|An American soccer fan reacts after the team lost to Belgium and was eliminated from the 2014 World Cup, during the public screening in downtown San Francisco, July 1, 2014. (People’s Daily Online/Han Shasha)|
San Francisco, July 1, (People’s Daily Online)--Thousands of San Francisco soccer fans decking out in red, white and blue flocked to giant TV screens at the civic center on Tuesday to cheer their national team in a World Cup knockout with Belgium.
However, the spreading fever did not change the cruel ending. Belgium beat the Americans 2-1 after extra time. Many soccer fans covered their faces while watching the live broadcast after their team was defeated by Belgium.