The 2018 World Cup has finally arrived, bringing fans of all backgrounds together for the greatest sporting event in the world. And MacDinton's Irish Pub in Tampa is the place to be for most of the 64 matches of the tournament, including the 9 a.m. kickoffs!

There may be no better place in Tampa to catch all of the action than the soccer-loving MacDinton's Irish Pub. After all, just because the United States men's national team will be watching this one from their couches doesn't mean that you have to!

You can't do much better than watching the greatest sporting event in the world surrounded by friends in the heart of the SoHo district. If that wasn't enough to entice you, MacDinton's will have specials all tournament long, from kickoff until the final on July 15.

The action will begin tomorrow when hosts Russia take on Saudi Arabia at 11 a.m., but be sure to come by early - the pub will be open at 9 A.M. for the opening ceremonies, so you can camp out and grab a booth before the games start. They'll be offering happy hour specials including $6 appetizers, $12 domestic beer buckets, and $5 premium liquors.

It only gets better from there. In one of the premier matches of the tournament's group stages, Portugal will take on Spain on Friday at 2 P.M., and you know MacDinton's will be ready. They'll be open early for the showdown, and then as the postgame celebration transitions into a typical Friday night out, they'll be offering a $10 open bar from 6-8 P.M.

If swinging by on the weekend is more your style, there are plenty of marquee matchups this Saturday and Sunday, including Lionel Messi and Argentina taking on world-famous underdogs Iceland on Saturday morning, and defending champions Germany taking on Mexico on Sunday afternoon. Keep tabs on MacDinton's Facebook page for new deals and specials as the tournament progresses.

Almost everyone in Tampa has a story or two from MacDinton's. Why not add a few more and enjoy a month's worth of the beautiful game at everyone's favorite SoHo staple? 

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