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With all the hubbub about the NBA Finals, you would think few people in Miami care that the 2006 FIFA World Cup is beginning. Although most Americans are apathetic to the success of their own team, this is certainly not true in an immigrant-packed town like ours. Locals from Latin American and European countries are fiending for football. This year’s cup is extra-special for underdogs like Tunisia, Togo, and Trinidad and Tobago (Go, Soca Warriors!), who will play against the big guns for the first time. Root for your favorites at SushiSamba Dromo (600 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach), where a special prix-fixe menu will be featured for the duration of the international tourney. Feast on sautéed lobster with cashew nuts, baccalà mantecato, and dulce de leche for $59 per person from June 13 to July 9. Today cheer while Brazil and Croatia duke it out at 3:00 p.m. Call 305-673-5337, or visit
June 13-July 9


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