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Viewing the World Cup from Southern California
Viewing the World Cup from Southern California

Can’t make it to Brazil? That doesn’t mean you can’t elbow your way through a crowd of drunken fans to a front-row seat for this summer’s World Cup, which kicks off Thursday. Viewing parties are scheduled all over Southern California, some aimed at fans of a particular team while others will be strictly non-partisan affairs. Athletic-apparel company Puma, provider of uniforms to eight of the 32 World Cup teams, will host events before each of Italy’s three games, beginning Saturday at 2 p.m. ahead of the Azzurri’s opener with England. The viewing party, which will take place at the Parlor at 7250 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles, will feature prizes,...