Wednesday, June 11, 2014

FIFA World Cup – Who Will Win?

The long four year wait is over! The FIFA World Cup has arrived. The World Cup is being held in Brazil. There will be 12 different stadiums used throughout this next month. The matches will take place from June 12th until July 13th.  The qualifier matches begin tomorrow, starting with Brazil vs. Croatia 3PM CT. Want to know the remainder of the schedule? See the link below or go the official FIFA website! As with every sport, predictions for the winners of this World Cup have taken off. Many wondering if the home advantage will give host country and 5-time World Cup winner, Brazil, the added reason to win #6. Chicago, home of the U.S. Soccer Federation Headquarters has many places to catch one or all the matches. If you’re interested in watching the U.S. team or your home team is playing the United States, head over to Avery Field on match days, June 16th and June 22nd. The third game on June 26th will be broadcasted at Petrillo Music Shell. United States isn’t your team? No problem. Many of the Chicago bars will be showing the matches, such as:

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub – 622 N. Fairbanks Ct.
The Globe Pub – 1934 W. Irving Park Rd
AJ Hudson Public House – 3801 N. Ashland Ave
Cloes – 1935 W. Chicago Ave
Dank Haus – 4740 N. Western Ave

The hostel will also be offering some outings to watch the matches! Be on the look out for these opportunities!
This month will be an exciting time for all soccer fans! Even if you are not a huge fan, don’t forget to tune in and root for your home country!