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KATHMANDU Air Jordan 9 Retro For Sale , June 29 (Xinhua)-- Most streets in this Nepali capital city used to be deserted even during early evening hours.
But not anymore. Since June 12 when the 2014 FIFA World Cup opened in Brazil, most of Kathmandu's streets have become lively and animated with Nepalis, young and old, watching eagerly soccer games played by their favorite teams thousands of miles away.
Wearing jersey representing their desired teams, these football fans can be seen around television sets or projectors showing the live games.
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According to him, he cannot afford not to watch World Cup after a four-year-long wait. Majumdar, a diehard fan of Argentina, has been following the games since the very first day, no matter how much trouble he feels the following day due to limited rest at night.
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She said she never missed Argentina's games, adding that she always get excited and thrilled every time she watches the tall and husky Argentina players running in the football field as they aim for a goal. The 26-year-old Sharma, however, does not watch the games in public squares like some of her compatriots but at her own home with her family.
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Neupane, an avid supporter of Germany's team, said that a football match has a message to people Air Jordan 3 Retro For Sale , that even a simple mistake is unpardonable. "In real life, this is also true because a simple mistake can cost you your career or even your life. This is the major strength of football games,"he said.
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Sony Pictures on Monday withdrew a movie starring Kevin Spacey from a Los Angeles film festival following sexual misconduct allegations against the actor, but said it was going ahead with a planned U.S. movie theatre release in December.
"All the Money in the World," about the 1973 kidnapping of teenager John Paul Getty III, features Spacey as his grandfather, the late U.S. oil billionaire Jean Paul Getty.
The film was due to have a red carpet world premiere at the American Film Institute's (AFI) annual festival in Los Angeles on Nov. 16.
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Spacey's representatives did not return a request for comment on Monday regarding Sony's decision. Reuters was unable to independently confirm any of the allegations.
The Sony statement said there were 800 other actors, writers and crew members involved in the movie, and the film would open wide as planned on Dec. 22.
Spacey apologised last month to actor Anthony Rapp, who accused him of trying to seduce him in 1986 when Rapp was 14. Spacey's representatives later said he was seeking unspecified treatment.
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AFI said in a statement that it supported Sony's decision.
Netflix said on Friday that it had severed ties with Spacey because of the allegations.
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Netflix also said it would not release the film "Gore," in which Spacey plays the late U.S. writer Gore Vidal.
MADRID， Sept 27 (Xinhua) -- Sevilla kept up the momentum in their return to the Champions League with a 1-0 win at home to Olympique Lyon in the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium.
Wissam Ben Yedder's second half goal gave Sevilla the triumph which leaves them with four points following their draw away to Juventus in their opening game two weeks ago and with better finishing the reigning Europa League cha.