Mexico soccer fans party at Rose Bowl for World Cup sendoff

PASADENA, Calif. (KABC) -- Thousands of fans of the Mexican national soccer team flocked to the Rose Bowl Monday to give their team a boisterous sendoff for the World Cup.

Mexico is playing the top-20 ranked Wales national team Monday night in Pasadena.

But leading up to the match the Rose Bowl has been hosting a series of events, including open practices, autograph sessions and plenty of food.

Some 70,000 soccer fans are expected.

The World Cup starts June 14 in Russia. Mexico - currently ranked 15th by FIFA - will face Germany on June 17.
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