World Cup 2014 in Brazil has worked soccer fans up into a frenzy. The tournament has been filled with dramatic moments, injuries that have changed the look of teams, lots of goals, heat and rain, and substitutions making a marked difference in games. Fans have been caught up in the whirlwind that is probably the biggest sporting event in the world. They have cheered for their nations (whether by birth or adoptive) and worn their colours.
Now we have a chance to watch the finals with hundreds or thousands of other rabid soccer fans in an outdoor environment. In Parc Jean Drapeau there will be a FREE day long viewing party for the final game. Courtesy of CBC, MEG and Evenko large screen televisions will be set up that fans there can watch the game on. Surrounding the game there will be different activities to make this an event that lasts all day. Soccer scrimmages will occur. Booths will be set up with jerseys. Food kiosques and a Budweiser Beer Garden. Plus DJs will be there spinning tunes to keep up the party atmosphere. Sun or showers the event will go on.
They say that all good things must come to an end and that time is nigh. Now on Sunday, July 13 will be our time to say goodbye to the World Cup until 2018 in Russia. First though, will be the final game where the World Cup champion will be crowned. The final game will see Germany go up against Argentina. Both teams have won World Cup titles previously. Germany has won 3 times and Argentina 2 times. The two sides have long and proud soccer traditions. Both have great players. Germany, who is the favourites, are solid from back to front. Starting with one of the world’s best keepers Manuel Neuer and then moving out to fullback Mats Hummels, fullback and team captain Philipp Lam, midfielder Sami Khedira, midfielder Mezut Özil, midfielder Toni Kroos, midfielder Thomas Müller, and forward and all-time leading World Cup goal scorer (16) Miroslav Klose, the Germans are the picture of consistency. Argentina has arguably the best player in the world in forward Lionel Messi as well as a solid supporting cast including fullback Pablo Zabaleta, fullback Martin Dimichelis, midfielder Javier Mascherano, forward Sergio Aguero, and forward Gonzalo Higuain. Unfortunately for Argentina midfielder Angel Di Maria is out with an injury.
-Doors Open: 11:00 a.m.
-Game Time: 3:00 p.m.