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Sports Writers Talk About Local Ties To The World Cup Tournament

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Soccer fans across the region are gearing up for the start of the World Cup tournament this weekend. The D.C. Council passed emergency legislation allowing bars to open earlier in the District. Two fans got approval to show the first round of games on giant screen televisions in Dupont Circle.

Stephanie Kaye spoke to sports writers Roger Bennett and David Hirshey, who have co-authored 'The ESPN World Cup Companion: Everything you Need to Know About the Planet's Biggest Sporting Event'

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