EDMONTON – Argentina and Germany are heading to the World Cup final, and there are a couple of unique places Edmonton soccer fans can take in the big game.
Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved two penalties Wednesday to send Argentina into the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate.
And on Tuesday, Germany poured in the goals to hand Brazil its heaviest World Cup loss ever with an astounding 7-1 rout in the semifinals that stunned the host nation.
Saturday afternoon the host country Brazil ended the tournament in dismal fashion losing 3-0 to the Netherlands in the third-place game.
The City of Edmonton has set up a 60-square-foot high-definition screen at Centennial Plaza in downtown which will air the World Cup final at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, July 13.
The viewing parties will be free and will include activities, face painters and food trucks.
The event will be cancelled if it rains.
Elsewhere, FC Edmonton will be holding a viewing party at the Jackie Parker Room at Commonwealth Stadium.
Gate 2 at the stadium will open at noon Sunday, and the first 200 people — 18 years of age or older — with a valid FC Edmonton ticket will be permitted to watch the game. FC Edmonton says FIFA sponsorship regulations kept them from broadcasting the game inside the stadium.
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