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South Bay-based Los Angeles News Group soccer columnist and blogger Nick Green writes at the 100 Percent Soccer blog at www.insidesocal.com/soccer and craft beer at the Beer Goggles blog at www.insidesocal.com/beer. Cheers!

Saturday World Cup Quarterfinals: Argentina-Belgium, Netherlands-Costa Rica beginning at 9 a.m. on ABC and Univision

 

 

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Fourth of July Major League Soccer Preview: LA Galaxy host Portland Timbers at StubHub Center in Carson

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Independence Day World Cup Quarterfinals Watch: Germany-France, Brazil-Colombia

 

 

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Where in Southern California are you going to watch the World Cup quarterfinals Friday and Saturday?

That’s a little tricky on Independence Day when many bars and restaurants are closed.

However, a few suggestions (and an interactive map is below). As always, call before you go.

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Samba Brazilian Steakhouse in Redondo Beach continues the World Cup party Friday with the Brazil-Columbia game live at 1 p.m. on a 16-foot projection screen, samba dancers and capoeira (Brazilian martial arts).

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World Cup Quarterfinals begin Friday: France-Germany at 9 a.m. on ESPN2 and Univision, Brazil-Colombia at 1 p.m. on ESPN and Univision

Here’s how the oddsmakers see the quarterfinals:

Brazil 11/4
Germany 7/2
Argentina 4/1
Netherlands 9/2
France 7/1
Colombia 11/1
Belgium 12/1
Costa Rica 40/1

Courtesy: Bovada

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World Cup Wednesday Kicks: Ban diving cheaters and more

Watch: Former EPL referee Graham poll suggest diver like the Netherlands’ Arjen Robben should be banned rather than escape punishment as it appears he will.

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World Cup Watch: Fans in Redondo Beach, Long Beach, Studio City, Pasadena, Redlands and elsewhere react to USA crashing out of World Cup in loss to Belgium

Long Beach

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Photos and video by Staff Photographer Sean Hiller.

Almost 1,000 fans attended the viewing party on Pine in downtown Long Beach.

Redondo Beach

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Photo and videos by Staff Photographer Brad Graverson

An estimated 4,000 fans turned out in Redondo Beach for an LA Galaxy-sponsored viewing party.

This was the scene at the Fox & Hounds Pub in Studio City.

Here’s how it was at Lucky Baldwin’s in Pasadena.

This was Buffalo Wild Wings in West Covina.

A photo gallery of fans in Redlands and elsewhere is here.

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World Cup Weather Tuesday: Argentina-Switzerland at 9 a.m., USA-Belgium at 1 p.m. on ESPN and Univision

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