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For foreign soccer players, the World Cup is more than a tournament

Posted at 11:31 PM, Jun 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-14 23:31:51-04

The World Cup began on Thursday morning in Russia, and for foreign born soccer players, the tournament is huge.

"The World Cup is the biggest show on earth we feel like back home. Even if you're not in the World Cup" FC Buffalo midfielder Keane McIvor said. 

McIvor is from Trinidad and Tobago, and is one of a few foreign FC Buffalo players who see how the World Cup is not entirely embraced in the United States. 

"(You see a difference) when the sports channel is on and it's only basketball and Lebron James" Euan Bauld, an FC Buffalo defender from Scotland said. 

Both players agreed that they believe the World Cup following will build in the US as the 2026 World Cup (which will be hosted in the US) approaches. 

As for FC Buffalo, they are currently riding a four game unbeaten streak, and have two games this weekend. One on Friday, and another on Sunday. For more information, visit their website here. 

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