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World Cup warm-ups average almost 30,000 fans
June 11th, 2014 3:37PM
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[CROWD COUNT] Twenty international friendlies involving World Cup finalists were played on U.S. soil over the last two weeks. The games averaged 29,695 fans. Not unexpectedly, the three largest crowds involved the Mexican national team. The crowds ranged from 84,876 for Mexico-Ecuador in Arlington, Texas, to 4,139 for Ghana-South Korea Monday night in Miami.

-- The three U.S. matches averaged 34,906.

World Cup Warm-up Crowds:
84,876 Mexico-Ecuador (May 31 in Arlington, Texas)
60,707 Mexico-Bosnia-Herzegovina (June 3 in Chicago)
56,292 Mexico-Portugal (June 6 in Foxboro, Mass.)
53,267 Spain vs. El Salvador (June 7 Landover, Md.)
52,033 USA vs. Nigeria (June 7 in Jacksonville, Fla.)
46,063 Portugal-Ireland (June 10 in East Rutherford, N.J.)
45,329 England vs. Honduras (June 7 in Miami Gardens, Fla.)
26,762 USA-Turkey (June 1 in Harrison, N.J.)
24,688 USA-Azerbaijan (May 27 in San Francisco)
21,534 England-Ecuador (June 4 in Miami Gardens, Fla.)
20,723 Honduras-Turkey (May 29 in Washington, D.C.)
19,235 Honduras-Israel (June 1 in Houston)
18,578 Ivory Coast-El Salvador (June 4 in Frisco, Texas)
14,101 Bosnia & Herzegovina-Ivory Coast (May 30 in St. Louis)
11,024 Greece vs. Bolivia (June 6 in Harrison, N.J.)
10,131 Greece-Nigeria (June 3 in Chester, Pa.)
10,037 Costa Rica vs. Ireland (June 7 in Chester, Pa.)
7,275 Japan-Zambia (June 6 in Tampa, Fla.)
7,106 Costa Rica-Japan (June 2 in Tampa, Fla.)
4,139 Ghana-South Korea (June 9 in Miami Gardens, Fla.)

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