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U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo practices during a soccer training session Saturday Sept. 1, 2007, in Shanghai, China. Americans tend to focus intensely on the big events, the Olympics, for instance, or the Super Bowl. Twenty-one largely anonymous soccer players are hoping the three-week women's World Cup, played in five cities across China, will grab the country's attention. The Americans are No. 1 ranked, favorites to win it all, and nobody seems to notice. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

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