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Brazil escapes with shootout victory over Chile at World Cup
Brazil escapes with shootout victory over Chile at World Cup

— The streets of South America's largest city were oddly quiet Saturday. Brazil's prized national team was playing in the second round of the World Cup, so by noon, after all the stores and restaurants had closed, you could walk down the center of the busiest highway and not be hit by anything but the wind. Every patriotic Sao Paulan was home, watching the game on TV. In Brazil they celebrate two things: Carnival and soccer. And this World Cup was to be a melding of the two. But the party almost ended Saturday before the band had arrived, with only the width of a goalpost twice separating ecstasy from tragedy. Brazil needed 120 minutes of soccer and a shootout to turn...

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