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Power And Light District Draws World Cup Watchers

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Kansas City, Missouri – In case you haven't heard, The World Cup Soccer Tournament started Friday.

And we found out that The Lonely Planet website has identified The Power and Light district as one of the 10 best places to watch it. All 64 games will be televised from the largest outdoor screen in the city at the south end of the covered pavilion know as "K.C.Live." Surrounding eateries and bars will also be broadcasting the games, including Spanish language broadcasts for Mexican and Central American games. One of the Kansas City Wizard's players, Roger Espinoza, will be playing on the Honduras team in the World Cup match.

KCUR's Laura Ziegler wandered down to the district Friday toward the end of the Uruguay/France game to check out the scene.

On Saturday, team USA tied England 1-1 before a majority British crowd in South Africa. It was seen as a triumph for the US team.

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