2014 FIFA World Cup Final watching in Vancouver FTW! (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)


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.


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:

Check out a few more glimpses of the celebrations, and some very Vancouver observations of the day:

— FIFA World Cup 2014 (@iFifaWorIdCup) July 13, 2014

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Lindsay William-Ross Lindsay is a Senior Editor at Vancity Buzz, and currently runs the site's Food section. A fourth generation Vancouverite, she spent the last two decades in Los Angeles, where she was EIC of the city's top blog, earned her MA, attended culinary school, and was an English professor (among other things). Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancitybuzz.com

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