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World Cup notes: Games might be sold out, but there have been many empty seats at games

MOSCOW - The World Cup opener in Moscow drew a rabid crowd of more than 78,000 Thursday, but the tournament wasn't as warmly embraced in Yekaterinburg, where Friday's game between Egypt and Uruguay was watched by wide swaths of empty seats.

Attendance at Yekaterinburg Arena was listed at 27,015, more than 6,000 below capacity, although that appeared to be

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