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United States fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States (credit: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

17 World Cup Fans More Prepared For The Fourth Of July Than You

These World Cup fans have a leg-up on us all when it comes to showing their patriotism and we all need to take cues from their American ways. Here are 17 World Cup fans that are more prepared for the 4th of July than you:

07/03/2014

Belgium's midfielder Axel Witselcelebrates their victory at the end of the Round of 16 football match between Belgium and USA.  (Credit: MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

USA’s World Cup Run Ends With 2-1 Loss To Belgium In Extra Time

It’s the second straight World Cup that the U.S. has bowed out in the round of 16.

CBS Chicago–07/01/2014

U.S. forward Jozy Altidore. (Getty Images)

Altidore, Referee The Focus Before USA-Belgium

How much Jozy Altidore will play — or if at all — remains unclear.

CBS Chicago–07/01/2014

U.S. forward Jozy Altidore. (Getty Images)

USA’s Altidore Available To Play Against Belgium

Striker Jozy Altidore has missed the last two games with a strained left hamstring.

CBS Chicago–06/30/2014

Team USA striker Jozy Altidore will miss Thursday's match against Germany with a strained left hamstring. (Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Altidore To Miss Match Against Germany

There’s a “good chance” Jozy Altidore will be back is Team USA moves to the knockout stage.

CBS Chicago–06/24/2014

Clint Dempsey celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Ghana and the U.S.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

World Cup Preview: United States Vs Portugal

With Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal still has a chance to reach the second round at the World Cup. Without him, the advantage might just switch to the United States.

06/21/2014

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8 Notable Players Missing The World Cup

Each country can only bring 23 men to Brazil to compete for the World Cup this year. A few notable men were left off rosters for various reasons and some may surprise you …

06/09/2014

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Is A College Diploma Worth It? You Are Less Likely To Be Fat

Is a college diploma worth all that money? It is if you want to reduce your risk of becoming obese.

05/27/2014

The "United States That Never Was" (Credit: Andrew Shears)

Welcome To Chicagoland, The 81st State In The Union

History buff Andrew Shears doesn’t really live in an alternate reality, but he does like to imagine what the United States might look like if one added small twists to historical events.

04/11/2014

Canada's Jonathan Toews, left, and Team USA's Joe Pavelski. (John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images)

Canada Tops USA, 1-0, To Reach Gold-Medal Game

Jamie Benn scored the lone goal in the second period.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2014

Team USA goalie Jonathan Quick (bottom of pile) makes a stop in a quarterfinal win against the Czech Republic. (Jonathan Nackstrand/Getty Images)

Team USA Tops Czech Republic, Advances To Hockey Semifinals

Team USA will play Canada on Friday in the semifinals.

CBS Chicago–02/19/2014

Sidney Crosby, right, and Chris Kunitz. (Getty Images)

Ten Things To Know About Olympic Hockey

From the big ice to the favorites to breaking furniture, here’s what you need to know.

CBS Chicago–02/11/2014

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Which Countries Require Americans To Get A Visa Before They Fly?

If you have an American passport, you pretty much have access to the most of the world. However, there are some countries that still require you to have some extra documentation. Check out all the countries that require Americans to get a visa before they fly here.

01/08/2014

Patrick Kane. (Cris Bouroncle/AFP/Getty Images)

Kane Named to USA Olympic Hockey Team

Patrick Kane is the lone Blackhawk representative on the squad.  

670 The Score–01/01/2014

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The Best (Free!) Hotel Happy Hours

Check out the best FREE hotel happy hours from around the US.

12/31/2013

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The 5 Best Stadiums In The NFL

From location, fans, and noise level to architecture, food & beer, and proximity to post-game shenanigans, here are football’s five best stadiums in the NFL.

11/25/2013

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America’s Most Hipster Cities

Pretty much any US city, short of maybe Birmingham, AL, has some elements/neighborhoods of hipster culture at this point (you really just need a fixed-gear bike shop, right?), but these 10 cities are vying for the title of hipster-est. Behind Williamsburg, of course.

11/15/2013

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America’s Seven Best Beercations

You love beer. You love vacations. So it’s only natural you’ll like this rundown of America’s seven hottest travel destinations with a hopping beer scene.

11/01/2013

Lake Michigan sunrise along North Avenue beach. (Credit: Natalie Cheng/CBS Chicago)

U.S., Canada Re-Sign Pact To Protect Great Lakes

The United States is combining forces with our neighbors to the north to keep the Great Lakes safe and pure.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012

Gold medallists Clement Lefert, Yannick Agnel, Amaury Leveaux and Fabien Gilot of France pose with the medals won in the medal ceremony following the Men's 4x100m Freestyle Realty on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 29, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

French Get Revenge For 2008 Relay Loss To U.S.

Ryan Lochte grabbed at the edge of the pool, head down, staring at the water. Michael Phelps glared at the scoreboard, trying to digest the first silver medal of his Olympic career. Right beside them, the French celebrated.

07/29/2012

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