Forecast: June 2010: Sports: World Cup Watching

| Boston Magazine |

THE HIGH HOLIDAYS OF SOCCER begin 6/11, with the kickoff of the 2010 World Cup. Over the following 25 days, 64 matches will be played as part of the world’s biggest sporting event (the most recent final was watched by 715 million people), including a much-anticipated showdown between the USA and England on 6/12. Here, some winning suggestions for where to watch the games around the Hub:

>>Dorchester The Banshee, a favorite bar of Revs fans, will show all games on its nine TVs and one large projection screen.

>>Somerville Cafe Belo is the place to go if you want to watch Brazil’s games alongside real-live Brazilians.

>>North End Caffe Dello Sport is ground zero for fans of defending champion Italy.

>>Back Bay Champions, the massive sports bar in the Copley Marriott, is the best bet for the nearsighted: The bar has 40 (yes, 40) TVs, including a 12-by-24-foot big screen.

Phoenix Landing will show all games on its seven flat-screen TVs and two projection screens.

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