When people talk about "the most watched sporting event in the world," it's a safe bet the bulk of those viewers aren't residing here in the land of touchdowns and home runs. Or are they? In honor of the 2014 World Cup, RedEye tracked down fans of all 32 nations playing in this year's tournament right here in the Chicago area and asked what their team means to them. So trade your hot dog for some chorizo and your Old Style for a glass of Pisco, and get a glimpse into soccer's local global reach.
Gwen Purdom, RedEye
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