World Cup 2014: Where to watch Argentina vs. Nigeria

Welcome to Wednesday'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.


Argentina's Lionel Messi (surrounded by teammates after scoring against Bosnia) leads his team against Nigeria in its final group match. (REUTERS/Michael Dalder)

The match of the day: Argentina vs. Nigeria (noon). Lionel Messi, fresh from his last-minute heroics against Iran, faces a Nigerian side that has not allowed a goal in this tournament. Nigeria needs a point to make it to the next round; Argentina qualified after winning its first two matches.

Where to watch: El Patio in Rockville hosts huge family-friendly viewing parties with great Argentine food, wine and beer. At lunch, a sausage sandwich and two empanadas costs $5.65. Las Brasas in Arlington and Del Campo in Chinatown also support La Albiceleste. DC United is hosting a viewing party at Elephant and Castle at 19th and I streets NW, complete with drink specials. (They will also show the Bosnia-Iran match.) There are even more ideas on our list of World Cup food and drink deals.

Also on TV today: Bosnia vs. Iran (noon), Ecuador vs. France (4 p.m.), Honduras vs. Switzerland (4 p.m.)

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

Fritz Hahn has written about 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. A product of Prince George's County public schools, Fritz majored in journalism at the University of Maryland and lives in the District.
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