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WC fever brings foes together

sports Updated: Jun 26, 2010 01:30 IST

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World Cup fever has created some interesting alliances. Without their own players in South Africa, Israelis and Palestinians are embracing international squads with the sort of unspent passion usually reserved for the home team.

Some are making choices based on diplomatic considerations, and some for the love of a good game, but in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, fans have two clear favorites: Argentina and Brazil.