World Cup fever has hit San Diego!
Mexico sporting fans lined up outside Princess Pub in Little Italy at 8 a.m. Friday to watch Mexico play against Cameroon. Inside the pub was packed with dozens of people wearing Mexico's green jersey.
After a few disappointing off-sides calls from officials, Mexico's Oribe Peralta scored in the second half to go on to defeat Cameroon 1-0.
Southbay resident Miguel Martinez is a big Mexico fan. He said he called Princess Pub five times to make sure they were open for the game. He's optimistic that Mexico will make it to the fifth game this World Cup.
Mexico's next match-up is against the host country Brazil. The first game for the United States is Monday, when they play Ghana.
The World Cup kicked off Thursday and will run until July 13, with plenty of venues around San Diego to catch a game.
Over in San Diego’s North Park neighborhood, dozens of bars and restaurants will showcase the World Cup, too, including 30th Street hot spots such as Caffe Calabria, Bar Pink, The Office, Coin-Op, Toronado and True North.
Other businesses partaking in the community’s month-long “World Cup North Park Soccer Fan Zone” (WCNP) event include End Zone Sports Bar & Grill on University Avenue and Hess Brewing Company on Grim Avenue.
Here's a full list of other venues hosting World Cup-watching events.