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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.

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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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