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World Cup Fever Brings Memories of Team Brazil Celebration in Los Gatos

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    World Cup fever sweeping through the Bay Area is bringing up memories of a celebration that temporarily turned Los Gatos into Brazil. Jean Elle reports. (Published Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014)

    World Cup fever sweeping through the Bay Area is bringing up memories of a celebration that temporarily turned Los Gatos into Brazil.

    Soccer fans in Los Gatos light up when discussing the 1994 World Cup. Team Brazil that year chose to stay in Los Gatos when the United States hosted the World Cup.

    It's an experience former mayor Randy Attaway vividly remembers.

    Team Brazil was supposed to choose from San Francisco, Oakland and Santa Cruz, but fell in love with Los Gatos while scouting sites.

    "Los Gatos welcomed them with open arms," Attaway said. "Brazilians welcomed us with open arms."

    Mike Ensley was working at the C.B. Hannegan's Irish pub when Brazil won the World Cup.

    "Biggest party I've ever been in," Ensley said.

    View more in Jean Elle's video report above.