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American superfan passes 100-cap mark

The Washington Post's Steven Goff updates the World Cup of American fan Clifton Broumand, who attended games on 20 of the first 23 match days, heading into the home stretch. This is the eighth World Cup for the 52-year-old Broumand, who runs a computer hardware business in the Washington. He expects to hit the 104-game mark by the time the tournament ends. (His other passion: the Indianapolis 500, which he has attended 39 of the past 40 years.)

Broumand has used rental cars and the occasional airplane flight to get around South Africa. He never buys tickets in advance. He buys them from scalpers or fans at the stadium and usually pays prices close to face value. His secret? An American flag he always carries with him and waves.

"The flag helps," he said. "They like Americans. I have met so many people. That's what it's all about. Brazil in four years, I'll be there. After that, I think I will be too old for this stuff."

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