Live blog: Germany vs. Australia

Another day, another game, another party. This time, we turn our attention to another matchup between a perennial power and a feisty upstart: Germany vs. Australia.

Germany has won the World Cup three times, and no matter how little attention they get, they always seem to play well when it counts. Australia made the Round of 16 in 2006, and is looking to pull off the feat again this year.

If there's one thing that the two nations do have in common, it's knowing how to celebrate a big occasion. So we should get into the act with them. And where else to go in Philadelphia but the city's renowned German beer hall Brauhaus Schmitz?

Alas, I can't drink while blogging. But I'll certainly take in as much of the atmosphere as I can, and hopefully I'll be able to convey it back to you during the game.

We'll get started at around 2:30 p.m. Before then, check out the video player over at right to get an insider's tour of PPL Park. It's a neat piece that gets into a lot of the things that make the stadium unique.

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