5,000 Taiwanese football fans watch World Cup on Ketagalan Blvd.

Taiwanese fans hoot and holler as France becomes the World Cup Champion

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World Cup fans followed the match into the night.

World Cup fans followed the match into the night. (By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Crowds of football fans gathered along Ketagalan Boulevard at the grass field in front of the Presidential Palace to watch the final match of the World Cup Sunday, July 15.

China Television network began showing World Cup recaps around 3 p.m. on a 450 inch screen. Fans began pouring in around 9 p.m. to snag a good spot to watch the live broadcast of the France versus Croatia match at 11 p.m.


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Around 5,000 people are estimated to have attended the late night viewing, according to UDN.


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Crowds cheered and applauded as France took the lead over Croatia in a 4 - 2 game and became the World Cup Champions for the second time.


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Last night's event was the first viewing of an international sporting event in front of the presidential office, according to UDN.


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