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Vice-Chairman Jose "Pepe" Diaz urges thousands of cheering fans to sign an online petition to bring the FIFA World Cup to Miami.This was anything but a normal block party. Thousands of soccer fans lined South Miami Avenue near the Segafredo Brickell to watch Spain's victory against the Netherlands in the anticipated final FIFA World Cup game on Sunday, July 11, 2010. The block party, which was nationally televised on ABC and Univision, highlighted Miami's bid to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup.
Miami FC witnessed some late heroics from Paulo Jr. to earn a thrilling 1-1 draw against the Puerto Rico Islanders as head into their upcoming road trip on a high note. After four games on the road, the Blues will return to South Florida to take on the FC Tampa Bay Rowdies at home on August 14.
We saw two African teams go out today which was very disappointing. Nigeria’s game, which resulted in a 2-2 draw against South Korea, was not enough to put them through. It was an unusual group because all Nigeria needed to do was win 1-0 to go through to the final sixteen, but unfortunately they couldn’t manage it.However, there was a lot of pressure on the African teams to go far in this tournament – which I was think was unrealistic. Nigeria were expected to get through to the semis - despite being ranked 21st in the world - so it was unfair to have expected them to go that far.