Vancouverites came out full force Sunday to watch the exciting World Cup final match between Argentina and Germany.
Packed into pubs and restaurants, soccer enthusiasts rooted wildly for their teams, decked out in either blue and whites or the victorious red, black, and gold.
World Cup fever in Vancouver. Surprised to see so many people on the train. Wearing either a Germany or Argentina jersey. But mostly Germany
— sakynesh (@msSaky) July 13, 2014
Venues along Vancouver’s Commercial Drive were popular for game-watchers, including one just-wed man who delayed his honeymoon until after the game was played.
Local businesses were delighted with the boost brought on by Vancouver’s World Cup fever. Meanwhile, a crowd of 800 people gathered in Trout Lake to catch the game at a City of Vancouver organized free public viewing party.
In the end, Germany took the win, and the celebration reached into the streets of the city.
Some chatter online centered on comparisons between the dejected fans’ reaction in host nation Buenos Aires, Argentina to what happened in Vancouver following the 2011 Stanley Cup, as well:
Argentina fans riot in Buenos Aires after losing the World Cup Final yesterday pic.twitter.com/Oc7q3U4vRW
— FootballAwaydays (@Awaydays23) July 14, 2014
— ABC News (@ABC) July 14, 2014
Check out a few more glimpses of the celebrations, and some very Vancouver observations of the day:
— Dan Fumano (@fumano) July 13, 2014
— FIFA World Cup 2014 (@iFifaWorIdCup) July 13, 2014
Goodmorning Vancouver! Wake and Bake specials this morning and we have the World Cup on the big screens! ✌️✌️
— Seymour Wellness (@SeymourWellness) July 13, 2014
Get excited, Vancity:
— Gregor Robertson (@MayorGregor) July 13, 2014
That moment when you want to go up commercial drive for veggies, but a World Cup games upcoming, and it’s hot out… #VancouverProblems
— Bryher Houlahan (@bryherjean) July 13, 2014
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