Here, 11 more great places to catch World Cup action in Toronto.
Watching the Gli Azzurri in Little Italy is a no brainer. Plus, with a 10 a.m. match against New Zealand (June 20), some espresso from Il Gatto Nero won’t hurt, either. Celebrate the victory (or catch the second half) with some pizza at Café Diplomatico, another solid bet. 720 St,, 416-536-3132; 594 College St., 647-258-9427.
In addition to Queen & Beaver, the Duke of Gloucester will be a reliable bastion of the Three Lions. 649 Yonge St., 416-961-9704.
The Australian Canadian Association will get rowdy as only Australians can at the Sports Centre Café. 49 St. Clair Ave. W., 416-928-9525.
Just wandering along Dundas, west of Bathurst, is probably a safe bet if you’re looking for devotees of Cristiano Ronaldo. Or, head up to College to hit Cervejaria. 842 College St., 416-588-0162.
On Dundas, Brazilian Star supports the Verde-Amarela. In midtown, Brazilian fans will also be able to see their team at Rio 40. 1242 Dundas St. W., 416-588-2967; 1256 St. Clair Ave. W., 416-654-6363.
Okay, so the Latin Fiesta Sports Bar and Grill in Calle Latino will likely attract fans from throughout the Hispanic Diaspora, but what’s a lonely Paraguayan to do? 1002 St. Clair Ave W., 416-651-8609.
Of course, that’s just a sad joke. But you’ll likely find an international mix of fans, including those who’d certainly be cheering for Canada if we could compete, at a few soccer pubs around town, including The Rhino, The Football Factory and Scallywags Bar & Restaurant. 1249 Queen St. W., 416-535-8089; 164 Bathurst St., 416-368-4625; 11 St. Clair Ave. W., 416-922-3737.
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