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A soccer fan sleeps at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro June 17, 2014. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

World Cup fans camp by the beach to dodge Rio hotel prices

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RIO DE JANEIRO - Hundreds of cost-conscious soccer fans have found a cheaper way to attend the World Cup in one of Brazil's most expensive cities - camping by Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach.


Most of them drove thousands of miles from other South American countries to support their national teams, avoiding expensive flights as well as Rio's notoriously pricey hotels.

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