Where to watch Portugal vs Wales Euro 2016 in Toronto
The Portugal vs Wales Euro Cup 2016 semifinal will be a hot ticket at Toronto bars given the fervent support offered by the city's Portuguese community and the underdog status Wales takes into the match. Come 3 p.m. July 6, you can expect all of Toronto's sports bars to be broadcasting the game, but there are a few places that'll feature truly fanatic crowds.
Here's where to watch the Portugal vs Wales Euro semifinal in Toronto.
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The Dog & Bear
Expect lots of TVs, an informed audience, and plenty of England fans who have jumped onto the bandwagon in support of Wales as the team makes its improbable run through the 2016 Euro.
Duke of Gloucester
Always a soccer hotbed, this second floor pub will be positively buzzing when the semifinals kick off. The crowd will be massively in favour of the Gareth Bale-led Welsh team, which has reached the final four of a major international tournament for the first time since the 1958 World Cup.
I doubt you'll find a more pro-Wales crowd than at Scallywags on July 6th. This soccer-first pub is frequented by passionate fans with an English soft-spot who love an underdog, which is the perfect recipe for some rowdy cheering.
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You can count on a wildly passionate Portuguese crowd at Bairrada, but perhaps the best part for those who don't consider themselves super-fans is the gorgeous setting. The weather is supposed to be perfect, and you can watch the game from the spacious and shady patio here.
If this were the World Cup, Rio 40 would be headquarters for the Brazilian team, but when the Euro rolls around it's all about Portugal. This restaurant isn't that spacious, so it's sure to be packed. Get there early to get a seat and be prepared to cheer.
Euro Sports Bar and Grill
If you want to experience the thrill of watching the game with rabid fans, this is your spot. The entire room will be transfixed by Cristiano Ronaldo's every move. You'll also be well paced for the impromptu street celebration that will ensue if the home team wins.
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Photo via the Euro Cup 2016 Facebook page.
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