Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index World Cup Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement World Cup 2018 Supported by A Mexican college student ventured to the World Cup with a sombrero and a plan. What he did not have was a match ticket. ByAndrew Keh June 25, 2018 YEKATERINBURG, Russia — A sombrero, out here, has special powers. It provides 360-degree cover from the summer sun, obviously. But it can also disarm a stranger, start a conversation between people who speak different languages, get its owner onto an international television broadcast, or even slip open a door to romance. “Ladies love the sombrero,” said Jose Ramon Diaz, who bought his sombrero two years ago in Tehuacán, Mexico, his hometown, for 47 pesos, or about $2.50. “It’s a key that opens a lot of doors.” Diaz has learned these lessons, and more, during his time alone in Russia this month, rooting for Mexico at the World Cup. A college student, he made some sacrifices to finance his first trip outside North America, starting with leaving Tehuacán, where he lives with his father, to go to Los Angeles (Diaz was born in the United States) and sleep in… Read full this story
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