Crowds Gather to Watch World Cup Match

Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014  |  Updated 6:59 PM EDT
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    Large crowds of soccer fans congregated across Connecticut to see the U.S. battle Belgium in the World Cup.

    Hours before the match started, Pitkin Plaza in New Haven was already crowded. It has been transformed to World Cup Village and a big TV is set up for fans to cheer for the home team.

    There are also several World Cup viewing parties, thanks to local chapters of American Outlaws, a national group that has united to support the United States National Soccer Teams. Find the list here.

    The United States team has advanced to Round of 16 and is taking on Belgium for a spot in the last eight, according to NBC Sports.

    The match was broadcast live on ESPN.

    Team USA fell to Belgium 2-1, dashing hopes of a U.S. World Cup victory.

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