexican fans react as they watch their team play England during an international soccer friendly at Wembley stadium in London. England and Mexico have qualified for the World Cup in South Africa, and are playing a series of friendlies in preparation for the competition.
Residents paint the pavement of a street with flags of countries participating in the upcoming 2010 World Cup at the Senador Camara neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro. Painting, decorating walls and streets with national colors and soccer stars is a tradition among Brazilians ahead of each World Cup.
Supporters of Germany's soccer team wait outside after a training session in Eppan, in the Italian province of South Tyrol.
A cameraman shoots a giant replica of the official ball of the FIFA 2010 World Cup "Jabulani" in Appiano, near the north Italian city of Bolzano. The giant ball is dedicated to the German team, which is taking part in a 12-day training camp in Appiano to prepare for the Cup.
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South African tribal dancers perform outside the Soccer City Stadium in Soweto, South Africa. Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, whose 30-year rule has been marked by political unrest and economic collapse, said Tuesday the World Cup would show Africa moving toward peace and democracy.
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Table Mountain is seen in the background at the Cape Town Stadium, which will host the 2010 Soccer World Cup in Cape Town, South Africa. Around 50,000 people attended an event at the stadium as part of a security test in preparation of the 2010 World Cup.
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