Sunday, December 28, 2014

FIFA finale: Where to watch the World Cup Final

With the World Cup wrapping up on Sunday, July 13 at 3 p.m. there is no need to sneak out of work on lunch breaks to catch the final match-up between Argentina and Germany. Watch as Argentina's Lionel Messi attempts to lead his country to their third World Cup against their previous World Cup opponents, Germany. The last time they played in the finals of the tournament, Germany won 1-0 in 1990, and Argentina took the victory in 1986. Regardless of where your soccer loyalties lie, you will not want to miss this spectacular finish. Here are a couple places you can watch the 2014 World Cup Final.

FIFA finale: Where to watch the World Cup Final

Eight-month-old Robert Hill, in headphones and a German beanie, naps through the U.S.-Germany World Cup game on grandmother Jo Loeffler’s lap at Brauhaus Schmitz Thursday, June 26, 2014. His German grandfather, Mirko Loeffler (back left), roots for his home team. (CLEM MURRAY / Staff Photographer)
Eight-month-old Robert Hill, in headphones and a German beanie, naps through the U.S.-Germany World Cup game on grandmother Jo Loeffler’s lap at Brauhaus Schmitz Thursday, June 26, 2014. His German grandfather, Mirko Loeffler (back left), roots for his home team. (CLEM MURRAY / Staff Photographer)

With the World Cup wrapping up on Sunday, July 13 at 3 p.m. there is no need to sneak out of work on lunch breaks to catch the final match-up between Argentina and Germany. Watch as Argentina’s Lionel Messi attempts to lead his country to their third World Cup against their previous World Cup opponents, Germany. The last time they played in the finals of the tournament, Germany won 1-0 in 1990, and Argentina took the victory in 1986. Regardless of where your soccer loyalties lie, you will not want to miss this spectacular finish. Here are a couple places you can watch the 2014 World Cup Final.

It’s all about Deutschland as Brauhaus Schmitz closes down the 700 block of South Street during their World Cup Final Party. Starting at 12 p.m. soccer fans can enjoy numerous food trucks, a beer trailer featuring Warsteiner products and a 20 foot jumbo screen, so you won’t miss any of the action. Not a fan of big crowds? Brauhaus Schmitz is offering V.I.P. tickets for $60 which includes a private viewing featuring a food buffet and five beer tickets during the afternoon.

Fado screams Ireland, but bleeds soccer all year round, so it only makes sense to join the numerous fans from around the world to catch the World Cup Final here. This Center City bar is offering match day food specials as well as imported Argentinean beer, Quilmes, and $4 Heineken.

A place known for its parties and viewings is the Piazza in Northern Liberties. Enjoy the outside atmosphere with other fans as the game is played above the stage on its Jumbotron screen. If you are hungry or thirsty, there are plenty of bars and restaurants surrounding the Piazza making it easy to satisfy your taste buds.

South Philadelphia’s sports zone, Xfinity Live! will play the World Cup Final on their 32-Foot HD LED screen in their NBC Sports Arena and is offering drink and food specials to anyone wearing Argentina or Germany colors throughout the game.

Select from 13 German draughts and munch on an array of German fare at BRU in Center City as they host the World Cup final. With a giant projector screen placed towards the back end of the bar and ten other flat screen TVs, there isn’t a bad place to catch the action.

Horsham, Pennsylvania’s favorite soccer bar, the Iron Abbey offers $30 Leblon pitchers, $4 Magners Drafts, and $9 Bitburger Liters during World Cup matches. Before, or after the viewing take a trip next door to Na’Brasa for a taste of Brazil.

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