Goooooal! World Cup Rocks the Coop
Noah Asimow and Landry Harlan

When Brazil and Serbia played for a spot in the round of 16 Wednesday, Coop de Ville, the Oak Bluffs dockside bar and seafood joint, was the place to be.

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Hot for Brazil as World Cup Fever Starts
Derek Schwartz
Coop De Ville is the unofficial headquarters for World Cup fever on the Island. The Oak Bluffs waterfront bar was a colorful scene Thursday during the opening match between Brazil and Croatia.
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Brazilians Carry Joy to Streets After World Cup Championship
Brett Ferry

At 7:15 a.m. Sunday at the Rod and Gun Club in Edgartown, more than 100 people had their eyes set on a 20-inch TV screen in the corner of the room. Brazil was playing Germany in the final game of the World Cup in Yokohama, Japan. In the room, yellow, green and blue flags and soccer jerseys to match made it clear this was not the place to cheer for Germany.

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Brazil's World Cup Run Ignites Community
Jim Hickey

To most Americans, soccer is considered a second or third-tier sport that hardly deserves a mention on their nightly edition of Sports Center on ESPN.

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Nobody Offside at Coop de Ville, Island Focus of Football Fever
Ivy Ashe
For one month every four years, much of the world speaks the same language: Soccer (or football in its non-American dialects).

For one month every four years, much of the world speaks the same language: Soccer (or football in its non-American dialects). It’s a language of footwork, free kicks, and yes, flops, and on Saturday, June 26, native speakers and new learners alike have gathered at Coop de Ville in Oak Bluffs to watch what Sam Dean-Lee of Hartford, Conn., deems “the biggest game in U.S.

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