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There are World Cup soccer fanatics. And then there is Bertha Alicia Guzmán.
Seven times this Latina transplant from Guadalajara has spent a small fortune to go watch her beloved, eternally heartbreaking Mexico national team take part in soccer’s quadrennial showcase. Along the way she has made friends and collected memories from Brazil to Russia, South Africa to South Korea.
Now she’s off to Qatar, the tiny Middle Eastpeninsular nation that will host the Copa Mundial from Nov. 20 to Dec. 18. Guzmán said that this World Cup, her eighth, is shaping up as her most expensive. So far she has spent approximately $8,000 on match tickets, airfare and lodging.
No importa. She’s thrilled because she got VIP tickets for Mexico’s three opening-round games. During her two-week stay in Doha, the capital city, she’ll get to take in several other matches, including Portugal versus Uruguay, the U.S. versus Iran, Spain against Costa Rica and the Brazil-Cameroon encounter, before returning to California in early December.
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