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Santa Monica Place during the World Cup final on Sunday.
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Santa Monica Place during the World Cup final on Sunday.

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Santa Monica Place World Cup Viewing Parties Attract 3,500 Soccer Fans

Posted Jul. 15, 2014, 9:27 am

Mirror Staff

Santa Monica Place hosted a FIFA World Cup viewing party on Saturday and Sunday.

Nearly 3,500 soccer fans hung-out at the shopping center over the weekend to watch the World Cup finals.

The beachside mall kept thousands entertained with live music, authentic Samba dancers, free-style soccer players showing-off their quick footwork, refreshments (provided by Coca Cola and Zico), games, prizes and face-painting for kids.

Sponsored by Coca-Cola, the FIFA World Cup viewing parties was part of Santa Monica Place’s summer block party series – Summer Scene @ The Place.

On Saturday, the Netherlands defeated Brazil in the third place playoff match by a margin of 3-0.

Germany won the World Cup on Sunday, defeating Argentina 1-0 after extra time in the final at Brazil’s Maracana stadium. Mario Götze became an instant legend in the 112th minute, when he brilliantly cradled a cross from super sub André Schürrle and fired into the far corner past Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero for the Cup-winning goal.

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