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Colombian Capital Watches World Cup Dry After Fan Fights

Bogota banned all alcohol sales after gunfights, stabbings and fistfights following the Colombian soccer team’s first appearance in the World Cup in 16 years left at least nine people dead.

The dry law, announced late yesterday, bans alcohol sales for off-site or on-site consumption and will extend until 6 a.m. tomorrow. Colombia scored two second-half goals to defeat Ivory Coast 2-1 in today’s match in Brazil.