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Capitol Hill shows very little interest in following World Cup

[WASHINGTON] Despite one of their own nearly becoming a pro soccer star, few US lawmakers will join the rest of humanity and drop everything to watch the World Cup.

American sports such as basketball, baseball and that other football - where players wear helmets and use their hands - dominate in a nation that has yet to embrace what Brazilians call jogo bonito, or "The Beautiful Game".

"I have to admit I'm way behind on that," Senator Bob Casey told AFP.

Asked if there was Capitol Hill interest in the...

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