Buzzfeed: This pub is the best place in Maine to watch the World Cup

U.S. soccer player Jozy Altidore battles against a Turkish player for control of the ball in a match earlier this month. (Mike Segar|Reuters)

U.S. soccer player Jozy Altidore battles against a Turkish player for control of the ball in a match earlier this month. (Mike Segar|Reuters)

In case you haven’t heard, the World Cup — quite possibly the most-watched sports tournament on the planet — begins today with a 4 p.m. match between the host country of Brazil and Croatia.

But I suspect there are some Mainers who didn’t make the flight to South America’s largest country and don’t want to watch these games at home. For those folks, the listicle factory Buzzfeed has produced a rundown of the best places to watch the World Cup in each of America’s 50 states.

In Maine, the place to take in the spectacle is none other than Ri Ra Irish Pub on Commercial Street in Portland, the website asserts. Here’s what Buzzfeed says about the place:

The waterfront pub features incredible views and the interiors were salvaged and restored in Ireland and shipped to Portland. The popular pub features great drink specials and is sure to be Portland’s headquarters for all your World Cup needs.

(BDN file photo)

(BDN file photo)

What do our Maine soccer fans think? Agree or disagree with this?

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