Danish World Cup fans in Toronto have done it right. They have paired themselves with a specific venue and broadcasted it out to anyone who is interested. By doing this, their fans have no doubt if they are going to the right bar, will be surrounded by fellow supporters, and soccer tourists, like myself, can stop by and enjoy the merriment. I wish fans from all the World Cup countries did this!
And what a great venue! Not usually known as a sports bar, the upstairs bar at The Rivoli has aligned themselves with a specific team and supports the heck out of them (notice all the flags). It’s just a great idea.
Now I missed a lot of the game because I had to drop off the kid at school, and I didn’t have a great day in the goal department (there were none scored in this game… or the next) but it was an awesome environment, great viewing and sound, and had a really friendly bartender (also Danish).
Say what you will about soccer, but even in a 0-0 game, there is a still a heck of a lot of tension! Just look at the body language between the next two photos.
The Rivoli will also be hosting Danish fans for all their games, and you can reserve a spot on Eventbrite or just show up. The biggest draw will likely be on Saturday, November 26 at 11 AM when Denmark takes on France.
Denmark World Cup in Toronto Game Details
Date: November 22, 2022
Score of game: Denmark 0, Tunisia 0
Location: The Rivoli, 334 Queen St W, Toronto, ON
Estimated number of fans at location: 20
I photographed Denmark World Cup soccer fans in Toronto in 2010 at The Brazen Head in Liberty Village.