FIFA fan fever

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Emiko and Taketoshi Ishihara are soccer fans.
Photo by Mark van Manen/The Province

FIFA fan fever
Adapted from The Province by Nila Gopaul
Level 2

Vancouver has a fever:
FIFA fever.
Thousands of soccer fans
are filling B.C. Place in Vancouver.
The fans are here to cheer for their teams.
Millions of people around the world
are watching, too.

Vancouver will host nine
Women’s World Cup games.
Fans will spend about $37 million
while visiting Vancouver.

Soccer fan, Rafael Paredes, said,
“This is the World Cup.
We love soccer, men’s, women’s — it’s all the same.”

Taketoshi and Emiko Ishihara
travelled from Tokyo, Japan.
They are in Canada
to cheer for Japan.

Thomas Koller, 56, of Switzerland says,
“This is the World Cup.
This is the best soccer players in the world.”
Koller is here to cheer for his country.

Switerzland played Japan on June 8
in Vancouver at B.C. Place.
Japan beat Switzerland.
The score was 1-0.

Japanese team members relax on the field. Photo by Mark van Manen/The Province

Japanese team members relax on the field.
Photo by Mark van Manen/The Vancouver Sun

Five other cities in Canada
are hosting FIFA games, too:
Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa,
Montreal and Moncton.
Fans have bought more than 940,000 tickets!

Do you want to see a game?
Click here to buy your ticket.
Tickets for the games
are between $28.50 to $96.50.

Fans walk into the opening of the World Cup 2015 fan zone. Photo by Mark van Manen, The Province

Fans walk into the opening of the World Cup 2015 fan zone.
Photo by Mark van Manen/The Province

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