Coop de Ville ready for World Cup

Coop de Ville manager Austin Higgins against a backdrop of flags from the nations of the World Cup. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

The 2014 FIFA World Cup starts this Thursday, June 12, and continues through July 13, when the world champion soccer team will be determined. Though Brazil is hosting the cup this year, Coop de Ville in Oak Bluffs has proven to be the soccer hotbed on the Island: they will show all 64 matches live, on multiple TV screens.

The Opening Ceremony is Thursday at 2:15 pm, followed by the first game, Brazil vs. Croatia, at 4 pm.

“We have a whole crew here who are huge soccer fans,” said Coop server Brendan O’Neill. “We’re also here to answer questions. We get a lot of questions just about the game, and we are football [soccer to U.S. fans] fanatics. One big game to look out for is U.S. against Portugal, June 22, at 6 pm.”

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