World Cup match of the day: No neutrality for Switzerland vs. France

June 20, 2014

Welcome to Friday's edition of our daily 2014 World Cup viewing guide for D.C. Every morning, we'll examine the schedule and suggest where in the Washington area you can watch the best or most interesting match of the day. For more ideas about where to watch particular teams, see our World Cup viewing guide.

The match of the day: Switzerland vs. France (3 p.m.) is a battle of the two undefeated teams in Group E.


France's forward Karim Benzema celebrates with France's midfielder Mathieu Valbuena after scoring his team's third goal against Honduras. Will the French be celebrating after their match on Friday? (JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images)

Where to watch: Want an example of how the World Cup brings countries together? The staff of the Embassy of Switzerland has joined forces with the French expat group the Union of French Citizens Abroad for a special viewing of France and Switzerland at Redline. The embassy promises "special Swiss hors d’oeuvres" prepared by Redline chef Fabrice Reymond, who was born and trained in Switzerland. Drink deals include $3 domestic beers and some discounted French and Swiss brews. It's expected to be crowded, so you might want to arrive before kickoff.

World Cup leftovers: I watched Uruguay beat England yesterday at Del Campo, primarily because I wanted to try the Uruguay-supporting restaurant's World Cup chivito. It's bigger than the restaurant's usual chivito, with slices of rib-eye, serrano ham and mortadella, pork milanese cutlets, provalone cheese and olive tapanade, topped with fried eggs. The combination of flavors is rich and satisfying.

Physically, it's impossible to fit the whole thing in your mouth, unless your nickname is "Jaws." Served with thick-cut fries and a Mahou Spanish beer for $20.14, it's the most delicious -- and filling -- World Cup special I've tried yet. The sandwich will be available for the rest of the tournament, whether or not Luis Suarez and company are on the field.

More on the World Cup: Where to find fans of your favorite team | The area's best soccer bars | World Cup happy hours | Tips for first-time fans | World Cup TV Schedule | All Washington Post World Cup coverage

Fritz Hahn has covered bars, drinks and nightlife for the Washington Post Weekend Section since 2003, but he also writes about everything from Civil War battlefields to sailing classes. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram.
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