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Fans crowd Coral Gables for World Cup celebrations

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (WSVN) -- A sea of yellow gathered to watch Colombia play in the World Cup against the Ivory Coast at Kukaramakara in Brickell on Thursday. Some Colombian fans even called out of work on Thursday to cheer on their country's team.

Colombia scored twice in six minutes in what became a lively second half and beat the Ivory Coast 2-1. Colombia advanced to the next round, and fans could not be happier. Fans said that this is a special moment for Colombia because the team has not advanced in the World Cup in decades. "We've been waiting for this for the past 24 years. The last time we went to the next round was in 1990," said Giovanny Arian, a Colombia fan.

Fans of England and Uruguay gathered at Fritz and Franz Bierhaus in Coral Gables to watch the two countries compete.

The owner is very pleased with the profits his bar has been making during the World Cup celebrations. He said that he has had a lot more business lately. "I call it Christmas in June. We've almost quadrupled right now. We have so much business coming in this week. Last week, we were fantastic. We had no idea that all nations are here," said Harald Neuweg, the owner of Fritz and Franz Bierhaus.

Uruguay went on to beat England 2-1 on Thursday.

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