OT: Catching a non-Euro cup soccer game at a sports pub
I'm looking to catch Brazil and Argentina tonight at 7pm in their world cup qualifier. It should be a fantastic game but it's hard to find a bar that won't play Eurocup this week. Does anyone know of a good sports bar that plays lots of foreign soccer games?
I know Peanuts in the south but they won't show it.
I'm looking to catch Brazil and Argentina tonight at 7pm in their world cup qualifier. It should be a fantastic game but it's hard to find a bar that won't play Eurocup this week.
Do you really believe it will be a hell of a match? I somewhat doubt it, since Selecao-coach Dunga has to fight for his job after two losses in a row against second-tier teams like Paraguay and Venezuela and therefore I expect a rather boring and defensive game.
The rivalry is so good that I expect Brazil to step their game up.
You could be right, but nevertheless I expect both teams to play a tight defensive game, just waiting for the decisive crucial mistake of the opposition.
On a sidenote: To be honest, there still prevails the prejudice in Europe, that North-Americans are not in the least interested in soccer.
Thus I am quite surprised to see that many Canadian users at hf, who use a soccer avatar right now respectively contribute at the soccer board. So, is there some serious interest in soccer in Canada or are you guys around here the exception from the rule?
That's the funny thing about Canadians. We're so mixed ethnically, for the most part, that, for instance, a great percentage of the Canadian population is bilingual and it's not always french. Go to Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto and you'll hear so many languages on the street that are not english or french.
In that vain, many people love football. I think during world cup (and Eurocup to a lesser extent) many people are either immigrants cheering for their homeland (since Canada never makes it - but 2010 may be different) or they cheer for the country of their heritage. However, soccer is big in Canada. I'd say the 2nd biggest sport. Everything pales in comparison to hockey in Canada, but as a whole I think more Canadians play soccer recreationally than hockey (including girls).
Nothing like some good football, I always see. I love it but to be honest I wouldn't watch much football outside of the big national sides in Latin America and Europe. And for national leagues, I probably wouldn't watch a game unless it involved the big 3 or 4 teams in england, spain, italy, germany, brazil and argentina. That being said, on a normal saturday the bars won't be packed with people watching the premiership, not too many Canadians have a favourite club side and you won't find much coverage on it on the highlight shows or newspapers (save the Euro and World cup).
Canada's soccer team is nationally gaining more and more recognition here slowly with their bid to make the world cup. They're really making strides.