Thousands of soccer fans attend Gold Cup soccer games in Denver

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DENVER — Tens of thousands of soccer fans showed up to watch a doubleheader featuring four international soccer teams Thursday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in the Gold Cup.

The 12-team tournament takes place every two years. It’s being played in several cities and will wrap up in Santa Clara, California, later this month.

El Salvador and Curacao played in the first match between the countries since two World Cup qualifying matches in 2015. El Salvardor won, 2-0.

In the nightcap, powerhouse Mexico and Jamaica played to a scoreless draw.

Fans also attend Futbol Fiesta festivities featuring music, CONCACAF Gold Cup merchandise for purchase, and food and beverage in 20,000 square feet of interactive space in Lot B.

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