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Incredible Night View From Space Of Brazil Cities Hosting World Cup Matches

Hartford/New Haven rank among the top cities for World Cup viewership.

Zoom on Brazil cities hosting the World Cup.
Zoom on Brazil cities hosting the World Cup.
Story by Todd Richissin, Patch.com associate editorial director


World Cup soccer continues to draw record television crowds, and Hartford and New Haven are among the cities with the greatest viewership.

More than 18 million people watched the United States play Portugal to a 2-2 tie on Saturday, making it the most-watched soccer match ever on U.S. television, according to Mediabistro. The Hartford/New Haven area cracked the list of top markets to watch the big game, with an 11.3 rating.

Rounding out the top markets: Washington, D.C. (13.3) Columbus, OH (12.6), New York (12.5), Boston (11.5), Hartford/New Haven (11.3), Providence (11.2), Atlanta (11.1), Baltimore (11.0), Norfolk (10.5), Orlando (10.5) and Sacramento (10.5), according to the website.

If you think that's pretty cool, take a look at the satellite view of Brazil from NASA. It shows the 12 cities hosting World Cup games this summer: Brasília, Belo Horizonte, Manaus, Fortaleza, Cuiabá, Porto Alegre, Curitiba, Natal, Recife, Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo.

Brazil is a bright place on any day, holding its place as the largest country in South America and the fifth largest in the world by area. Let's hope the lights stay on for the U.S. team after Thursday's match against Germany at 12 p.m. ET, broadcast on ESPN. 

Where will you be watching Thursday's game?

Jim Eastwood June 26, 2014 at 07:52 AM
But We Cann't Find a missing airliner ???
Bill Payer July 01, 2014 at 07:13 PM
U.S. Team didnt have a prayer against Belgium. If it wasn't for the goalie the score would have been 10 to 1.

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