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How one American in Brussels is dealing with the upcoming World Cup clash between the US and Belgium

No more ties. No more "losing," but still "winning." All bets are off at the World Cup in Brazil, and if you lose, you're going home. So now that it's serious, it means that Americans overseas have to decide where their loyalties lie. From his perch in a Brussels cafe, The World's Clark Boyd comes to terms with Tuesday's clash between the US and Belgium.

Global Scan

Is the US secretly training Syria's rebels?

What is at stake in the ongoing Syrian civil war? Enough that the US is considering increasing its role in supporting the rebels — perhaps providing direct military support and training. Meanwhile, Roman Catholic Pope Francis says he might consider allowing priests to marry, while Belgium considers the possibility a hitman was behind an attack on a Jewish museum this weekend. That and more in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Smurfs turn 50

The Smurfs are turning 50 years old. The likable blue cartoon characters were created by a Belgian artist in 1958. Anchor Marco Werman has more on celebrations this year to mark the anniversary.

Global Politics

Eurostar shutdown

The weekend weather in Europe brought Eurostar trains to a halt. And the British and French governments have announced separate investigations. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Stephanie Budd, who's been stranded in Belgium with her family for three days.