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Where You Are, Is The World Cup Fever Taking OVER Wimbledon?

In my social circle and at work, the World Cup is by far the most talked about event.
Lot of curiosity about the cup being held for the first time on the continent of Africa, Didier Drogba, etc..

I would even say it is overwhelming Wimbledon.

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The World Cup is taking over everything as usual. And tennis is not huge like soccer. Wimbledon would be a non-event in my social circle with or without the World Cup.

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World Cup for sure!

Soccer is a more popular sport among the people I hang out with. Not to mention the World Cup is so much bigger - it happens once every *something* years, but there are 4 grandslams a year, so Wimbly isn't as significant. The only GS with mass publicity around here is the Aussie Open (or French with Sam).
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Yes. If sport was a high school - football would be the jock and tennis would be the fat loner. That's how unpopular tennis is compared to football.
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soccer World cup is bigger than olypmpis, so of course it does

personally I follow both

still the newspapers have place left for wimbledon coverage, it's not on free tv anyway here in germany
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Barely a blip here in the US.

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Barely a blip here in the US.
Myabe not in the general press, but in some ethnic neighborhoods, there is big push by small businesses to capitalize on it.

Restaurants and bars are promoting special events (associated with the world cup) in their establishment to attract customers.
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US and their football/soccer problem they have other great sports that have great big events like the superbowl.

n e way for me no wimbledon always is number 1 but i will still be watching the world cup at times tennis ftw!

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Myabe not in the general press, but in some ethnic neighborhoods, there is big push by small businesses to capitalize on it.

Restaurants and bars are promoting special events (associated with the world cup) in their establishment to attract customers.
Well, that's what I meant. There's far more press about Tiger and the USO next week than about the World Cup. Where Wimbledon slots in, I dunno, but soccer in the US is a second class sport to the casual observer. I try to follow it a bit whenever there's a WC, but I confess, it really isn't my cup of tea and it isn't marketed or hyped here much at all outside of those ethnic neighborhoods you mention.

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Well, World Cup starts today and Wimbledon in a week so people aren't even thinking of tennis yet.

But the World Cup will be much bigger.
Nobody really follows that sport but everyone is cheering for a team.
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Barely a blip here in the US.
i applaud the americans for not falling at the trap of this horrible boring sport.
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i applaud the americans for not falling at the trap of this horrible boring sport.
Well, I definitely recognize that we are the oddballs. I mean, it's huge pretty much everywhere else. Why soccer never caught on here as in other places I have no idea, but it just doesn't seem to be ingrained in our culture....

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Americans really don't care much about tennis or soccer to be honest

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i applaud the americans for not falling at the trap of this horrible boring sport.
Yet they avidly watch baseball and American football. OK, the football isn't so bad, but baseball is the most boring 'sport' ever created.

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