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For the love of soccer: World Cup happenings in Philadelphia

A remarkable tally of 67 goals has been recorded since the start of the World Cup on Thursday, June 12 and will sure to increase as the World Cup continues. Celebrate the love of your country and soccer this weekend at these great events and locations.

For the love of soccer: World Cup happenings in Philadelphia

NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 16:  Clint Dempsey of the United States reacts after scoring his team´s first goal past goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey of Ghana during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Ghana and the United States at Estadio das Dunas on June 16, 2014 in Natal, Brazil.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 16: Clint Dempsey of the United States reacts after scoring his team's first goal past goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey of Ghana during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Ghana and the United States at Estadio das Dunas on June 16, 2014 in Natal, Brazil. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) Getty Images

A remarkable tally of 67 goals has been recorded since the start of the World Cup on Thursday, June 12 and will sure to increase as the World Cup continues. Celebrate the love of your country and soccer this weekend at these great events and locations.

It’s the weekend so why not enjoy the weather during It’s a Small World on Saturday, June 21 at Eakins Oval on the Parkway for two games of the World Cup on a 9’x12’ LED Screen. Starting at 12 p.m. Andre Messi leads Argentina against Iran in a Group F matchup followed by a Group G matchup between Germany and Ghana which every USA fan should tune in to. Enjoy food trucks, outdoor games, and a BMW Mini Rally throughout the festival.

Germany fans can head over to Brauhaus Schmitz on South Street for a special viewing party of Ghana against Germany in this Group G match-up on June 21, at 3 p.m. For the viewing party and one drink, admission cost is $10. Die-hard German fans can get the ultimate experience by purchasing a VIP ticket which includes an open-bar, German food, and tons of giveaways.

Fado Philly, Misconduct Tavern, The Sons of Ben, and the Philadelphia Union all get together to throw a Team USA Block Party on Sunday, June 22 along the 1500 block of Locust Street. The party begins at 11 a.m. and will show all three match-ups during the day. Kicking off Sunday is a Group H match-up between Belgium and Russia, followed by another Group H match-up between South Korea and Algeria at 3 p.m. Finishing the day is a Group G match-up between USA and Portugal. Fans of soccer or not, if you are American you should not miss this game. A win will bring America closer into the final 16 and a chance out of the “group of death.”  My suggestion, do not wait until 5:45 p.m. to show up to the block party.

Not a fan of watching games outside? Head over to the showroom at Philly Phaithful in Northern Liberties on Sunday, June 22nd for a viewing party as Clint Dempsey leads his USA squad against Ronaldo and Portugal during their Group G match-up at 6 p.m. Attending the event is free with an RSVP and includes free beer and discounts at their store.

Besides street festivals, there are tons of bars hosting all the World Cup Matches around the area. Here are some options to consider.

If you are Italian, American Italian, or just a fan of Italy in general, Alla Spina in Spring Garden opens their doors early when Italy and the USA play games at 12 p.m. If you’re an AC Milan fan and have no one to watch the games with, the Milan Club Philly meets here so make a few friends while supporting Italy and USA during the World Cup. “Forza Ragazzi"

In the mood for a burger that only the creator can explain? You can catch all the World Cup games at PYT in Northern Liberties as you chow down on their one-of-a-kind burgers while washing it down with a “World Cup Special” of $1 PBR’s.

Just because Ireland is not in the cup does not mean Kildare’s Irish Pub in Manyunk does not celebrate the World Cup. Throughout the entire World Cup there will be $4 Magners Irish Cider and $4 Carlsberg for your taste buds. Check their website for other daily specials.

The World Cup is in Brazil, so in honor of the hosting country, The Lounge at the Four Seasons Hotel in Rittenhouse Square created the Canarinha, a special edition cocktail made in honor of a notable Brazilian cocktail—Caipirinhas. Enjoy this limited edition drink while supporting your team at their glamorous lounge. 

 

Tim Reardon philly.com
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