Watching the World Cup With Croatia Fans

Pictures 1-8: from the High Point Restaurant & Bar in Eastlake during the Brazil vs. Croatia game. Pictures 9-19: from the American-Croatian Lodge in Willoughby during the Mexico vs. Brazil game. All pictures by Doug Brown / Cleveland Scene.
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High Point owner Mirki Dujmovic turns up the volume on the massive TV up front.
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High Point owner Mirki Dujmovic turns up the volume on the massive TV up front.
A High Point cook expresses his displeasure at a call, yelling in his native-tongue.
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A High Point cook expresses his displeasure at a call, yelling in his native-tongue.
Croatia fans celebrate Croatia scoring the first goal of the World Cup (an own-goal knocked in by a Brazil defender).
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Croatia fans celebrate Croatia scoring the first goal of the World Cup (an own-goal knocked in by a Brazil defender).
Celebrating Croatia taking a 1-0 lead on Brazil
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Celebrating Croatia taking a 1-0 lead on Brazil
Reacting to the game.
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Reacting to the game.
The main TV at High Point. Others watched at the bar.
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The main TV at High Point. Others watched at the bar.
Several generations of Croatia soccer fans
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Several generations of Croatia soccer fans
Karlovacko beer from Croatia
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Karlovacko beer from Croatia
Croatia fans gathered at the American-Croatian Lodge in Willoughby for their third game of the World Cup. If they beat Mexico, they'd move on to the next round. If they lost or tied, they're out. Here, young jersey-clad kids filled up the ledge in front of all the folding chairs.
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Croatia fans gathered at the American-Croatian Lodge in Willoughby for their third game of the World Cup. If they beat Mexico, they'd move on to the next round. If they lost or tied, they're out. Here, young jersey-clad kids filled up the ledge in front of all the folding chairs.
Rows of folding chairs were brought in, and some fans sat on the picnic tables already in the pavilion. The game was projected onto a large, blow up screen.
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Rows of folding chairs were brought in, and some fans sat on the picnic tables already in the pavilion. The game was projected onto a large, blow up screen.