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Local fans show their colors

The World Cup opened with a Mexico-South Africa tie and most were left happy

Updated: June 12, 2010, 12:33 AM ET
By Scott French | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Raul Moreno wanted to share a special day with his children. David Lachman hoped to show his native land support in the face of mass opposition. Both left L.A. Live satisfied after watching Mexico and South Africa play to a 1-1 draw in the opening game of the 2010 World Cup.

They were among more than 2,000 soccer followers to wake at dawn Friday morning so they could stand shoulder to shoulder with fellow fanatics, drink pints of beer hours before it's fashionable, and chant ...

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