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World Cup Final: Hosted by 2 Smithsonian Museums, Free

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Come and see the live airing of the Argentina vs. Germany final, to be broadcasted directly from Rio de Janeiro, will take place at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum.

The viewing will be held in an enormous shared space, air-conditioned, and fully enclosed “Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard,” for the purpose of watching the championship game's play-by-play action on a gigantic 21-foot LED video wall in comfort.

Both museums, along with the Embassy of Germany will host this official public football / soccer party, which has been approved by FIFA and ESPN and is supported by the Smithsonian’s Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations.

The 2014 FIFA World Cup Final is scheduled to air Sunday, July 13, at 3 p.m., fans are welcomed to join this free event and all are encouraged to wear team colors or whatever to support their team. The museums’ Courtyard Café will be open for visitors to purchase food and beverages.

The museums, located at Eighth and F streets N.W., Washington, D.C., are open from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Additional Smithsonian Information: (202) 633-1000. Websites: AmericanArt or PortraitGalley.

An extra acknowledgement to the following are to the Embassy of Argentina, the Downtown D.C. Business Improvement District, and the D.C. United Soccer Club, have provided some additional support for this event.

All soccer fans attending should make contact with the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery on social media to let the museums know if they plan to attend. Please indicate which team you support by using #WorldCupDC.

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