Viewing parties for Sunday’s Mexico-Germany and Brazil-Switzerland 2018 FIFA World Cup games will be held in Universal City, Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles.
A party organized by Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy will be held at Universal CityWalk. The Mexico-Germany game will be shown at the “5 Towers” stage. It is set to begin at 8 a.m. and will be played at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
The Brazil-Switzerland game is set to begin at 11 a.m. It will be shown at a variety of CityWalk bars and restaurants.
The Los Angeles Football Club’s watch party will be at The Parlor in Hollywood. The party will include beer specials, raffle items and giveaways.
Both games will also be shown on a big screen at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes in downtown Los Angeles. Breakfast will be provided by McDonalds.
There will also be live entertainment and family friendly activities, according to organizers.
Both games will be shown live on a movie-size screen at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills with Telemundo’s Spanish-language coverage of the Mexico-Germany game being shown.
Admission is free. Paley Center members receive preferred seating.
Germany is the defending World Cup champion and is seeking to be the first back-to-back champion since Brazil in 1962. Its roster includes nine members of the 2014 championship team.
Mexico’s roster includes Los Angeles Galaxy midfielders Giovani dos Santos and his younger brother Jonathan dos Santos and LAFC forward Carlos Vela.
Germany is first in the rankings compiled by FIFA, soccer’s international governing body. Mexico is ranked 15th.
Germany was a 4-1 winner over Mexico in a semifinal of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, their most recent meeting.
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