World Cup Fever

An exciting pre-quarter finals game between Bosnia and Somalia

An exciting pre-quarter finals game between Bosnia and Somalia

Bravo to the organizers of World Refugee Day here in Syracuse.  This year organizers moved the event to Schiller Park and added a dimension of excitement with a soccer tournament featuring teams from countries represented in the city.

The tournament was the perfect addition to the event, and the idea was also ripe for a city¬†under the spell of FIFA’s World Cup first round action.

Many of the games were decided by sudden death shoot outs

Many of the games were decided by sudden death shoot outs

Early round match between Liberia and Burundi was all about speed.

Early round match between Liberia and Burundi was all about speed.

Fan celebrates a little prematurely

Fan celebrates a little prematurely

A winning shot

A winning shot

Half-time speech (Liberia)

Half-time speech (Liberia)

A disputed call during an early match shoot out

A disputed call during an early match shoot out

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