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Ethnic and Immigrant New Yorkers Get World Cup Fever

New York City is home to ethnic and immigrant communities that have a loud and spirited stake in a World Cup victory for their national soccer teams. During Game One of the FIFA World Cup 2014 Miss Favela, a Brazilian bar in Brooklyn, was packed with Brazilian-Americans and expats rooting for a goal against Croatia. It was not long in coming. At halftime, Juliana Marcussi smiled approvingly as some countrymen climbed on tables to dance. She said more than mere sport was at work in the...

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