Man hangs flags of countries competing in World Cup outside Lincoln Square home

Flags of the different countries competing for the 2022 FIFA World Cup hang outside Scott Fecho's Lincoln Square home. After each team is eliminated, Fecho takes down its flag. Photo credit Scott Fecho

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The World Cup has gotten plenty of people’s attention lately including one Lincoln Square resident.

Some houses are dressed in holiday lights and garland this time of year, but not Scott Fecho’s.

“I decided to do all 32 teams this year,” he said. “I had just barely enough room on the fence for it, which surprised me. I even pushed into the alley a little bit, which made me chuckle.”

Since moving to the 2100 block of Leland Avenue back in 2010, Fecho has been hanging the flags of countries competing in the World Cup on his fence, then taking them down once they’re eliminated.

“I think it’s been great,” Fecho said. “I do love that the neighborhood really enjoys seeing who is still there, dwindling down, even if they aren’t huge soccer fans. They just like seeing who is still flying as things go on.”

He said the feedback has been overwhelming, and similar to the tournament, he’s just happy to spread some joy.

“I think it’s great for us all to come together and see what happens and hope for the best with the U.S. men’s team.”

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Featured Image Photo Credit: Scott Fecho