North Texans filled pubs and bars across the region to watch the first day of the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Thursday.

From Trinity Hall at Mockingbird Station in Dallas to Ojos Locos in Arlington, fans have been getting ready for a month filled with exciting soccer games, only held once every four years.

“We wait so long to get it, I already showed my wife a calendar. I said don’t bother me during this month. You take care of the kids,” Francis Gatins said.

“Every time I watch the world cup it’s the only time I get into sports,” said Melissa Lira.

Most soccer fans admit they were disappointed that the United States failed to the host the World Cup, but they are hopeful that it could come here in 2026.

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