At watching parties across the country Wednesday, fans gathered to cheer on the national team as it made its first appearance since 1986 in the international soccer tournament.
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Morgan Stacey, who was not born the last time Canada was in the World Cup, said it feels “pretty incredible” to cheer on Team Canada.
“It’s the first time in my life that I have ever gotten to see them compete in this tournament,” he said. “I’m pretty excited!”
Stacey, 28, was among at least 150 people watching Canada take on Belgium at the Burgundy Lion Pub in Montreal.